Sheila Firestone Speaks About The Journey Of Creating A Musical At Boca Raton Branch Of American Pen Women On January 26th. Public Is Invited

The public is invited to hear composer, Sheila Firestone present The Journey to Creating the Musical, “Miriam and the Women of the Desert” on Saturday, January 26 at the TeaLicious Tea House in Delray Beach, FL.  An active member of the Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women, Sheila will share anecdotes about her visits to Israel, the twenty-two year span in creating this musical, plus the Biblical Miriam and the women who surrounded her. Sheila’s full staged musical premieres on February 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to RSVP!  The National League Of American Pen Women is a valuable organization for women artists, authors, composers, creators, and musicians to network.  These events are open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Branch, National League Of American Pen Women 

Presents:

The Journey to Creating the Musical:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Hear Music From a New Musical and The Story of its Creation!

Sheila Firestone – Music Composer

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 – 5:00 p.m

 

 

Reserve by January 18, 2019 :

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

TeaLicious Tea House

4995 W. Atlantic Avenue  Delray Beach, FL 33445

561/638-5155

 

 

Join the Boca Raton Pen Women for a delightful afternoon, featuring a preview of some of the music from “Miriam and the Women of the Desert” and a delicious tea luncheon. Composer and Pen Woman, Sheila Firestone will present “The Journey to Creating the Musical, Miriam and the Women of the Desert.” Sheila will share anecdotes about her visits to Israel and the sights, sounds and visions that inspired her compositions. Her musical accomplishment, which took over twenty-two years to complete, is a fascinating story about Sheila, as well as the Biblical Miriam and the women who surrounded her.

 

 

Sheila Firestone

 

 

 

Sheila is a prolific musician whose orchestral works have been performed at venues in the U.S. and internationally. She served as the Music Chair of the Boca Raton NLAPW since 2003, and was Branch President from 2014 to 2018.

 

 

FILL  OUT  AND  RETURN  WITH  YOUR  CHECK:

 

Members: $27 ~ Non-members: $30    Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Hutt, 7666 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

Email Elaine Hutt for more information: elainehlasvegas@aol.com

Luncheon Menu: Please circle your choice of croissant sandwich:

(1) Croissant with turkey

(2) Croissant with tuna salad

(3) Croissant with egg salad

(4) Croissant with chicken salad

 

Croissant sandwiches are served with soup of the day, a small salad and fruit.
Dessert: scone with clotted cream and preserves.

Choice of Four Teas: Lemon Lavender,  Apple Honey,  English Breakfast,  Decaf Creme Brulé.

 

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Deadline for Receipt of Checks: January 18, 2019   

Note: We cannot accept checks after the deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

The fully staged production of Sheila’s new musical, with a cast of talented singers:

“Miriam and the Women of the Desert”

Sunday,  February 24, 2019
4:00  – 5:15  pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
188 South Swinton Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33444

Buy Tickets

A spiritual musical journey that speaks to the Exodus through the eyes of Miriam the Prophetess. Stories are drawn from Torah and from midrash. Miriam, the keeper of the well, the voice of the women, along with her brothers Aaron and Moses, leads the journey. Explores family relationships of mothers raising strong women, father’s influence, meaningful love relationships, offspring and generational heritage. As we wander through the desert searching for meaning, the cast of seven beautifully trained voices tells the stories of Miriam, Zipporah, Yocheved and significant others. Featuring Cantor David Presler as the Pharaoh. Book, lyrics and music by composer Sheila Firestone.

 

 

 

Moses and Jethro

 

 

For more information:  http://www.sheilafirestone.com.

 

 

About The National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is an organization of professional women in the arts – writers, artists and music composers. Established 43 years ago, the Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest branches in the country.

Members have opportunities to interact with other professional women and showcase their creative work in public forums. Workshops, art exhibits, lectures, music programs, competitions and special events are offered. The Branch supports the local community through outreach programs and scholarships awards.

The National League, headquartered in Washington, D.C, is the oldest women’s organization in the U.S. Throughout its 120-year-history, the NLAPW has attracted many prominent women to its rosters, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl Buck, Erma Bombeck and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, whose statue of President Lincoln stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, was an early member of the NLAPW.

From October to April, the Boca Raton Branch holds luncheon programs, featuring interesting and inspiring speakers. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheons and meet our creative members. To register for a luncheon, visit our Web site and download a reservation form.

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Boca Pen Women Invite You to Tea!

The Boca Branch of the National League of American Pen Women invite you to tea on Thursday, October 16th.  This is an opportunity to meet other female artists, authors and musicians to network and learn more about this great organization.  The group will also pay tribute to Patricia Wilson, a retired newspaper columnist and freelance writer. The Rickie Report urges you to make a reservation.  More details are in this article.

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 

cordially invites you to

 

Three Hats of Pen Women

Tea and Tribute

 

~ Thursday, October 16, 2014 ~

 

One in the afternoon

 

 

Couvert is $25 for both members and guests

 

Reservations MUST be made by Tuesday, October 7

Don your prettiest Chapeau and qualify for a special Prize

 

 

Delray Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach

 

It’s Tea Time  for the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.  Every October the Boca branch hosts an elegant Tea, inviting area female Artists, Authors and Musicians to come discover what being a member of Pen Women is all about. This serves as their annual recruitment for new members.

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015.

 

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

 

As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music! Reservations are required for the Luncheons and Tea!

 

Pat Wilson

Pat Wilson

 

 

 

~ Tribute to Patricia Wilson ~

 

This year’s Tea will feature a Tribute to Patricia Wilson, who has served the Boca Raton Branch of NLAPW as a charter member for 37 of the 39 years the organization has been in existence. She has a lengthy resume, faithfully serving the Pen Women in various offices and capacities since 1977. In 1993, Pat was proclaimed Florida’s Pen Woman of the Year.

 

 

A retired newspaper columnist and freelance writer, Pat has always been involved in community and church activities in the city of Boca Raton, where she resides with her husband, Richard and daughter, Jennifer.  You will discover more about this illustrious lady at the Tea and in this year’s 2014-2015 Yearbook, which has been dedicated to her.

 

Reservation Form

 

Please make my reservation for the Boca Pen Women’s Tea and Tribute.

NAME: (Please print) _______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________

 

PHONE: _________________________

E-MAIL: _______________________________________

Enclosed is my check for $25 made out to BOCA RATON BRANCH NLAPW

Mail to: Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, 7622 Trapani Lane, Boynton Beach FL 33472

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, October 7th

 

 

For Tea Reservations and further information regarding

Boca Pen Women contact:

Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, President  561-732-9455 or clpalma35@gmail.com  or visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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

 

 

Durga Garcia’s ABCs on Getting Your Work Out There Part I

Durga Garcia is a professional fine art photographer who, for the past five years, has made her business flourish.  In 2013/14, she was not only inducted in NAWA (National Women Artists Association)  but also exhibited a SOLO Show at NAWA’s headquarters in New York City!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share a two-part article, with Durga’s clear-cut system to “Getting Your Work Out There”.

 

 

 

“The ABC’s

of

Getting Your ArtWork Out There”

by

Durga Garcia

 

 

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Durga tells The Rickie Report, “This is what I have learned after 5 years of entering art shows… From my first local show in Delray Beach, living through those first rejections and not winning 1st prize, to now entering international level competitions, exhibiting Internationally and winning awards.  I have now graduated to being asked to review portfolios and be a juror to shows.  These experiences have given me a special insight for helping to ensure success and not taking rejections personally.”

 

 

First – Be Prepared

 

  • Have good images of your artwork

 

  • Be able to re-size and re-name files

 

  • Have Artists Statement(s)

 

  • Have Several: CV / Bio, short, long, specific

 

  • Have a Head shot

 

 

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Not all competitions ask for the same information nor the same size file, be prepared.  If you need help managing these computer-related tasks, contact The Rickie Report.  Rickie has a list of resources who can help!  You need to ask yourself: Do I want to spend time and energy on the “business” part or would I be better off hiring someone and use my time to CREATE? 

 

 

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Where to find:

Art Shows, Exhibits, Competitions? 

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Canoes uo the Loxahatchee River"

Durga Garcia, “Canoes Travel Up the Loxahatchee River”

 

 Portfolio / Competition Sites

 

www.megashot.net

www.500px.com

www.flickr.com

www.pBase.com

www.ndmagazine.net

www.instagram.com

www.faso.com

www.see.me

YourOwn.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Allegory of the Maidens"

Durga Garcia, “Allegory of the Maidens”

 

 Call to Artist Sites

 

www.onlinejuriedshows.com (1920px @72dpi)

www.callforentry.org  (min 1920px on longest side @72dpi)

www.juriedartservices.com  (between 1400 and 4000px on longest side @300dpi)

www.smarterentry.net

www.TheArtList.com 

 www.allartcompetitions.com

www.artistsnetwork.com

 www.asingularcreation.com

www.artdeadlineslist.com

 www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com

www.artpoints.net

 www.competitionsforartists.com

www.artshow.com

 

 

Durga Garcia, "Mossy Woods"

Durga Garcia, “Mossy Woods”

 

 OnLine Competitions – 2D

 

www.lightspacetime.com ( largest side 1000px @ 100dpi)

www.jerrysartarama.com/art-contests

 

 

What Should I enter?

 

 

Image by Durga Garcia

Image by Durga Garcia

Inspiration / Exposure sites

 

www.viewbug.com

www.stumbleupon.com

www.pinterest.com

www.artfinder.com

www.Facebook.com

www.theartstack.com

www.newmasterartist.com

www.artspan.com

www.ceramicartsdaily.org

 

And….

 

Carry your image portfolio in your phone, show it to friends and listen to the feedback you get.

 

 

Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

Durga Garcia for Susan Renick

 

 

PLUS:

 

  • Go to Art Openings, see what is being shown, be inspired, meet people, support other artists.

 

  •  Be active in art groups (most have exhibit opportunities)

Armory Art Center,  Artists of Palm Beach County,  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Wellington Art Society,  Delray Art League,  Florida Scape Artists Plein Air  Painters,  Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (to name a few)

 

  •  Sign Up for www.therickiereport.com  ART news e-letter to keep up the area art happenings,  and it is free!!!!
  • Have a signature on your emails

 

 

 

Both Durga and Rickie feel that this is a lot of information to absorb.  

We want to give you some time, so this article will continue tomorrow.

 

 

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