Fish House Art Center And Arts Council Of Martin County Invite You To Art Alfresco!

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art. The artists will be in action, plein air, and more on January 16th from 11-3pm. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.Entertainment will be offered by Alli Evans. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

Art Gumbo Gallery

Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

Arts Council of Martin County

Invite You To:

 

 

“A  R  T      A  L  F  R  E  S  C  O”

 

 

Fish House Art Center

 

 

Saturday,  January 16th

11-3 pm

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

 

 

 

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DETAILS ABOUT  “ART ALFRESCO”

 

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art.

 

 

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Art By Robin Makowski

 

 

The artists will be in action, plein air, from 11-3pm on January 16th. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.

 

 

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Painting by Carol Kepp

 

 

 

If you haven’t visited the Fish House, you will be surprised to find art studios that include mosaic, clay works, weaving, shibori dyeing, lampworking and other unusual arts.

 

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 “Poppy” by  SallyPearson

 

 

 

Support the arts council by spending an enjoyable afternoon at the Fish House, watch art being created, visit the unique studios and have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. Entertainment will be provided by Alli Evans.

 

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Painting by Brenda Leigh

 

 

The art created that day will be raffled; visitors can buy chances to win the art created at Art Alfresco. Completed artwork will be displayed at the Art Gumbo Gallery for 2 weeks following the event to encourage additional ticket sales.

 

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Painting by Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

All proceeds go to the artists and the Arts Council. Art Alfresco will culminate on January 29th with a champagne toast at the Grove Dock Bar for the artists, while winning tickets are pulled.

 

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(Left to right Nancy Turrell, Arts Council of Martin County, Diane Concepcion, Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, and Carolyn Gordon, Art Gumbo Gallery)

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!

 

 

Participating artists:

Carol Kepp
Elizabeth H Thompson
Julia Kelly
Sally B Pearson
Robin Makowski
Mallo Bisset
Nancy Steinberg
Sharon Ferina
Brenda Leigh
Val Lally
Amber Moran

 

 

For further info contact:

 

Carolyn Gordon 772 210-2950

or

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

 

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mandel JCC Offers One-Of-A-Kind Tour Including Hutchinson Island, Elliot Museum, Gilbert’s Bar House Of Refuge, Fish House Art Center. Registration Now Open.

The Mandel JCC offers a one-of-a- kind tour around the historically beautiful Hutchinson Island! The day begins at the Elliot Museum, which was built by Sterling Elliot’s proud son Harmon as a tribute to his father. Travel through the mind of this creative genius, holder of over 125 patents and inventor of a critical element leading to the success of the automobile. In June of 2012, the Museum merged with the Classic Boat and Maritime Museum,offering a wonderful collection of classical boats, boat models along with appreciating local maritime history.  Visit Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge with picturesque views of the Florida coast while visiting one the oldest structures in Martin County. Enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Pawnbroker. End the day at The Fish House Art Center, with glass arts, fine art painters, silk artists who create wearable art, a weaver and a nationally renown beaded jewelry artist. You can watch your future purchases be created right before your very eyes!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including bus transportation from both Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  Don’t miss this exciting day!

 

 

 

 

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M A N D E L  J C C

of the Palm Beaches

 

CULTURAL  DAY  TRIP:

 

The Elliott Museum

Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

The Fish House Art Center 

 

 

Thursday, February 18th

Pre-registration by Jan 27

 

 

Boynton Beach- 8:00 AM Departure/ 6:00 PM Return

Palm Beach Gardens- 8:45 AM Departure/ 5:15 PM Return


Cost: $70/Member; $82/Guest

 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity

to visit some of Florida’s historical gems!

 

 

 

Elliot Museum

 

 

The Mandel JCC is proud to offer a one-of-a- kind tour around the historically beautiful Hutchinson Island! Our day will begin at the Elliot Museum, which was built by Sterling Elliot’s proud son Harmon as a tribute to his father. The tour will give guests time to travel through the mind of this creative genius. Sterling was a famous inventor who held more than 125 patents in his lifetime! Some of his inventions include the first knot tying machine, the Elliot addressing machine, the pneumatic tire, the unequal turning of the front wheels or the steering knuckle- which was a critical element in the success of the automobile.

 

 

In June of 2012, the museum merged with the Classic Boat and Maritime Museum. This will give patrons the opportunity to not only appreciate Elliot’s work, but to also see a wonderful collection of classical boats, boat models along with appreciating local maritime history.

 

 

After a tour of the Elliot, we will have the opportunity to visit Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge. Enjoy picturesque views of the Florida coast while visiting one the oldest structures in Martin County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the House of Refuge is one of ten houses of refuge along Florida’s east coast. These “houses” were havens for sailors and travelers who were shipwrecked along the coastline. According to the House of Refuge website, these establishments were, “run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.”

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

 

 

 

Following these two tours, we will have a wonderful lunch at the Prawnbroker. Then, we will end our day at The Fish House Art Center. Located in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, this is one of the last commercial fish houses that are still in operation. Situated on the Manatee Pocket waterfront, patrons will have the opportunity to explore the work of the eight resident artists that reside at the Art Center. With glass arts, fine art painters, silk artists who create wearable art, a weaver and a nationally renown beaded jewelry artist, you can watch your future purchases be created right before your very eyes!

 

 

For more information visit the JCC’s website at www.jcconline.com.

Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

The address for this event is 5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse Shares August Offerings And Upcoming Specialty Workshops

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors has brought new classes and techniques to share with you! The Rickie Report shares the August Workshop Schedule, studio time and group visits. Indicate your interest in a future Felting Workshop. Sign up now for Kathy Hay’s Eco Print Workshop in October. NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule. Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “I can hardly believe summer is going by so fast, My 2 weeks at Arrowmont were wonderful and I learned so much new information! I’m putting together some really exciting workshops and I hope you will join us at The Dyehouse.”

 

Interested in a September Felting workshop with Robin Firth of Heartfelt Silks?  This would be held on Sat or Sunday, September 19th or 20th. Before committing I would like to see if there are enough people interested. Please email ayafiberstudio@gmail.com if you are interested or to let me know things you might be interested in.

 

 

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Hand Dyed Mobius Shawl

 

Suzanne will be adding new workshops monthly! I have received some very exciting proposals from some of the best fiber artisans I know and I am excited to see what this season will bring. Eco- Printing , basketry, felting, dyeing with lichen; these are just a few! In order to help me with this could you take 3 minutes to fill out a survey? http://questionpro.com/t/ALh1lZSuW9

 

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

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Marbling on Fabric
Monday  August 17, 2015
10:00- 3:00

 

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Shibori Dyeing – Silk Scarf

Wednesday, August 20, 2015

10:00 -1:00

 

 

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Intro To Shibori Stitching on Raw Silk

 August 23, 24, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

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Select DeGumming on Raw Silk

Thursday, August 27  10:00 – 3:00

 

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Indigo Play Date!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

10:00 – 3:00

 

 

Come enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the dock, gather and mingle with like minded fiber artists, learn new techniques. Call Suzanne at (336) 693-4606 for more information
In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. Purchase a Studio Pass! It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

 

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Eco-Printing Workshop With Kathy Hays

 

Eco-Printing workshop with Kathy Hays

October 16, 17, 18, 2015

Eco Printing is contact printing of plants onto fabric. In this 3 Day Eco Print workshop intensive you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques. Silk and wool fabrics have an affinity for plants and create fantastic prints. This workshop is perfect for fiber artist, feltmakers, dyers and art quilters. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles. This workshop is designed to learn essentials to carry printing at home.

 

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  • Day 1 Introduction – A discussion about what is Eco printing, what type of fabrics necessary, the equipment, materials, solutions and processes that are used for successful prints. A demonstration of how to make a bundle is given and balance of the day students make bundles. An indigo vat will be available, some fabrics are dipped for printing on day 2

 

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  • Day 2 First bundles are processed in the morning with results and discussion in afternoon of results. In the a.m. different bundling techniques are demonstrated and students allowed to explore those techniques. Those morning bundles will be processed in p.m. (if indigo vat available students may use their fabric from previous day)

 

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  • Day 3 Bundles will be opened from previous day and results discussed. (Fabrics from day 1 can be dipped into indigo vat .) Final bundling technique to produce high definition prints will be demonstrated. The balance of the day if finishing up all bundling processes and discussion of results.

 

$150 Deposit will hold your place in class; Balance of $300 due 1st day of class (cash/check) payable to Kathy Hays. Cancellation before 9/25/2015 will credit toward another workshop at Aya Fiber Dyehouse.

Materials List will be supplied September

LIMIT 10 persons

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!
Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

New Arashi Fabric

New Arashi Fabric

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606

or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Aya Fiber Studio Announces New Dyehouse Studio Space, Workshops, Classes and Great Gift Ideas

The Aya Fiber Studio in Port Salerno Florida is happy to announce their new Dyehouse Studio Space!  Located in the Fish House Art Center, the Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse will offer classes and workshops for all levels of instruction and ability in the fiber arts, sewing, dyeing, silk screening, marbling, silk painting, shibori, natural dyeing, surface design and indigo dyeing.  The Rickie Report shares some fabulous photos and reminds everyone that the first Indigo Workshop begins May 11th!  What a great Mother’s Day, Graduation Day, Father’s Day or ANY DAY gift idea!  Get a group of friends together or come and join the group.  We know this is a friendly atmosphere with all the tools you will need.  If you are looking for something ready-made, stop in!

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

FISH House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

 

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

 

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

Suzanne Connors tells The Rickie Report, “My work is inspired by my life in south Florida and my times living in the Caribbean islands. I am drawn to the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Workshops on specific techniques will be held weekly and monthly for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers will include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

In addition you can rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida!

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

Results from a Workshop at Aya Fiber Studio

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching two day workshops: June 14-15, July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Marbling on Silk workshop: May 17, 2015
***Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- beginning May 21, 2015 ( 1st session: ICE DYEING)

***Each Thursday Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.  

 

REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

 

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

Recently Dyed Fabrics Drying

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

STUDIO GRAND OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

Many fabrics to choose from

Many hand dyed fabrics to choose from

 

Studio equipped with:

  • sewing machines
  • serger
  • large cutting and work tables
  • irons/ironing boards
  • dress forms
  • wet area with sinks
  • dye equipment
  • drying rack and indoor lines
  • silk and batik frames
  • steamer
  • 4 harness Leclerc floor loom
  • Tapestry Loom
  • Marbling equipment
  • Reference library
  • Computer and printer
  • Wi-fi also available.

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

 

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

Beautifully Hand Dyed Shawl

 

Suzanne goes on to share, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step. The magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.  I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291