Artisans On The Ave Presents “BOXXED IN- BOXXED OUT”, Exploring Thinking Out Of The “Box”

How often do we use the phrase “thinking out of the box”?  For creatives, this is the norm! Appreciators of the arts of wonder “how did that person think of that?”  Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth is filled with fine art and fine crafts, handmade by people who ignore the rules and follow their passions to explore beyond what most of us see.  “BOXXED IN-BOXXED OUT” explores this side of creativity with an Opening Public Reception on Friday, September 16th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. All art purchased during this event will benefit the charity foundation of “Make A Wish” for children. A portion of the sales will be given to this wonderful organization to help a child’s wish come true.

 

 

 

ArtisansBANNER2

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300   561-762-8162

 

 

“BOXXED IN-BOXXED OUT”

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 16, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

 

 

artisansboxxedimg_20151204_180335462_hdr

Inside Artisans On The Ave

A View through 3 rooms of Handmade art, fine crafts and wearable art pieces

 

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

An artist is always thinking outside of the box. When we were young children in school, our art teacher told us to “Color within the lines”. True artists never listened to the rules. They explored their creativity outside of the boundaries!

artisansboxxedimg_2546
Artisans On The Ave is proud to showcase the talents of our artists who decided to think outside of the box. We are so glad they did. No matter what size a box is, an artist can fill it with their own handmade creations. As the old saying goes “Good things come in small packages”. We are proving that great art no matter what the medium or size, sometimes cannot be confined to a single box!

 

artisansboxxedimg_20160826_180127439

Handmade Wearable Art by Gabriele Kraus

 

 

The art can’t wait to jump out of the four walls of the box that holds it and become part of your space. Explore the 3 full showrooms of the gallery and find the boxed art. Each artist has chosen a piece of work for their representation of “filling the box”. Some of the art fits into the box and others are bursting out of the sides to show you how original and unique each piece is.

 

artisansboxxedimg_20160826_175102162

Edrian Thomidis

 

 

All art purchased during this event will benefit the charity foundation of “Make A Wish” for children. A portion of the sales will be given to this wonderful organization to help a child’s wish come true.

 

 

artisansboxxedimg_20160826_175450985

Linda Manganaro

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Visit this Opening Night for an evening of fun!

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

artisansboxxedimg_2549

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

JF Gallery Calls for Small Works – 2D and 3D – for Open Competition

JF Gallery is sharing a Call to Artists of small works for their upcoming exhibit in March.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and encourages artists world wide to enter.  JF Gallery recently exhibited at Art Palm Beach and Art Synergy.  We believe this is your opportunity to share your artwork and have it be seen by a wide variety of art lovers and gallerists.  2D work and 3D work will be included. Let us know when you get accepted!  There will be a reception on March 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JF2014+entry+form+JF+Gallery(1)

 

 

For more information about please contact  JF Gallery  3901 S. Dixie Highway   West Palm Beach Fl   Phone:  561-478-8281    www.jfgallery.com    Facebook   www.onantiquerow.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

Meet Kerr Grabowski and Joann Hendelman at Gallery Five

April promises to be a busy month with trunk shows and opportunities to meet a number of artists whose hand made work is at Gallery Five. The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the Artists Reception so you can meet wearable art creator, Kerr Grabowski and community-based jewelry artist, Joann Hendelman!

 

 

Gallery Five  

Invites You

Kerr Grabowski Trunk Show  April 2 – 6

Joann Hendelman Jewelry Show  April 1 – 30

Champagne Reception for Both Artists

Thursday, April 4th, from 4 to 7 pm 

 

Meet the Artists on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, from Noon to 4 pm

 

Kerr Grabowski’s successful integration of her love of color and mark-making with the challenge of creating wearable pieces has resulted in a whimsically sophisticated line of one of a kind fabrics and art to wear. Known for her innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes, Kerr is the developer of Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing/monoprint technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.

kerr-grabowski-fullfront.DSCF1547

 

Above:  One-of-a-kind silk crepe and silk chiffon wearable art vest. Kerr Grabowski developed Deconstructed Screen Printing, a printing monoprinting technique allowing for a freer, more painterly approach to screen printing.

kerrgrabowskigallery-rickie-AD

Kerr is a NJ Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient, and has been widely published including Ornament, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six and Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art. Kerr exhibits and teaches surface design, color and design workshops internationally.

 

product_thumb.php

Above:  One-of-a-kind silk crepe wearable art vest. Reverse side is black and white. Two vests in one. Shown worn over a Kerr Grabowski black and white top.

 product_thumb-2.php

 

Above:  One-of-a-kind silk crepe wearable art vest. Reversible side is black and white. Two vests in one.

 

Kerr explains, “Marks, both narrative and symbolic, have always been my way of relating to, and interpreting the world. My work is informed by a fascination with human interactions, my Mississippi background, and an interest in all cultures where art is an integral part of daily life-where mark making is a natural activity, a part of the celebration of being.”

intro1text

Joann Hendelman’s jewelry draws you in. You want to touch it and try it on!   She is one of only 11 artists chosen from hundreds for the prestigious ArtiGras Show this season.  Gallery Five has been selling Joann’s jewelry and we’re delighted to see her newest work!

 

JH_NK-DSC6864-rickie-ad

 

We love that Joann’s hand-made clasps allow for a necklace to have more than one focal point. The clasp can be worn at the back of the neck, unseen.  Or, the clasp may be worn to the side, giving the piece a more abstract flavor.  And the clasp has two different faces, so the wearer has many choices!

JH-NK_DSC6847-China-meets-rickie-ad

 

 

Joann’s use of eclectic beads is refreshing!JH-NK2_DSC0108-rickie-ad

 

 

And her earrings and simpler pendants still are statement-makers!

 

JH-PD_The-Kiss-rickie-ad

 

JH-EARRINGS_Split-Leaf-rickie-ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 25 seasons in Tequesta’s Gallery Square, they relocated in 2007 to a new venue — still in Tequesta, and only a half-block from US 1 instead of a half-mile. The boutique is now at 140 Bridge Road, just one short block south of Tequesta Drive. (If you drive down US 1, Bridge Road is where you’ll see the CVS Pharmacy and Texaco Service Station. Look for Gallery Five  four doors west of the Texaco Station.)

For the season, December-March, their showroom is open Monday through Saturday 10-5. For the rest of the year, they are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 5, and at other times “when the spirit moves us.” Of course, they’ll be available by appointment. If you’re coming from out of town, we suggest that you call first (561-747-5555). You can always shop on-line 24/7 at www.gallery5.com

 

“We are proud of the success of Gallery Five and pleased that the gallery features work of more than 150 American artists from 40 states, with no imports (except for several wonderful Canadian artists). We invite you to visit the Gallery Five showroom to browse through our 62 drawers of jewelry and accessories and all the other custom-designed displays”.

You’re invited to browse through all the virtual drawers in this site to see the hand-crafted wonders by creative artists that Paula and Paul find as they travel around the U.S. in their search for fresh and original crafts.

 

Over the past 30 years, Gallery Five’s customers have learned to appreciate outstanding service. Their best advertising is satisfied customers.

If you have a certain flair, a spirit of adventure, a bit of flamboyance, an eye for good design, and a desire to look unique, we know you will love the fine crafts and wearable art collection at Gallery Five. – Paul and Paula Coben

 

 

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

 

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

Griffin Gallery Brings New Meaning to Exodus Story

The story of the Exodus from Egypt is well known but how many of us have seen an actual artifact from that time?  The Griffin Gallery in Boca Raton specializes in ancient art and artifacts.  Many of these objects are pottery, but in this article you will read about a fascinating find! The Rickie Report knows that those who celebrate Passover will be as intrigued as anyone interested in our common human history.

 

SAVING THE FIRSTBORN SON
EGYPTIAN POTTERY FROM THE TIME OF PASSOVER (PESACH)
Egyptian Mummy Lid1

 TIME OF MOSES

 
Rare Egyptian Pottery Sarcophagus Lid
 
New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty
 
14th – 13th Century BCE
 
 

 

Opening Reception

 

March 14, 2013

 

6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

 
  

The exhibition continues through April 10, 2013

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only, Sunday closed.

 
 
THE STORY OF PASSOVER (PESACH)
 
  
At the end of the biblical book of Genesis, Joseph brings his family to Egypt. Over the following centuries, the descendants of Joseph’s family (the Hebrews) become so numerous that when a new king comes to power he fears what might happen if the Hebrews decide to rise against the Egyptians. He decides that the best way to avoid this situation is to enslave them (Exodus 1). According to tradition, these enslaved Hebrews are the ancestors of modern day Jews.
 
 
 
Despite pharaoh’s attempt to subdue the Hebrews they continue to have many children. As their numbers grow, pharaoh comes up with another plan: he will send soldiers to kill all newborn male babies who were born to Hebrew mothers. This is where the story of Moses begins.
 
 
 
Moses
  
 
In order to save Moses from the grisly fate pharaoh has decreed, his mother and sister put him in a basket and set it afloat on the river. Their hope is that the basket will float to safety and whomever finds the baby will adopt him as their own. His sister, Miriam, follows along as the basket floats away. Eventually it is discovered by none other than pharaoh’s daughter. She saves Moses and raises him as her own, so that a Hebrew child is raised as a prince of Egypt.
 
 
 
When Moses grows up he kills an Egyptian guard when he sees him beating a Hebrew slave. Then Moses flees for his life, heading into the desert. In the desert he joins the family of Jethro, a Midian priest, by marrying Jethro’s daughter and having children with her. He becomes a shepherd for Jethro’s flock and one day, while out tending the sheep, Moses meets God in the wilderness. The voice of God calls out to him from a burning bush and Moses answers: “Hineini!” (“Here I am!” in Hebrew.)
 
 
 
God tells Moses that he has been chosen to free the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. Moses is not sure he can carry out this command. But God reassures Moses that he will have help in the form of God’s aide and his brother, Aaron.
 
 
 
The Ten Plagues
 
 
 
Soon afterward, Moses returns to Egypt and demands that pharaoh release the Hebrews from bondage. Pharaoh refuses and as a result God sends ten plagues upon Egypt:
 
 
 
1. Blood – The waters of Egypt are turned to blood. All the fish die and water becomes unusable.
 
2. Frogs – Hordes of frogs swarm the land of Egypt.
 
3. Gnats or Lice – Masses of gnats or lice invade Egyptian homes and plague the Egyptian people.
 
4. Wild Animals – invade Egyptian homes and lands, causing destruction and wrecking havoc.
 
5. Pestilence – Egyptian livestock is struck down with disease.
 
6. Boils – The Egyptian people are plagued by painful boils that cover their bodies.
 
7. Hail – Severe weather destroys Egyptian crops and beats down upon them.
 
8. Locusts – Locusts swarm Egypt and eat any remaining crops and food.
 
9. Darkness – Darkness covers the land of Egypt for three days.
 
10. Death of the Firstborn – The firstborn of every Egyptian family is killed. Even the firstborn of Egyptian animals die.
 
 
 
The tenth plague is where the Jewish holiday of Passover derives its name, because while the Angel of Death visited Egypt it “passed over” Hebrew homes, which had been marked with lambs blood on the doorposts.
 
 
 
The Exodus
 
 
 
After the tenth plague pharaoh relents and releases the Hebrews. The quickly bake their bread, not even pausing for the dough to rise, which is why Jews eat matzah (unleavened bread) during Passover.
 
 
 
Soon after they leave their homes pharaoh changes his mind and sends soldiers after the Hebrews, but when the former slaves reach the Sea of Reeds the waters part so that they can escape. When the soldiers try to follow them, the waters crash down upon them. According to Jewish legend, when the angels began rejoicing as the Hebrews escaped and the soldiers drowned God reprimanded them, saying: “My creatures are drowning, and you’re singing songs!” This midrash (rabbinic story) teaches us that we should not rejoice in the sufferings of our enemies. (Telushkin, Joseph. “Jewish Literacy.” pgs 35-36).
 
 
 
Once they have crossed the water, the Hebrews begin the next part of their journey as they search for the Promised Land. The story of Passover recounts how the Hebrews gained their freedom and became the ancestors of the Jewish people.
Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary fine works of art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.
Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800  Works Cited: http://judaism.about.com/od/holidays/a/The-Passover-Pesach-Story.htm
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art is located at  Gallery Center608 Banyan Trail  Boca Raton, FL 33431  Call: 561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855  www.griffingallery.net    griffingallery18@yahoo.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

Shopping at Whole Foods Is an Artful Experience in Wellington!

Who would not enjoy multi-tasking when it comes to grocery shopping and looking at artwork?  Whole Foods in Wellington makes it a habit to support community-based artists.  They’ve partnered with Wellington Art Society by offering exhibit space and a catered reception for a member of WAS.  The next one is February 15th!  The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss Marie Letine’s artwork, so get your grocery list ready and we’ll see you at Whole Foods in Wellington! As you will read in this article, Marie is a multi-tasker, too! Her life philosophy keeps her focused end energized.

 

logo_new_pdf

 

contact

Artists Reception Honoring Marie Lentine

Friday, February 15th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

Exhibit Runs Through February 28

 

 

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Marie Lentine who currently has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market!  The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven

 

Marie’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Marie paints in acrylic and watercolors and has a dozen paintings in this show.  In addition, artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  Marie’s artwork will be on display until February 28th.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00. Whole Foods will provide a reception and yummy snacks and drinks. There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Marie Lentine is an artist, yoga instructor and Holistic Health Educator.  She began painting in 1981 and is primarily self-taught.  Understanding that learning through others is an integral part of being an artist, Marie is a member of Pen Women of America, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Boca Museum, Armory Art Center and Wellington Art Society.  She tells us, ” I have acquired knowledge and techniques along the way from very gifted artists regarding surface design and watercolor.  My style is light, colorful, playful and sometimes considered provoking.”

 
     

Tools

Tools of My Trade

                                          

As Marie worked and traveled with Club Med teaching English, the sunrises each morning, the colors of nature and the tranquility of the tropical landscape left a lasting impression on her soul.   She shares, “Wherever I went, in whatever country, with whatever language or people, sunrises, sunsets, the realness, aliveness and joy of nature were a constant…a message to me about Life…and Spirit!”

 

Marie’s passion and distinctive character are one with her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Through my artwork, I am able to see and understand all sides of my personality…watercolor reflects the more serious and adult side, while batik lets the child come out and play…I think that the medium of acrylic on canvas is a happy blend of the two and also the philosopher in me shows up!”
Out of The

Out of The Quagmire Into Clarity

“What I have found, is that I paint because I have to…before realizing this about myself, I was not really content from the inside out, and as soon as I gave myself permission to just do what came through from inspiration to canvas, my whole world changed, I became ME.”

 

For Marie, art is not only what goes onto a canvas, it also includes language. Her  “The Life is not all Black and White” series holds much meaning for me.  While painting the first in this series, a poem emerged which expresses further the thought.  She tells us, “…Goes like this…”Life is not all black and white, tho some folks think it so, to live in the have tos, can nots and shoulds, instead of the SUPPOSE!…. and goes on….”

Maria bold

Bold and Beautiful

Marie explains more about her involved lifestyle. “Coming from a very creative family, I am fortunate to have some innate talent, which I first discovered and used during the many years that I was a Hair Stylist and co-owner of a Beauty School in Boston.  For the past 30 years while living in Florida, I have worked with interior designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals and custom commissioned paintings.  For several years my artwork took a back seat while I was directing Art Galleries, Antique Shops and teaching Yoga in Palm Beach.”    

Marie’s painting arm was shattered and reconstructed after an accident in 2001.  How did she cope with this?  She tells The Rickie Report, “painting and making jewelry again emerged as a healing method to regain my mobility and motor skills.  With Yoga, I was able to rehab not only my body but my entire being…and use that life lesson as a transformative experience……” We can see how her inner strength and strong sense of creative purpose motivated her.  

She has been practicing yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1975.  Marie enjoys working with those that have special needs, rehabbing  either physically or emotionally or dealing with cronic illnesses.  Marie is devoting more time to painting and sharing Yoga as a way of life! She teaches seniors in different communities and also at “gentle Yoga class” at Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington.  

“I am available for commissioned paintings and murals as well as private yoga classes. ….Living Yoga and Art are who I am…  My intention is to continue sharing this with others…”

 

Maria - gathering

Gathering Hope Along the River of Life

Although I use different techniques, there is continuity in my work that comes from deep within that wants to express the beauty of life and seems to reflect life’s little lessons that are not always apparent.   Flowers are not just flowers, trees are not just trees, black and white is not just that…they are friends, family….memories…lessons and philosophies…!

 

Maria - opening

Opening To The Fruits of Life

 

WAS and Whole Foods will have a new artist SOLO exhibit every three months. Artists must apply for this show, must be Wellington Art Society members, and submit at least 12 paintings for display. The minimum size is 16″ x 20″.   Since some of the spaces are large, 2 – 3 paintings may fit near each other. For more information about joining WAS or their events, http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com/  or go to: www.wellingtonartsociety.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