Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  

 

 

 

 

At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315      www.benzaitencenter.org     Email: aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM

 

 

 

“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

CLAIRE   KELLY

 

 

World Renowned Glass Artist

 

 

March 19, 20, 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass creations by Claire Kelly

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTIST DINNER

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM

 

An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.

 

 

Claire Kelly Artist Demo

 

GALLERY OPENING WITH 4-HOUR GLASSBLOWING DEMO

Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door

 

Visit:  

https://clairekellyglass.com/pages/about

 

“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly

FREE FAMILY DAY

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours

 

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

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Art Comes To Life in Flaming Glory at Lake Worth’s Art Synergy Event!

Art comes to life in flaming glory on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM!  Two of the most renowned glass artisans, Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen, will give live demonstrations of their glassblowing skills at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, a 14,000 square foot fine arts fabrication center located in Lake Worth. Benzaiten’s Creative Director Rick Eggert will also be demonstrating his phenomenal skills along with glass artist, David Peterson. Participants will also enjoy music,  flowing champagne & wine along with artistic nibbles plus a special gallery show with many of the city’s leading artists participating.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exciting program of Art Synergy/ARTWEEK during ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

 

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ART SYNERGY, 2015

 

Friday, January 23rd

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Ave South

Lake Worth, FL 33460

7pm – 10pm

Sponsors of Lake Worth Art Synergy include:

Presenting Sponsor:

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

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Hosting and Visiting Artists Sponsors:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

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and

McMow Art Glass

 

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Gallery Sponsor:

Habatat Galleries

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Glasswork Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

Come and meet the artists of Lake Worth. Lake Worth is fast becoming a serious hub of artistic activity. It is where art is shown, where artists live and where artists come to create their work. Come enjoy and see what it’s all about.

 

Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

 

Shelley Muzylowski Allen was born in Manitoba, Canada, and has a B.F.A. in Painting and Intaglio from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (Vancouver, B.C.). In 1998, Shelley worked with the William Morris sculpture team in Washington State as a glass-sculpting assistant through 2004.

 

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Glasswork Sculpture by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

 

In 2005, Shelley established a glass and sculpture studio with her husband, artist Rik Allen at their property in Skagit County, Washington. In addition to being an artists, Shelley and Rik and have taught internationally at the Toyama Institute of Glass in Toyama, Japan, and the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, England. They have also taught nationally, including the Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass Center and at the Pilchuck School.

 

Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

Glasswork by Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen

 

Shelley has been awarded Provincial and Canada Council grants, and her work is held nationally and internationally in public institutions and private collections. In 2008, Shelley had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, titled Modern Menagerie. Other selected shows include Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe and Scottsdale; Habatat Galleries, Michigan; Traver Gallery, Seattle; and Thomas Riley Galleries, Ohio. In 2012, Shelley was a guest artist at Studio Salvadore in Murano, Italy, where she collaborated with Davide Salvadore on a series of large-scale sculptures.

 

 

For more information about this event please contact:  Taylor Materio of McMow Art Glass Inc.  701 N. Dixie Hwy  Lake Worth Fl 33460  taylor@mcmow.com or ph: 561-585-9011 x108  or visit http://www.mcmow.com

 

For more information about Art Synergy/ARTWEEK 2015 and Art Palm Beach please visit:  www.ArtSynergyPBC.com

For additional Information, contact Ilene Gruber Adams at Ilene@ileneadamsinc.com or follow Art Synergy on Facebook.

 

 

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