Enhance Your Artistic Side With Workshops In Pompano Beach, Offering Three Ways To Bring More Art Into Your Life From January 18 Through February 15

Enhance Your Artistic Side with Workshops!  The Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is offering an assortment of artistic workshops so you can explore and enhance your creative side. Every month, the venues offer classes in a variety of art forms for students ages 16 and up. The fees include all supplies.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges our readers to take advantage of these outstanding opportunities. Learn how exciting becoming a creative can be!

 

 

 

POMPANO      BEACH      CULTURAL    AFFAIRS      DEPARTMENT

 

   P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

 

 

Enhance Your Artistic Side with Workshops

 

  JANUARY  18  Through FEBRUARY  15 :

 

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts

 

41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting Techniques
January 18

Noon -4 pm   $25

Whether you are just starting out or have some experience with watercolor or other painting materials, this workshop will expand your painting skills no matter what your medium or level of experience. Explore your knowledge of watercolor materials and special techniques that are unique to watercolor painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunes & Love Letters Workshop
January 25

 11 am – 2 pm    $25

Create an original artwork to celebrate the Lunar New Year or Valentine’s Day. Artist Andrea Huffman will begin with a brief discussion about color and composition, while enjoying a cup of tea and fortune cookies. The fortunes, along with Postage Stamps and other ephemera, will then be incorporated into collages on canvas. Paint, stencils, rubber stamps and other embellishments will be added to create a beautiful reminder of the Words of Wisdom in your fortune, or to share with a special Valentine. Participants may also bring their own collage materials as well, to include in their artwork.

 

 

 

 

The Blanche Ely House

 

 

(Photo courtesy of lafamialdebroward.com)

1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

Creative Artmaking Workshop: The Art of Head Wrapping
February 15

 11 am – 1 pm   $10

The African headdress can be traced back to the Nubian empire and ancient Egypt where priests and the nobility adorned themselves with intricate head wraps. This art form has experienced a resurgence in popularity in contemporary culture, join us for two hours of creativity, great conversation, and culture during this interactive workshop! Enjoy step-by-step instruction and live demonstration of head wrap styling techniques and cultural significance. These skills will allow you to mix and match designs to create dozens of chic, fun head wrap styles. All of our styles are gentle, easy and take only minutes to create. Switch it up every day showcasing that natural hair is versatile and creative. This class is a live, in-person tutorial that will walk you through the steps needed to create each of the styles. We also seek to educate women of color on their history so that you wear them with confidence and poise! Not to mention, it’s the best go-to when you’re having a bad hair day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information visit, www.pompanobeacharts.org or call 954-545-7800.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at  50 W Atlantic Blvd.   Pompano Beach, FL  33060

 

Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

The Blanche Ely House is located at 1600 NW 6th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Salon Features Multi Media Artist Martin Casuso On Tuesday, November 5 For A Lively Discussion

The Armory Art Center brings Martin Casuso to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, November 5.  The public is invited to “Revisiting the (Pre)occupations of an Un-married Uncle”.  Martin is known for his sculptures and installations made of brightly colored knit boards, found objects, textiles, and occasional stop-motion animated videos.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks. Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    ART    SALON:

Tuesday , November 5, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

 

MARTIN    CASUSO

 

 

 

“Revisiting the (Pre)occupations

of an Un-married Uncle”

 

 

 

IN  THE  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  MEDIA  ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

 

Martin Casuso with “Steer on Stilts”

 

 

Martin Casuso is known for his sculptures and installations made of brightly colored color field knit covered boards, found and made textiles and assorted found objects, with occasional stop-motion animation videos. He says: ” The basis for all my work originates from the domestic sphere; the themes often subconscious preoccupations with personal memory. Found household objects and discards, often thrift store or recycled finds, as well as images from film or television, craft materials and techniques come together to acknowledge an affinity with all things hidden or overlooked”.

 

 

 

“The Great Unknown” by Martin Casuso

 

 

Martin continues  “The manipulation or transformations in my pieces follow Jasper Johns’ dictum: ‘Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Do something else to it.’ You will find varied media (video, site specific installation, sculptural objects of ceramic or yarn”.

 

 

“Biscayne Bay Fort” by Martin Casuso

 

 

Born, raised and schooled in Miami, Martin Casuso is the product of a Cuban Freudian analyst father and Dutch born artist mother. A continuous late bloomer, he received his BFA in Mixed Media from Florida International University at 40 and an MFA in Sculpture from The University of Miami at 50.

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Dressed In “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” And Celebrates Norma Canelas Roth Collection

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, celebrates the patience, the daring and the inventiveness of artists who work in textiles, mixed media, metals and non-traditional materials when it presents “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” (now through Dec. 9, 2017). The exhibition displays work never before shown together in Florida. As a special feature, LAC opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence. But that’s not all that’s planned… A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101  www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Runway Show and Reception

November 16, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs November 2 – December 9, 2017

 

“Sage Encounters Desire”

 

During Elegant Threads, patrons and visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit that offers ideas for gifts, including luxurious items that are one-of-a-kind. As a special feature, the Lighthouse ArtCenter opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

But that’s not all that’s planned…
A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.

 

Necklace from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection

 

 

Elegant Threads was woven together when the Lighthouse ArtCenter invited artists from around the country to submit photos of their wearable art and surface designs. The submissions brought a constellation of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the most fashion conscious and the most discerning designers.

 

Wearable Art and Body Sculpture

 

 

Patrons, vacationers and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care. They will be able to marvel at the delicate beadwork and fine craftsmanship created by jewelry makers and enjoy studio art quilts and accessories that quicken the imagination.

 

“Encroachment” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter said, “Through the generosity of philanthropists such as Norma and Bill Roth, Gil Walsh Interiors, and the Meyer Law Firm, we are able to continue our mission as ​ the cultural anchor for visual arts in Palm Beach and Martin counties, to provide new ways to explore, learn, interact and create rewarding experiences for individuals and their families in the world of art. Now more than ever, where there is art there is hope.”

 

As further enticement, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre opened its costume department to more than 20 years of glorious character costumes that have graced the Carbonell Award Winning stage. They invited ArtCenter curator, Janeen Mason, select a few surprises that patrons of the arts will surely recognize as a part of the Elegant Threads exhibition.

 

Pearl Ring

 

Come satisfy your curiosity and dress yourself for the season.  

To make plans to attend the Nov. 16 evening runway show and reception, or to reserve a docent-led tour of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for this and all exhibits, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

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

Sugar Sand Park Community Center Features Artworks By Boca Museum Art School Students With Free Opening Reception November 1st

The Sugar Sand Park Community Center 
is hosting an exhibit of artwork by students of the 
Boca Raton Museum Art School.  The Opening Reception/Meet the artists  is on 
Wednesday, Nov. 1st.   The Exhibition is available October 26 to November 27, 2017
. Come and see over 120 artworks representing the cross section of art techniques and art styles taught in the Art School from abstract painting to stone sculpture. The Art School supports all creative styles, and encourages experienced as well as beginning students to exhibit their work. The Art School presents un-juried democratic exhibits.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Sugar Sand Community Center

300 Military Trail     Boca Raton, FL  

http://www.sugarsandpark.org/community-center


Just south of Palmetto Park Road

 

 

 

SUGAR   SAND  COMMUNITY  CENTER

P R E S E N T S:

BOCA  RATON  MUSEUM  ART  SCHOOL

STUDENT   EXHIBITION

 

 

 

 

 

O P E N I N G   R E C E P T I O N/  M E E T   T H E   A R T I S T S

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

6 – 8 PM

 Miles Masters’ Class

Exhibition Runs October 26 through  November 27, 2017

Free Admission and Free Parking

 

Ceramics Class

Enjoy an indoor art exhibit of one 120 works of art created by students of the Boca Raton Museum Art School. Visitors will see a cross section of art techniques and art styles taught in the Art School from abstract painting to stone sculpture.

 


Portrait Class

The Art School supports all creative styles, and encourages experienced as well as beginning students to exhibit their work. The Art School presents un-juried democratic exhibits.  


Art by Connie Commette

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum Art School offers classes for adults, teenagers, and children in seven studio areas: drawing, ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles. Classes begin the week of October 30, 2017

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes and workshops:

801 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33486

561-392-2503
artschool@bocamuseum.org     www.bocamuseum.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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Explores The Magic, Mystery And Folklore Of Indigo Dyeing With Suzanne Connors With Demo And Separate Workshop Opportunity

In today’s society, modern ways of production often cultivate uniformity, speed, efficiency and mediocrity.  On Thursday, October 19, 2017  celebrated fiber artist, Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio, takes the stage in the Lighthouse ArtCenter as she discusses the Slow Cloth Movement and demonstrates Shibori dying techniques with indigo. Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves “make blue” by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. In a reaction that startles the imagination, this color emerges as vivid chartreuse and turns to rich velvet blue before our eyes. This breath taking transformation introduces a new respect for the exquisite elements available in the natural world.  Suzanne will give a Workshop on November 18th where participants can actual dye cloth with indigo themselves! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make a reservation!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio

Presents:

Slow Cloth Movement and Demonstration of Indigo Dying

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free to members, nonmembers $10

Enjoy the world class artwork in our current Faculty, Ceramics and 3D Exhibition, as well as delicious wines and hors d’oeuvres

3rd Thursday Events are sponsored by the generous support of the Meyer Law Firm

 

Photo courtesy of Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

The Slow Cloth movement provides a thoughtful approach to the making of textiles that connects us to our inner and outer worlds. Just as the Slow Food movement nourishes the body, the Slow Cloth Movement nourishes the soul; opting for creativity over efficiency. Slow Cloth is not about the time it takes to create textiles, but about how things are appropriately made. Slow Cloth is not a technique, it is an awareness of our creative process, and where our textiles come from. Slow Cloth is a connection to our past and our future. It is preserving cultural traditions while keeping in mind our sustainable future; It is focusing on process, quality, skill, mastery, joy, community, sustainability, contemplation, and preserving tradition all while honoring innovation and self-expression. For the Fiber Artist it is the journey, not the destination. If one seeks, recognizes, honors and develop these qualities in their work, then textiles become a source of meaning and deep satisfaction, connection and nourishment. This thoughtful approach lends itself naturally to all forms of fiber-art; weaving, knitting, sewing, embroidery, hand dyeing, quilting, printing, beadwork, or any other form of working with textiles.

 

 

In her studio Suzanne works mainly with natural indigo using traditional Shibori methods. Indigo is the true “living blue.” It is not just a color, but a sense of culture that has a mind of its own. Indigo is a challenging dye because it is not soluble in water. To be dissolved, it must undergo a chemical change called reduction. Reduction converts indigo into “white indigo” (leuco-indigo). When a submerged fabric is removed from the dyebath, the white indigo quickly combines with oxygen in the air and reverts to the insoluble, intensely colored indigo. When it first became widely available in Europe in the 16th century, European dyers and printers struggled with indigo because of this distinctive property Suzanne will be giving a demonstration on how indigo fabrics are dyed and show a few examples of traditional indigo dyed Shibori.

 

SUZANNE CONNORS DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road  Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM   with a break for lunch

• Workshop Cost: $125.00 members / $150 nonmembers
• Materials fee: $15.00/ person (to be paid to instructor at class time)

To register or get more information contact:

Jennifer Chaparro  561-748-8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as Shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED
Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown Shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples

 

LEVEL
Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS
• Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class but it is suggested that students also bring additional fibers
• Instructor will provide the appropriate # of indigo vats/ rinse buckets/ paper covering for tables
• Instructor will provide materials to create Shibori- wood blocks, clamps, sewing needles, rubber bands, rocks, marbles, arashi poles

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
• a pair of new rubber gloves
• cotton string
• a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors
• an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes
• closed-toe shoes
• (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills
• Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED
• PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Open House Offers Ways To Explore, Discover, Create At Boca Museum Art School

Explore, discover, and create at the Boca Museum Art School in 2017 !  As new classes start Monday, January 2, 2017, come to an Open House on Sunday, December 18th. Meet teachers, learn about classes, and visit the art studios.  See demonstrations in drawing, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture, and textiles. Join in the free figure drawing session. Enter a free raffle to win a free pizza and other items from local merchants; free refreshments; and ‘spin to win art supplies sponsored by Blick Art Supplies. A fun event and great way to meet current students and teachers in the Art School.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.  This event is Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

Open House

Sunday, December 18th

1  to 4 pm

 

 

Classes begin Monday, January 2nd

For:

Adults, teens, children!

 

 

 

Find out what‘s new at the Art School, 
check our new website or call us to get a catalogue sent in the mail.

 

 

Artisan Leather Jewelry

 

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Jewelry by Marta Cruz

 

 

New classes include: Artisan Leather Jewelry, Chiaroscuro Drawing, Essential Skills for Painters, Fundamentals of Photoshop, a new Saturday morning pottery class, and lots more!

 

 

New class: Chiaroscuro Drawing

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Teens are excelling in figure drawing on Saturdays.

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Children create masterpieces as they learn about color, form, and line inspired by Matisse, Monet, or Mondrian!

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December 19 and 20: New 2-day intensive workshops

 

Mobius Sculpture: create a Mobius strip in plaster with Willie Reed

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Broken Plate Mosaics:

Recycle your broken dishware to decorate a vase in the style of

Antonio Gaudi.

 

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Pastel Painting: Learn to make your pastels sing and be luminous.

 

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Open Figure Drawing starts January 7th – Saturday afternoons, 1 – 4pm $15 for current art students, $20 for others.

 

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Reserve your easel space by email: artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

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

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

 

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The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

10th Annual Wellington Art Fest On The Green January 30 & 31 Features New And Established Artists

The Wellington Art Society will present its 10th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater  on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st. Art Fest is a juried celebration of art, life, and bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by to meet emerging as well as professionally established nationally recognized artists.  Live music, food trucks, Green Market on Saturday, Youth Art Area, a chance to meet the artists – who could ask for more? Free admission and free parking, easily walkable outdoor fine art and fine craft fair!

 

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ARTFEST   ON   THE   GREEN

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

Saturday, January 30   9am – 5 pm

Sunday, January 31     10 am –  4pm

 

Wellington Amphitheater 

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society will present its 10th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington on Saturday, January 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Fest is a celebration of art, life, and bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  

 

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Handmade Pottery Lamp by Andrew Wender

 

The juried fine art and craft show will feature artists from around the country showing unique designs across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more.

 

 

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“1 Kingston Road” by Susan Greeley

 

The goal is to bring art and community together. Art Fest gives the community an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative processes, different mediums and techniques, and learn about the artists’ lives.

 

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“Kumihimo Purple” Necklace by Esta Miller

 

 

 

This year’s judge will be Ted Matz, who is an educator, artist and highly regarded art judge. Several artists will be working on site and the 50 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of the technique and level of excellence.

 

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“Stand Firm” by Lynn Doyal

 

The four co-chairs for Art Fest, Leslie Pfeiffer, Adrianne Hetherington, Faye Ford, President Sandy Axelrod and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through a children’s art activity area where art can be created, shared and taken home.  Volunteers will be available to help visitors through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork.

 

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“Survivor” by Joseph Marcou

 

 

With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in this Show. What a fantastic opportunity to take home an original work of art and have a great story to share about the artist.

 

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Teapot by Valerie Walchek

 

Live acoustic music will be performed by Bobby G. and his friends during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a delicious variety of food.  On Saturday, the Green Market at Wellington will be adjacent to the Art Show adding more flavors to the fun.

 

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“Dusk In Bagan” by Nancy Brown

 

 

The 100 members of the Wellington Art Society, founded in 1981, represent a wide variety of mediums and experience. The group is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists a platform to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art.

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The proceeds from Art Fest help finance the Wellington Art Society’s long standing Scholarship Program.  

For more information please visit:

www.wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Down The Rabbit Hole” Showcases Imagination And Fantasy At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery creates a Magical, Fantastical Family Wonderland with “Down The Rabbit Hole” inside the gallery from mid-December through the New Year. Beginning December 18th, Step through a huge Rabbit Hole into a land of wonder, filled with well known creatures, as well as those who have just emerged from the Magical Minds of gallery artists Vandy and Sara. Parents, grandparents and children can hunt through this land for tokens to keep; tokens that will transport them into an alternate universe. This event is free to the public with lots of free parking.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

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PRESENTS:

“Down The Rabbit Hole”

Featuring:

Vandy and Sara

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 18th  6 – 10 pm

Exhibit runs through January 6th

Gallery Hours:

 Sunday thru Tuesday: 10AM-5PM Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM-10PM

Gallery Openings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between

 

15 South J Street  Lake Worth, FL
(215)205-9441

 

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Gallery owner, Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “Rather than try to compete with all of the holiday commercialism going on all around, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery has decided to create a space in the gallery for families to come to visit that will be fun, stoke the imagination and allow them to share fantasy through interaction with the arts. “Down the Rabbit Hole” is our way of thanking the community and friends for their kindness,  support, and passing the arts on to our next generations”.

 

 

 

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“The Rabbit Hole Grows Cold” by Vandy

 

Are you looking for a Tea Party? There may be one, if you take the right path. Artists throughout the gallery will be contributing to the Majik of this event with many big and little surprises. As always, there will be foods and beverages befitting the event; mouthwatering enough to tickle your palate.

 

 

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“Apkalu” by Vandy

 

 

 

 Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is located at 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth. Call ahead if you are bringing a group.

 

 

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“Along Came A Spider” by Vandy

 

 
Alice had no idea what she birthed when she took a header down that rabbit hole. She inspired hundreds of artists to run with the images she conjured up through her ramblings in Wonderland. Vandy and Sara explore areas of this land never before seen; the nooks and crannies of a land far beyond where Alice’s travels took her. Giant birds’ nests, alien critters, “Drink Me” vials and “Eat Me’ plates will be present.

 

 

 

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“Universe” by Vandy

Vandy, a leading Folk Artist for decades, has gained recognition for her Papier Mache works, whimsical and colorful. Collectors say they rival the finest works found in New York Galleries. In past lives, she air-brushed motorcycles, painted (and still paints) finely rendered renditions of her imagination, and has been part of a life sized puppetry ensemble. With commissioned works through the gallery, to sales, of her already Majikal creations, Vandy has long been recognized as a leader in the South Florida Avant Garde arts cadre. 

 

 

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“Crystal Ball Cat” by Vandy

 

 

 

Vandy tells The Rickie Report, “My common thread is color and light. I work with all mediums and styles. I‘ve been creating since my earliest days. I have shown in galleries in the three County area and done commission work for private collections in eight states.  There is nothing I won’t paint… walls, furniture, plants..even the cats if they hold still long enough. I create art that has practical uses as well as being decorative. Evoking emotion with color is my definition of art”.

 

 

 

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“Nest” created by Sara McLennand will be human-sized

Sara McLennand has gained fame as a fine arts quilter with photographs of her works published in prominent art books and magazines. Her love for the natural realm has long inspired creations of large, encaustic coated, frond and seed tableaus, and mixed media paintings. Her largest pieces now hang in the homes of prominent collectors. Teaming with Vandy on this Majikal journey, Sara will be producing an number of enormous natural works; ones that could ONLY be found around the entrance of the Rabbit Hole.

 

 

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“Three Seeds” by Sara McLennand

 

 

 

Sara tells The Rickie Report, “The inspiration for my work is all around me, and within me. The foundation for this body of work is recycled from nature, and usually reflective of the beauty and elegance of women. These graceful shapes cast a seductive message inviting the viewer to look a little closer; and stop for a minute; get to know me”.

 

 

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“Flat Top” by Sara McLennand

“Plant material is gathered, manipulated, dried and coated with encaustic medium, a mixture of beeswax and Damar resin. The plant material is paired with elements of photography, wire, text, found objects and occasionally pieces of children’s art. The encaustic medium adds another dimension to the existing shapes and rich colors in the plant material, giving it leather-like appearance and smoothness. I love the way it coats and pools on the piece. The found objects add a bit of fun or commentary”, Sara explains.  The pieces in this body of work vary in size from 5 inches square to over 4 feet in height. The largest works are also 18” deep.

 

 

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“Milkweed” by Sara McLennand

 
Sara’s background is filled with a passion for fiber and textiles. As a previous quilt artist, her work has been published, included in the Library of Congress, and won awards from the American Quilters Society, and Land’s End.  She tells us, “I am currently exploring encaustic wax and mixed media, and the endless possibilities. Although I will always have a love & connection for plant material, future works will also explore elements of photography and manipulation with encaustic”.

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information contact Joyce Brown, Joyce@Flamingoclaystudio.org

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 located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Studio is located at 216 South F Street with studio opportunities and workspace for 3-D Artists

Call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or email: JCLay6@aol.com Gallery phone: 561-588-8344 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sally Eckman Roberts Opens New Boutique In Jensen Beach, Featuring Home Decor Designs Seen World Wide

You are invited to the Grand Opening of “Sally Eckman Roberts Designs”!  Located in one of The Art Cottages, 3211 NE Maple Avenue in Jensen Beach, it features art, gifts, and home decor.  Sally Eckman Roberts’ creations incorporate her watercolor art and designs. She is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries.  Sally still maintains her gallery/studio  at The Fish House Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by both locations! 

 

 

 

 

 

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You Are Invited:

G R A N D   O P E N I N G

Thursday, November 5th

5:30

Ribbon cutting

By the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Art Cottages

3211 NE Maple Avenue     Jensen Beach, FL

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“Autumn Array” Paper Dinnerware by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

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“Butterfly Wings” Printed Pillows by     Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries. Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel.

 

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“Flora and Fauna” by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.

 

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“At Crab Sea” by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Products include rugs, pillows, dinnerware, coasters, textiles, garden flags and mats, greeting cards, placemats as well as original art and prints both framed and unframed. Sally’s designs are available in catalogs and major retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Stein Mart, Home Goods as well as small retailers throughout the country.

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Avenue        Stuart, FL 34997

 

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

 

 

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“Classic Christmas Outdoor Signs, Mat and Mailbox Cover”      

by Sally Eckman Roberts

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to several resident artists’ studios that include Sally Eckman Roberts . You can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket.  The resident artists work in their studios year round. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations.

 

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“Dragon Dance” Pillows and Hooked Rug 

By Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, “Painted Pears”.

 

 

For more details please call Sally at  317-590-6687

or  visit:

www.sallyeckmanroberts.com

or email:

paintpears@aol.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291