Gin Blische Is Featured Artist At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth. Meet Her Fantastic Wool Felted Woodland Creatures On March 15

Wool sculptor, Gin Blische has created a community of woodland creatures who are caught off guard when a big wind sends them on an adventure!  Stop by the free Opening Reception on Friday, March 15 at Artisans On The Ave and meet Gin as well as the other artists in this gallery!  Gin’s needle-felted sculptures are one-of-a-kind and each has its own personality.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

 

 

“The  Briar  Wind”

 

 

 

Featuring:

 

G I N         B L I S C H E

Friday, March 15  

6:00  – 9:00  PM

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

A community woodland creatures are caught off guard when a big wind sends them reaching for any anchor they can get their feet into!  You’re invited to a fantastical felted world created by wool sculptor, Gin Blische.  “The Briar Wind” will enchant anyone with whimsy in their heart and forest life in their soul!

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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Needle Felting Master Classes For All Levels Featuring Anna Potapova Offered At Sparks! Creative Arts Studio In April In Rogersville, TN

Sparks! Creative Arts Studio in northeast Tennessee is bringing internationally renowned Master Needle Felting instructor/artist, Anna Potapova from Russia to teach three workshops on Sunday, April 28 (Red Fox class), Monday, April 29 (Sunshine class), and Tuesday, April 30 (Bunny class).  Famous for her delightful dolls and animal figures, Anna is eager to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with students of all levels.  Pat Palowicz and her “flerd” will make students from near and far welcome, as she hosts Anna’s few U.S. stops.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks, plus information about things to do near Rogersville, TN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S P A R K S !  CREATIVE  ARTS  STUDIO

293 Fork Branch Road    Rogersville, TN 37857

 423.921.7415     email:patpawlowicz@gmail.com

FB: Pat Pawlowicz    www.aFistfulofFelt.com

PRESENTS:

Three one-day Workshops

with

International Needle Felting Master

Anna Potapova 

Sunday, April 28   Red Fox Class

Monday, April 29   Sunshine Class

Tuesday, April 30  Bunny Class

 

 

Each class is $130 and includes all materials

 

 

Needle Felting Master, Anna Potapova with one of her creations

 

 

Pat Pawlowicz, fiber arts instructor, author, artist, and owner of Sparks! Creative Arts Studio tells The Rickie Report, “We are very excited to be able to offer Needle Felting Master classes for all level and abilities.  Even if you have never picked up a felting needle before, you will be immersed in this amazing art form.  Come, learn from the best!  Anna Potapova, internationally known and respected artist/instructor, will teach three intensive needle felting classes at our studio”.     

 

Anna Potapova dolls

Anna Potapova lives in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and teaches world-wide. She is most famous for her charming dolls and animal figures.  Some of the techniques participants will learn include: gauging proportions, facial expressions, how to perfect density, blending wool to create new colors, and how to achieve a smooth flat surface on your creations. Classes are 9 hours, with breaks for snacks and lunch. All materials will be provided and are included in each class fee.

 

Anna Potapova Bunny

 

 

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in northeast Tennessee, Sparks! Creative Arts Studio is near airports, overnight accommodations, and restaurants.   The area is filled with history, art, and charm.  Browse the Local Artists Gallery on Main Street after a lovely meal at the historic Hales Springs Inn.  One of the oldest towns in the state, it’s surrounded by peaceful farmland, yet close to arts-centric Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC.  The Biltmore Estate, Dollywood, The Allandale Mansion, Bristol Motor Speedway, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, the Tennessee Hills Distillery, and the music center , Nashville are all just a drive away.

 

 

Anna Potapova Sunshine

 

 

 Classes will be held at Sparks! Creative Arts Studio, the private work space of Pat Pawlowicz, arts instructor, author, and artist.  Her studio features a shop filed with needle felting and hand-weaving supplies plus one-of-a-kind artworks for sale.  This quiet location shares space with Pat’s fiber “flerd”.  A group of sheep are a herd and a group of goats is a herd, so Pat oversees her “flerd”.  She shears the wool herself, which she uses in her artwork and sells on line, at shows, and in her shop.  Pat teaches all over the country and internationally.

Anna Potapova Red Fox

Classes begin at 10 am.  The classes are very limited in size, a non-refundable deposit of $25.00 per class is required at time of booking, the remainder due by April 1st. Cancellation after deadline will only be honored if your spot is filled.

 

For more information about Anna Potapova:

Instagram: https://instragram.com@potapovaanna.doll

FB: www.facebook.com/potapovaanna.doll

Etsy: AnnPot

website: http/potapovaanna.com

email: anna-pot@mail.ru

View her portfolio on the National Institute  of American Doll Artists website: https://www.niada.org/anna-potapova/

 For more information about Pat Pawlowicz, classes, workshops, and wool:

Sparks! Creative Arts Studio

293 Fork Branch Road  Rogersville, TN 37857

phone: 423.921.7415

email: patpawlowicz@gmail.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pat Pawlowicz

website: www.aFistfulofFelt.com

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Gin Blische’s Creations Are NOT Stuffed Animals! Meet This Master Needle Felter And Her Menagerie On October 19th At Artisans On The Ave

Wool sculptor, Gin Blische has created quite the niche for herself here in Palm Beach County. Needle-felted sculpture is unique in South Florida, but she feels just fine being a big colorful fish in a small tropical pond.  Her commitment to her art is the reason she has an impressive collection of unique creations on display at Artisans On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida. Her colorful menagerie of creatures will sometimes have you doing a double take! How did a raccoon get into the Gallery window!  Her sculptures of all things woolen have garnered the interest of collectors from here to Hollywood CA where she was commissioned by FOX TV Network to create two sculptures for a TV show set.  Meet Gin on Friday, October 19th at Artisans on the Ave for their “Fantasy & Fairy Tales” Opening Reception!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

THEY     ARE     NOT     STUFFED!  

Meet The Creations of Gin Blische

 

 

NEXT ART SHOW:

“Fantasy & Fairy Tales”

Featuring Gin Blische, Amelia Costa and Julie Naseef

Friday, October 19  

6 – 9 PM

Artisans On The Ave.  630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida

 (free and open to the public, refreshments)

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische

 

 

 

A multitalented individual, Gin is also a member of INHOUSE, a South Florida based band she founded with her twin Sister. INHOUSE has performed with artists like Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt and Ziggy Marley among others. Recently, she is splitting her time between sculpting and preparing for the INHOUSE, 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert at the Norton Museum of Art’s, Art After Dark on February 22.

 

 

 

 

Display of Gin’s Creations at Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Working out of her home studio in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, Gin surrounds herself with a palette of naturally dyed English sheep’s wool, llama wool and angora, just waiting to be turned into something fantastical!  Gin tells The Rickie Report, “I’m sure I am not alone when I say that expression can be the most important element of any sculpture or painting. When I use the term “expression,” I mean it quite literally, although people express themselves in their art no matter what their subject or medium.  I’m just not that deep with my creations. I create to create emotion, but that emotion comes from the expressions on the faces and posture of each of my sculptures.  Many people have said they see me in my work. My eyes, my expressions, no matter the creation”.

 

 

 

Another creation by Gin Blische

 

 

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “Making creations that look like Gin the bear, Gin the owl, Gin the bird. Before you start thinking of me as a narcissist, please don’t. It may happen inadvertently. I may be creating my twin sister, the woman dearest to my heart.  I’ve stared at my face my entire life without looking in the mirror. It’s no wonder my sculptures look a little like me.  When I look at them though, I see the eyes of my dog Ralph. He had the most sensitive eyes.  I loved to look into them while I pet his brow. He filled me with so much love. I try to recreate that emotion with every piece I create. Sometimes I almost get there. :)”

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische’s Pelican

 

 

 

Gin is the daughter of artist Herbert Weintraub, who is best known for his oil and acrylic cityscapes and nautical and rural American paintings. Perhaps this is why the idea of creating art as a career is not foreign to her. She spent many hours admiring her Dad, hard at work at his easel. Her youth was spent going to art shows in Greenwich Village and Central Park. She studied Fashion Design and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before embarking on a career in Fashion throughout the 1980’s. Her illustrations won over Liz Claiborne before her studies ended at the reputable school.

Gin Blische’s Bongo Bear
Gin tells The Rickie Report, “Commissions have always been challenging considering I am not a portrait artist. Most of the commission work I do, has an element of fantasy to it… almost a caricature of the subject. That style has never steered me wrong. It is my style. Truth is, there is nothing more special than a  creation of someone or something you love. As far as gifts go, it is extremely thoughtful. Which brings me to my next point. If you are looking for something original to give as a gift this holiday, walk into a local gallery. If you don’t see anything you love but you do see a style you like, commission something. Make sure you do it soon…holiday seasons get very busy for most artists”.

 

 

Holiday Pet Portrait Commissions by Gin Blische

 

Pet Portraits:  With the Holiday season around the corner, the perfect gift for someone you love may be a felted one. These collectibles are a unique addition to any home and can include anything from a 3D portrait of your pet’s face in a frame or a small full body portrait.  This is the perfect gift idea for that person who adores their pet(s).  We suggest you get your order in early for Holiday gifts. 

 

 

 

 

Classes Offered:  Gin offers classes to groups of 5 or more ages 10 and up which includes supplies. Contact Gin to book a date for your party. Day or Evening classes available. This is a great idea for Birthday, Retirement, Holiday or just plain Crafter Parties. Gin will travel and teach in your home for an extra fee.

 

 

 

Crafting is a great tool for building confidence, forming friendships, and developing focus.

 

 

 

 

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Contact: gin@blische.net
561-543-3458

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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