Mary Christou’s Jewelry Evokes Art Nouveau, Steampunk, Fairy Tales, And SciFi. Meet Her On March 22 At Artisans On The Ave

Mary Christou creates jewelry pieces that speak to her love of Art Nouveau, Science Fiction, Steampunk, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian.  Artisans On The Ave features Mary’s jewelry masterpieces at a Free Reception on Friday, March 22.  Mary will be giving a demonstration, as she creates a cuff bracelet from its bare beginnings.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

 

Featuring:

 

THE    JEWELRY   OF

 

M  A  R  Y      C  H  R  I  S  T  O  U

Friday, March 22 

6:00  – 9:00  PM

Free Reception with refreshments

 

 

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

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

Mary Christou’s Green Steampunk Bee Watch Face

 

 

 

 

Mary Christou asks, “Are you bored when you walk into the mall or the jewelry store? Do you have trouble finding pieces that express your personality, and don’t offend your values”?    She tells The Rickie Report, “That was me, and that’s why I started making jewelry about ten years ago. Minimalist style is lovely and classic, but it’s not who I am. In stores, the Boho pieces I did like were often of poor quality, and mass-produced in third-world sweatshops, both things that go against my core values”.

 

Mary Christou’s “Alice Queen of Hearts Necklace”

 

 

 

Mary describes herself as a daydreamer, a lover of books and movies and music. She loves science fiction, Steampunk, fairy tales, and all things Medieval and Arthurian. Art Nouveau is her favorite movement, and she is inspired by nature, the forests, the oceans.

 

 

 

Mary Christou’s “Steampunk Heart Cuff bracelet”

 

“For years, I just bought simple clothes and jewelry that didn’t make me feel special at all, suppressing what I was inside. But then creative expression began seeping through, and finally exploded out of me. Now I can’t keep it in anymore.  Once I started making jewelry and giving it to friends, it just wouldn’t stop. Pretty soon, there was so much, I had to find more people to share it with. There’s nothing like the joy of seeing someone else feeling special and expressing herself by wearing my pieces”!

 

 

Mary Christou’s “Mermaid and Roman Glass necklace”

 

 

Mary goes beyond herself as she creates high quality art jewelry, often with recycled materials. 10% of her jewelry and class sales go to two charitable organizations: WaterAid provides clean water and basic sanitation for people in 38 countries (and counting). Kiva gives those less fortunate a leg up in their businesses so they can feed their families. She says, “I believe there is room for all of us and we can all help each other. I have also learned the joy of teaching jewelry-making to others, especially when they may have thought they were not “artsy” at all because they couldn’t draw. We are all creative, and if you can use a twist-tie, you can make jewelry from just about anything.  So do join me on this journey, because we all deserve to express ourselves and feel special every day”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460  

info@ArtGalleryPalmbeach.com
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

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Don’t Miss Hennevelts “May the Froth Be With You” Exhibit: A Sci-fi Art show. From Startwars To Dragons To Hmmm…What Is That? This Show Is Out Of This World

Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt’s Exhibit, “May the Froth Be With You” will take you out of this world!  All works are created by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt along with several collaborations works between these two local artist based out of Northwood Village. Yes, they are those “Hennevelts” from Hennevelt’s Gallery!  The exhibit takes place at Harold’s Coffee Lounge on Northwood Road in West Palm Beach through Friday, May 29th.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks!  We can tell you from experience, these sci-fi images and 3D art pieces are addictive – just like the froth on Harold’s Coffees!

 

 

henneveltShow poster

Harold’s Coffee Lounge

509 Northwood Road    W. Palm Beach, FL

“May The Froth Be With You”

Show Curator: Christian Bentall

Sponsors: Harold’s Coffee Lounge, Beat Thief

Show closes Friday, May 29, 2015

During  the Art and Wine Promenade

6pm – 9pm

Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/377688549093385/

"Bubos Cousin" Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

“Bubos Cousin” Sculpture by Freddy Hennevelt

The Hennevelts have been in Northwood Village for four years and have recently changed their Gallery location in Tinson Antiques at 540 Northwood  Road, West Palm Beach.  The Gallery space is small and features a total of 9 local and international artists.  Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5pm.

"Re Clomet" 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

“Re Clomet” 3d Artwork by Nickie Hennevelt

Freddy is in the Gallery on Wednesday and every other Saturday where he can often be found working on furniture restoration and refinishing. With so much going on, this energetic couple has found the time to pull together an amazing show that is being featured for the entire month of May at Harold’s Coffee Lounge located at 509 Northwood Road.  Nickie and Freddy also take commissions.

Please join Nickie and Freddy at their show closing on Friday, May 29, 2015 during the Northwood Village Art and Wine Promenade.

"Tie Fighter" by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

“Tie Fighter” by Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt

Hennevelt’s story goes back to a non physical world as they met online in a virtual world of Second Life. Discovering they had the same love of photography and art, they fell in love with each other. While never meeting in person, the two began an art gallery in the virtual world of Second Life with their photography of NWSPictures.
"Epus" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Epus” by Freddy Hennevelt

As Second Life became Real life for them and then opening a Gallery in the real world, their many talents as artist have unfolded to the public. Not only are they photographers but painters and sculptors from 2-D to 3-D. Freddy and Nickie also served as ArtSynergy Co-founders and District Leaders, bringing artists and artisans of Palm Beach County together during Art Palm Beach to showcase local artistic talent.
"X Wing" by Nickie Hennevelt

“X Wing” by Nickie Hennevelt

Widely known and appreciated community art activists, they co-founded the ArtX Artwalk for the Historic Northwood Art Walk Second Saturday each month! These docent led tours take art lovers to meet gallery owners and artists, as well as focus on the small businesses that make Northwood Village the hip place it has become. These events are Free and family friendly.  For details about the Artwalks, please visit: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com  
"Dragon" by Freddy Hennevelt

“Dragon” by Freddy Hennevelt

For more information please visit:

Nickie and Freddy’s website:

Hennevelts.com

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go

West Palm Beach, 33407 FL
561.506.4108      Email: Art@Hennevelts.com
Hennevelt’s Gallery on the Go website:   www.hennevelts.com

Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:

www.NWSPictures.com
NEW! Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/nhdesign4u
www.hennevelts.com/nhdesign4u.html

ArtSynergy Co-founders / District Leaders

http://artsynergypbc.com/

Nickie’s full time employment:

West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
http://www.wpblf.org/

 

Harold's Coffees, Sponsor

Harold’s Coffees, Sponsor

henneveltSponsor Beat Thief

Beat Thief, Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291