Artisans On The Ave Features “Creative Design” With Doris Gilden

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth will feature a multi-talented artist, Doris Gilden for their next exhibition, “Creative Design”.  Doris is truly a “mixed media” artist, who uses clay, bisque, greenware plus textural elements  she brings from her Fashion Design and Interior Design training.  The Free, Opening Reception, Opens to the Public on Friday, March 3rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162   or   561-582-3300

 

 

 

 

 

“CREATIVE DESIGN”

Featuring Doris Gilden

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 3, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

Gallery Hours:

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

 

3D Mixed Media Artwork by Doris Gilden

 

 

Doris Gilden’s background in Fashion Design and Interior Design inspires her to bring her creative skills to her passion for working on Greenware, Bisque and Clay.  She brings fantasy to her one-of-a-kind creations, incorporating lace, beads, sequins, crystals, mirrors and other decorations to what she conceives to be her blank canvas.

Mixed Media Decorative Plate by Doris Gilden

 

 

Doris is inspired by past and present trends and fashion from the 1920’s to the future. She portrays from all backgrounds and she is always looking for new inspirations. Her works may make the perfect centerpiece around which an entire concept may evolve, or, they may be the ideal accessories that have the ability to unify the whole creative design.

 

Decorative Mixed Media Plate by Doris Gilden

 

 

 

Doris has exhibited her works at the Palm Beach International Art Show, the Kravis Center Gift Shop, and Sherry Frankel’s Menagerie on Worth Avenue. In addition, her works have appeared in the Paradise Gallery in Sarasota and the Noyes Museum in New Jersey.

 

Decorative 3D Mixed Media Plate by Doris Gilden

 

 

Doris is now happy to be among the many wonderful and diverse artists at the Artisan On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth.  When you visit the 3 showrooms within the Gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the Gallery features!  When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist with your purchase. Supporting local artists helps keep money in your own community!!

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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FREE Biennial 2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, February 3rd – 5th

The 2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, February 3-5, is a FREE Biennial event taking place in Boynton Beach, FL.  Kinetic art is art that moves with the help of wind, light, water or other elements.  This event will connect attendees to one-of-a-kind visual art experiences, 12 iconic outdoor kinetic artworks, over 60 indoor kinetic artworks, interactive installations, symposium presentations, art and technology displays, kinetic entertainment and international artists.  This is a Not-To-Be-Missed International event happening right in our own backyard!  Award-Winning artist, Elayna Toby Singer will unveil Kinetic Art “Room” suspended among trees February 4-5.  The public is invited to be part of interactive temporary tree art installation “Kinetic Intentions”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org

 

 

 

 

2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium

 

 

February 3 – 5,  2017

Friday,  Feb. 3

Opening Reception 6-8pm  

 

Saturday Feb. 4

9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Feb. 5

10am – 6 pm

FREE   TO   THE   PUBLIC

100 East Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

561-742-6010

Contact: Debby Coles-Dobay   ColesDobayD@bbfl.us

For Full Schedule:

 IntlKineticArtEvent.org

 BoyntonBeachArts.org

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Cultural District – E. Ocean Ave. from Seacrest Blvd. to Fed. Hwy.
Self-guided tour featuring 16 outdoor kinetic sculptures

ASL Interpreted tours begin at 10 am & 2 pm, at Exhibition Tent on the corner of E. Ocean Ave. & Seacrest Blvd.

Vote on your favorite kinetic artwork

Kinetic – Intentions by Elayna Toby Singer

 

 

 

 

 

High school students at Boynton Beach Community High School create mini-mobile kinetic art project

 

 

 

 The students created the mobiles in visual art instructor Ms. Gwenn Seuling’s class. The mobiles, along with participant’s written intentions, will cover four downtown trees to create a curtained outdoor “room” with positive messages that will blow in the wind. The project gave high school students enrolled in visual arts, earth science and computer classes an opportunity to participate in a community project and to learn about kinetic art. 

 

 

Award-Winning Artist Elayna Toby Singer

Unveils Kinetic Art “Room”

Suspended Among Trees

February 4-5

 

Public invited to be part of interactive temporary tree art installation “Kinetic Intentions” 

 

 


“Kinetic Intentions” is commissioned by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places. Visit www.elaynatobyart.com/kineticintentions for more info about this community creation. For more info about the International Kinetic Art Festival please visit www.intlkineticartevent.org.

 

Elayna Toby Singer

 

The temporary site specific art installation Kinetic Intentions is the brainchild of Elayna Toby Singer, last year’s International Kinetic Art “People’s Choice” winner. Over two days, February 4-5, Kinetic Intentions will “come to life” in the park just east of Boynton’s Civic Center, as thousands of festival attendees create and attach Intention Ribbons, and mini-Mahogany mobiles (or select from hundreds on display from community workshops) to recycled washers on the 150 six-foot kinetic strands.  Visitors to the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium will be drawn to walk in and around the magical outdoor “room” made of twirling strands adorned with mirrors, bells, found washers, community created mini-mahogany mobiles and intention ribbons; all which animate the wind.

 

 

 

Kinetic Intentions Workshop

 

 

“Kinetic Intentions is a community ‘moving meditation’ for manifesting personal and environmental balance,” says Singer. “With every breath, positive thought (intention) and movement we are ‘mobilized’ to take better care of ourselves and the environment which sustains us.”   Central to this environmental community art project are thousands of Florida Native Mahogany seed pods Singer collected locally from shade trees along neighborhood streets and parking lots throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 

Kinetic Intentions Workshop

 

 

Singer chose the Mahogany seed pod specifically due to its threatened status in its native habitat from over harvesting for furniture. She sees the recycled pods as a symbol of the delicate balance between us and our environment. The challenge of sustaining balance becomes tangible as the public uses the recycled Mahogany pods to create a balanced mobile.

 

KineticIntentions Workshop

 

 

ABOUT KINETIC INTENTIONS:

 


Following the success of the February 2015 Kinetic-Connections, which won the People’s Choice Award for the transformation of an historic kapok tree into living kinetic art, artist Elayna Toby Singer created Kinetic Intentions. The multi-phase community project included six county-wide, free workshops that explored “the Art, Science & Soul of Making Mobiles” under the direction of Singer. Each mini-mobile is constructed using fishing line and recycled seed pods from Florida’s Mahogany trees which are threatened to extinction in the wild. Participants experienced the centering, meditative process of mobile making while pondering their intentions for personal and environmental balance. Those intentions were written onto cloth ribbons which will be affixed, along with the mobiles to an outdoor, kinetic “room” during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium February 2017. Ms. Singer creates the outdoor, kinetic “room” with 150 six-foot long twirling strands adorned with mirrors, bells, found washers, community created mini-mahogany mobiles and intention ribbons suspended among four trees in Boynton Beach, FL during the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Attendees to the Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium are invited to create their own mini-mobile and intention ribbon, or to select ones from the workshops and add them to each strand, bringing the tree art installation to “life.” Kinetic Intentions is commissioned by Boynton Beach Art in Public Places.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ART OF ELAYNA TOBY SINGER:

Elayna Toby Singer has been creating kinetic art sculpture and jewelry since the mid 1990’s and incorporating “found objects” since 2003. Locally, her commissioned works and exhibitions have been shown in Palm Beach and Broward Counties for more than six years. In 2015 her temporary site specific community creation “Kinetic-Connections” received the People’s Choice Award for magically transforming an historic Kapok tree into a kinetic sculpture with upcycled objects from the community. In 2009, Elayna Toby was invited by Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Merida Mexico, to lead her first “Natural Mobiles” workshop. With a BS in Cultural Anthropology and an MS in Public Horticulture and Museum Management, Ms. Singer’s career in creative place-making began in the early 1990’s when she spent fifteen years in some of the nation’s leading public gardens and arboreta creating experiences that engaged the public in the art, science and heritage of plants and the essential role they play in our lives.

 

For more information, please visit:

elaynatobyart.com/kineticintentions

 

 

 

 

 

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Barry Friedman Now Showing At Two Local Galleries

Emerging artist, Barry Friedman, is now showing his artistry at two galleries!  His unique art, created with plaster and paint, makes a statement but not only on walls! This Delray-based artist’s work makes terrific table tops which can be imagined for a client’s specific decor.  Use one of Friedman’s pieces within a lit buffet cabinet or add your own seashells to a coffee table top!  The Rickie Report shares some photos, but having seen these, knows it is best to see them in person.  

 

 

BARRY FRIEDMAN:

Imaginative Texture and Color

Artisans On The Ave is having a special opening for Father’s Day, on June 19  6-9 pm

 Barry will be one of the featured artists. It is open to the public.

 

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth

www.artisansontheave.com

OSGS Gallery

 500 Northwood Road   West Palm Beach

www.osgsart.com

 

"Multi-Tex" by Barry Friedman

“Multi-Tex” by Barry Friedman

 

Barry Friedman is new to the local art scene, or for that matter, pretty new to art! But that is not stopping him from creating and showing his work. Barry’s favorite memories of childhood are the times when he was creating sculptures from nails and scrap pieces of wood. At the time, he didn’t consider it sculpture or even art and had no idea where it would lead, but he knew he loved doing it.

 

 

Mirror by Barry Friedman

Mirror by Barry Friedman

 

Now many years later, Berry’s works have become more complex and are no longer made of scraps but the same attitude of fun and creativity remains when creating art and is evident in every piece.  Barry started out in the garment industry in New York, working with his father.  While there, he studied at The Fashion Institute of Technology and found himself drawn to creating designs that incorporated innovative blends of color incorporated with unique and novel textures.

 

 

"Ocean Table" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Table” by Barry Friedman

Add your sea shells or other found objects!

Barry also welcomes commissions and will create wall art or furniture to your specifications and colors.

 

 

 

Some years later, while working at Marvel Entertainment, he was mesmerized watching comic books and consumer packaging come to life utilizing various airbrush techniques.  He dabbled in some airbrush painting but his main focus was work and family.

 

 

 

Wall Art by Barry Friedman

Wall Art by Barry Friedman, Hanging at OSGS

 

After 20 plus years in the apparel field, Barry began working in the world of technology. While this challenged his creativity, it was completely different type of creative expression and he still missed expressing his vision of color and texture.  Barry began experimenting with various mediums in an effort to find the perfect vehicle to express that combination and discovered plaster in a most peculiar way.  When rollerblading, he fell and broke his wrist!  While watching the plaster being applied to his wrist, the answer to his creative quandary was suddenly very apparent!

 

"Ocean Waves" by Barry Friedman

“Ocean Waves” by Barry Friedman

 

This inspired him to use plaster and incorporate it in an unconventional way to create art. He began making beautiful textural pieces enhanced by the use of color, applied with an airbrush, designing wall art as well as furniture.

 

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Lit Buffet by Barry Friedman

Customize with your color scheme!

 

 

 

Barry says, “My work is an exploration in texture and color. Drawing from my background in the apparel and technology industries, I work in plaster with a childlike curiosity, never knowing what shape the plaster will take.  When the shape and structure emerge, I apply color with an airbrush giving life and character to the textures I have created.”

 

 

"Multi Color Table" by Barry Friedman

“Multi Color Table” by Barry Friedman

 

A few months ago, Barry decided to take a leap of faith and bring his work to the public. He hired a rep, had a website created and hit the road. Barry is proud to say that his work is now available for purchase at OSGS Gallery in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach and at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

For more information and to see more of Barry’s work please visit: www.BarryFriedmanArt.com

 

 

 

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The Art of Display Part III

Preparing for exhibits and art shows takes much forethought.  In this article, The Rickie Report will look at lighting issues and quantities of merchandise.  Is natural sunlight enough to showcase your work at an outdoor exhibit?  How much inventory should you have on hand and how much should you display at one time?  Display Part III highlights what you need to consider.

 

 

The Art of Display Part III

 

 

Lighting

 

  • Lighting serves many purposes. You will need to consider each one depending on what you are displaying
  • Lighting creates an ambiance ( just like in your home)
  • High end creations, such as jewelry, need bright light sources
  • If you have closed cases, you can install lighting inside
  • We have found that small, tabletop self-powered lights can diminish rather than enhance your display.
  • Make sure that your application includes your electrical needs!  No one wants to arrive and set up only to realize you have no power.
  • Flameless candles are popular and set a mood, but cannot be relied upon for brightening your space.  If you are selling candles, these are a good option especially when you are at an outdoor show. They give the effect of your own candles without the worry or danger of an open flame.
  • Consider bringing your own generator to outdoor shows. Have enough fuel to power all of your electrical needs, considering the extra time for setting up and taking down, when you will want lighting.
  • If you are selling vintage pieces, a few older standing lamps can not only provide lighting, but set the tone of your display.
  •  Experiment with different light bulbs before your event
  • The quality of your lighting is just as important as the art objects you have created.
  • There are good quality, battery operated lights for 2 dimensional artwork hanging on walls.  Your investment is worthwhile!
  • Using mirrors for reflection is also a good use of light, whether natural or electrical.
  • Thinking about reflectivity: make sure your lights are not shining into the eyes of your visitors!
  • We have seen some exhibitors close off their booths with dark cloth. Once you step into their booth, their lighting truly enhances their artwork.  The sense of secrecy heightens the aura of their display and art pieces. This is especially effective when their work involves light and fiber optics.
  • Consider spot lights, flood lights, down lighting and valance lighting depending on your exhibit space and budget.
  • A word about CORDS:   SAFETY !!!   Make your best efforts to keep cords out of the walk ways in your space.  Does this mean you will need more outlets?  More extension cords?  IF you have to run cords  within your walking space, use heavy duty duct tape to keep them flat. (This is where a floor cloth or carpet comes in handy – it can minimize the “bump” of cords).

 

 

How Much to Display?

 

  • Don’t feel that you need to display all of your inventory at the same time
  • Remember to leave “white space” for your visitor’s eyes to rest between glances at your artistic works.
  • Showcasing a particular style of pottery:  If your exhibit space is large enough, show one of each color.  If not, show only a few AND have a color chart showing the various glazes you offer in that style.
  • Wood working:  Most of your pieces will vary according to the type and grain of wood as well as any finish or stain you’ve used.  Keep complimentary shapes together so clients’ eyes can see the variations in one spot.  Remember to use varying heights to bring interest to your display.
  • Jewelry…some people think “the more, the better”.  Depending on your creations’ colors you might want to rethink this.  We’ve been so overwhelmed by the cacophony of colors in some exhibits, that we have walked out.  Consider groupings by type ( rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings)  and even by color or gemstone families.   A mishmash is hard to focus on. With lack of focus comes lack of sales.
  • Wall art should be hung so viewers can see the details you have painstakingly created. Not too high and not too low.
  • Consider placing some pieces on easels – both on the floor and smaller ones on table tops. Be sure the easels are stable!
  • Art pieces also are displayed on shelves, especially if they are small and can be grouped with books or other objects.
  • Have a sign indicating that you have more inventory that is not displayed. Encourage people to ask to see what else you have.  The mere act of you opening some packaging for someone else evokes a certain sense of excitement and anticipation ( like opening a gift).  Your actions will also bring more people to your exhibit space (they want to see what had previously been hidden and is about to be revealed, too!)
  • As your supply diminishes, replenish and move items around.  Showcasing smaller objects in a large basket?  Move them to a smaller basket. The smaller basket will look fuller.
  • What if you actually SELL OUT???
  • This is why you have a photo album!
  • If no replacements are available, you can rearrange your walls and displays so your lack of inventory is not so obvious.
  • Consider keeping the price and label for the item already sold and placing a “SOLD” sign  above it in large font.  Leave an obvious space.  (Customer’s remorse can play a strategic role when you are back in the area again.  They will be sure to come to your booth early next time!)
  • We urge you to display work on all sides of your walls ( especially the outside walls, which passersby see).
  • For a multi-day event, we suggest you change your wall displays. People who have attended the show on a previous day may not have noticed some of your pieces. Being in a different position, it may stand out and call to them!
  • Another use for outside walls is to hang your signage.  Let people know who and what is being exhibited and sold in your booth before they make the next step and are in front of you.

 

 The Rickie Report looks forward to sharing your news, when you are taking part in an exhibit or a show.  

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