Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper Art Brings “Recycled” to a New Level

Del Foxton is a contemporary Eco Artist whose artistry in Handmade Paper began with her belief that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When taking garbage to the local dump, she saw an opportunity to turn paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations. Canadian by birth and Bahamian by choice, Del’s colorful and inventive artwork is on display in a few local galleries in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the information and gives you a preview.  The Arts Arena in Delray Beach will feature Del’s creativity at the next Open House on Friday, November 21st.  Her work can also be viewed at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth.

 

 

 

DEL FOXTON, Featured Artist

ARTS ARENA GALLERY

Open House

Friday, November 21st

6:00 – 8:30 pm

770 East Atlantic Avenue     Delray Beach, FL

(In same plaza as Chico’s and Digs Restaurant-  plenty of parking)

 

 

 

Del Foxton's Handmade Paper Mobile

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper Mobile

Circa 105 AD the Chinese invented an amazing process to make paper. This invention changed history and Del Foxton’s life. Now more than 2000 years later, she follows a similar process to create her artistry. Her decorative artworks are contemporary pieces designed to beautify an existing space or to start a new room that will warm the heart and hearth. 
Del believes that many homes and offices, having already addressed environmental issues, may want to consider extending their plans to the artistry hanging on their walls.

 

 

 

 

 

Del Foxton's "Elements in the Sun" Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Elements in the Sun” Handmade Paper

 

 

Del describes herself as a, “contemporary Eco artist.  My artistry in Handmade Paper began with my belief in the saying that “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem”. When having to take our garbage to the local dump, I saw an opportunity to turn our paper and garden castoffs into artistic creations.”  In addition to Del finding her own recycled treasures, people are always dropping off leaves, plant clippings and other garden discards along with paper she can recycle.

 

 

Del Foxton's Handmade Paper "Turquoise Waters"

Del Foxton’s Handmade Paper “Turquoise Waters”

 

 

 

Del has been doodling since childhood and began her handmade paper explosion ten years ago.  Her bubbly personality compliments her outstanding, color-filled art pieces.  Some of Del’s pieces are painted while others use the “au natural” pigments  of her materials.  Her corporate background with the Sara Lee Corporation gives her the teaching skills she employs during her demonstrations and workshops.  Del is available to speak and demonstrate for local organizations.

 

 

Del Foxton's "Curiosity", Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Curiosity”, Handmade Paper

 

Del tells The Rickie Report,  “For me, reusing nature is the source for my artistic inspiration. I experiment with different local leaves, flowers, seaweed and their combinations, mixed with recycled paper, to see what interesting paper will result. Being able to create a unique work of art from nature’s resources stirs my creative juices.  I feel fortunate to have entered into this broad field of handmade paper that for over 500 years was a closely guarded secret. I have found an art form that speaks to my soul.”

 

 

Del Foxton's "Pulp Fiction", Handmade Paper

Del Foxton’s “Pulp Fiction”, Handmade Paper

 

Del’s artistry can be found  at  The Arts Arena in Delray Beach and at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth.  She welcomes the opportunity to work with you to create special artworks that reflects your commitment to the environment.  “I’ll be happy to create unique Eco friendly artworks just for you”, she tells us.  Visit her website and you will see happy art patrons and their accolades for Del’s artistry.

 

For more information please contact:

Del Foxton  at delfoxton.com   or email delfoxton@gmail.com

Please view Del’s artistry at:

Artisans on the Ave.

www.artisansontheave.com

630 Lake Avenue      Lake Worth, FL

or

The Arts Arena Gallery

 

www.theartsarenagallery.com

777 E. Atlantic    Delray Beach,FL

(In the shopping Plaza with Chico’s and Digs restaurant….just before Veteran’s Park. There is a good parking lot)

 

 

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

Del Foxton at Adagio Studio, Grand Bahama Island

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ Features Master Clay Artist, Gail Markiewicz

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ by Hot Works™ is coming Jan. 25-26!   Show Coordinator, Patty Narozny delivers high quality fine art and crafts as well as a “Budding Artist” exhibit for children grades 6 – 12, which is a large part of Narozny’s integrated education efforts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share more details in this article and introduce Featured Artist, Gail Markiewicz.

 

 

Hot Works™ Presents:

 

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 25 & 26, 2014

Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Hwy./US-1 at Palmetto Park Road

Why Buy Original Art?

SEE ART * LOVE ART * BUY ART

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The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was voted #68 in the country in its third year, out of several thousand art shows nationwide. One does not need to be educated in art to buy art at the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™. The  jury members have already done the pre-qualifying of the artists, so you can be at ease knowing that any purchase made here will be quality work and that the artist in the booth stands behind it. 

 

Extra Large Urn with Fluted Top by Gail M

Extra Large Urn with Fluted Top by Gail Markiewicz

 

 

Whether it’s a large piece for your living or office space, or a small piece for the den or hallway, the only thing that matters is whether or not you like it and whether or not it fits your pocketbook.  Great art may be purchased at the show for as little as $20, with prices ranging from $20 to $2000 and up. There is something for everyone!

 

 

 

Medium Pocketbook by Gail Markiewicz

Medium Pocketbook by Gail Markiewicz

The 2014 Featured Artist is Gail Markiewicz, a Master Clay artist who originates from central Connecticut.   Gail tells The Rickie Report, ” My fourth grade teacher asked each of us what we wanted to be when we grew up and without hesitation I decided that I would become an artist. As the years passed my convictions only grew stronger.  It seemed it was not only a vocation, but some inner calling that I could not deviate from”.

 

Bikini Sculpture by Gail Markiewicz

Bikini Sculpture by Gail Markiewicz

 

 

 

After having tried sculptural forms of art, Gail began to create beautiful, nonfunctional vessels and she has continued this art form since 1985.   She explains, “Probably the biggest link from the beginning of my work until now has been my love for textures and pattern.  I have combined textured pieces of clay and juxtaposed them into interesting positions to form a patchwork design.  The shape of the vessels are very striking.  The colors highlight the surfaces creating a feeling of antiquity and futuristic dimension embodied in each vessel”.

 

Gail in Her Studio

Gail in Her Studio

 

Gail attended Southern Connecticut State University ( Master Of Arts), the Penland School of Crafts and the Massachusetts College of Art.  Her work is represented in galleries around the United States and abroad.  She enjoys showing her creative pieces at Fine Arts & Crafts Show and meeting people who appreciate fine crafts.

 

For more information contact Gail Markiewicz at  203-988-2020 or email clayplay15@yahoo.com

 

 

Visit hotworks.org for more information about the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 25 & 26, 2014. Event hours are 10am-5pm daily. There is plenty of parking at various metered street spots, 1st United Bank, HSBC Bank, First United Methodist Church, or St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. More info at www.hotworks.org or call 941-755-3088.

For more information please Contact Patty Narozny,   Executive Director  Hot Works™, LLC   Phone: 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088 or Email: Patty@HotWorks.org  or visit Website: www.HotWorks.org    “LIKE” us at Facebook.com/HotWorksFineArtandCraftShows

 

 

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

Hands’ Open House Features Eydi Lampasona Demo and a Full Day of Activities

Don’t miss Hand’s Annual Art Open House on January 25th!  This space with art materials is a perfect place to learn and network.  Tristina Dietz-Elmes brings an exciting treasure trove of using mixed media techniques.  David McEwen will teach  strategies using watercolor pencils – and anyone who knows David’s sense of humor, is in for a fun time!  Paul Seaman offers an interactive demo with palette knife, bringing paint and texture to your creations.  As Hand’s celebrates its 80th Anniversary, children are invited to paint on the “Autism Speaks” mural – plus they can enter their own canvas board painting to win fun prizes!  This is FREE!!

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona will demo and lecture on “THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS at 10:00 am.  Register with Hand’s.   The Rickie Report shares the details, including how the day’s events will benefit “Autism Speaks” in this article.

 

 

 

 

"Hands Art Supplies" by Jessie O'Neil

 

Hand’s Office and Art Supply

 

Welcomes You to Their Open House!

 

JANUARY 25th 2014

 

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Hand’s Office & Art Supply

325 East Atlantic Avenue

(561) 276-4194

www.HandsDelray.com

 

 

FREE ART DEMONSTRATION

HAND’S OFFICE & ART SUPPLY

January 25, 2014

10:00am

Guest Artist: Eydi Lampasona

 

THE GOLDEN “A TO Z” OF ACRYLICS

Innovation and new technology are changing the options for ACRYLIC ART EXPLORATION!!!

 

 

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body and the Open acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Discover how acrylics can simulate oil and watercolor, even gouache, yet are infinitely more versatile.

 

Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!

 

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION IS FREE

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

SEATING IS LIMITED

REGISTER AT HAND’S

 

 

 

 

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  2014  Highlights:

Come watch, learn and laugh with:

 

DAVID McEWEN, will demonstrate his talent and techniques using watercolor pencils and water soluble graphite. davidmcewen-portraitart.com

 

PAUL SEAMAN, will be leading an interactive demonstration of palette knife painting using heavy bodied acrylic paints.    Paulseamanart.com

 

TRISTINA DIETZ-ELMES, will be demonstrating mixed-media techniques using R and F Oil Pigment Sticks, handmade papers, cold wax medium, gold leaf and more. Tricks for fun, fearless, and low/no solvent oil painting.    Multimediamavenart.com

  

 

Hand’s Art and Office Supply is having its annual Open House!   Hand’s is more than an art supply store, as they also have a wonderful selection of greeting cards, locally made gift items, office furniture, supplies and so much more!  The Rickie Report suggests you take a virtual tour on their website!

 

Hand’s has been providing a wide variety of quality and hard to find Art Supplies to South Florida and Nationally recognized artists for many decades. “We pride ourselves on being able to research and locate almost any kind of special request. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to help you navigate through our rich inventory of related products. We also offer numerous Art related classes, specialized training and technique seminars”. Please check the Events Calendar for more information on upcoming pre-scheduled classes and training. Discounts on volume orders are available. Local delivery can be scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm .

 

Call 561.276.4194 for more information.  

 

For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:  www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

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

 

 

What’s New In Artists’ Alley? Stop By And See!

The Rickie Report is pleased to share exciting news from Artists Alley!   In addition to their monthly  Open Studio event on Thursday,January 16th, they are inviting everyone to Saturday  in The Studios – every week!  There is nothing like meeting the artist who creates the work that you love and appreciate.  More details are in this article.

 

ARTISTS ALLEY

 

 

OPEN STUDIOS

Thursday, January 16, 2014

 

6 – 9 pm

 

 AND 

Saturday in The Studios

Noon – 5 pm

 

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"Lion" by

“Lion” by Ellen Levinson @ Cloud House Pottery

 

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A Selection of Ian Levinson’s work from Cloud House Pottery
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Pottery Classes Available.
        One-On-One instruction on the Potters Wheel
                $40 for 2 Hrs Materials included.
                            (561) 862-9222

 

 

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out our new website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

 

LOCATION – The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS – From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING – in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

FREE SHUTTLE TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN – For a quick and courteous service, call the Downtowner for a FREE ride from anywhere in Downtown Delray. 561-702-8519

 

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