International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Makes U.S. Debut At Levis JCC In Boca Raton, Brings Wearable Art To A New Level

Renowned Israeli shoe designer, Kobi Levi will make his U.S. debut with a “Footwear Art” exhibit at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.  The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center and Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host three events Open to Community, as Boca Raton makes big waves in fashion this season!  The Rickie Report shares the details so you can mark your calendars!  We share some sneak peeks, for those who have not yet seen these wearable art whimsical masterpieces.  

 

 

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 21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

Presents:

FootWear   Art

  by

  Kobi   Levi

 

 

The Levis JCC’s Sandler Center will host three separate events Open to the community featuring Levi and his wearable art during his U.S. debut:

 

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Opening Reception

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017    1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details:
1:00 pm: FootWear Art gallery reception begins
2:00 pm: Kobi Levi speaks; Q&A with audience to follow
3:00 pm: Guests can touch, try on, and photograph most of the featured designs.

Representatives will be on-site for custom shoe orders; each design is limited to 20 pairs; after reaching 20, Kobi Levi retires the design. Prices of shoes range from $500 to $2,000 per pair.

 

Cost: The exhibition is free and open to the community

RSVP required to 561-558-2520.

 

 

 

Art Talk: The Art of Crafting the Shoe

 

 

Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details: Following the gallery opening reception, Kobi Levi will return to the Sandler Center on Monday, January 9 for an Art Talk, which will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art.

 

Cost: $18.

Open to the community

To register, call 561-558-2520.

 

 

 

 

An Evening with Kobi Levi –

A Special Event for Young Professionals

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017    6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Location: Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

Details: The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery will host a final evening with Kobi Levi.

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to 561-558-2520

 

 

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“Flamingo” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

 

At the “FootWear Art by Kobi Levi” gallery Opening R intriguing designseception on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Kobi Levi will reveal his newest shoes, as well as show off more than 30 pairs of his most famous and intriguing designs, share insights on what inspires him, and participate in Q&A with the audience. The event will be free and open to the public.

 

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“Cheerleader Red” by Kobi Levi

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

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“Mermaid” by Kobi Levi

 

 

 

Consul General of Israel, Lior Haiat, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome brilliant Israeli designer, Kobi Levi, to dazzle American audiences on his first US exhibit. We hope it is the first of countless showcases displaying his celebration of fashion and culture.”   The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

 

 

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“Chewing Gum” by Kobi Levi

 

 

 

About Kobi Levi:

 

Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

 

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

 


The Levis JCC is the cornerstone of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community and a place for thousands to connect each year. The Levis JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, which highlights renowned talent from artists and actors to authors and so much more, gives adults of all ages and faiths an opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests in continuing education, spirituality, cultural experiences, travel and social events.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

About the Levis JCC
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The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs for individuals of all ages. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org.

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach December 26 & 27

The 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place on December 26 – 27, 2015.  Featuring 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. Walk along this outdoor marketplace at the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. This event is FREE to the public and a portion of proceeds will Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and introduce you to three of the exhibitors: Simon Cherkasski (mixed media sculpture), Mel Hamrick (wood) and Inna Schoeler (wearable fiber art).

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach

New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival

 

 

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December 26 – 27, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(North and south of Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of NE & SE 4th Avenues)

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Affordable Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Gift Items – Live Music

Support the Arts, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority and the Local Economy

Free and open to the public!

 

 

 

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“Gray Goose” by Simon Cherkasski

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Simon Cherasski creates artistry in numerous media, including  copper sculpture, monochromatic acrylics, felt collages plus rock and steel, as seen here.

 

 

 

 

On December 26 and 27, 2015, the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival takes place. It features 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. and their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The event takes place at  the intersection of 4th Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, spanning ½ mile of 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Nature’s Way” by  Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz

 

Mel is a Fretwork and Mixed Media Artist who creates wooden portraits on a scroll saw by hand. All  designs are her own original creations. She adds other elements to her work such as inlaid stained glass, acrylic painted backgrounds, and pyrography classifying some pieces as Mixed Media as well.

 

 

The Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival, December 26 – 27, is American Craft Endeavor’s final show of the year in South Florida. Eclectic displays of handmade crafts, functional art, and unique gift items will line N.E. & S.E. 4th Avenues, just north and south of Atlantic Boulevard, in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Solar Flare” by Inna Schoeler

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Inna creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.

 

 

 

Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the work of the finest skilled crafters in the country. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from as little as $3 to $3,000.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

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“Symphony” by Simon Cherkasski

http://www.cherkasski.com/?portfolio=about-s-cherkasski

American Craft Endeavors and Howard Alan Events produce many art and craft festivals in Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January as well as the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.

 

 

 

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“Predator”  by Mel Hamrick

http://www.reminiscinginwood.biz/?page_id=15

 

 

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

 

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass  

 

 

 

 

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“Aquarius” by  Inna Schoeler

http://www.foxxychique.com/about.html

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.  

 

 

For additional information on the 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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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

Call For Artists: Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center’s “Chair for Charity”

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now. This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists, the applications and NEWEST details here. The deadline is January 17th!  The Rickie Report gives you the UPDATED information here.

 

 

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Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

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The Boynton School was built in 1913 and operated as a school until 1990. The building is one of the few original schoolhouses still in the business of educating children on a daily basis.  The Museum is the proud winner of South Florida Parenting Magazine’s 2014 Kid’s Crown Award for Best Museum/Theater in Palm Beach County.

 

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum is looking for local artists to paint school chairs used by students who attended The Boynton School, where the Museum is housed now.

 

This is a chance for artists to give these adorable children’s chairs their own unique style representative of the history of The Boynton School. Each painted chair will be auctioned during The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum’s Reunion Bash on Saturday, February 28. All proceeds will benefit The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW:

DEADLINE for submissions:  January 17, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT of Acceptance:   January 19, 2015

PICK UP CHAIRS:  January 20th

CHAIRS DUE:  February 10, 2015

EVENT:  February 28, 2015

 

PLEASE SUBMIT:

An application form along with your proposed original design, a biography of no more than 200 words, contact information, and social media handles by January 17, 2015 to:

Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org

or by mail to


129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

 

SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:

• A complimentary ticket to the event, valued at $75.
• Brief biography on the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum website. 
• Mention in our social media and e-newsletter.
• Names of participating artists may be included in press releases and/or event coverage.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

• Designs will be selected by a committee of local artists and business leaders.
• Selected artists of designs will be notified by January 19, 2015.
• Chairs may be picked up on January 20, 2015, with delivery of the  completed chair by 4 p.m. on February 10, 2015.
• The chair is considered property of the Museum and is provided in ‘as is’ condition.
• Chairs must be painted with durable paint for a wooden finish. Clear coating over paint is advised. You are free to sand the chair to paint a base coat.
• The artist’s time and resources shall be considered a donation to the Museum.
• The artist gives the Museum permission to use his or her name and likeness to promote the Reunion Bash.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Application Form

Artist name: _____________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________

City / State / Zip: ______________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________

Email: ___________________________

Social media handles:

Facebook: _________________________________

Twitter: __________________________

Instagram: _________________________________

Please include:

• Your proposed original design. A rough colored sketch on a 8.5 x 11 size paper and a brief description of the design.

• A biography of no more than 200 words

• Submit by January 17, 2015 to:
Suzanne Ross at Suzanne@Schoolhousemuseum.org or by mail to -
129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435.

 

More About The Schoolhouse Museum:

 

Experience South Florida’s history through two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits

Learn art, music, the sciences and more through FREE weekly programs, affordable education classes and specialty workshops.

Celebrate a birthday or special occasion in your own private party room.

Visit the Gift Shop and chose from a unique selection of toys, games, books, crafts and signature items at complement our exhibits and programs.

Become a member TODAY and enjoy complimentary admission, discounts on purchases, events, classes and more.

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center is wheelchair accessible and accommodates people with special needs.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays

Admission Prices:

FREE – Members and children under 1
$5.00     Children over 1 & Adults 
$4.50     Seniors (ages 62 and older)
 
No adult is allowed in the Museum unaccompanied by a child with the exception of adults on official Museum business, or a scheduled Museum tour. Visitors are required to obtain a visitor’s badge.  Minors under 18 years of age cannot enter the Museum without being accompanied by an adult. 

Directions:

Exit I-95 at Boynton Beach Blvd. Travel east ¼ mile to Seacrest Blvd. Turn right (south) on Seacrest Blvd. and travel 2 blocks. Turn left (east) on Ocean Ave. The Schoolhouse is located at 129 Ocean Ave.

 

For more information about the Schoolhouse Museum please visit:  www.schoolhousemuseum.org.

or call  561-742-6784

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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

“2014 Glass as Art” Competition Calls for Entries from McMow Art Glass

McMow Art Glass will sponsor the 2014 Glass as Art Competition and is calling for entries!  It is always a treat to see how creative people are with this fascinating medium.  The Rickie Report suggests you start planning and fill out the entry form.  More details as well as a look back at previous entries are in this article.

 

 

 

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2014 Glass as Art Competition

 Call for Entries!

 

Deadline:   March 21, 2014

Contest Reception:  Friday, April 25   6-8 pm

 

To Download a printable version of the form below click here

 

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About the Sponsor:

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.

 

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Who is eligible?



Amateur art glass artists are able to enter their work into the following categories:
– 3-dimensional
– Original design Stained Glass
– Pattern adaptation from a book or other source stained glass
– Mosaic glass
– Fused glass/Jewelry
– Professional

 

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All entries must be 6 square feet or under. Works must be display ready with hooks and/or stands. No broken or damaged work will be accepted. Professionals may also enter into their own Professional category. A professional is anyone who sells their artwork and makes a living from it.

 

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What to Send:

There will be a $5.00 entry fee per piece. Up to 3 pieces may be entered. Please submit payment with photographs of your work with entry forms. If submissions are entered electronically, payment must be received over the phone via credit card.

 

 

 

 

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Please send electronic submissions to tricia@mcmow.com Checks will also be accepted. Please make checks payable to McMow Art Glass.

 

 

Deadlines & Labeling:

Deadline for submissions is March 21st . Finalists will be notified by phone the week of March 26th-28th. Pieces selected for competition need to be dropped off the week of April 1st -5th. Pieces will hang in the gallery until May 3rd . Pieces will need to be picked up by May 10th at the latest. The contest reception will be Friday April 25th 6-8pm.

 

 

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ENTRY FORM:

Name:_______________________________________________________________________
Phone:_______________________________Email:___________________________________
Title of Work:_______________________________________________________________________
Dimensions of Work:_______________________________________________________________________
Price of Piece (if for sale):_______________________________________________________________

Category: Please check one
____3-dimensional ____Original design Stained Glass
____Pattern adaptation from a book or other source ____Mosaic glass
____Fused glass/Jewelry ____Professional

The undersigned has read and understands the rules of the contest. The undersigned agrees to release McMow Art Glass, Inc from any damages to any work submitted.
Signature:_____________________________________ Date: ________________________

 

 

For more information please Call 561-585-9011 x100. Please contact  McMow Art Glass Inc.  701 N. Dixie Highway   Lake Worth Fl 33460    or visit http://www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291