Stop By Center For Creative Education For Special FREE “The Art Of Science” Exhibit Friday, October 25 In Conjunction With Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ Event. Fun For kids And Adults!

“The Art of Science” initiative is a collaborative effort of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) and Center for Creative Education (CCE) based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities.  Enjoy the special FREE expo on Friday, October 25 during the Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ event.  This promises to be fun for kids and adults!  The Art of Science exhibition will be on view in the Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at CCE from October 4 to October 25 during regular gallery hours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

The Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery at Center for Creative Education

 

PRESENTS:  

“The Art Of Science”

 

 

A Special | FREE | Expo Event!

Friday, October 25

6  –  8 pm

In conjunction with the Northwood Village ‘Art Night Out’ event

Fun for kids and adults!

 

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Exhibition is open to the public Now through October 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Science is made possible with support from Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. which receives significant funding from the children’s services council of Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

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“War Of The Worlds” & “Earth From Space” Come Together At CCE For A Multi-Media Art Experience

Journey through space at the Center For Creative Education‘s current Smithsonian’s “Earth from Space”.  CCE and the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium partner to bring NASA images  by photojournalist Gary Rothstein.  Meet Gary at the Public Reception on Friday, December 7.  On Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, continue your expedition in the Hilton Theater for a LIVE stage performance of “War of the Worlds”. The CCE’s C4 Media Arts students created unique posters for “War of the Worlds”, which will be on view.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to reserve your tickets. There is special pricing for children.  KUDOS to CCE for making learning FUN!   Begin with shuttle preparations, lift-off, seeing the many landscapes of Earth from space, and then return home with a new appreciation of our planet and universe.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

425 24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927       cceflorida.org

 

P R E S E N T S:

 

 

 

‘War of the Worlds’ & ‘Earth from Space’

A Multi-media Art Experience

 

E A R T H   F R O M   S P A C E”

 

 

 

Exhibition Reception –  Open to the Public

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 6 –  8:30pm

$10 Entry To Support CCE

Photo Journalist, Gary Rothstein will be signing copies of his book ‘Lift Off’ (select NASA shuttle images)

 

Food and Beverage will be available

Exhibit is available now through  January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

The 20-poster set features beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet—from the swirling arms of a massive hurricane and the grid-like pattern of Kansas farmland to the triangular shadows cast by the Great Pyramids and the sinuous channels entering the Arctic Ocean. “Earth from Space” illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand mankind’s understanding of life on Earth. It also explores the remote-sensing technology used to gather the images and describes the individual satellites whose images are on display.

 

 

 

 

“The Smithsonian is proud to be able to share illuminating scholarship from the National Air and Space Museum in a format that allows for extraordinarily widespread distribution,” said Anna Cohn, SITES director. “‘Earth from Space’ inspires dreams and discovery, and while the photographs were taken from far away, they can launch learning opportunities about our lives here on earth.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The poster exhibition was born of the popular and award-winning museum exhibition of the same title that premiered November 2006 at the National Air and Space Museum. In 2007, “Earth from Space” won a U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content.  The images provide clues about the nature of our planet and offer teachers opportunities to engage students in a broad array of science topics, including geography, environmental studies, ecology, oceanography and meteorology.

 

 

 

 

An educational companion web site, www.earthfromspace.si.edu, contains an online version of the SITES exhibition, and additional images and information. It also provides numerous educational resources, including lesson plans, classroom activities, web site links and available publications.

 

 

 

“Earth from Space” was developed by the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with SITES. Andrew Johnston, a geographer at the center and author of “Earth from Space” (Firefly Books, 2004), is the exhibition’s curator.

 

 

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 50 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play.

 

 

 

 

The Conrad N. Hilton Theater

at

Center for Creative Education

Presents:

 

 

 

‘War of the Worlds’

A live, radio play.

What was at first thought to be a meteor, turns out to be the first alien craft from Mars bent on destroying the human race.

‘W a r     o f    t h e    W o r l d s’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, December 14th

7  pm showtime

$10 Adults, $5 Children

&

Saturday, December 15th

2  pm showtime

$10 Adults, $5 Children

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  https://cceflorida.org/hiltontheater/

 

 

 

Artwork by Nadia Noble 

 

 

 

In conjunction with the Smithsonian images, CCE has partnered with the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium to combine NASA images taken by photojournalist Gary Rothstein.  These images are comprised of shuttle launches and up-close detail shots of shuttle preparations for space travel.  Famed Florida landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher is also featured with his ‘God Speed’ image on loan that captured Astronaut John Glenn’s ascent as the oldest person to go into space aboard Discovery in 1988.  Exhibition support by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Also paired with the exhibition is a live performance of ‘The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script.’  This performance based on the novel by H.G. Wells will be performed live in CCE’s Hilton Theater which combines live performers and digital media in an unprecedented public offering not found anywhere else in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Tia D

 

 

‘War of the Worlds’ is patterned after the Lux Radio Theatre program which ran for years through the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Lux Radio Theatre was indisputably the biggest, most important, most expensive drama anthology program on radio. It ran from October 14, 1934 until June 7, 1955, then continued on television as Lux Video Theatre until 1957. In all, some 926 one-hour episodes were broadcast, providing a record of the most important entertainment events in American theatre and, later, film. This production of ‘War of the Worlds’ features local actors and involves the use of live and recorded sound effects.

 

 

 

Brought to you by K2 (Kay Squared) Productions.

Kay-Squared Productions specializes in producing small-cast plays and is owned and operated by CCE Teaching Artist Kim Cozort Kay and her husband Kenneth Kay.  “Theater is a reflection of life. This project will marry three art forms.  Students will proudly see their lives and artistic contributions reflected and valued with each story told on the Hilton Stage.” – Kay-Squared Productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by D Andres

 

 

 

 

 

 

425  24th Street    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-805-9927

For more information about this event, classes, workshops or upcoming exhibits:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

JonathonO@cceflorida.org

State Issued Photo ID Required for Visit
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 106   F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

Thank you to CCE supporters:

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

“Art Of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” At Center For Creative Education Opens Saturday, October 14th

The public is invited to a Special Opening Reception in The Gallery at Center for Creative Education on Saturday, October 14th.  “Art of Science: Science Showcase Exhibition” will showcase the artwork of students who took part in a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites. Brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County and Whole Foods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is arts education at its best – kudos to all involved!

 

 

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

425 24th Street  West Palm Beach, FL 33407
 (561) 805-9927    cceflorida.org

 

 

 

ART  OF  SCIENCE:

SCIENCE  SHOWCASE  EXHIBTION

 

 

 

A Special Opening Reception

Saturday, October 14th

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Sponsored by Whole Foods

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of CCE

 

 

 

 

The Art of Science initiative is a collaborative effort of the Center for Creative Education, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities delivered to ten Palm Beach County elementary after school sites.  

 

“Art Of Science”

 

 

 

Third through Fifth grade students were taught five sequential inter-related science sessions by the South Florida Science Center on various topics such as the beauty and anatomy of cells, brain anatomy, and the anatomy of a neuron. The science lesson incorporated an art project with a CCE Teaching Artist in which the students reinforced their scientific knowledge through visual arts.

 

“Art of Science” Silk Paintings

 

 

 

This exhibition has been brought to you by Prime Time Palm Beach County and Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or how to get involved:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager

Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street   West Palm Beach, FL 33407
T: (561) 805-9927 ext. 160    F: (561) 805-9929
W: cceflorida.org 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!

 

 

 

 


601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com

 

 

Families may click on palmbeachculture.com/camps to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:

 

Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.

 

For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com      (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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“Keys to the Cities”: Carla Golembe Shows Her Piano Design

 Six months ago, Kathi Kretzer, founder of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, announced a new Call to Artists.  “Keys to the Cities” has brought 18 pianos, 18 pianists, 17 artists and 1,584 keys to Palm Beach County!  The Rickie Report sent out the Call to Artists.  This article details the events and celebration for the kick-off of “Keys to the City” and shares the experiences of one of the artists, Carla Golembe.  We hope you will go to see the pianos – the public is welcome to play them, too!

 

 

 

18 Pianos, 18 Pianists, 17 Artists, 1,584 Keys

A Unique Unveiling of

Sight & Sound, Song & Sensation

KEYS TO THE CITIES

Kick-Off Party

 

 

After six long months of colorful creativity, a unique collaboration of sight and sound will be unveiled at last – so let the eye-dazzling and ear-pleasing harmonies begin.  Kathi Kretzer, founder of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation,  announced that the much-anticipated KEYS TO THE CITIES Kick-Off Party will be held on Friday, November 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Waterfront Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach.

 

 

At the fun-filled event, the Foundation will unveil 18 different baby grand and upright pianos, all of which have been whimsically designed, each with its own unique theme, by 17 extraordinary local artists.

 

 

A piano owned by the late baseball great Gary Carter has been redone by artist Frank Navarrete in all too fitting Mets motif and dubbed “The Kid.” Artist Sharon Koskoff has reimagined a jazzy-style Grand that she is calling “Knockin’ at Heaven’s Door,” while Nadia Utto‘s piano has an intergalactic look that would float perfectly through the new Sandra Bullock flick, Gravity.

 

 

 

The art students at Watson B. Duncan Middle School and their teacher Courtney Hess have produced a funky “Zentangle Piano,” artist Julie Beaumont‘s Spinet has a recognizable theme of Florida Wildlife, and Eduardo Mendieta‘s Console now sports a child’s face and is titled, “Overlook.”

 

 

Additional piano-painting artists include Liz Brice, Caron Bowman, Karen Chandler, Joseph Dzwill, Silvana Frontera, Carla Golembe, Emmanuel Gonzales, Eric Kucera, Holly Rutchey, Alicia Stamm and Amanda Turner, whose colorful creations run the visual gamut from traditional beauty to wildly offbeat.

 

The official unveiling on November 1 will also include an unforgettable performance by a one-time-only 18 Piano Orchestra with 18 distinguished pianists all playing together: Dr. Robin Arrigo, Ruo Balko, Sandra Baran, Shawn Berry, Jerry Crank, Susan Dahlberg, Copeland Davis, Terrence Dwarika, Jan Fulford, Linda Johnson, Pat Johnson, Linda Jordan, Kathi Kretzer, Monte Lambert, Laurie McDonald, Betsy McHugh, Janet Owens and Michael Yanette.

 

 

Tickets to attend are $100 each, and can be purchased by calling Kretzer Piano Music Foundation at 561.748.0036. The festive event will include Keys To The Cities Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to meet and mingle with the artists, the pianists and other music-loving supporters.

 

 

Public Display & Play in Palm Beach County

From November 2-17, the 18 gorgeous pianos will be on public display throughout the county. Among the various locations where visitors can see – and even play! – the “artified” instruments are Arts Garage in Delray Beach, on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, the Cultural Council headquarters in Lake Worth, Downtown At The Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Kretzer Piano in Jupiter, and at assorted spots in West Palm Beach, including City Center, CityPlace, Clematis Street by Palm Beach Dramaworks, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and the Waterfront.

 

“Professional pianists and music groups are scheduled to perform concerts on the pianos while they are on display, but the most fun will be in children (up to age 94) sitting down and plunking away. Our main message is that everyone is invited and everyone can play,” says Kretzer, who developed the program after learning of similar successful campaigns in London and New York City.

 

“This KEYS TO THE CITIES campaign fits perfectly with the mission of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, which is to provide music lessons and performing opportunities to everyone, especially underprivileged children,” she adds.

 

A “piano buddy” at each site will cover the instruments at night and during inclement weather. At the conclusion of the public display period, all of the pianos will be donated to local children’s charities and community organizations where they will continue to enrich the lives of people for years to come.

 

The 18 used pianos were donated for this campaign by the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation and by Carlos Aquino, Jackie Badome (in memory of her husband Frank), the family of Gary Carter, Cheryl Harrigan, Nancy Sale Johnson, the Lighthouse for the Blind, Opportunity, Inc., Sheryl Purcell, Paula Rodgers, Jamie Romeo, Karen Sade, Tony Tamaccio and Jan Young.

 

Sponsors of the first annual KEYS TO THE CITIES promotion include the City of West Palm Beach, Jerry’s Artarama, D.C. Moore Piano Movers, Arts Garage, Pete Bozetarnik, CPA, Guia Brown (Raymond James, Palm Beach), CityPlace, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Downtown At The Gardens, Burt Handelsman (Love Realty), Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Kretzer Piano, Janet and Bob Nakushian, Northern Palm Beach County Youth Foundation and Palm Beach Dramaworks.

 

 

Carla Golembe is an award winning artist, illustrator, author and teacher.  Her work is shown at galleries throughout the United States.

Collections include Hyatt Corp, Pan Pacific Hotels, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA), Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), Boston Public Library, University College of University of Maryland, Montgomery County MD Art in Public Places and others.  She has received artist residencies from the Hambidge Center (Rabun Gap, GA); Altos de Chavon (Dominican Republic) and Kalani Honua (Hawaii).  

 

Carla teaches at  The Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (561 392-2503) and  Delray Beach Center for the Arts (561 243-7922 (x 317 or x478).

 

TRR:  The Rickie Report spoke to Carla about her design:

CG:

I have three bird feeders in my backyard, outside my studio.   These birds have captured my imagination and have wound up in a number of my arwork pieces.    I had just finished working on a “Tree of Life series” for Kolbo, a Judaica Gallery in Boston.  I was inspired to create something with my “friends”, the birds.   I  wanted the design to be joyous and beautiful because it is going to be shared with a charity and the public.

 

TRR:    The imagery came from her Trees of Life and the bird feeders’ visitors. She included angel heads to give a sense of love, peace and beauty.   The final piano is quite different from the sketch although it follows the same theme.

"Piano of Joy" Design

“Piano of Joy” Original Design

 

The shape of the piano that is different from the original sketch and Carla realized that it needed a background color.  So, there were some changes made, but she stayed with her original theme.

 

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Just delivered!

 

 

The piano’s surface had to be cleaned of all dust, especially in the back where there is a lattice work. Then, Carla sanded the entire piano and applied two coats of primer.

 

3 Primer Coats

Two Primer Coats

 

Carla applied a few coats of paint to suggest sky and clouds. She used different techniques such as scumbling, blending and layering to produce the background for her artwork.

 

Layering the Background

Layering the Background

 

Once the background was dry, Carla was able to sketch out her design with chalk.

 

Sketching With Chalk

Sketching With Chalk

 

When Carla paints the imagery, she does so with numerous layers of paint, starting with dark underpainting.

 

 

9/19/2013  Back of Piano

9/19/2013 Back of Piano

 

Now Carla adds more layers, using brighter colors.

 

9/26/2013  Back of Piano

9/26/2013 Back of Piano

 

This view shows the  two painted male buntings and an interpretive cardinal – all from her back yard.  The eyes are actually Swarovski crystals!

 

 

Side Detail

Side Detail

 

 

Carla paints a final glaze, which will help maintain the design and painting.

Carla Painting

Carla Painting Final Glaze

 

 

Here is Carla’s guard cat, Vinny, making sure no one touches the piano.  Even though there were birds nearby on the piano, Vinny never tried to attack them!

Vinny Guards the Piano

Vinny Guards the Piano

 

 

Carla tells The Rickie Report, “This has been a fun and interesting journey.  I like projects with deadlines and was able to immerse myself in the process, which took two and a half weeks.  I loved the process and especially love that I’ll get to see what the other artists have done!  Not only will the pianos be in public spaces where people can play them, but ultimately will end up in a children’s charity or a community center, where others will truly appreciate them.

 

TRR:  We are not showing you the finished piano – you will need to go and see it!  Enjoy!!!

 

For ore information about Carla’s artwork or classes:    carlagolembe@gmail.com, 561 498-9185, www.carlagolembe.com

 

For more information and a chance to glimpse some of the 18 designed pianos, check out “Keys to the Cities” on Facebook.  Kathi Kretzer    Kretzer Piano & Kretzer Piano Music Foundation   561.748.0036   kkretzer@kretzerpiano.com

 

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