Inaugural Celebration of Jewell’s Founders Day

The public is invited to an Inaugural Celebration to kick off  The Pioneers of Jewell  Commemorative Celebration in Lake Worth.  On August 19th, the Mayor of The City of Lake Worth will sign an official Proclamation citing August 22nd as “Jewell’s Founders Day”.  “Jewell” is the original name of what is now know as “Lake Worth”.  The public is welcome to attend a FREE event on August 22nd at South Shores Tavern.  You can be sure that future plans will include musicians, artists, storytellers as well as historians. The Rickie Report hopes you will read this article and get involved!

Commemorating Jewell Committee
Invites  You to An
Inaugural Celebration
Friday, August 22, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 pm
South Shores Tavern

502 Lucerne Ave at the corner of “M”  Street
Lake Worth FL   33460

On Friday, August 22nd, we will hold the first Celebration of the Lake Worth, Pioneers of Jewell Inaugural Commemoration.  It is the first in a number of activities that will be planned. Musicians, storytellers, artists and more people in the community will become involved. This is to celebrate the first settlers of the Jewell community (1885-1912) and to understand how to continue their vision of what is now Lake Worth.

At the August 22nd event, there will be an unveiling of the first “Jewell” postcard, created by Janet Villasmil.  In addition, the Committee will  reveal a new piece of artwork by Janet, which will be used as part of their fundraising efforts.  Everyone attending the Celebration will receive a FREE postcard.

According to the Lake Worth Historical Museum:

“The area that is now referred to as Lake Worth was settled a few years after Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862. In 1896 Henry Flagler extended his rail line south from West Palm Beach; making Lake Worth much more accessible for new settlers. Much of present-day Lake Worth was once owned by Samuel and Fannie James, two former slaves. While the James’ where in possession of the property, the future townsite was referred to as Jewel. In 1911 Fannie James sold the core area of her land to Palm Beach Farms Company.”

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Janet Villasmil, community based artist, completed the painting shown above.  Fanny James is greeting the Barefoot Mailman. Her husband, Samuel James, is in the background bringing some barrels into the general store/post office.

She tells The Rickie Report, “We would like to invite: Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Storytellers, and anyone else who would like to come to this Celebration.  There will be appetizers for our guests as well. If there are any questions, please contact: Priestess Yogini NuRa-Dina at https://www.facebook.com/PioneersOfJewell

As Janet Villasmil says, “Dreams from behind can be dreams for the future.”  This is everyone’s opportunity to share not only their own history of Lake Worth, but any archival materials ( photos, paintings, pamphlets, posters, postcards, diaries, etc) that families might have in attics or closets.    For more information please contact: Janet Villasmil  at  njvillasmil@bellsouth.net

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Nicole Galluccio’s Pop:U:Lux SOLO Exhibit

Nicole Galluccio is an emerging artist from South Florida focused on creating acrylic and paper on canvas works. Her bright and energetic paintings are heavily influenced by pop culture, media tabloids, fashion, vintage patterns, comic art, and illustration. Her passion for art tends to navigate toward street art, graffiti artists, and 80’s pop artists.  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce her Pop:U:Lux SOLO Exhibit at South Shores in Lake Worth. There will also be a fundraising raffle to benefit Blooming With Autism.  Read more here.

 

 Nicole Galluccio

 

Pop:U:Lux Solo exhibition

South Shores

502 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth FL 33460

Opening Reception

Saturday June 7th 6-9 PM

Nicole’s work will be on exhibit now through June 23rd

 

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Nicole Galluccio has a BFA in Studio Art/Painting from Florida Atlantic University and has been painting for 19 years now. Her style is clearly unique and she feels grateful to have opportunities to share it within the local art community. Over the years, many people have relayed that her work makes them feel happy and has an energizing effect. She feels that may stem from her own enthusiasm shining through in her creative work.

 

 

The management at South Shores is launching a series of 6 week SOLO exhibitions by a number of local artists in the Lake Worth Community.   There will be a Fundraiser, as Nicole will be raffling an original 20″ x 20″ piece of art with 100% of the proceeds to benefit a local charity, Blooming With Autism. They assist families by providing grants to families whose children need therapies not covered by insurance, such as art and music therapy. You can learn more at www.facebook.com/bloomingwithautism501c3
 
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“Joy” by Nicole Galluccio

Nicole shares, “I find inspiration for my floral pieces from nature as well as vintage fabrics.  I spin them into a heavily exaggerated illustrative pop version. Often my work evolves through the process and takes on a slightly different direction than initially planned. I can be influenced by a new vibrant fabric I have found, where I can employ certain color combinations that intrigue me. Color theory was always my favorite class, I actually enjoyed mixing every shade of grey known to mankind and it is the one class I can say that has truly lent to my constantly evolving color palette”.
"Sentient Creature" by Nicole Galluccio

“Sentient Creature” by Nicole Galluccio

She explains, “After graduating in 1998, I needed to find better ways to hone my personal style plus create depth and contrast to my more flat illustrative works. In school, I had dabbled in using different media including paper and textural pieces. I utilized the definitive contrast of a black and white background against the vibrant colors. I have always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines.  I felt what better use of the exploitation of celebrity and America’s obsession with it!  In turn, I contrast it against something so beautiful in nature vs. something so, well garish and absurd, in our culture. Something beautiful, vibrant and inviting vs. something dark, which we are drawn to as a culture as the background. Along the way, I started filtering in some headlines and wording that struck me in positive ways as well”.
"Now" by Nicole Galluccio

“Now” by Nicole Galluccio

Nicole tells The Rickie Report, “My process is constantly in transition.   I create to evoke emotion (hopefully positive), sometimes a laugh  and sometimes deeper thought provocation. I maintain my creativity level by exposing myself to art as much as possible, networking with other artists, and exploring our local art scene and the world around me. We have so many interesting artists in our local art scene and everybody has a story….that keeps me engaged…like minded people give me inspiration”.  

For more information about Nicole’s art work please visit:

www.facebook.com/nicolegalluccioart  or www.nicolegalluccioart.com  or   nicoleg265@aol.com or  561.901.9072.

 

 

 

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A New Century in Artistic Lake Worth

Lake Worth is beginning its second century!  The Rickie Report brings you an overview of art-related activities which will happen in this culturally conscious city.  Get your calendars ready for all the details in this article!

 

 

 

Merchants of Downtown : Lake Worth

The MOD Squad

101 Years and Growing

 

Lake Worth Celebrates its New Century as an Arts, Design and Entertainment District

 

 

With a growing number of unusual art galleries, the Lake Worth Playhouse, Stonzec Movie Theater and live entertainment on every block, the little town of Lake Worth, the town that time forgot, is rapidly emerging as a one-stop arts and entertainment district.

 

 

Friday, January 3rd  : Evening on the Avenue in Downtown Lake WorthLake Worth’s shops and restaurants welcome you its 101st year.  Look for artists and musicians on the streets throughout town and in most of the local restaurants.

 

Saturday, January 4th : Trinkets and Treasures and the Bees Knees hold their monthly Parking Lot Sales. Both shops are loaded with treasures they clear out at phenomenal prices.  Enjoy their barbeque and drinks as you rummage through their unusual finds.

 

Friday, January 10th – Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion: Sponsored by South Shores Tavern (502 Lucerne Avenue), this newest of Lake Worth events has grown each month.  The invasion will take place from 6-10 PM on the parking lot of PNC Bank.  Eat first and then visit the Patio Bar behind South Shores Tavern for an evening of wonderful entertainment. South Shores is now open for Lunch in the Garden  11:30 – 3p everyday.

 

Friday, January 17th– Evening On The Avenue-  enjoy a stroll through all of the shops and restaurants in town.  

 

During the week of Arts Palm Beach, January 24-27, Lake Worth’s Galleries and Artist Lofts will hold open houses for Art Tours.  Extremely expensive Fine Art will be on sale at Arts Palm Beach.  For those who want the quality without the high price tag, visit the galleries of Lake Worth. Buy directly from Lake Worth artists.  Lake Worth is where the art is made. The events throughout the county are titled, “Art Synergy.”  January 26th is Lake Worth’s turn to host visitors.  

 

 

Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery, 601 Lake Avenue, has a rotating gallery exhibit of the finest artists Palm Beach County. Many consider these artists among the best in the nation.  Closed on Sundays and Mondays, the gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday.  The Council’s gift shop offers wonderful works from local artists.

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street, is a non-profit 3-D artist cooperative of over 30 local artists. The artists produce works in clay, paper, bronze, glass, fibers and metals.  Without the 50% mark-ups of regular galleries, the works at this Mecca for 3-D artists are affordable.  From large sculptures to the finest of jewelry, the works are one-of-a-kind.  From emerging artists to the old pros, the work spans a wide variety of styles and materials.  The gallery is cooperatively artist run.  The artists are available to discuss commissioned works from any or all of them.  The gallery can be contacted for special group tours that include pottery wheel, glass spinning and wood turning demonstrations.  Call 561-588-8344 for information. January 17thWorks by Vandy. “Don’t Believe Everything You See in the Paper….Mache”  6-9PM

 

Bruce Webber and Maryanne Webber Galleries, 705-711 Lucerne Avenue  Bruce Webber has created a true fine art gallery that is full service.  It includes framing as well as the supplies artists need to create their works.  Maryanne Webber  specializes in handmade American Crafts by artists from around the USA.   The galleries are adjacent and  attract a variety of customers, new and old, to their unique stores. They produce unusual exhibitions on a regular basis.  Maryanne is the founder of the successful Lake Worth Street Painting Festival held every February, drawing visitors from all over the world.

 

Art Link International, 809 Lucerne Avenue,  Art Link International is a family-owned business of three generations: for 75 years they have dealt in the finest of European, American, Modern and Pop Art.  They house one of the finest collections of Highwaymen Art in the area.

 

Artefact Pardo Gallery, 805 Lake Avenue, buys & sells Old Masters, 20th Century Modern & Contemporary Art.  The gallery is open by appointment. Robert@TheArtefactGallery.com
Phone: 561-329-6264

 

Margot Stein Gallery, 512 Lucerne Avenue,  features painting, sculpture and works on paper by major post-war and contemporary artists. For over 30 years, Margot Stein has specialized in bringing to the art world outstanding examples of 20th century masters.

 

McMow Glass, 701 N. Dixie Highway,  offers the best in stained  glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.

 

Lake Worth Art League, 604 Lucerne Avenue,  was founded on January 6, 1941.  The League  was established to further the study and development of art, and enhance the cultural life of its members, which number approximately 200.  The league offers free exhibitions and demonstrations, art classes and outdoor show exhibits.

 

Exhibition ” Visual Memories ” is showing Jan. 14th – Feb. 8th 2014 at the Gallery, 604 Lucerne Ave. L.W., from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Outdoor Show Jan. 4 & 5, 2014 at the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza,  9:00 am – 4:30 pm Presentation ” Abstract Expressionism “, presented by Brenda Zappitell,  Jan 16, 2014, 7:00 pm. at the Gallery, 604 Lucerne Ave., L.W.    For more information call the Gallery at 561-586-8666.

 

Art Gallery Designs, 630 Lake Avenue, is one on Lake Worth’s newest galleries. The front of the gallery carries works of local artists.  The rear is used as classrooms for children and adults who want to wander in and create art works of their own.

 

Shoe String Designs, 716 Lake Avenue is located inside Palm Beach Home Interiors.  This funky, fun and colorful shop features the works of local artists as well as jewelry, handbags and painted furniture.

 

LSD Gallery  (Local Smoking Domain), 407 S Dixie Highway, features fine art and glass blown pipes of all kinds.  The works of art are created by celebrated artists from around the country.

 

The Lake Worth Artists’ Lofts were created from a federal neighborhood improvement grant to Lake Worth’s CRA. These lofts house 12 artists’ live/work spaces.  They will be celebrating “Art Pop” during the Synergy Art Tour of Lake Worth from noon to 7PM.

 

The Lake Worth Playhouse and the Stonzek Movie Theater: The Lake Worth Playhouse has more fun in its theater per square foot than any other arts entertainment center in the region.  A beautiful setting with the best of local talent, it is an experience not to be missed.

  Patsy Cline Tribute  January 8, 8PM

   Ain’t Misbehavin’  January 16-February 2

 

Stonzek Movie Theater: Whole new schedule every month, the Stonzek shows films that you will not see anywhere else in the county. Film shown seven days a week, films and show times vary. visit   www.lakeworthplayhouse.org  call 561-296-9382 for more info. Tickets $7-$9

 

 

The Merchants of Downtown (MOD Squad) is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown Lake Worth Business District.   For additional information contact JClay6@aol.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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Mug-A-Thon Promises Fun in FUNdraising for Clay Glass Metal Stone’s New Home!

 The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the upcoming Mug-A-Thon FUNdraiser for Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery in Lake Worth! South Shores Tavern will be offering good music, good art and good beer! The artists of Clay Glass Metal Stone promise over 200 decorated mugs to choose from!

 

 

South Shores Tavern

holding Big Fundraiser for

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery

A-Mug-A-Thon

Friday, March 8 and Saturday March 9

7 PM til Closing

 Good Music-Good Art- Good Beer

502 Lucerne Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth

The artists of the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery are busy turning out 200 uniquely decorated mugs for a fund-raiser sponsored by South Shores Tavern.  The fundraiser called at “Mug-A-Thon” at South Shores will enable Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery to survive its transition to a new location.  The fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 8 and Saturday March 9 from 7PM until closing.
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200 mugs are being created for the Mug-A-Thon.  With a tax-deductible donation of $30 you receive a mug, a fill-up of beer at South Shores and wine at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and two evenings of wonderful music. Friday night features Blues Dragon and Saturday night features Max DuBose and the M-Plants to the stage.  Featured also are Suzanne Canon and PinkSlip.  The South Shores outstanding Chef will be serving wonderful and affordable foods throughout the fund-raiser.
 
Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, a four year fixture in the Downtown Lake Worth Arts District, will be leaving the building they have occupied for all of those years.  The generosity of Jay Bernhardt allowed the gallery to function rent free for a while.  With a change of management and a monthly escalating rental cost, the non-profit artist cooperative found itself paying three times in rent over its monthly income.  Summertime air conditioning costs compounded the problem.  A concerted effort was made to find a new home in Lake Worth.  The building of the Lake Worth Arts District through the efforts of LULA, the Lake Worth CRA and Tracey Coffey were key to this decision.  A new home has been found at 15 South J Street and the gallery will be moving in by April 1.
 
“The artists of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery are deeply indebted to Karine Albano of South Shores Tavern for holding this fundraiser for us,” said gallery member Betty Wilson, also of the Dixie Art Loft and the Craft Gallery.  “This help allows us to meet our obligations, survive and thrive. We have raised money for so many other causes through the gallery, we are grateful that the community is coming together to help us when we need it the most.”
 
Clay§Glass§Metal§Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is currently located at 605 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.
It will be moving to 15 South J Street in April.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 9AM-1PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 orJCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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