Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts Celebrates With Fine Art & Crafts, Gardenfest, Fashion Exhibit, And Special Guest, Connie Francis March 16 & 17

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts celebrates its 15th year in grand proportions!  Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17! Enjoy the Howard Alan juried outdoor art show, Gardenfest Coral Springs, Flamenco dancers, and a Wallpaper Fashion Exhibit. A literary workshop with special guest, Connie Francis takes place on Friday, March 15 and requires reservations for the free lecture. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, including Featured artist, Susan Greeley.

 

 

 

 

C O R A L    S P R I N G S

FESTIVAL  OF   THE  ARTS

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17

10 am – 5 pm both days

Free admission

Free parking and shuttle service available:

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

2855 Coral Springs Drive

During the hours of the show on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop by this celebration of every medium of art on March 16 – 17 during the 15th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. The Festival also includes a full Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.

 

 

 

Connie Francis will be the 2019 Literary Guest Speaker at the Festival’s Literary Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Friday, March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Ms. Francis will discuss her newly released autobiography “Among My Souvenirs – The Real Story”, which includes stories about her life including time spent with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Ed Sullivan.  The event is free to the public, however, due to seating limitations, those wishing to attend will require a ticket from the Festival’s online registration which will begin on February 1st.   http://www.csfoa.org

 

 

There will be two stages featuring entertainment which will include musical groups from genres ranging from Jazz to Country to Motown. And for the first time, the many styles of dance and entertainment represented at the Festival will include Flamenco Dancers. Music and dancing will be continuous throughout the weekend. 

 

Peruse the Fine Art and Fine Crafts

 

 

 

New to this year’s lineup of events is a unique exhibit called “Art as Fashion” presented by Atlantic Wallpaper. The exhibit will feature dresses made entirely of wallpaper and designed by local fashion designers. Make your way to the North Stage on Saturday the 16th from Noon to 5:00 PM to see these beautiful creations.

 

 

 

 

Susan Greeley Named Signature Artist
for Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

Susan Greeley, Featured Artist Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2019

 

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is proud to announce Susan Greeley as the 2019 Signature Artist.  The winning entry, entitled “Nature Calls” depicts a cattle egret and great blue heron in a colorful Everglades landscape. Greeley’s painting will be featured in the Festival’s advertisements and on T-shirts and posters sold at the festival.

 

“Nature Calls” by Susan Greeley

 

 

Greeley has taught K-12 Visual Art since 1981. During this time she was able to develop her own art by experimenting with different media and themes. The natural beauty and color in landscape is the primary focus of her work. She explains, “Hopefully through my paintings the viewers will be able to experience everyday places and spaces in a new light.” 

 

 

With its tree canopy, restaurants and shops, The Walk of Coral Springs provides the perfect venue for the Festival. With something for everyone, children to seniors, art lovers to music lovers, theatre enthusiasts to literary enthusiasts, the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is the signature event for Western Broward County. The Festival is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway, offers free convenient parking and a free trolley system to off-site parking.

For more information on the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, visit www.csfoa.org.

 

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to raise awareness of the arts and culture in northwest Broward, and to entertain, educate and inspire its attendees. This event is partially funded by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

Please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Christmas In July Summer Celebration At Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery On Saturday, July 28th

Enjoy the “Christmas in July Summer Celebration” at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery in Tequesta.  Join in the fun, live entertainment, complimentary lite bites, an artist holiday decorating competition and a painting class on Saturday, July 28th.  Take advantage of this free event.  Meet over 50 artists and sign up for a class with Deborah Elaine, an accomplished pouring/watercolor artist. The Rickie Report shares the details about the event, how to sign up for her class, and some sneak peeks!  This is a local, eclectic gallery worth visiting!

 

 

 

387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL

561.575.1002       originalelementsart@gmail.com

Please Join Us!

Christmas  in  July  Summer  Celebration

at

Original  Elements  Art  &  Gift  Gallery!

Saturday, July 28th

10 am – 5 pm

387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL

561.575.1002  

originalelementsart@gmail.com

 

Artwork by Deborah Elaine

 

Deborah Elaine, one of our accomplished pouring/watercolor artists will host a painting class.

Plus you can see all her beautiful watercolors on display for sale.

Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.

 

Jewelry by Dee Hartman

 

 

One of Original Elements newest Jewelry artists is Dee Hartman from “ The Jewel of the Isle”. Dee will be here to present her newest sea glass jewelry collection. Her designs feature authentic, genuine sea glass, hand-picked right here from our treasure coast beaches. Dee’s jewelry is a treasure to cherish!

 

 

“Star Fish” by Gary Hartman

 

Gary Hartman, artist, designer, painter and photographer will be on hand painting during the event. Gary is a local treasure coast artist who enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes. Currently his work is focused on Florida sea and beach creatures. His art style is realistic yet whimsical and vibrant with color. What he will be painting for us?

 

 

Original Elements is a unique Art and Gift Gallery showcasing over 50 talented and new artisans from the local area. Works of art include: Original Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Creative Mixed Media Art, Watercolor Paintings, Framed and Matted Fine art Prints, Framed Photographs, Seaside and Tropical Art, Handcrafted Jewelry, Batik and Hand-made Decorated Clothing, Hand Painted Ladies Purses, Fashion Accessories, Home Decor & Accessories, Ceramic Sculptures, Pottery, Painted Ornaments and Artist Greeting Cards. This is a local eclectic gallery worth visiting. Plus, many other unique handmade art pieces and gifts.

ART makes the perfect gift for anyone.

Come visit Original Elements today and see for yourself how new art can inspire your life!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the artists in the gallery, or how to join the gallery:

Original Elements

387 Tequesta Dr.      Tequesta, FL 33469

 561-575-1002

originalelementsart@gmail.com

Original Elements on Facebook

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces “Glasstronomique” Gala

How many Galas are casual? How many are held in a 14,000, square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building? How many Galas have glass blowing, flame working, and fusing demonstrations going on during the cocktail hour???  Honoring their namesake, the Oriental Goddess, “Benzaiten”, it will be an Asian inspired affair with some of the guests opting to come in costume.  Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will have great live entertainers besides all their staff, who will be performing live glass demos and a lovely sit-down-dinner. All funds raised by the Gala will help pay for  ‘Children’s Programming,’  ‘Scholarship Programming,’ and Benzaiten’s continuing mission of providing professional services to the artists in our community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations now for this April 8th event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Annual Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Gala

“GLASSTRONOMIQUE”

A Night of Asian Delights

Saturday, April 8th

6pm – 10pm

Casual Dress or Oriental Costume
$250

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, FL

Do not use GPS

Exit I-95 go East and Turn Left at Kwik Stop at South F Street
Then Turn Right on 2nd Avenue South to Valet Parking

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops, tours and volunteering:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment.

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of Arts and Crafts Returns March 18 – 19

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place March 18 – 19 during the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. This Howard Alan produced Festival also includes a separate Craft Festival with a full Green Market as well as live cultural entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

 

10 am to 5 pm

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive, FL 33065

Free and open to the public

 

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, and American Craft Endeavors, the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and artisans and discover the process and inspiration behind each handmade piece. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

 

 

 

Debra Baraoidan’s mixed-media mosaic “Barnacle Turtles”

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Vetted, affordable craft items
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 150 artists and artisans from 30 different states
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Craft festival featuring greenmarket
• Pets on leashes welcome
• Free parking and live entertainment

 

Antwan Ramar’s “Glistening River”


 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:
Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:
American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Kick Off The Halloween Season With A Scary Art Exhibit And Party October 1st At Galleria Gilda

It’s time to kick off Halloween Season, with a “Scary Art ExhibitOpening Reception plus a PARTY!  Galleria Gilda invites everyone to attend on October 1st. Meet the artists, come for the fun, food and entertainment (including fire dancers)!  Lake Worth is full of ghoulish and artistic surprises! The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

G A L L E R I A    G I L D A

2211 N. DIXIE HIGHWAY

  LAKE WORTH, FL 33460

http://artinfl.org/

 

Saturday, October 1st

 

6 – 11 pm  

 “Scary Art Exhibit” & PARTY!

 

Suggested Donation at the door:  $10.

 

 

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Names of the lucky artists who are exhibiting:

Bruce Bain, Craig McInnis, Brian Rosen, Criss Gomez, James Bell, Susan Oakes, Lisa Peterson,  Joanne Urban, Susan David, Sandy Friedkin, Bernard Franz, Arlene Sage, Benjamin Kenagen, Ron Seitler, Jerry Buscarino, Manuel Gomez.

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For more information:

Galleria Gilda

2211 North Dixie Highway  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561 839-3054

E-Mail General: info@artinfl.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

2nd Annual Collaborations And Mixed Mediums: A Charitable Fine Art Exhibition

Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents the “2nd Annual Collaborations and Mixed Mediums: A Charitable Fine Art Exhibition”.  With Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at the helm, you can be sure that this exhibit will be first rate!  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 5th 2016.  Your $10 Entry Donation benefits this worthwhile hardworking charity.  The Exhibition runs through April 24th 2016 and is Free to the Public during regular Gallery Hours. The Rickie Report shares the details, gives you some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by!

 

 

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425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

 

 

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Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 5, 2016 

6:30- 8:30 pm

 

 

Your $10 Entry Donation benefits CCE

 

 

The Exhibition runs through April 24th 2016

Free to the Public during Regular Gallery Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

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Mixed Media by Erika Cespedes

 

Opening Reception / Exhibition Highlights:

30+ Artists on Exhibit with over 80 Works of Art

 

 

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Collaboration  by Ilene Gruber Adams and Nicole Gallucio

Red Carpet Entry with Car Staging

Provided by Palm Beach Prestige Auto Services

 

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Collaboration by Barrero and Kroman

 

 

Step-And-Repeat Photo Opportunities provided by West Palm Beach CRA

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Collaboration by Urban and Huffman

Entertainment provided by Cole Rippe

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“Fairy Tale Castle” by Mark Allen

Premium Beverages provided by Due South Brewing

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Mixed Media by Barbara Bailey

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 Live Art Demonstrations

 

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“Have You Ever Been In Love” by James Rabidoux 

 

 

More About CCE:

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/181445545524174/

Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery Page with Exhibition Schedule:
http://cceflorida.org/marjorie-s-fisher-gallery/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks To Our Sponsors:

 

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For more information please contact:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Gallery and Events Manager
Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160
c (561) 670 5678
f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.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

Fish House Art Center And Arts Council Of Martin County Invite You To Art Alfresco!

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art. The artists will be in action, plein air, and more on January 16th from 11-3pm. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.Entertainment will be offered by Alli Evans. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

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Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

Arts Council of Martin County

Invite You To:

 

 

“A  R  T      A  L  F  R  E  S  C  O”

 

 

Fish House Art Center

 

 

Saturday,  January 16th

11-3 pm

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

 

 

 

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DETAILS ABOUT  “ART ALFRESCO”

 

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art.

 

 

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Art By Robin Makowski

 

 

The artists will be in action, plein air, from 11-3pm on January 16th. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.

 

 

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Painting by Carol Kepp

 

 

 

If you haven’t visited the Fish House, you will be surprised to find art studios that include mosaic, clay works, weaving, shibori dyeing, lampworking and other unusual arts.

 

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 “Poppy” by  SallyPearson

 

 

 

Support the arts council by spending an enjoyable afternoon at the Fish House, watch art being created, visit the unique studios and have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. Entertainment will be provided by Alli Evans.

 

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Painting by Brenda Leigh

 

 

The art created that day will be raffled; visitors can buy chances to win the art created at Art Alfresco. Completed artwork will be displayed at the Art Gumbo Gallery for 2 weeks following the event to encourage additional ticket sales.

 

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Painting by Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

All proceeds go to the artists and the Arts Council. Art Alfresco will culminate on January 29th with a champagne toast at the Grove Dock Bar for the artists, while winning tickets are pulled.

 

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(Left to right Nancy Turrell, Arts Council of Martin County, Diane Concepcion, Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, and Carolyn Gordon, Art Gumbo Gallery)

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!

 

 

Participating artists:

Carol Kepp
Elizabeth H Thompson
Julia Kelly
Sally B Pearson
Robin Makowski
Mallo Bisset
Nancy Steinberg
Sharon Ferina
Brenda Leigh
Val Lally
Amber Moran

 

 

For further info contact:

 

Carolyn Gordon 772 210-2950

or

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

 

 

 

 

 

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

McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announce Plans For Art Synergy 2016 During ArtPalmBeach

This article is for Art Lovers/Art Patrons and Artists/Artisans/Art Organizations. We share this call for all Lake Worth Artists & Galleries to work together on the Art Synergy2016 event.  On Saturday, January 23, 2016, this mega-event takes place at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from 2:00-9:00 PM.   Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment.  Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Art Lovers/Art Patrons: MARK your calendars for Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00-9:00 PM.  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event! Artists, Galleries and Organizations will have a free 10 x 10 space to use for display. For more details, contact Anita Holmes at 561.508.7315/ aholmes@benzaitencenter.org. Deadline is January 14th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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Friday, January 22, 2016   6 -9 pm

Benzaiten Gallery Opening

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016   2 – 9 pm

Art Synergy 2016

Meet the Artists

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

 4 – 6pm 

 

 

 

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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth FL

 

 

The HOT New PLACE in TOWN:

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

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Laura Donefer, creating 

 

 

 

All throughout the Summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.

 

 

 

They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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Laura Donefer, “Phoenix”

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

 

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Laura Donefer

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures that started in December and recurs every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. Besides all of that there are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check out our website for dates, times and registration details.
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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Besides all of this, they offer a myriad of classes for first time glass blowers plus the ability for professionals to rent studio time in the hot shop. They also offer tours of the center, team building events, school field trips and kids programming. Soon they will be offering flame working classes and rental time in a Flame Working Studio that will be built shortly thanks to a large State Cultural Facilities Grant that the center was awarded last year.

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

 

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.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

Brewhouse Gallery Expands Space, Menu, Events! Celebrate 1st Anniversary In May!

The Brewhouse Gallery has a LOT going on!  Sip a home brewed coffee or specialty beer while perusing the new artwork.  Explore the expanded space and check out the skateboards! Take part in Trivia Night, Open Mic, sit back and enjoy the live music or just relax with a coffee or beer brewed just for you! A new artist will be featured the last Thursday of each month. Artwork has already been going to homes or offices since being hung last month, but more arrived! Stop by now to see what is available. Meet the artists and see their portfolios. And, it is time to mark your calendars for May 16th’s ONE Year Anniversary and Grand Opening of the new space! The Rickie Report shares the details here. We want to remind you that since the Brewhouse is closed on Mondays, it is the perfect venue to rent for daytime or evening parties, meetings and get-togethers!

 

 

 

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HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

 

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Art is on the Walls!

 

Stop by for our next monthly artist Open House:

Thursday, April 30th!

Art, art, and more art! Whether it’s our incredible visual artists or our talented performing artists –

MEET OUR NEW GALLERY ARTISTS:

Ed Trujilo,  Mark Sotak,  Danny Albertson,  James Hook,  Phil Fung,   Chrisanthy Vargo,  Kevin Goff, Craig McInnis,  Emmanuel Gonzales,  EJ Morales,  Cristina Ferreira,  Derek LaRosa,  Jeff Biege,  Jay Hatfield,  Sue Gaumer,  Jason Pfeiffer, Maria Grace Lurescia.

NEW MENU

 

Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

 

 

AJ Brockman tells The Rickie Report, “The first week of our “soft opening” was a success! Please bear with us as we continue to go through some growing pains and implementing some changes. We’ve rolled out our new menu from Tacos don Pepe earlier than anticipated and will therefore no longer be allowing outside food to be brought in. We understand this was a big part of our atmosphere but we are only trying to make things better and offer more options. The entire menu is literally prepared from scratch with authentic Mexican recipes passed down through the generations. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available + over 6 homemade sangria’s. All you have to do is try it and you will see why we have decided to offer this exclusively!!”

 

Here’s The LineUp*

 

Tuesday – Musicians Showcase “In the Round” : 7 to 10 : $2 off draft & specialty wine. Bringing you a little bit of Nashville to Lake Park. Hosted by Bill Hartmann, this event is part storytelling, part jam session, and all out acoustic. Original music at its finest!

 

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Live Music

Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

Trivia!

Trivia!

Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : With new host & professional comedian Jordan Garnett. Thursday’s now have an all new energy with a killer lineup of songwriters, musicians, comedians and more.

 

 

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : Zack Jones, Front man of the the Gravel Kings, is completely reinventing what it means to be a one-man band. With his take on traditional folk music and much more… He will have the house rocking! Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck: Unto These Grills

 

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Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time with The Mobile Homies & special guests THE SAWGRASS KIN. All 3 sets will most likely feature guest appearances by members of the different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Truck: Eats and Sweets Catering.

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Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

Tacos Don Pepe

Tacos Don Pepe

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

 

!!!!!!!ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!!!!!

 

Join us as we celebrate our one-year anniversary of being in business. It will be an entire day of Art, Live Music, Craft Beer and Food Trucks. Sponsored by Purehoney Magazine. We will have live music every hour from noon until midnight. There will also be extremely rare limited release craft beer tapping throughout the day. We will be highlighting a bunch of our local artists with live painting demos as well as local businesses! Check out below for more information.

 

*This will also be the grand opening of our expansion next door*

 

PERFORMING BANDS
· Victoria Leigh – 12:30 to 1:20
· The Whiskey Wasps – 1:35 to 2:25
· The Psymatics – 2:40 to 3:30
· Fireside Prophets – 3:45 to 4:45
· The Inverted – 5:00 to 6:00
· Smith Sundy – 6:15 to 7:15
· Shotgun Betty – 7:30 to 8:30
· Sweet Bronco – 8:45 to 9:45
· Raggy Monster – 10:00 to 11:00
· Speaking Volumes – 11:15 to Close

FOOD TRUCKS
· Diner Dogs Inc. (12 noon)
· Parabas Grill (7 PM)

VENDORS
· Purehoney Magazine
· Vintage Iron Club
· Autumn Skye – Art Gallery & Custom Tattoo
· South Florida Cornhole
· Lugnut Customs Service Station
· Black Coral Rum
· Live painting from airbrush artist Paul
· Live painting from Craig McInnis
· Live painting from Kevin Goff

(If you would like to be one of our vendors please get in touch, space is limited)

BREWERIES (Tap’n somethin special every hour)
· Funky Buddha Brewery
· Cigar City Brewing
· Civil Society Brewing

 

 

Live Music

Live Music

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

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

 

ArtiGras 2014 Celebrates Professional and Emerging Artists and an Art Recycling Challenge!

ArtiGras 2014 will celebrate all things creative!  Hundreds of  professional artists and eleven emerging artists will show and sell their work, continuing to amaze us by their creative spirit.  Kelly Tracht, a Jupiter-based artist, has been chosen for the 2014 Commemorative Poster.  The Rickie Report hopes you buy your tickets and plan on a few full days of art exploration.  There are interactive children’s art activities, a recycling art challenge, food, live music plus fine art and fine crafts from around the world!  The details about ArtiGras 2014 are in this article.

 

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Presented by

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Produced  by

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

Commerce

February 15, 16, 17, 2014

 

Festival Hours:


Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-6:00PM

Monday, February 17th, 2014
Gates open to the public 10:00AM-5:00PM

 

Abacoa,  Jupiter

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 15, 16, and 17, 2014 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and crafts along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s interactive art activities, Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2014 expects more than 85,000 guests over the three-day period.For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

Commemorative Poster

 

 

 The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is proud to announce painter Kelly Tracht from Jupiter, FL., has been selected as this year’s commemorative artist poster artist. Tracht’s piece, title “Sailing Sailfish”, is bright, lively and uses the sailfish to reference South Florida living. The piece also pays homage to Tracht’s hometown, with the nautical letters on the flag bunting spelling out ‘Jupiter’.

 

 

ArtiGras  2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly T

ArtiGras 2014 Commemorative Poster by Kelly Tracht

 

Kelly tells us, “Our coastal town of Jupiter has always felt a bit like an American Riviera to me, and after watching a classic movie this summer set in the Cote d’Azur, I was inspired to create an iconic painting that would express this connection”.   Tracht was an ArtiGras Emerging Artist in 2012 and has juried into the festival two times since her first show.   She shares, “I took influences from the classic posters of the French Riviera which are full of punchy color, iconic use of imagery, and coastal fun and designed a painting that would showcase the bounty of the ocean as well as a passion for boating found here in Jupiter.”

 

 

Though formally trained as an architect, Tracht’s painting career really started to blossom in 1997, when she took a year sabbatical on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. Inspired by island living, Tracht painted al fresco landscapes and seascapes experimenting with an expressive, painterly style. As she started to sell her  paintings to European tourists and foreign dignitaries, her work quickly gained notoriety. Tracht was invited by the German owner of The Aquarium Club, a stylish beach side resort in Grenada, to hold a season-long exhibition of her work.

 

 

In 2006, Tracht painted the cover for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches cookbook Worth Tasting, a book that she named, helped research, write and conceptualize. Bloomingdales invited her to exhibit at their 2007 Artrageous event, and in 2012, Tracht was awarded the prestigious President’s Purchase Award at SunFest.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 ArtiGras poster will be available for purchase online at www.artigras.org or in the ArtiGras Merchandise Booth at the festival. Patrons can visit Tracht in the Merchandise Booth at ArtiGras where she will be signing posters for patrons on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again on Monday, February 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

EMERGING ARTISTS

 

The Rickie Report encourages artists of all mediums to apply to ArtiGras as an emerging artist, if they have not experienced this type of large show before.  Only eleven emerging artists were chosen for this year’s event.  We hope you take the time to stop by each of their displays and speak with them about their artwork and creativity!  The emerging artists are:  Amber Palomres, Robin Neary, Florida Palm Fish Art, DeJaVu Glass Design, Dane Stensen, Makai Project LLC, Kristian Charnick, Larry Hughes, Robert Mayes, The Little Whale and George Darrell.

 

Amber Palomares

Amber Palomares grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.   She is an avid nature lover, enjoys gardening, exploring parks, beaches and historical towns.  This appreciation of nature began at an early age when she fished and camped on Padre Island Texas.   Amber also accompanied her mother on trips to local National Wildlife Refuges where she delighted in following nature trails and bird watching.    Her full understanding for the outdoors can be seen in her paintings.   She and her husband, John, moved from Texas to Palm Beach Gardens, FL in the mid 90s, leaving a couple of years to live on James Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Palm Beach Gardens is where they call home now and where Amber paints both en plein air (outdoors from life) and in her studio.  
"Bridge and Weeping Willows" by Amber Pal

“Bridge and Weeping Willows” by Amber Palomares


Amber discovered her passion for painting in her forties  and has immersed herself in studying oil and acrylic painting techniques through art courses and instructional demonstrations. 
Her paintings are light-filled, happy and can be described as being peaceful and whispy.  She works in both oils and acrylics and uses glazing and impasto techniques to create depth and a three dimensional quality to her work. 
"Shrimp Boats"

“Shrimp Boats”

Amber loves painting water, sunsets and sunrises so you will often find a  stream, marsh, seashore or even a sparkling water fountain in her artwork . She is proud to say that one of her sunset seascape paintings can be found in the guest rooms of the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort.  As an emerging artist, she is dedicated and passionate about using her gift for painting and hopes that her paintings will continue to bring joy to people.  With every visit to her easel, Amber continues to develop her own unique representational impressionist style. Amber is a member of the American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Florida.
"Sunset March" by Amber Palomares

“Sunset March” by Amber Palomares

Amber earned her B.B.A. and M.Ed. degrees and works at Palm Beach State College as a Career Advisor and Adjunct Professor.   She also serves on their Art Gallery Committee.   She enjoys teaching job development skills and helping students with their career direction.

For more information about Amber’s artwork please visit :  http://palomaresart.wordpress.com/

Blog:  www.CoastalArtPaintings.com   or  https://www.facebook.com/AmberPalomaresFineArtist

 

 

For more information about Kelly Tracht’s artwork please visit:

www.kellytracht.com

 

 

 

"Beach and Sea"

“Beach and Sea”

 

 

 

For more information, visit the ArtiGras web site at www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests to info@artigras.org, or call the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 746-7111.

 

 

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