Art Hive Indie Wedding Show and Marketplace is Approaching!

ART HIVE INDIE BRIDE is South Florida’s only indie wedding show and marketplace!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!  Pre-register for special gifts!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of this FREE, January 26th event in this article.

 

 

 

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ART HIVE

 

INDIE  BRIDE

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

 12 – 5 pm

 Grand Ballroom

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott 

4000 RCA Boulevard 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

 

 

 

What makes it “indie”? It’s simply short for independent, unique couples who have a more hands on approach to designing the wedding of their dreams. It’s time to commit creatively!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!

 

Art Hive Indie Bride is proudly sponsored by Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches which aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

 

On Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 5:00, join us at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott to see your ideas come to life with creative elements that can help add just a touch of personalization or help design a completely non-traditional affair. Unlike traditional wedding trade shows and expos, Art Hive Indie Bride will also have artists and crafters selling their creations for purchase at the show!
Art Hive Indie Bride proudly supports equality in love for all, eco-friendly services and products, small businesses, artists, crafters, musicians, designers and the like.

* UNIQUE VENDORS
Check out our carefully curated mix 40 unique vendors that will be offering wedding related services and or selling their wares for your shopping pleasure. New vendors added weekly. Don’t forget all the complimentary food tastings! Yummmm…

*PERFORMANCES
A DJ pumping beats, dance demos, fashion shows and more!

*GIFT BAGS
100 SWAG bags filled with awesome goodies for the first 100 couples!

* GIVEAWAYS
Each pre-registered guest will be entered to win one of dozens of awesome giveaways from makeup sessions to jewelry! Names will be randomly pulled and announced on stage for giveaways throughout the show.

 * COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND MIMOSAS!

Free for guests ages 21+. IDs will be checked at the door before entry.
Art Hive Indie Bride is presented by Art Hive Magazine, the arts and entertainment magazine of the Palm Beaches.   Art Hive Indie Bride is a gay-friendly event that encourages ALL couples to join in on the wedding fun!  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day.

 

This is a FREE event for brides, grooms, and the family and friends of the love birds.

 

 

  • Don’t forget to pre-register!
  • Pre-registered guests will be entered to win awesome giveaways.
  • To Pre-Register and for more info, go to www.arthiveindiebride.com

 

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

South Florida’s Only Indie Wedding Show and Marketplace Presented by Art Hive Magazine

Art Hive Magazine is presenting South Florida’s only “Indie” Wedding Show and Marketplace next month.  The Rickie Report urges you to mark Sunday, January 26th on your calendars now!  This is your chance to truly create the wedding of your dreams.  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day. More details are in this article.

 

 

 

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ART HIVE

 

INDIE  BRIDE

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

 

 12 – 5 pm

 

 Grand Ballroom

 

Palm Beach Gardens Marriott 

 

4000 RCA Boulevard 

 

 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

 

 

 

What makes it “indie”? It’s simply short for independent, unique couples who have a more hands on approach to designing the wedding of their dreams. It’s time to commit creatively!  Art Hive Indie Bride is the perfect one stop shop to meet and experience the works of unique vendors, artists and crafters that can help make your wedding dreams a reality!

 

 

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Art Hive Indie Bride is proudly sponsored by Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches which aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 

 

On Sunday, January 26th, from noon to 5:00, join us at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott to see your ideas come to life with creative elements that can help add just a touch of personalization or help design a completely non-traditional affair. Unlike traditional wedding trade shows and expos, Art Hive Indie Bride will also have artists and crafters selling their creations for purchase at the show!
Art Hive Indie Bride proudly supports equality in love for all, eco-friendly services and products, small businesses, artists, crafters, musicians, designers and the like.

 

 

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* UNIQUE VENDORS

Check out our carefully curated mix 40 unique vendors that will be offering wedding related services and or selling their wares for your shopping pleasure. New vendors added weekly. Don’t forget all the complimentary food tastings! Yummmm…

 

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*PERFORMANCES  


A DJ pumping beats, dance demos, fashion shows and more!

*GIFT BAGS

100 SWAG bags filled with awesome goodies for the first 100 couples!

 

* GIVEAWAYS

Each pre-registered guest will be entered to win one of dozens of awesome giveaways from makeup sessions to jewelry! Names will be randomly pulled and announced on stage for giveaways throughout the show.

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* COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND MIMOSAS!

 

Free for guests ages 21+. IDs will be checked at the door before entry.
Art Hive Indie Bride is presented by Art Hive Magazine, the arts and entertainment magazine of the Palm Beaches.   Art Hive Indie Bride is a gay-friendly event that encourages ALL couples to join in on the wedding fun!  Art Hive Indie Bride will feature a mix of traditional and non-traditional vendors to provide you with an outside-of-the-box approach to planning your big day.

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This is a FREE event for brides, grooms, and the family and friends of the love birds.

 

  • Don’t forget to pre-register!
  • Pre-registered guests will be entered to win awesome giveaways.
  • To Pre-Register and for more info, go to www.arthiveindiebride.com

 

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

 

Ilene Adams, Prolific Artist, in Three Juried Exhibits

Ilene Adams has been very busy in this early part of season!  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce that her art is displayed in several juried shows and she has another opening in Jupiter on November 15th!  Ilene works in photography, mixed media and drawings.  Her accomplishments as a leader in the arts community as well as running her own marketing business confirm that she is not only dedicated to her own art, but others as well.  Read all of the details in this article!

Town of Jupiter Art Gallery

Presents

Ilene Adams

Opening Reception

Friday, November 15th

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs  November 15th – December 27th

Jupiter Community Center is located at

210 Military Trail near the Police Station

 

 

Ilene Adams has been busy early this season with her art displayed in several shows and soon to be featured in the Town of Jupiter Art Gallery.  The show will run from  November 15 through December 27th with the opening on Friday, November 15th from 6-8PM. The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public. Ilene will show a combination of her work including mixed media, photography and drawings.

 

 

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Reflection”

 

 

She currently has work in the 3rd Annual Juried Photography Show at the Palm Beach State Gallery at Eissey Campus, Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park and The Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild Gallery at Midtown.

 

 

Ilene studied printmaking and painting in Rome and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had many art careers, from designing textiles to creating murals to graphic design and all of these influences show up in her fine art. Her paintings are interesting mixed media, often including photographic images, paint, textural surfaces, gold leaf, yarn and various collage materials. Much of her work is nostalgic using images from childhood or familiar places.

 

 

Ilene states, “I believe that art and beauty bring joy and well-being to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life.  Ever since I was a child, I have created one form of art or another. The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places.

 

 

"We All Have Wings"

“We All Have Wings”

She tells us, “My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. There is beauty all around us but how often do we take the time to really see it? Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

Bruce Helander wrote, “Ilene Adams, is also a professional painter who has continued to sharpen her palette and compositional skills while searching out new subject matter inspired by nature. Her recent series of large-scale photographic prints could be mistaken initially for a sharp focus oil painting on canvas. This wondrous selection of water reflections from surrounding natural growth topped off with floating green circles of blooming water lilies is a unique extension of the artist’s trained eye.  In some of the photographs we are confronted by a series of dazzling reflective vertically vibrating lines that cut through the tint of the water like a sharp knife through butter. Adams likes to integrate a bit of art history in her work where it’s useful. She often pays homage to impressionists like Monet connected at the hip with contemporary sensibilities and a flare for vibrant, almost unnatural color. Her painted compositions that are also inspired from the Everglades often center on a single sculptural form of a tropical bird, perhaps standing on one leg.”

 

 

"Construct"

“Construct”

 

Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works.  Originally a two million dollar company based in Boston, she now works with smaller businesses, doctors, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding. She creates logos, collateral materials, websites and overall marketing strategies. (www.IleneAdamsInc.com).

 

"Lillies and Squiggles"

“Lillies and Squiggles”

 

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.

 

 

Ilene’s artistry has been seen in many local juried art shows, including Palm Beach State Eissey Gallery, The Guild Gallery, Art on Park Gallery, Whole Foods (Solo Show), Lighthouse ArtCenter (Landscapes), JF Gallery (Mediums), Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, Wellington Art in Public Places 2010, AmTrust Bank Exhibition, Riverside Bank Exhibition, Zephyr Art Show, Wellington Art Society, Armory Art Center (Student Faculty Show), LK Mix Art Exhibition, Armory Art Center, Tyler School of Art, Poster Competition – Rome, Northwood Artwalk, City of West Palm Beach Cultural Association.

 

You can contact Ilene or see her work at www.IleneAdamsFineArt.com or by email at IleneAdams@gmail.com.      561.346.0172 “like” my Facebook Page!!

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

Mark Cohen Offers Free Lectures about Jewish Art

The Rickie Report is pleased to announce two lectures by local artist and art maven, Mark Cohen.  The lectures will take place at Temple Judea on Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens in October.  There is more information about the lectures as well as Mark’s upcoming SOLO show at the Armory Art Center in this article!

 

 

Temple Judea’s  Art Committee

Presents

A Two-Lecture Series with Mark Cohen

“What is Jewish Art?”

Tuesday October 15th  and 22nd

7:00- 8:30 pm

4311 Hood Road

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

For more information: 561-624-4633  or

info@gotj.org

Mark Cohen is a graduate of Florida State University with BA and MFA degrees.  After graduation, he built a marketing communications firm that specializes in health care marketing. Clients included the University of Florida Physicians, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Duke University Medical Center, West Virginia University Hospitals, Scott & White in central Texas and many regional and community hospitals from Chicago to Miami. The firm earned hundreds of awards for creative excellence.

 

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

For the past three years, Mark has been splitting his time between health care marketing and painting. On September 20, his work will be shown in a one-man show at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.  He’ll be teaching an Art History course at the Armory Art Center about how American artists made New York City the art capitol of the world, taking the mantel from Paris at mid- 2oth Century.  The exhibit, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” presents a recent series of large scale portraits of prominent contemporary and historical figures.  The exhibit runs from September 13 through October 19th.

 

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

At Temple Judea, Mark will speak about the contribution by Jewish artists to the development of art in the 19th and 20th Century, with the common thread of tikkun olam-repairing the world. Like other fields, including medicine, music, literature, banking, Jews have led the way in fine art.  

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Artwork by Mark Cohen

Mark paints with acrylics, charcoal and oil sticks.  His style is unique abstract.  For more information about Mark’s lectures please contact him at 561-379-7779  or email him at:  mark@4cohen.com

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

Bead And Jewelry Sow Comes To Palm Beach Gardens

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS SHOW IS OPEN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  The Rickie Report staff loves the C & S Bead Show! In this small venue, you really get a chance to talk with the creatives who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves.  This Show runs August 10th and 11th. If you are not a jewelry maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand made pieces of jewelry to choose from!  Details are in this article. Did we mention that it is free to attend?

C & S Bead Show

August 10 -11,2013

Show Times

Saturdays:  10am – 5pm

Sundays:  10am – 4pm

 

Free Admission

Amara Shriners Temple

3650 RCA Blvd

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 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 three day event in August.  The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pave Beads, Findings and much much more!
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If you are looking for a new pendant, this is the place to explore!
For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at
Cell:  754-581-6835 or  754-581-6836  or visit csbeadshows.com

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

Palm Beach State College Showcases Art as a Career/ Student Art Show

The art scene at Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens Campus, is a hub of emerging artistry.  The Rickie Report listened to a panel of artists speak about their own journeys and offer insights to students who are pursuing a career in the arts.  This article shares some of their observations and highlights the 27th Annual Student Art Exhibit which will be shown through May 3rd.

 

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From the “next” Warhol, Dali, de Kooning…

Annual Palm Beach State College

Juried Student Exhibition

April 9 – May 3.

 

Looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind painting, photograph or drawing from an up-and-coming artist? The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College will hold its annual juried student art show beginning April 9.  The 27th Annual Student Art Exhibition is a showcase of artwork created by Palm Beach State College art students. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

 

Alysha Wilcox "Grey Scale Tiger"

Alysha Wilcox “Grey Scale Tiger”

The variety of work reflects the many art disciplines offered at the College: ceramics, digital and traditional photography, drawing, life drawing, applied and digital design, and painting. There will be 190 pieces in the exhibition and much of the art will be available for purchase, with prices ranging from $50-$850.

 

Jose Casado " Sprouts"

Jose Casado ” Sprouts”

One of the featured student artist is Alysha Wilcox, a 21-year-old sophomore from West Palm Beach. “My style is constantly evolving. I work with ideas, and as I’m working I usually generate at least ten more,” she says. “My artwork usually reflects life and the beauty found in it. Although ceramics has been my main medium up until this point, I am interested in many media. My goal, as an artist, is to make art that people from all walks of life can appreciate.”

 

Rolando Chang Barrero is this year’s curator of the show. Barrero has over 30 years experience in the visual arts as a working artist, with a B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago. Barrero resides in West Palm Beach and has an art studio and an emerging artists exhibition space, ActivistArtistA Gallery at the Boynton Beach Art District.

 

LinhPham "Lolita Cinderella"

LinhPham “Lolita Cinderella”

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located in the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information call the gallery at 561-207-5015 or visit the website at: www.palmbeachstate.edu/artgallerypbg.

Serving 49,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, it offers more than 100 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade.

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The Rickie Report recently attended a panel discussion, ” Living a Creative Life” at the Palm Beach State College – Gardens Campus.  Artist and Professor in the Visual Arts Department, Jacques de Beaufort moderated a panel of five community based artists: April Davis, Amy Gross, Chris Riccardo, David Alan Sincavage and Jackie  Tufford.

Jacques de Beaufort initiated the discussion by pointing out  that “To be an artist is to be different in terms of a career. No artist will ever follow the same path.  It isn’t a typical 9 to 5 job.  It is more a way of life, an identity.  Everyone has a different yardstick to measure their success.”

 

April Davis started as a biology major who took some art classes.  In her junior year, she became an art major.  She spoke about the roller coaster lifestyle and its volatility.  “It’s hard to be productive when you don’t have a deadline”, she explained.   She gives herself goals to keep her on track and painting.  While she now has her own gallery in Jupiter, she is still active in the Art Festival scene, marketing her work at art fairs almost every weekend from December through May.  She pointed out, “While you need to be true to yourself, you need to be practical.  It is important to focus on the business aspect of being an artist and you must remain disciplined to produce your art work.”

 

Amy Gross acknowledged that, “the world will go on if you make art or if you don’t.”  Her parents were artists and she felt that was her identity as she grew up.  Originally working in textile design, she began creating jewelry to calm her creative needs and eventually moved to canvas. Amy ‘s acceptance at the South Florida Cultural Consortium gave her a boost and the encouragement she needed to move into 3D art.  She is a great proponent of using the internet to show, share and sell your artwork. 

 

Chris Riccardo started as a Graphic Design major and moved to Sculpture at Boston University.  After graduating, he moved to West Palm Beach, FL to work in a foundry, where he could focus on his own art as well as learn new techniques.  He later opened his own foundry and was very busy producing other people’s art. Needing time to focus on his own creativity, he teaches at the Armory Art Center, running their foundry and also teaches sculpting.  More recently, Chris moved to one-of-a-kind clay sculpture, learning firing techniques since he is no longer casting.  He told us, “Your work develops because of the struggle.  You need to see yourself as a business, to make a living.  Success can be measured with small indicators, not necessarily monetary.  Having respect from your peers and having clients wanting commissions can be very satisfying.”

 

David Alan Sincavage shared that as a young child he had no plans to be an artist.  He was always looking for a way to escape his abusive family.  He told us, “Drawing became a habit and a hobby.  I would barter my drawings for lunch in high school.”  David was quick to point out that , “a life in the arts is not just about the visual arts.  It includes the literary and musical arts as well.”  To remain motivated when his creativity is lagging, David found that volunteering at a homeless shelter was helpful.  “Creativity”, he explained,” is a self-centered process.  To be involved in a self-less activity can help you experience another part of life.”  He advised that the listeners could “go into an art career to make money. Art is a language.  Be passionate about it. It is an expression of our humanity.  Never give up!”

 

Jackie Tufford described herself as a multi-media artist who is involved in performance art, sculpture and video.  Her current focus is on sculpture, fashion and gender.  She experiments with material, space and the body.  Having started as a psychology/anthropology major in college, she was interested in understanding human behavior.  She teaches at Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth Campus) and FAU.  She related,” I see my work as autobiographical narratives, as I am trying to understand myself and the world around me.  Being an artist gives you so much freedom!  You can express everything and your choices of mediums is so open-ended”.  Tufford went on to say, “Life is not a set path. Changing your mind is normal. If you love to create – GO DO IT!  Listen to yourself.  This is an endless journey.  Your art will change as you age and will change yourself.”

 

The audience asked questions, which included, “How do you know what art show to enter,  How do you deal with rejection, How do you decide whether to create art for yourself or art that is commercial, and Are there disadvantages to putting your work on the internet.”   The Rickie Report believes this is a terrific way to begin the dialogue of art as a business with these students.  We look forward to future panels where some of these issues will be discussed.  And we’d love to part of the dialogue!

 

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

 

Gem and Mineral Society Offers Silversmithing Classes By Don Norris

When an expert comes to town, people take notice.  The Rickie Report is suggesting that you pay close attention, because The Gem and Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches is bringing Don Norris to teach silversmithing!  Norris has written books, made videos and cds to teach his craft.  But isn’t it better to learn in person?  We think so.  Check out this post for class information!

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General Meeting

February 21, 2013

7:30 PM

Please note: Starting in January, we will be meeting at the South Florida Science Museum NOT the Garden Club.  The Museum is across the street from the Garden Club.

Don Norris teaching a class

Don Norris teaching a class

Don Norris, nationally known silversmith,will teach basic Silversmithing class plus two intermediate classes, a solid band ring class, and basket setting/step bezel class.

Norris’ website is filled with stories, tips and information about his amazing talent as a silversmith.  How fortunate we are to have him here in Palm Beach County, instructing on different levels.

 When registering, be sure to tell Don you are a member of the Society to receive a $30 discount on the class fee.

1)  Beginning Silversmithing Class

All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

You will learn how to solder sterling silver.
You will design a pendant or a ring including a 3 wire ring band, make a bezel, solder it together, set the stone, and polish your project.

Three Beginning Classes available to fit your schedule!

Thursday and Friday Class, February 28 and March 1 Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3 Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.   www.gemandmineral.cc

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $330.00

A $30.00 discount is available for all members of the Gem & Mineral Club

Class is limited to 6 students.

Taught by Don Norris, Professional silversmith and teacher for over 30 years.

Register now:  1-303-517-1068 to talk to Don Norris  dnorris@frii.com or LearnSilver.com

Each student will receive a FREE copy of the Beginning Silversmithing Class on CD!  Over 500 of these have been sold over the internet and it has been compared to 3 years of jewelry making school!

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Silversmithing Class!

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

This class will be taught from the following view points:

1. It will be taught as a metals class not an art class.
All the basics of metal smithing for the creation of jewelry will be taught with Mr. Norris’ unique techniques he has learned over the past 30 years of studying and teaching silversmithing.

2. Soldering: You will taught to use nothing but hard solder for all solder joints on new construction. It is easier, faster, and makes better jewelry!  Learning how to be an expert with a torch is the secret and it is not that difficult!

3. That everyone in the class will want to do Silversmithing to make a living. An emphasis will be placed on designing, making and selling jewelry for a profit. If you wish to do Silversmithing as a hobby, that is fine, but after taking this class you will be able to make nearly any type of silver jewelry and it will be good enough to sell. How to sell your jewelry will be discussed and taught!

4. Below are some other unique, even controversial, techniques that will be taught. You will be taught to spray on your flux and use it as a temperature gauge for soldering. You will be taught what flux does, and that flux does not “clean” the silver.
You will be taught that you can not use too much flux

You will be taught to use nothing but strip (sheet) solder in large snippets, not those silly little tiny snippets, and for sure not to use wire and paste solders!

You will be taught how solder works on a physics level so that you fully understand why and how to solder correctly.
You will be taught to use a $10.00 torch from Ace Hardware. It will make you thousands of dollars worth of jewelry so that you can purchase more important tools and equipment. The best torch for silversmithing will also, of course, be shown and discussed.

You will be taught that if you are doing repairs, YOU ARE LOOSING MONEY!
You will be taught that every time you pick up a jeweler’s saw, YOU ARE LOOSING MONEY!
You will be taught never to use rouges.
You will be taught to never worry about “fire coat” or “fire scale” and why.
You will be taught a way to make a bezel that will forever change the way that you make them. FAST AND PERFECT!!!! You will be taught why you should never use any thing but serrated bezel.
You will be taught why you will never want to use a “jeweler’s bench”.
You will be taught that you only need two files to do all your filing on sterling silver.
You will be taught the difference between working with silver and gold.
You will be taught that if you are a beginner you should not even work in gold and why, if you do, you will loose money! You will be taught many unusual ways to sell your jewelry, and for a good profit.

This is not a “project class”, you will only make one “Southwestern” or “American Indian” styled ring. By making it you will learn all the basics to make just about anything!

“If you are a beginner, I will teach you everything you need to know to become a successful, profitable Silversmith!  If you are an experienced silversmith, I will teach you to work quicker, make better jewelry and make more PROFIT!” Don Norris

 

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2) Intermediate Solid Band Ring

Silversmithing Class

All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

You will learn how to make a solid band ring and several small projects. All projects give you an opportunity to learn many more skills
and practice the soldering skills that you may already have.

Thursday and Friday, February 28, March 1

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.   www.gemandmineral.cc

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $300.00
Class is limited to 8 students.

Taught by Don Norris,Professional silversmith and teacher for over 30 years.

Register now:  1-303-517-1068  to talk to Don Norris  dnorris@frii.com Visit: LearnSilver.com

Visit my web site for more examples and go to Intermediate Silversmithing Class. You must have taken my Beginning Silversmithing Class before taking this Class.

 

 

3) Stepped Bezel and Basket Setting

Intermediate Silversmithing Class

All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.

You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making.

You will learn how to make a solid band ring.
You will learn many more skills
and practice the soldering skills that you may already have.

Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.  www.gemandmineral.cc

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $330.00
Class is limited to 8 students.

Taught by Don Norris, Professional silversmith and teacher for over 30 years.

Register now: 1-303-517-1068  dnorris@frii.com Visit: LearnSilver.com

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Visit my web site for more examples and go to Intermediate Silversmithing Class. You must have taken my Beginning Silversmithing Class before taking this Class.

For more information Visit: www.gemandmineral.cc

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fine Art and Antique Caravan Coming: Open to the Public!

Who doesn’t love watching people bring their heirlooms and knick knacks to see what they are worth? There are television shows built around this!  The Rickie Report plans to be at Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens on February 26th for their Fine Art and Antiques Caravan which will offer verbal appraisals from Bruce Kodner, of Bruce Kodner Galleries in Lake Worth, FL.  Read this article for more information and see what Mr. Kodner is interested in purchasing! This event is open to the public!

 

Temple Judea’s Art Committee

Presents

Fine Art and Antiques Caravan

 

Professional Appraisals and Offers

By Bruce Kodner Galleries, Inc.

 

Tuesday   February 26, 2013

5:00 – 8:00 pm

( or until there is no one else in line for appraisals)

7:30 Live Auction

Decorative Mirrors and Lalique

4311  Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL

(Between Alternate A1A and Military Trail)

Bring your antiques, fine art, knick knacks, jewelry, and home furnishings to Temple Judea for a professional appraisal by Bruce Kodner Galleries, Inc.  Mr. Kodner and members of his appraisal team will be giving verbal appraisals of up to 3 items per family.  The $5.00 fee per item will be donated to Temple Judea’s Art Committee to underwrite their annual programming.  

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If you can lift it, you can bring it!  Mr. Kodner is available to make home visits for large items or numerous items.  The Rickie Report suggests you bring a good quality photo of an item to see if Mr. Kodner might be interested.  There is no charge for Mr. Kodner to come to your home.  There is only a charge if someone wants a type written appraisal. 

 

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Interestingly Bruce Kodner married his wife Dana Charles whose late father, C.B. Charles, whose father was also an auctioneer both in Michigan and South Florida.Mr. Kodner is a third generation auctioneer whose auctioneering history dates back back to the 1920s with his grandfather, Jacob Kodner.  He began his career in Chicago under the tutelage of his late father, Albert Kodner.  His career and auction gallery business has blossomed and grown with his move to South Florida with his main gallery currently located in a 18,000 square foot building in the heart of Lake Worth.  He has been serving his loyal customer base in South Florida since 1982.

 

Bruce Kodner Galleries, Inc. represents the fourth generation of expertise in purchase, sale and appraisal of fine home furnishings and art properties.   Mr. Kodner is donating his time as well as the Live Auction items, whose value is over $100. per item.  He will conduct a Live Auction at 7:30 pm and then continue to meet with attendees for verbal appraisals.

 

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Mr. Kodner is also interested in purchasing select items and will donate 10% of the price to Temple Judea.   Such items include :

  • All Chinese and Japanese Works of Art
  • Sterling Silver Flatware and Tea Sets
  • Bronze and Marble Figurines
  • Lalique Crystal
  • Antique Paintings
  • Ivory
  • Coral
  • Jade
  • 20th Century Modern Furniture and Metal Objects
  • Jewelry
  • Diamonds
  • 10K, 14K, 18K, 22 K Gold Jewelry
  • Gold and Silver Coins
  • Paper Currency
  • Watches (Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe)
  • Tiffany
  • David Yurman
  • John Hardy
  • David Webb
  • Chimento
  • Harry Winston
  • Meissen Porcelain
  • Clocks

Each person will register and receive a numbered ticket.  The committee will begin handing out numbers at 4:00 pm.  As patrons wait in the social hall for their number to be called, there will be food and beverages available for purchase and plenty of seating.  Fresh turkey, roast beef and vegetarian wraps will come with fresh fruit salad.  Home made baked goods, soft drinks, water, coffee and tea will all be  on hand.  The Live Auction will take place at 7:30 in the social hall.  Mr. Kodner and his team will be on hand until there no longer people in line waiting for appraisals.

 

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 The year 2009 marked another historic milestone for BKG as Bruce’s son, Jacob Kodner, joined the company as its 4th generation auctioneer following in the longtime family tradition. As well as being the company’s newest auctioneer, in 2010, Jacob Kodner became the company’s second graduate gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America. He is an accredited jewelry professional and is a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist. Mr. Kodner welcomes anyone to also have him act as auctioneer at their next charity event.

 

For more information about Temple Judea please call 561-799-0283 or go to:  www.gotj.org   For more information about Bruce Kodner Galleries, Inc. please visit: www.brucekodner.com

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Visual, Visceral and Voluminous: Insights into Debbie Mostel’s Art

Describing someone’s artwork is a sensitive matter. While The Rickie Report is not acting as critic, asking an artist to share themselves with our readers takes trust.  We started to share Debbie Mostel’s story in a previous post when she was inducted into NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) in New York City and announced that she would be showing at Red Dot in Miami soon after. The depth of Debbie’s personality and her artwork call for this extended interview.  Debbie’s work will be shown at Solo Exhibition at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall and again in March at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  Here, she shares her advice to artists and art lovers about maneuvering your way through sizable shows; some tips for artists to network; and some insights into her larger-than-life pieces.

Globe : "Baja Bound"

Globe : “Baja Bound”

Most of Debbie’s work has interactive qualities such as spinning VCR motors, trap doors,wind-up toys and even a pair of Slinky’s!   Tom Shadyac, director of Jim Carey movies and more recently the revered film “I Am”, was presented one of Debbie’s Globes as an appreciation for the message that both director and artist hold in getting the message that “we are all connected”.  Debbie has been a guest demonstrator at the Norton Museum’s Art After Dark, a Best of Show winner twice at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and has numerous newspaper articles written about her. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County

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TRR: Tell our readers about your experience as an exhibitor at Red Dot in Miami.

DM:  The experience was awesome and I was extremely proud to be part of the show.

 

Hindu Tornadic Activity

Hindu Tornadic Activity

TRR: What suggestions would you give an artist who has not done such a large show before?

DM:  First, you should scope out each show. Do your homework – this is a business, like any other business trade show.  I believe in “Go Large Or Go Home”.  Let me explain: Once you figure out what show is the best show for YOU, put everything you have into  making it successful.  Don’t skimp or try to cut corners to try to save money.  This isn’t necessarily about selling, though if you do, that is a nice perk.

 

Once you are committed to a show, you must put in your best work.  Create and print a full catalog.  Invest in good lighting and good quality signage.  I actually added more signage once I arrived at Red Dot and saw what other artists had in addition to what I had already planned.

 

During the show, have a seat.  Art show-goers don’t like to be followed around in your booth.  Let them know that if they have questions, you are there to help them.  Remember your business cards and postcards!   You have to have the right attitude and stay positive.  You are spending 6 days and long hours to promote your art!  Be professional!

 

Feeling the Squeeze

Feeling the Squeeze

TRR: What about after the show?

 

DM:  You MUST follow up with the people who signed your guest book, with other artists you networked with during the show, and gallery owners who stopped by.  This is a lot of WORK!   This year, there were over 27 shows including Red Dot, Art Miami, and Art Basel.  I felt that Red Dot seemed to focus on emerging artists.  In looking at the statistics from 2011, the number of shows has grown. I would expect 2013 to continue to grow annually.  That offers a lot of opportunities to a lot more artists.

TRR: Any advice for the show attendees?

DM:  For art lovers and buyers, you have to pace yourselves because the sheer amount of art work can be overwhelming.  You really need to plan on more than just one day and you still will not see it all!  To avoid having your eyes glaze over from seeing too much art, book a hotel.  Take a break.  Each show has different fees.  Personally, I believe it is hardest for the Gallery owners and Buyers.  They have to look at everything in consideration for their collectors and clients.

Tower of Youth

Tower of Youth

TRR:  When we first met, you were anxious to show me a science-related article.  What types of materials do you enjoy reading?

DM:  I will read anything that has to do with science.  I always read the New York Times, Scientific American and I think that Smithsonian Magazine is the best out there.  National Geographic has engrossing articles, but I also watch a lot of television!  Again, anything science-related, so obviously NOVA, PBS, Science Channel.

I have always been fascinated with how things are made and where something comes from. I enjoy visually stimulating shows like “Orangutan Island”,  underwater series, “Oddities”.  I never know when an idea will spark and where it will lead me!

 

New Monarchy

New Monarchy

TRR:  Do you ever relax?

DM:  I actually relax when I am playing golf!  I just love how beautiful nature is.  I can really take it all in when I walk my dog before sunset.  My background in landscape design has given me a better appreciation for some of the Audubon areas in Palm Beach County.

TRR: Does your son share your artistic  interests?

DM: Not really.  He loves music and plays drums in a local band, Abolish Oasis.  He wants to go to college to pursue a career in the music business.

 

Trilobite Surfing

Trilobite Surfing

TRR: What inspires you to create such a breadth of artwork?

 DM: Everything!  Really.  I can be staring a gym ceiling and an idea for a new piece of artwork will pop into my head.  We have to remember why we are artists.  We can tune into the minutia of the every-day and go and create art. The synapses in my brain flip all the time!

 

Mind Reader

Mind Reader

To see Debbie’s artwork, the public is invited to a reception at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby on January 18 from 6 – 8 pm.  The building is located at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens 33410.  Her SOLO exhibit is called “Technology Deconstructed-Nature Reconstructed”.  The exhibit continues through February 21st.  City Hall is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Debbie will also be at the 2013 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show from March 1st – 3rd, which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  The Palm Beach Fine Crafts Show is professionally juried to ensure the highest level of excellence and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists’ studios across the U.S. www.PalmBeahFineCraftShow.com  For more details about Debbie’s work contact: 561-779-0030 or go to:www.debbieleemostel.com

 

 

 

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Multi-Media Art Exhibit Presented by NAWA – “Image Makers,GardensArt”

 The Rickie Report hopes you will come to see “Image Makers”, a multi-media art exhibition being presented by the The National Association Of Women Artists, Florida Chapter. Among them are local artists of national renown.  How exciting to have this exhibit so close by in Palm Beach Gardens!  

NAWA, FL Chapter Presents

 

IMAGE MAKERS, GardensArt


November 30, 2012 to January 10, 2013

Palm Beach Gardens City Hall

10500 N. Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

Opening Reception is Open to the Public – December 7, 2012 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Viewing Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) announces their season premiere exhibition with “Image Makers, GardensArt”.  Artists have prepared 6″x6″ canvases which will be for sale during the show.  Proceeds go toward their scholarship program for high school art students.

Grace Fishenfeld’s “Caravaggio”

 

A special award has been added!  One of the artists will be chosen to have a One person show for GardensArt, which will be selected by GardensArt supervisor, Amy Stepper.  Juror, Victoria Skinner, Visual Artist and Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University will award cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Judge’s Recognition.

Betty Usdan Zwickler’s “My Father’s Threads”

The National Association Of Women Artists, (NAWA)  is the oldest professional women’s art association in the USA. The Florida Chapter is its only regional chapter in the country.  Member’s art work is juried into the association at headquarters in New York City.

Hilary Pulitzer’s “Kitchen Beauty”

MISSION STATEMENT

” The purpose of the Association is to promote culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, lectures, art demonstrations, scholarships, awards and other educational programs. Association shall foster public awareness of and interest in works of art with emphases on fine art created by women. It will encourage new emerging artists through all appropriate means”

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, FLORIDA CHAPTER INC.

On January 6, 1995, the first and only chapter of this prestigious art association was founded in Florida by Liana Moonie, of Palm Beach and Connecticut, a past president of National, along with Madeline Weiss, of West Palm Beach, the first local president of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter. The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. with regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented High School art students toward the college of their choice. Our exhibition venues have included the Armory Art Center, Northwood University, and Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Gardensart at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, The Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, the Capital Building Gallery in Tallahassee and various Northern Trust Banks throughout the state.

For further information, email NAWA Headquarters at office@thenawa.org or Anica Shpilberg, NAWA/FL Membership- anica@shpilberg.com or check out their website: www.thenawa.org

 

 

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