Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Come To McMow Art Glass For Specialty Classes In April, May, And June

McMow Art Glass is offering new Specialty  Classes for April, May and June, 2016.  The Rickie Report shares the details of each class and an example of what you can create!  This is the perfect time to sign up yourself or with a friend!  Located in Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass is renown for their exceptional glass classes, personalized service and tremendous glass supplies.

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

Phone Number: (561) 585-9011 Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

Office Hours
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

APRIL-MAY-JUNE 2016

SPECIALTY CLASSES

PLEASE CALL 561-585-9011 x100 TO REGISTER

 

 

 

APRIL CLASSES

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

 
Wednesday April 6th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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NEW!!! MONET LANDSCAPES in FUSED GLASS

 
Saturday April 9th 9am – 3pm

$150.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Be inspired by the beautiful painting of the famed Monet. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to create stunning Monet inspired landscapes. Each student will complete two 8”X10” landscapes. All materials included.

 

 

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SPECIAL EFFECTS with Bullseye Glass

Cutting Skills Required

Wednesday April 13th  6 – 9pm

$95.00

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kilnforming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

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Our Special Edition FLORAdia Glass is included!

 

NEW FLORAdia Fusing Experience

With McMow Master Phil Materio
Saturday April 16th 9am – 3pm

$175.00

Cutting Skills Required!

Learn to design and create a stunning piece of fused art. Master strip cutting technique and design in this one day class. Half a sheet of our FLORAdia Palm Beach or South Beach Glass styles are included in this class.

 

 

 

 

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TASTE OF FUSING

 
Wednesday April 20th 6 – 8 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

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NEW SELF PORTRAIT FUN in Fused Glass

Saturday April 23rd 9am – 3pm

$150.00

Cutting Skills Required!

Students in this class will learn how to distort images of themselves in Photoshop to create fun self-portraits. They will be guided through the process of using color and cutting technique to add interest to their fun self-portrait design. The pieces will be tack-fused creating a dimensional piece of art. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

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KILN CARVING BASICS

 
Wednesday April 27th 6-8pm

$75.00 *Beginner Level*

Create your own beautiful kilncarved piece of art using only ceramic fiber paper and the heat of the kiln. No glass cutting required! This short workshop is a great introduction to fusing, kilncarving and slumping. After selecting a pre-fused square piece of glass, you’ll cut designs out of fiber paper using an Xacto knife. When your design is complete, you’ll set the glass on top. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

 

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NEW! ABSTRACT GLASSPRESSIONISM

With Randy Wardell
Saturday April 30th 9am-3pm

$250.00

 

This class will begin with a visual study of works created by the founders of the Abstract Expressionism movement that emerged in the 40’s & 50’s, during a time of Cold War politics and social conservatism. The style was defined as an unbridled artistic statement of freedom used to convey strong emotional or expressive content. These artists were inspired by the jazz music of their time, often listening to jazz while creating their works. We’ll follow their lead and have some fine jazz playing in the classroom studio to inspire our own Glasspressive content.

 

 

Randy will describe and demonstrate a number of decorative glass techniques that are essential for this process including frit stenciling, stringer shaping, wet noodles, powder smears, sifting, stick lighting, cold combing, flyspecking, plus many more. Class includes all materials and one kiln firing. Note: Forming and shaping firings are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.

MAY CLASSES

 

 

 

 

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COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday May 4th 5:30 – 8:30PM

$65.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

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INTERMEDIATE FUSING
Saturday May 7th 9am-3pm

$150 .00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

 

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NEW MOSAIC FLOWERS for Mother’s Day

Saturday May 7th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the mosaic basics including basic cutting, adhesive and grouting technique. Make a beautiful mosaic flower using beautiful colored glass and mirror. Give your Mom flowers that will last a lifetime! Includes all materials.

 

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TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday, May 11th 6 – 8 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW FUSING ACCESSORIES LAB

Frit, Stringer, Vitrigraph, Nuggets, & Murrine

Saturday May 14th- 9am – 12pm

$25.00

Learn from McMow Master Phil Materio how to create your own fusing accessories including frit, stringer and murrine. This will be a watch and learn lab experience. A basic knowledge of kiln-forming technique would be preferable.

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday May 18th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

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DIMENSIONAL BOX MAKING w/Faith Part One
Saturday, May 21st  9am – 3pm

$150.00

Cutting Skills Required

Learn to construct a functional copper foil box and lid! In addition, this mixed-media class will teach you fusing basics and allow you to create a one-of-a-kind fused glass lid for your box creation. The perfect class to teach you three-dimensional basics. Includes all materials and kiln firings.

 

 

 

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NEW!! JAPANESE BRUSH STROKES – Powder Painting

Wednesday, May 25th 6 – 8pm

$75.00

 

 

Learn to create elegant brush stroked designs. Work with this high saturation pigment, gestural brush strokes in kilnforming. Think of sumi-e and other East Asian styles of brush painting and calligraphy.

 

 

 

 

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DIMENSIONAL BOX MAKING w/Faith Part Two

Saturday May 28th  9am – 12pm

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 

 

 

JUNE CLASSES

 

 

Free Workshop Wednesdays

9am – 4pm

Throughout the month of JUNE!

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TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday June 1st 6 – 8 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

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NEW!!!! FOILING & SOLDERING LAB w/ Faith

Saturday June 4th 9am – 12pm

$25.00

Watch and learn from the McMow Masters! Tips and tricks of the trade on perfecting your foiling and soldering skills. This is a three hour lab – there is no hands on work. Question and answer/troubleshooting will follow the demonstrations.

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday June 8th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

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FREE DEMO DAY!

 
Saturday, June 11th

Details to be announced.

Demonstration times from 10am – 12pm AND 1– 3pm

McMow experts will demonstrate new products and techniques throughout the day~

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

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NEW BOX CASTING The Bullseye Technique w/Phil

Part One Wednesday June 15th 6-9pm

$250

This course provides a relatively simple and direct introduction to kilncasting glass. As a student, you will create a thick glass block featuring reverse-relief imagery. The process will involve making refractory-plaster design elements, securing them in an open-faced mold, filling the mold with pieces of glass billet, and firing the mold in the kiln until the glass flows and covers the design elements. No prerequisites.

 

 

Saturday June 18th

SPECIAL SESSION TBA…Stay tuned!

 

 

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BOX CASTING The Bullseye Technique w/Phil Part Two

Wednesday, June 22nd 6-9pm

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 

 

 

Saturday June 25th

SPECIAL SESSION TBA…Stay tuned!

 

 

 

PLEASE CALL 561-585-9011 x100 TO REGISTER

-Beginner & Intermediate stained glass class schedule also available-

 

 

 

BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SCHEDULE!

Upcoming Class Schedule March – May 2016:

Tuesdays March 8th – March 29th   5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays April 9th – April 30th   12-3pm
Tuesdays April 5th – April 26th   5:30-8:30pm

 

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

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