The South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Offers “Perspectives In Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition” At Armory Art Center

Sponsored by the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, “Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition”, a juried exhibition, features 76 pieces of original artwork by 36 Florida fiber artists. The categories include: Wall Works, Sculpture, Baskets/Vessels, and Wearables.  The Armory Annex in Lake Worth hosts an Opening Reception, a Closing Reception and a number of workshops for all ages.  The exhibit includes a broad range of media and techniques including basketry, batik, felting, collage, textile design, weaving. Pieces range in size from tiny vessels to large-scale wall hangings. The Public is Invited to the Opening Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Presents:

“Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition”

A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art

 

 

Opening Reception and awards presentation:

Friday, January 6, 2017| 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Both events are free and open to the public

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Special events during the exhibition:

Artist Talks

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

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Public Workshops

Eco-printing on paper – Saturday, January, 21, 2017 – 3:00 – 5:00pm

Paper jewelry – Thursday, January, 26, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm limited to 20. $15 supply fee (cash only)

Family fun – Paper Weaving – Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

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Debbie Henry “Remembering Fall”

Other Events:

Art Synergy Art Walk, Downtown Lake Worth, Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm

This exhibition runs from January 7 – February 9, 2017

 

Sponsored by the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, the exhibition features 76 pieces of original artwork by 36 Florida fiber artists in four categories:  Wall Works, Sculpture, Baskets/Vessels, and Wearables. The invited work includes a broad range of media and techniques including basketry, batik, felting, collage, textile design, weaving. Pieces range in size from tiny vessels to large-scale wall hangings. Of the more than 100 pieces considered, juror, Lois Russell commented that what she “especially admired in these submissions is the imagination and experimentation”.

 

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“Money Bags – Tied Up in Red Tape” by Pamela Palma

 

Jurors for the exhibition were:

Jon Eric Riis, noted contemporary tapestry artist whose work has been shown in more than 50 exhibitions around the world and is found in numerous prestigious museum collections.
Lois Russell, nationally recognized basket maker, instructor and past president of the National Basketry Organization. Her award-winning work is in private and museum collections and has been featured in books and magazines.
Benjia Morgenstern, sculptural basket maker who uses natural materials to create non-traditional vessels. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions and galleries throughout the country and featured in basketry books.

 

The awards judge is Keidra Navaroli, Assistant Director and Curator, for the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, FL

 

 

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

For more information visit our website: www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org or contact us at:

fiberexhibition@southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC Presents “Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females” Exhibit Sharing Positive Role Models By Linda Stein

In a world filled with instant media images that cause us to despair, the Levis JCC shares an exhibit that shows us courage in the face of what seemed insurmountable.  Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. She takes lessons of not-so-long-ago and shows us how they relate to our immediate time.  In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.  The Opening Reception follows a Lecture by Stein on Wednesday, December 9th in the eveningThe Rickie Report urges you to mark your calendars to see this uplifting tribute.  This is the only opportunity you will have in South Florida to see this powerful and inspiring exhibit! It is Free to the public. The Levis JCC is  celebrating 25 years of cultural programming.  Linda Stein’s message goes beyond the Holocaust.  She brings us a better understanding of the “4 B’s: the Bully, the Bullied, the Bystander and the Brave up-stander”.  Bring the family…learn about history and how to stop it from happening again.

 

 

 

 

 

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9801 Donna Klein Blvd.        Boca Raton, FL 33428

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“Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females”

Tapestries and Sculptures

by New York artist/activist Linda Stein

December 9, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Opening Reception

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lecture by Linda Stein at 6 p.m.

Reception following 7 – 8 p.m.

RSVP to 561-558-2504

 

For more information contact:

Sue Harrington, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Director 561-558-2504

 

 

 

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Linda Stein is an artist, activist, lecturer, and performer who explores gender roles and inspires compassion, empathy and bravery. In her new series, Linda Stein highlights 10 female heroes of the Holocaust who stood up to violence and oppression. Her tapestries honor these positive female role models, communicating who they were and what they did through a variety of materials including fabric, metal, text and mixed media.

 

 

 

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“Popova” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media Tapestry

 

 

Stein pointedly chooses to focus on female figures, traditionally neglected in heroic and historic narratives. Also on exhibit, Stein’s 20 Spoon to Shell box sculptures combine the shell and spoon, metaphors for nourishment and protection in the context of women in the Holocaust, within an amalgam of mixed materials, words and associations.

 

 

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“Ruth Gruber” by Linda Stein, Mixed Media

 

 

Protector 841 with Wonder Woman shadow is a larger-than-life sculpture representing fierceness and strength incarnate. With its “skin” of black leather, blend of zippers, badges, buckles and mixed media, it stands ready to defend.

 

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“Protector 841” by Linda Stein, Leather, Metal, Mixed media

 

 

 

 

Linda Stein takes us into her studio, behind the scenes.  She explores the relationships between “bullying and bravery, persecution and protection”.  This video speaks of “The 4 B’s: Bully, Bullied, Bystander and Brave up-stander”.  These are lessons for today.

 

 

Link to YouTube video:
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“Spoon To Shell” by Linda Stein, Box Sculpture

 

 

 

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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428 (off Glades Rd. between Lyons Rd. and Rt. 441). The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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C & S Bead Show Offers Quality Beads, Ready Made Jewelry, Creative Advice and Inspiration

At the C & S Bead Show you really get a chance to talk with the creatives who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their two upcoming shows in Palm Beach Gardens and in Vero Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.  Free admission, a wealth of ideas and two 3-day shows!

 

 

C & S Bead Show

 

JANUARY 23, 24, 25, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

AMARA SHRINERS

3650 RCA Blvd    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Friday 10-5 pm    Sat 10-5 pm     Sun 10-4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 30, 31, FEBRUARY 1ST

Vero Beach, FL

HERITAGE CENTER

2140 14th Ave.     Vero Beach, FL.

 

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Friday 10-5 pm   Sat 10-5 pm   Sun 10-4 pm

 

 

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

 

 

 

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Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a two day event in May. The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836 or visit csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

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Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

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“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 “RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

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“Life Cycle 2” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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