Wellington Art Society Announces 2 Gallery Receptions Plus Monthly Meeting With Featured Artist Ralph Papa

The Wellington Art Society will host two Gallery Receptions:  Wellington City Hall Gallery on Tuesday, February 27th and the Equine Exhibit at the Wellington Community Center Gallery on Saturday, March 10th. In addition, the public is also invited to their Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, February 14th, featuring a demo with Ralph Papa.  There is a lot of artwork to see and WAS offers so many opportunities for artists to show their work and network as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

The   Public   Is   Invited   To  Three  Events:

 

Monthly Meeting:

February 14, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

RALPH  PAPA

  

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

Artwork by Ralph Papa

 

 

Beginning in the 1980’s Ralph began painting on location in the Hudson Valley and the Hamptons on Long Island and since 2002 in Palm Beach County. His subjects are from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. In addition to plein air painting, Ralph does studio paintings, many of them larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness. His most recent studio works are real and imaginative compositions that link him visually with artists he admires.

 

 

“Loxahatchee” by Ralph Papa

 

Ralph Papa is a passionate art activist, teaching drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. As an art instructor he believes that a fine visual artist must be able to accurately reproduce images with minimum effort which will give them a better chance of success if they are true to who they are in creating something unique.

 

“Sunday Morning Sun” by Ralph Papa

 

 

Ralph is a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach. His work is in many private and public collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. His art is on display locally at The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach.  Ralph tells us,“As an artist, I find the process of creating a fine artwork highly energizing and even more fulfilling then the end product”.

 

 

 

 

 CITY    HALL    GALLERY    RECEPTION

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5 – 7  pm

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited.

 

Wellington City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibit on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Wellington City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard. The exhibit will feature approximately 38 art pieces in their beautiful upstairs and downstairs galleries.

The featured artists are:

Jean Williard

Stan Greenfield

Susan Mosely

Betty Jane Zedonek

Toni Willey

Hildegard Donavan

Lynne Doyal

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Robert MacCleod

Franklin Weiss

Valentina Rapetskaya

 

 

 COMMUNITY    CENTER    RECEPTION

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10 am – Noon

Equine Exhibit

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited for this unique exhibit.

Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall.

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10-12 n for their outstanding Equine Exhibit now showing at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall. This first Equine Exhibit features fifteen artists including a premier showing of Laurie Snow Hein’s painting “North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park”.

 

The featured artists are:

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Robert MacCleod

Raymonde Talleyrand

Susan Tenenbaum

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jean Williard

Patricia Heller

Karla Smith

Stan Greenfield

Ana Noble

Valentina Rapetskaya

George Taylor

Laurie Snow Hein

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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WAS Art Fest 2018 Application Deadline Is Extended To November 1st For Original Art, Craft Creators

WAS Art Fest Application Deadline has been extended to Nov. 1,2017.  The Rickie Report has seen numerous emerging artists get their starts at this event, as well as professional artists and artisans using this event to showcase their ongoing creative forces.  The Wellington Art Society offers this opportunity to the art-loving public to meet and interact with these artists.  Mark your calendars now! The 12th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society will take place on Saturday, January 27th – Sunday January 28th, 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2018
12th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018 9 – 5
Sunday, January 28, 2018 10 – 4

 

 

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography and more!

Artist Demos

Children’s Art Area

Live Music

Food Trucks

Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

Call to Artists
Now accepting applications!

65 artists

$2000. in cash awards

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Metal

 

 

Applications on website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

NEW Deadline for entries is November 1, 2017

 

Live Music, Food Trucks, Children’s Art Area, Overnight Security

 

 

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 

 

January is the peak season and international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green. Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 

 

 

Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists during art demos and booth chats. This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live music on the Amphitheater Stage, Food Trucks, and kid’s art activities make Art Fest on the Green a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer: mysticway1@bellsouth.net

or Toni Willey: tgwilleyart@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

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12th Annual Art Fest On The Green In Wellington Opens Applications For All Media. Art Patrons, Mark Your Calendars!

The 12th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society will take place on Saturday, January 27th – Sunday January 28th, 2018.  This show continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence. Support from Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to each January. Proceeds from this show go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL For Applications and urges ART PATRONS to MARK YOUR CALENDARS! $2,000 in cash awards is being offered!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2018
12th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Saturday, January 27, 2018    9 – 5
Sunday, January 28, 2018       10 – 4

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography and more!

Artist Demos

Children’s Art Area

Live Music

Food Trucks

Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

 

 

 

Call to Artists
Now accepting applications!

65 artists

 $2000. in cash awards

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Metal

Applications on website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

Deadline for entries is October 15, 2017

Notification date: November 1, 2017

Live Music, Food Trucks, Children’s Art Area, Overnight Security

 

 

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.  Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 
January is the peak season and international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.  Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 
Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists during art demos and booth chats. This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live music on the Amphitheater Stage, Food Trucks, and kid’s art activities make Art Fest on the Green a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer: mysticway1@bellsouth.net

or Toni Willey: tgwilleyart@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.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

Wellington Art Society Features Exhibition And Public Reception At Wellington Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a free, public Reception for their latest art exhibit on Thursday, April 6, 2017  at the Wellington Community Center. The exhibit will feature eighteen paintings and will be the third exciting exhibit at the new Community Center. The featured artists are:  Rowena Limauro, Franklin Weiss, Kathryn Morlock, Cynthia Hockaden, Joanne Baker MacLeod, Aldo Cherres, Shirley Browne, Susan Mosley, and Toni Willey. Enjoy the light refreshments and special raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES  THE  PUBLIC:

RECEPTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER

Thursday April 6, 2017

5:00  –   6:45 pm

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

On Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall

 

FEATURED  ARTISTS:

Rowena Limauro

Franklin Weiss

Kathryn Morlock

Cynthia Hockaden

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Aldo Cherres

Shirley Browne

Susan Mosley

Toni Willey

 

 

 

“The Musicians” by  Aldo Cherres

 

“Beauty” by Toni Willey

“The Fair Melusina, The Mermaid” by Rowena Limauro

“Monarchs” by Cynthia Hockaden

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit WellingtonArtSociety.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

Wellington Art Society Welcomes Art Lovers And Artists To February 8th Meeting Featuring Toni Willey

The Wellington Art Society will feature member Toni Willey as their demonstrator for the meeting on February 8, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center.  A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Toni’s demo on the new Photo Editing Apps and a wonderful raffle. The meeting is open to all members and guests. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is an opportunity for art lovers to meet and network with artists!

 

 

 

 

 
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

 

 

T O N I    W I L L E Y 

February 8th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

 

Toni WIlley tells The Rickie Report, “If method defines an artist, I would say mine is: I must focus almost down to the pixels when I study a subject to paint”.  Toni’s presentation at the Wellington Art Society meeting will include sharing numerous easy-to-use Apps to bring varying elements of real and imagined images together. Here are some of the other Heroic Golden Women that Toni has painted from such graphics. She uses Gold Leaf around the edges of the canvas frames.

 

 

“Psych” by Toni Willey

 

 

 

The public as well as members of WAS are in for a treat! The Rickie Report will not reveal her methods, but Toni will!  You will see how she brings large scale commissioned paintings into reality.  “I’m going to show you how I approach these projects and give you the tools to do this yourself, using some photo editing Apps that are available at a low cost”, she shares.

 

“American Sweetheart” by Toni Willey

 

 

 

 

Toni will be demonstrating all the new Photo Editing Apps available in addition to the big programs known as Photoshop. “The Apps which work on tablets and iPhones cost pennies in comparison to Adobe Photoshop, which is out of reach for most artists. These Apps put powerful editing tools in the artist’s hands for composing their works before putting brushes to canvas.  Photographers from amateurs to professionals will benefit for learning about these Apps”, Toni tells us.

 

“Pandora” by Toni Willey

 

 

 

Toni uses original images, incorporating other images, overlaying them, zooming in on one part of a different image and manipulating them with these Apps.  The finished art piece is on canvas, with texturing, sculpting and painting for the final effect.  None of these Apps were priced higher than $3.99.

 

“Beauty” by Toni Willey

 

 

Toni is an enthusiastic member of the Wellington Art Society, serving on the Board of Directors as Recording Secretary and participating in all events and demonstrations including Art Fest on the Green.  Also known as T.G. Willey, Toni is well known for her exceptional paintings of endangered species and her series “ Ancient and Mystical Women”. She recently had a solo exhibition at Whole Foods Market Wellington. Her prints sell internationally on  tgwilleyart.com  and www.fineartamerica.com.

 

 

“Gypsy Dancer” by Toni Willey

 

 

 

Toni began drawing at an early age but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music, it just rolled off her fingers. She attended Art Institute and Foundation classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her paintings are photo realistic and semi-abstract, painted in acrylics and mixed media.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

www.WellingtonArtSociety.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

 

Toni Willey Current Whole Foods Market Artist In Wellington

Wellington Art Society member Toni Willey is the current featured solo artist at Whole Foods Market Wellington Café. A Public Reception will be held at and hosted by the Whole Foods Market Wellington Staff on Friday, August 26, 2016. Delicious appetizers and wine will be served along with live music and door prizes. The Art Society asks a $5 donation which will go to their Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! Toni is a highly accomplished artist and will be showing her series of endangered species entitled “The Vanishing”.  The Exhibit is open now.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to stop by – art does sell at Whole Foods! Some art patrons have already made purchases!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

TONI  WILLEY

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 26th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toni Willey began drawing at an early age but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers. After high school she received a National Scholastic Award of Merit from the St. Louis Art Museum. She attended Art Institute and Foundation classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her painting style is photo realistic and semi abstract done in acrylics, mixed media and watercolor.

 

 

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In addition to her “The Vanishing” series she has another series defining feminine power entitled “Ancient and Mystical Women”.  Toni began showing her work on the South Florida Art Show Circuit in 1990 while acting as Business Administrator for the Ambassador Galleries on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. She has working commissions from collectors all over the world and her prints sell internationally on FineArtAmerica.com. She has been highly successful with her local solo exhibits.

 

 

 

Wellington  Art  Society

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For more information visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“One Woman” Features Glass Artist Irene Jalowayski At Artisans On The Ave Gallery

“One Woman” Exhibition features glass artist, Irene Jalowayski at Artisans On The Ave Gallery.  Artisans shows over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums. Irene is one of this gallery’s multi-talented artists who creates decorative and functional art with fused glass.  Her silver jewelry and Judaic items are distinctive, as are her newest creations in cast glass.  Irene’s work has been accepted into prestigious juried shows in Florida and you can find her most recent works at this Exhibition.  The Rickie Report has had a number of inquiries from readers and art patrons, asking for more details about this art medium.  Our interview with Irene gives you that information and some sneak peeks of her attractive creations!

 

 

 

 

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“ONE WOMAN”

Art Exhibit

Featuring:

Irene Jalowayski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162     561-582-3300

 

 

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“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Toni Willey wrote, “At the Artisans On The Ave Gallery you will find :
Beautiful, original one of a kind pieces of art created by local Palm Beach County Artists with some of the most unique and eclectic imaginations that have ever come together under one roof. AWESOME!”

Irene  Jalowayski’s expertise is taking glass and visualizing a finished piece and then making each of her pieces by hand for the completed work of art. Her lovely silver and glass jewelry is considered by many as wearable art. Each creation is unique and one of a kind. A Florida native, Irene was raised in Miami, Florida but spent much of her adult life in California. She now lives in West Palm Beach and has her studio there.  All of her pieces can be washed with a gentle soap in water. The silver needs some silver polish and then a wash in warm water to clean it.

 

 

 

 

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“Amber Moon Necklace”                               “Blue Round Necklace”

 

 

 

Irene tells The Rickie Report, “As much as glass has become a major part of my life I did spend my adult career in a completely unrelated field. I am a licensed speech pathologist and have worked for over 30 years in private practice and hospitals.”

 

 

 

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Fused Glass and Wood Wine Holder

by Irene Jalowayski

 

The selection of home décor pieces including fused glass candlesticks, dishes, vases, Judaica menorahs and unique cast glass sculpture will enhance your home or business. Irene is an experienced artist with a true sense of style and vision. The variety of different shades and colors of glass she selects complements each one of a kind art designs. Her energy, passion, and dedication to her art gives Irene the title of “ONE WOMAN ARTIST” that she is so deserving of in her field among local glass and silver jewelry artists.

 

 

 

 

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“Green Wave Bracelet” by Irene Jalowayski

 

A MOMENT WITH

IRENE JALOWAYSKI:

 

“SPEAKING OF GLASS”

 

 

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“Blue Stem Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

TRR: How did you begin creating with glass as your medium?

IJ:

 

 

I chose to work with glass because I have always loved to look at it and to feel it. Long before I began to work with glass I was collecting it. My personal glass collection includes pieces by American, Italian and Swedish glass artists. Creating my own glass pieces has not stopped me from purchasing a beautiful piece of glass if I fall in love with it!

 

 

 

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“Star Crossed Lovers” by Irene Jalowayski

 

About 10 years ago, an artist friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in taking a glass fusing class in her community. Of course I said,” yes” and took to it like a duck takes to water!  I went faithfully for over five years to that weekly class.  I learned my basic skills and also found that I have an eye for color and design. Finally, after all that time I decided to purchase my own kiln and began to spread my wings taking classes at other venues.  I’ve been working with glass for almost eleven years and it has given me new life.

 

 

 

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“Jerusalem Seder Plate” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Creating glass jewelry allows me to bring something new and exciting into existence that is “wearable art”, utilizing the smaller pieces of glass from my studio. The colors of the glass radiate from necklaces, earrings and bracelets. My experience with fused glass and cast glass is now being translated into new styles of jewelry. Dichroic glass, filled with bits of sparkle, shadings and metallics is a very popular medium.

 

 

 

 

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Blue and Purple Dichroic Glass Candlesticks 

by Irene Jalowayski

 

TRR:  Describe the process of creating a piece of your glass work.

IJ:

 

 

Creating a piece always begins with the search for an idea and then deciding, based on that, whether my creation would be best at a sculpture…a bowl… or what? If it is going to be a fused glass piece I usually draw the design on paper first.  Then I make some decisions about glass color and how I might cut the glass to make my design. Often I will cut my drawing up and use the pieces to trace my design onto the actual glass that I am going to use. Most of my pieces utilize a lot of small pieces of glass cut and put together, making my original design.

 

 

 

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“Mosaic Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Once all the glass is cut, it is glued onto a base and fired in the kiln for the first time. My first fuses are usually at 1380 degrees which gives the piece some texture. When the piece comes out of the kiln, I look at the piece to see if I am satisfied with it and see where I want to add dimension and color. Generally I add glass and fire my pieces at least two or three times.  The firing process takes  10-12  hours for larger pieces, especially when draping the glass, as in the vase below.  Jewelry pieces can only be fired once and take over 4 hours in the kiln itself.

 

 

 

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“Tall Red Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Each piece needs a different firing  schedule. If the piece is to be slumped into a bowl or a platter or other shape it is only done after the above process is complete.  This vase (above) needed another firing for 14 hours, for example. 

 

 

 

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“Confetti Glass Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Slumping is the process of taking a flat piece and melting it just enough so that is falls into a mold to create the shape that is desired. If my flat piece that I completed above is to be slumped, I choose the mold I am going to use. The mold must be coated with kiln wash and dried. Then the glass is place on top of it and is put into the kiln. In slumping the glass it is not melted but only softened enough that is falls into or around the mold. To do that the kiln is heated to around 1200 degrees. The kiln temperature is brought up slowly. Once the slumping has taken place the kiln temperature comes down slowly to anneal the glass. That will keep it from breaking after it comes out of the kiln. Between creating, firing, and slumping a fused glass piece can take up to a week to complete.

 

 

 

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Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

This year I started doing glass casting. That is a very different procedure than the ones I just mentioned. Once I have decided what I am going to make I create the piece in clay. The clay sculpture is then cast in plaster. During the two weeks it takes for the plaster mold to dry, I work on it to smooth the rough edges and make sure there are no cracks. After the mold dries, I fill it with the glass I have chosen and fire it in the kiln. The pieces I have been making are up to 15 inches tall and take 38 hours to fire in the kiln. The larger the piece, the longer the firing. Each cast piece takes two to three weeks from design to completion. Then the mold is broken away from the glass sculpture so it can never be used again.  The resulting piece of solid glass is just beautiful and substantial and always one-of-kind.

 

 

 

 

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“Angel Fish” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

TRR: How do you recharge your creativity?

IJ:

 

That is a hard question because it is never just one thing. In order to create something new and unique, I need to be relaxed and not terribly stressed. A walk on the beach by the water or at one of the preserves or a trip to an art show or a museum can help a lot.  I love to browse through art magazines to spark an idea. Sometimes it comes from something totally unexpected. I can be looking at some beautiful glass and then just think of an idea. For example,  I was at McMow Art Glass one day buying some supplies. Phil had a piece of Saturday glass in the window that looked just like the Caribbean Sea to me. I purchased it and made two pieces from it. Both were underwater scenes with fish, shells etc. That was what I thought of when I first saw the glass in the window. I still have one of the pieces at Artisans on the Ave. The other was recently sold.

 

 

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“Blue Cameo”

 

 

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                                         “Blue and Silver Bib” with Earrings

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“Black and Red Moon”

               

TRR: Where can art lovers find your work?

IJ:

On October 24 I will be having a one woman show at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. It will be from 6 to 9 pm. There will be wine and snacks. I will be there to meet and greet everyone so I hope lots of people can attend.

 

My work can be found at Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass on Dixie Highway and 7th St. in Lake Worth, and at Florida Craft Art on Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. On the weekend of November 14 and 15, I’ll be participating in Artnado.  Check out my Etsy shop. Go to www.etsy.com and then to PalmBeachArtGlass. I also have a web page: www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com  or call 561 792 8788 or by email at ijaloway@palmbeachsmashingglass.com
I take special orders. These may take a few weeks to create.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit or other artists and Events at Artisans On The Ave, please contact:

Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162
561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291