Paul Cummings Offers Work Space, Classes And Camaraderie To Stone And Wood Sculptors In Boynton Beach

Paul Cummings‘ wood and stone sculptures reside in private collections around the world.  An award winning sculptor, Paul resides in Boynton Beach and offers classes, workshops, and work space for all levels of experience.  A student of other art mediums, Paul finds great satisfaction when he sees the image emerge from the wood or stone.  His greatest satisfaction comes from seeing his students’ artistry come to life!  Classes and Open Studio are available Monday through Thursday.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to call Paul to make an appointment. His sculptures are on display and for sale at Green Cay Nature Center and Paul is available for commissions. Paul’s rates are incredibly reasonable!

 

 

 

PAUL       CUMMINGS

W O O D       AND       S T O N E   

 

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“Fish” by Paul Cummings

“Hands” by Paul Cummings

JOIN  PAUL’S  SCULPTURE  GROUP

 

 

STONE  AND  WOOD  SCULPTURE  CLASSES

 

MONDAY THROUGH  THURSDAY

8 – 11 AM

 

Flavor Pict Road   Boynton Beach, FL

 

Call  for directions and rates  561-596-4423

 

 

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Drive down Flavor Pict Road in Boynton Beach through what was tomato farm territory (that’s what the name of the road alludes to), and you will find members of Paul Cummings’ Sculpture Group covered in dust as they create wood and stone sculptures.  From 8 – 11 am Mondays through Thursdays, you can access a large library for inspiration or answers, stones to choose from, and all the machinery you will need.

 

 

 

 

Paul Cummings Sculpture Group student

 

 

 

Paul tells The Rickie Report, “I have been creating 3-dimensional objects from my early days in wood. After I moved to Florida in 1972, I started taking stone carving classes in Boca.  After a class or two the regular instructor quit and they asked me to take over.  I did that for several years”.

 

 

 

 

Sculptures by Paul Cummings 

 

 

When Paul moved to west Boynton Beach on 10 acres of land,  it got to be a real trip to go to Boca and the two classes I was doing. So, I began classes in an outdoor studio and offered it by word of mouth to various people and it just expanded. The county  bought the property from me and I had to find new studio space, so a friend offered me a garage-type building in south Boynton where I am currently teaching”.

 

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Paul’s sculptures reside in private collections around the United States, Europe, and Central America.  He has exhibited and won awards and currently exhibits at the Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach. A 22 year veteran of the Air Force, Paul had a wide variety of tasks, depending on his rank (starting as a private and ending as a major).  He recently went on the veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Paul received degrees from University of Maryland and George Washington University.  His artistry has been published in “Sculpture in Stone”.

 

Contact Paul at:

cummingsps@att.net

or  561-596-4423

 

https://www.facebook.com/Pauls-Boynton-Sculpture=Group-766918713332061/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

 

Visit:

Green Cay Nature Center

12800 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, Fl. 33437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art Lofts Of West Village In Lake Worth Announces Purchase Assistance To Artist Households

The Art Lofts of West Village in Lake Worth announces purchase assistance is available.  Eight new townhomes with ground level studios are under construction and will be sold to Artist households. Purchase assistance is available to qualified buyers, if you or a member of your household is an artist and can afford a mortgage of approximately $150,000.  This is phase 2 of 20 total live-work townhomes in the West Village located at the corner of Lucerne Avenue and F Street across from the Lake Worth Arts Center. 

 

 

 

 

“Artist” – an individual with a record of professional accomplishment demonstrated through continuous public presentation and peer acceptance as either an emerging artist of outstanding promise or as an established artist with a recognized body of work. A determination of “artist” status is dependent on experience, reputation and achievements verified through a resume, letters of recommendation and support materials. Determination can also be made by the applicant’s job description and years working in an art-related field. This could include such trades or occupations as architect, graphic and web designers, theater, teaching in an art-related field, writers, interior decorators and others that work in an art-professional field. An “artist” does not have to work full-time as an artist but those that do not must have a professional and recognized body of work. Presentation to a screening committee is required.

 

 

 

The Rickie Report shares this Call for Artists to join 12 current resident artists in the West Village of Lake Worth. Each townhome includes street level studio space with attached garage, 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Delivery is planned for Early 2018. We share the details here and contact information. This is an amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

Construction is underway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the property.

www.artloftslw.com

Michael Pecar
Real Estate Development Director
Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.
cell (305) 401-7405

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

A Call For Artists To Join 12 Current Resident Artist In West Village of Lake Worth – Only 4 Openings Remain

The Rickie Report shares this Call for Artists to join 12 current resident artists in the West Village of Lake Worth.  There are only 4 remaining spots available from a total of 8 new live/work townhomes that are coming to the West Village, to be sold to artists. Each townhome includes street level studio space with attached garage, 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Delivery is planned for Early 2018.  We share the details here and contact information.  This is an amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit www.artloftslw.com for floor plans, renderings and applications.

 

For questions you may call Michael Pecar at Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc., 561-832-6776 x100.

Michael Pecar
Real Estate Development Director
Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.
cell (305) 401-7405

 

 

 

 

 

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

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artists Julia And Robin Rogers

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcome the public to three days of events featuring the art of renown glass artists, Julia and Robin Rogers.  Mark your calendars for February 23rd, 24th, and 25th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Family Fun Day!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South          Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

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BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS

FEATURING THE ART

OF

RENOWNED GLASS ARTISTS

JULIA & ROBIN ROGERS

February 23rd to 25th

 

Julia and Robin Rogers, renown glass artists

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23rd 6pm – 9pm
“Meet The Artist Dinner”  $100

 

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artists, a lecture by the artists, and piano music

 

“Group 2” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Friday, February 24th
“Gallery Openings”

$10 at the door or Free with basic membership
6pm – 8pm

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artists

8pm – 10pm

Now we open our doors to the young people, or people who are young at heart, and do a second glassblowing demo to the strains of live jazz music by the RECLAIM BRASS BAND

 

“Urban Group” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

Saturday, February 25th
“Family Demo Day”
2pm – 5pm
FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a 3 hour public demo by the visiting artists.

 

About the Artists:

Husband and Wife Team, Julia and Robin Rogers tell The Rickie Report, ” We are enlivened by the inherent qualities of molten glass; its luminosity, viscosity, and seductive flow.  Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates blown and sculpted glass with electronics, sound, light, shadow, and a host of other materials. Inspiration is around us all, our work is specifically driven by humanity, nature, science, and music. Collaboratively, we meld our ideas into, what hopefully are, contemplative, intriguing, and thought provoking works. In addition to sculpture, we create installation and performance”.

 

 

“Dancer” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Some of their series include, “Animalia Fantastica,” “Sentient & Sapient,” and “Architecture of the Mind.”  “Animalia Fantastica” is a series of blown/sculpted anthropomorphic glass figures.  Since the advent of human expression, animalia has been a driving source of inspiration. In fact, the oldest cave paintings depict animals and the hunt. This narrative continues in “Animalia Fantastica” touching on nourishment and sustainability.  “Sentient & Sapient” is a series of blown glass heads with mixed media that delves into our subject’s psyche.  These pieces physically and metaphorically open up to reveal the interior workings of the mind.  In “Architecture of the Mind,” heads are turned into buildings and the occupants and history of these buildings tell the story of the subject. Looking through the windows the dynamics of life are ever present.

 

 

 

 

“Sassy” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

“With performance and installation, we are able to broaden our ideas, creating a larger picture. Ideas of collective conscious, life cycles, perception, and an advancing technological civilization are prevalent in this work.  In the “Journey,” a performance, using a video projected and reflected in a pool of water, we tell a story that begins in a modern, active city in the rain and takes viewers backward through time to the beginning of all life on earth.  We use hot glass in this piece to represent the primordial ooze where life first emerged. We are two artists living, breathing, and working together.  Our minds never stop imagining the possibilities of what can be explored, discovered, shared, and executed”.

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please  visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

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

 

Applications Being Taken For Artist Townhomes With Studio Space In Lake Worth

The Rickie Report shares a Call For Artist Townhomes with Studio Space In Lake Worth.  Neighborhood Renaissance is accepting applications to purchase townhomes in Lake Worth’s new art-oriented West Village located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street across from the Lake Worth Arts Center. Applications will be reviewed in the order received so time is limited.  Please share this with artists who live out of our area, as this is an opportunity that few cities offer! The Public is invited to Meet the current West Village Artists December 7th through December 23rd at a number of events.  We share all the details here.

 

 

 

 

Meet the current West Village artists

At their show in the Arts Center (AKA – Armory Annex)

From December 7th through December 23rd

 

 

 

Event schedule available on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/urbanartslofts/

 

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www.artloftslw.com

 

  • Work/Create Ground floor studio with street access and bath room Live Light and bright open floor plans.

  • Each home is individually owned, not a condo

  • Sleep Two spacious master bedrooms each with en suite baths

  • Park Garage with 1 tandem parking space

  • Conserve Built to certified Green building standards.

  • Impact windows and doors.

 

www.artloftslw.com

 

A Community of 8 new townhomes (to join 12 art lofts already sold to artists)
 Ground floor studio space with street visibility and access
 Priced from $230’s to $245’s (purchase assistance avail for qualified buyers)
 Must meet definition of an “artist” (income restrictions apply)
 Located at the NE corner of Lucerne Avenue and North F Street
 Armory Arts Annex across Lucerne Avenue
 Sales will close in the Fall 2017~

~ Taking Applications now!

 

 

VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

WWW.ARTLOFTSLW.COM

OR

CALL MICHAEL AT 561.832.6776 X100

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

Lake Worth, In The Heart Of The Arts Offers Affordable Housing A Mile From The Beach For Artists

Have you always wanted to live a mile from the beach but never thought you could afford it?  The Rickie Report shares information about the next phase of live-work homes for artists in Lake Worth’s West Village.  We hope you will share this article with artists around the country, as Palm Beach County’s recognition as a creative hub continues to grow!

 

 

 

 

 

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Background:

 

The Lake Worth CRA developed a strategic approach to redeveloping the district several years ago. The Program to assist with this approach was called the Cultural Renaissance Program. Since that time the name changed to LULA, Lake Worth Arts. While the CRA worked on the development of the LULA program, the Agency also focused on several undertakings. These included the attraction of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council to the downtown, the attraction of an urban Publix, purchase of the 1000 Lake Avenue Building to serve as a future artist/cultural center and the awarding of over $23 Million in Neighborhood Stabilization funds for the development of workforce and affordable housing.

 

 

 

 

The development of the Urban Arts Lofts exemplifies a synergy between the two programs. The Lofts provide much needed live/work space for artists of all disciplines and safe, conveniently-located affordable housing, close to the downtown. The project was certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The Agency and its partners believe it is best for the City and for the long term users of these units that funds be spent on keeping the units affordable and includes sustainable materials and elements ensuring low utility costs.

 

 

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Phase 1 was 12 town homes built in 2013. All the original buyers are still residents. The construction of the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) was a true community development project, consisting of 12, brand new, two-story live/work lofts in the heart of the City of Lake Worth. The three essential elements of this project included: style, sustainability and affordability. The goal of the UAL is to provide workspace along with affordable housing. The complimentary outcomes include the development of lots that had been blighted and underutilized for many years, the development of energy efficient/green units that will help market the City and a real focus on setting the standard for quality opportunity housing within the City. The UAL is located adjacent to public transportation, work opportunities, and natural and cultural amenities. UAL is located on the corner of Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth Florida.

 

 

 

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For more information about the artist residents:

The current community periodically opens their studios to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/urbanartslofts/

 

For the application:

The attached application explains the requirements for buyers of Phase 2. The townhomes will be priced from $230,000 up to $245,000. The following is from LULA.

http://www.lakewortharts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=136&Itemid=545

 

 

For more information about this opportunity please contact: 

Michael Pecar, Real Estate Development Director

Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.

510 24th Street  Suite A

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

cell (305) 401-7405    (561) 832-6776 x 100
(561) 832-0483 fax
michaelp@neighborhoodrenaissance.org
www.neighborhoodrenaissance.org

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Galleria Gilda Opens In Lake Worth, Offering Classes, Workshops, Exhibit Space And Studio Spaces

Newly opened Galleria Gilda, located on North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, is bringing artists of many disciplines together!  Associated with The Artists in Florida Organization, Galleria Gilda offers paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how you can enjoy and benefit by getting involved – as either an art lover or an artist!

 

 

 

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WELCOME   TO   GALLERIA   GILDA!

 

2211 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, FL 33460
1-561-839-3054
Wed. – Sat.: 11am – 6pm
Sun.:1pm – 5pm
Mon. & Tues.: Gallery closed for workshops.

 

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The A.I.F.O features the works of local artists that inspire, excite, and intrigue our increasingly diverse clientele. Through the A.I.F.O provides both the emerging and professional local artists a place to showcase and sell their work. The organized exhibits feature the many disciplines of art; paintings, drawings, three dimensional works, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, dance, performance, glass and photography.

 

 

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“Cartier Watch” by Marilyn Samwick

The A.I.F.O’s goal is to work with the artists for the long term, assisting them through their careers by exhibiting their works in galleries and arranging placement in prominent public places such as commercial installations, fine dining establishments and private collections. A fresh exhibit will open monthly with a lavish Public Opening Reception, an art event that should not be missed!  A.I.F.O was established in 2013 by Jackee Swinson with the intention to help artists get their art shown in many public places.

 

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AIFO continues to grow and is open to new members.  

 

 

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“Embrace” by Joanne Urban

 

 Some of our judges in the past have been:
 
  
 
Laurence Gartel, Official artist for the 57th Grammy Awards™
Julie Adair King, Bestselling author of  books on digital imaging
Debby Coles –Dobay, Art in Public Places director,  City of Boynton Beach
Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places, Palm Beach County, FL
Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery 

 

 

Galleria Gilda Offers:

  • Wall space

 

  • Exhibit space

 

  • Small studio space for rent

 

  • Workshops and Classes including painting, drawing, pastel, jewelry, photography, and photography editing programs plus visiting guest from time to time.

 

  • Once a week socials are also offered in adult coloring and encaustics with all materials supplied including snacks.

 

  • The group tries to meet every other month to discuss upcoming events and each other’s artwork.

 

 

  • Our Motto is to be Dedicated to Developing the Artists of Florida and support the important role art plays in our society

 

 

  • Galleria Gilda Gallery, in association with Artists in Florida Organization, have both member and commission work on exhibit along with guest exhibitors.

 

 

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“Canal” by Ron Seitler

 

 

 

 

Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

Please visit with our staff and see what Galleria Gilda is all about!

 

 

For more information, including class schedules:

Visit our website at www.artinfl.org

or email

info@artinfl.org

 

 

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“Magic In The Moonlight” by Dovima Designs

 

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

An Open Letter to All Clay Artists

The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Open Letter to All Clay Artists.  Palm Beach County is a major gem in the crown of Florida’s crown of culture and arts.  The first building has been acquired to house the basic needs for 30-40 working artists.  Join in this pioneer effort to be part of  the largest community of working artists in the region.  More information is in this article.

 

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CLAY ARTISTS

 

Flamingo Clay Studio,Inc.

15 South J Street

Lake Worth Fl 33460

 

 

 

Dear Friends:

Several weeks ago many of you received a letter announcing the formation of a full facility cooperative ceramic studio that will be opening in Lake Worth this year.  We just signed the lease on the building and have begun putting together one of the most exciting projects for ceramic artists in the region. Our facility will house most of the studio space, electric kilns, glaze rooms and finishing facilities any clay artist could wish for, and for an affordable monthly price. We will have our first gas kiln outside our building.  We will be housed right next door to the Benzaitan Foundation who will be operating a large metals foundry and glass blowing facility.  We will be building our full kiln complex on their site that will include gas reduction, Raku, salt/soda and wood kilns.

 

 

Flamingo Clay Studio is the non-profit that runs the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.  Our mission is “To provide affordable studio and gallery space for 3-D artists.”  This studio is the first of many that will become part of a large campus of studio spaces for our artists.

 

 

This first building that we are acquiring will house the basic needs for 30-40 working artists. When you join us at this juncture you will be the pioneers of what we expect to be the largest community of working artists in the region.  Because we initially have room for only 30-40 artists, if you are to be a part of this project, we should know immediately.

 

 

We have started with a $10,000 donation from the Benzaitan Foundation. This allowed us to pay our first month’s rent and security as well as the fees needed to gain the keys to the building.  We will have to raise fees for architectural services that will give us the drawings we need to pull permits to bring us up to code. I am working on grants as well as a list of possible donors who support the arts and want to make this project a reality.

 

 

The monthly dues for membership in this project are $150 a month with a four hour a week work commitment.  For those who are “Snow Birds” and for those who cannot fulfill a work commitment, the dues will be $250 a month.  The work commitments will include studio clean-ups, glaze mixing, kiln firings and all things that make a studio run smoothly.  These co-op work commitments keep our monthly fees low and are what an artist would do anyway to keep a studio going.

 

 

 

We are asking the first 30 of you to pay your first three months in advance.  When the studio is operable you will be given an extra month for free.  (4 months for three months dues.) For those paying $150 a months this will mean a $450 payment.  For those paying $250 a month this will mean a $750 payment. This will allow us to start the work. Make you checks payable to: Flamingo Clay Studio and mail them to 15 South J Street, Lake Worth FL 33460.

 

 

Our initial rent is paid, and we will be given six months free rent (we will be paying the owner’s insurance and building taxes during this period) to get the bathrooms compliant to ADA standards, put in the a/c and set up the studio for those of you who want to come in and work as soon as possible. Once the building is up to code, you will be able to work.  Construction will be done in stages to allow us to raise the money for each phase.

 

 

Up until the time the studio opens, those of you who want to come and build tables and set up work and finishing areas would be welcome to join us.  Remember, we are the pioneers building this wonderful new studio together. This studio that we are opening would allow you the space and the finishing abilities through the kilns and glaze rooms and equipment you might not be able to afford on your own.

 

 

Joanne Berkow, founder of the Benzaitan project, and I would love to meet with all of you who have any questions about what we are all doing and where we are all going.  This complex we are collaborating on is so unique that to be on the ground floor will be exciting as well as historic.

 

 

I cannot close without adding this: The building that we are renting is one that we would like to own.  We are looking for a donor to purchase this building for the non-profit for both a tax credit and for naming rights.  Owning the building would allow us to put all of our resources into making this the finest studio around.  Once we have accomplished that goal, we will grow our studio space into another building and then yet another. If you know of any such person or foundation, please let me know.

 

Please contact me as soon as possible. We will be setting up a large meeting in the near future.  I will be happy to meet with any or all of you privately who have any questions and who want to join this co-op.

 

Sincerely,

Joyce Brown

JClay6@aol.com

215-205-9441

 

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

 

WITVA Moves to New Home; Offers Art Critique and Monthly Classes

For some, sharing their artwork publicly is difficult.  The Rickie Report understands this challenge and hopes everyone will take advantage of the opportunity WITVA is offering at their next meeting.  In addition, we list their regular class schedule and congratulate this wonderful group of men and women on their new home!

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WITVA

PRESENTS

Art Critiques by Susan Hanssen

Friday June 21 , 2013

Noon – 3:00

The Public Is Welcome to the

New WITVA Art Center!

2960 NW Boca Raton Blvd (NW 2nd Avenue) #8

 

WITVA is proud to announce its move to a new space, which has room for 2 artists to rent private studios!  Please call 561 504-9143  or email: WITVA2000@aol.com

 

Susan Hanssen will be the guest at this WITVA meeting.  Susan is an award winning and accomplished artist residing and teaching in south Florida.   She teaches in Fort Lauderdale.

 

Artists are asked to please bring 1 or 2 pieces for critique and suggestions for improving your art.

Susan Hanssen is a signature member of NWS and Florida Watercolor Society.   She works primarily in watercolor and gouache. Her paintings are generally figurative, although recently she has been exploring non-objective painting.  Her “Sheep Series” continues to be a favorite, combining allegory and whimsy in a variety of executions.

 

The  collection, “On the Subject of Sheep”  was exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in March of 2008.  A painting from the series, “She’s Come Undone” was part of  the National Watercolor Traveling Exhibition  in 2009.  Most recently Hanssen’s work was displayed at the Rossetti Galleries “Best of the Best” show in 2010.  Her painting “Foiled Again” won the Gold Award at the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2010 and was in “Splash 13.”  For more information: www.susanhanssen.com

 

The Co-Chairpersons of the WITVA ART CENTER are Phyllis C. Annunziato and Phyllis Spenser.

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Phyllis tells us, ” I have been drawing and painting all of my life. I studied Art in a specialized High School and  graduated from The Traphagen School of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Illustration.  I also attended The Art Student’sLeague and The Parson’s School of Design. I taught for many years at The Traphagen School and at Parsons while simultaneously working in the Bridal Industry as a Bridal Gown designer.”  
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For several years, Phyllis was the Curator of The Traphagen Costume Museum which housed a famous collection of period and regional garments.  She retired from this busy life in order to devote herself to painting portraits which is her true love.

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Since 1976 Phyllis has been making, jewelry. In 1984 she began teaching the “art of  jewelry” and showing work in juried exhibits, winning many awards.  1, 2 and 3 women shows in both New York and Florida have been well received.  Her work has been exhibited in several Museums.
Phyllis served as President of Women In the Visual arts from 2000-20012, Co-President from 2007-2008 and President from April 2011-April 2013.  Phyllis is also an active member of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths (FSG). Inspired by her surroundings she uses “found objects” and recycled materials.  
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She tells us, “It is interesting to see how many wonderful ideas come from looking “out of the box”.  Jewelry is small example of the ability to transform things that are considered “waste” into artistic and fun art. It gives one a feeling of joy to know what we can do if we just give it some thought.”  She also studies the classic methods of the jewelry art  and finds  combining those practices with modern techniques, makes “one of a kind” wearable art more interesting.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

1) LOLA LICHMAN

 

 STUDIO SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY 1:00 – 5:00  PM

  • Come to paint
  • Get intensive instruction or an occasional critique
  • Beginners to those who need a space to try new mediums
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Learn the Secrets of Color Mixing
  • Learn how to Paint with a Palette Knife
  • Set Yourself free!
  • Call for registration fee information: 561-394-6081

 

 2) MICHAEL GRABER

PAINTING CLASSES
SATURDAY MORNING 9:30 AM-­‐12:30 PM
Michael Graber has been a working artist for over forty years; He studied at Queens College, New York. Adelphi University in Garden City, New York at the Royal Academy of the Arts, London. He has been a teacher for over twenty years, to both youth and seniors.  His students have won national recognition. Michael has designed interiors, furniture, fine and costume jewelry, and has done set designs for musical theater. At present he has a small mural business and teaches full time during the day.

Michael believes everyone is creative, and can achieve painting and drawing skills with the right direction and philosophy. He never compares one persons skill to another, nor does he try to get an artist to paint in his style, but encourages all to be themselves, express themselves, and above all learn to see the world through the eye of a painter. There are great artists, but not all great artist can be a great teacher.

  Michael Graber – 561 239-4949; 561-852-0900 or artistgraber@comcast.net

3)    JEWELRY JUST FOR FUN

A Jewelry Class by  Phyllis C Annunziato

Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00  PM 

  $25.00 per Session – $115.00/5 sessions

 

Experiment with many creative aspects of making jewelry, and hopefully open your mind to new ideas.  The pieces that you created cannot be made by a machine, or found in a jewelry store or book. I will bring tools with me that will help achieve this, such as dowels, hammers and pliers, saws, etc.

I will supply Brass, Copper, NU-Gold (Silver may be purchased if desired).     If beads are desired student should bring them and/or anything they would like to include in the jewelry. Beads and stones will be available for purchase.  Please call: 561 504-9143     Send check to: Phyllis C. Annunziato, 2628 NW 64th Place   Boca Raton  Florida 33496 

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JEWELRY CLASS REGISTRATION FORM (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)Name____________________________________                               

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Class Title    “Jewelry Just for fun “   _____ Amount  $25.00 or $110.00         

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LIMITED TO 6 STUDENTS!

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