“Gifts Worth Giving” Features Artists of Ceramic League Of Palm Beaches At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach November 22-24.

The Craft Gallery will feature artists from the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at “Gifts Worth Giving”.  The public is welcome to this free exhibit and sale which begins on Friday, November 22 and runs through Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Don’t miss this!  In the spirit of giving, a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to Bahamas relief.

 

 

PRESENTS:

 

 

“Gifts Worth Giving” Features Artists of

Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 22

4 –  8  pm

 

Exhibition & Sale:

 

Saturday, November 23

10 am – 4 pm

&

Sunday, November 24

Noon – 4 pm

 

 

In the spirit of giving, a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to Bahamas relief.

 

 

The Craft Gallery

 5911 S. Dixie Highway      W. Palm Beach, FL 33405

Parking is on the side street, Churchill Road

 

 

Join the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches at this must-see event at The Craft Gallery, a local working studio and gallery in West Palm Beach. “Gifts Worth Giving” is a mixed media exhibition and sale featuring ceramics, glass, encaustic wax, metal, jewelry, fiber and wall art created by 20 multi-talented, local artists. There will also be demonstrations in throwing clay on a potters wheel and handbuilding using clay during the Friday night opening reception.

 

 

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to advancing the education of its members in the ceramic arts. In addition to promoting interest and appreciation of ceramics in the Palm Beach area, the League presents demos, workshops and seminars, many featuring master artists from around the globe. CLPB also awards a scholarship to a budding ceramic artist each year. They meet on the third Wednesday of each month at The Craft Gallery and sometimes have visiting ceramic artists give demonstrations at their meetings.

 

For more information, contact Betty Wilson, President of CLPB:

 (561) 762-8162

potteryme@aol.com

or visit: CeramicLeaguePalmBeaches.org

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway     West Palm Beach, FL 33405

(561) 762-8162

TheCraftGallery.net

CeramicLeaguePalmBeaches.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

CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex Invites Public To 2D and 3D Art Exhibit With One Of A Kind Creations On April 13th

Stop by the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex in Lake Worth on Friday, April 13, 2018  for an exhibition that is one of a kind. VSA Palm Beach County will host a Spring Exhibition with Featured Teacher/Artists: Connie Abbott, Walford Campbell, Sarah Gualtieri, Linda Manganaro, Catherine Rich, Sam Perry, Tracy Rosof- Petersen, Penny Sangregorio, and Betty Wilson. A variety of 3-D and 2-D works will be on display through May 11th.  Admission is free. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSA – PALM BEACH COUNTY  PRESENTS:

SPRING EXHIBITION

OPENING  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  APRIL 13, 2018

7  –  9 PM

Free admission and refreshments

Meet the artists!

CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex

VSA Florida – Palm Beach County
2728 Lake Worth Road   Lake Worth, FL 33461

Phone: (561) 966-7026

Exhibit will be on display from April 13 – May 11th, 2018

 

“Oppressed” by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Attendees will see 2D and 3D one of a kind artworks including: Ceramics, Acrylic, Watercolor, Fused Glass, Mixed Media, Jewelry, and more!

“Somersault in the Ocean” by Sarah Gualtieri

 

VSA Palm Beach County will host a Spring Exhibition showcasing their visual teaching artists: Connie Abbott, Walford Campbell, Sarah Gualtieri, Linda Manganaro, Catherine Rich, Sam Perry, Tracy Rosof- Petersen, Penny Sangregorio, and Betty Wilson.

 

 

“Giant Screw” by Betty Wilson

 

These artists have been long supporters of our mission and have brought joy and creativity into the hearts and minds of our participants for nearly twenty years.

 

“Smitten Kitten” by Catherine Rich

 

 

For more information:

 

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VSA Florida – Palm Beach County
2728 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Phone: (561) 966-7026
Fax: (561) 966-7027
E-mail:  hteruggi@pbcgov.org

 

Website: www.vsapbc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/VSAF.PBC/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

“Earthly Delights” At Artisans on The Ave Features Tracy Rosof-Petersen And Herb Brofsky On April 14th To Honor Earth Day

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring “Earthly Delights” with Herb Brofsky and Tracy Rosof-Petersen. The Opening Reception is free and Open to The Public on Saturday, April 14th.  Refreshments will be served and you will be able to meet not only Herb and Tracy, but many of the artists whose work is sold in this gallery/boutique.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Celebrate Earth Day ( April 22 ) with these artists!

 

 

 

 

ARTISANS  ON   THE  AVE

PRESENTS:

“EARTHLY  DELIGHTS”

Herb Brofsky   and   Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 14

 6  –  9  pm

The event is FREE and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Artisans on the Ave in downtown Lake Worth is featuring two artists who are totally in sync with our lovely planet!

 

“Connected” by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen (EarthArtistsClayStudio.com), who is as warm as she is talented, has a passion to create pieces that celebrate our humanness, have emotional substance and utilize sustainable materials. Her new clay and sculpted tile “Connected” series features ornamentation that intertwines with the human form. Be it a vase, a vessel, a platter, this series speaks to the human relationships with each other and with our natural surroundings. Her work is continually evolving and she often mixes a sense of humor with her considerable skill in many of her creations. As with all of her pieces, they are sturdy, durable and truly nice to look at!

 

 

Wood carved Owl by Herb Brofsky

 

 

Herb Brofsky spent his career practicing dentistry, but always had a love of the arts. A collector of paintings, clocks and antiques, upon retirement, he moved to Cape Cod, MA. Continually observing the activity at the bird feeders by his kitchen window, his growing fascination with their movements led him to a new venture. Throughout his newfound bird carving career, he has studied under a variety of carvers. Using mostly bass and tupelo woods, his pieces explode with color from the acrylic paint and various washes applied to his little gems. He has so enjoyed carving birds, that he’s migrated (no pun intended) to other animals – horses, deer, fish and ducks. He is having so much fun – and winning blue ribbons at competitions – that Herb is one happy retiree.

 

Artisans on the Ave is located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth.

For more information, call 561-762-8162

Or check the gallery out on Facebook facebook.com/artisansontheavelakeworth

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

The Craft Gallery Invites You To Discover, Create And Explore Different Art Forms! Betty Wilson Offers The Perfect Trifecta Of Classes And Galleries In Palm Beach County

This is your chance to Discover, Create and Explore at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach!  From beginners to experienced artist, everyone is welcome.  The Summer Special offers four classes for the price of three!   Use found ingredients to make wax textures and patterns, learn about encaustic art and pottery as well as fused glass and lost wax glass techniques.  This is the perfect place for a birthday party, where everyone goes home with special memories and someone thing they made themselves! Kiln rentals are also available!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery
5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561 585 7744 or 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry

Enameling

Silver clay

Polymer Clay 

 

Call now to reserve your space for Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Pay for 3 classes and receive one class FREE!! $225. + tax

(Ask about pricing for our one day workshops!!!!!)

Beginner to experienced artists are welcome.

 

 

Wax Textures! Colors! Patterns!

 

 

These elements are everywhere, especially in art. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Using rust in surfaces treatments combined with vibrant layers of warm encaustic wax colors and mixed media patterns gives a wonderful look to your art creation.

Bring ideas/sketches/photos from home and favorite places that inspire you.

We will create on boards, using various mixed media techniques.

Enjoy while you explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you.

You will learn the following techniques:
Warm encaustic wax basics, mark-making, writing into wax, carving and scraping back layers, mono-printing with wax.
Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, rusting surfaces, impressions with found objects, embedding small found objects, use of alcohol and water-based inks.
Making texture using the following: wax, wall spackle, paper, lace, cheesecloth, sand, shells, string, dried plants and etc.
stencils for wax
Tools, scrapers, wood burning tools for texture-makers, heat guns and torches
Shellac and wood glue
Includes Encaustic Wax and some supplies

 

 

 

Pottery Class (Photo Courtesy of Cecilia VanWert)

 

 

The Craft Gallery artists also teach Fused Glass workshops, Making hand pulled glass stringers and Lost wax cast glass.
Hand-building and Wheel throwing Pottery classes. Workshops in Jewelry, Enameling, Silver clay and Polymer Clay Workshops.

 

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Working with Clay

 

Or have a group party and make or paint pottery!

 

 

Call now to enjoy a class for one hour for $35.

Experience and have FUN creating your own art TODAY!

Great place to buy your clay, tools, glazes, kilns and encaustic wax supplies.

We also rent our kilns for your personal firing needs.

 

Visit the Dixie Art Loft to see the latest creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our other gallery location: Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth!

 

 

 

 

Artisans on The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-582-3300

 

Open 7 days a week

artisansontheave.com

 

 

An Eclectic Mix of Art for Every Taste

Located on Lake Avenue in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, Artisans on the Ave is one of those galleries you’ll come back to time and again. Once you wander inside this gallery, you are immediately engaged as you meander through the three rooms brimming with amazing art from 40 local artists. There are ceramic faces and figures that catch your eye as well as mixed media pieces which incorporate basketry, pieces of nature and a myriad of found objects. You’ll find multiple creations from glass and wood artisans filling the shelves and pottery with unique adornments. Colorful paintings abound and you’ll see many jeweled creations using metal, polymer clay, beads, gemstones, fibers, sea glass and paper. The eclectic nature of the gallery brings in artists from every ilk, including one artist who uses raw wool to create unusual, colorful creatures sure to make you grin. Whether searching for something to adorn your home or looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, this enthralling gallery is THE place to shop.

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, rentals, The Craft Gallery, Dixie ArtLoft or Artisans On The Ave contact:

Betty Wilson

561-585-7744    561-762-8162

www.thecraftgallery.net
www.dixieArtLoft.com
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com
www.ceramicleaguepalmbeaches.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

Artisans On The Ave Presents “BOXXED IN- BOXXED OUT”, Exploring Thinking Out Of The “Box”

How often do we use the phrase “thinking out of the box”?  For creatives, this is the norm! Appreciators of the arts of wonder “how did that person think of that?”  Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth is filled with fine art and fine crafts, handmade by people who ignore the rules and follow their passions to explore beyond what most of us see.  “BOXXED IN-BOXXED OUT” explores this side of creativity with an Opening Public Reception on Friday, September 16th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. All art purchased during this event will benefit the charity foundation of “Make A Wish” for children. A portion of the sales will be given to this wonderful organization to help a child’s wish come true.

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300   561-762-8162

 

 

“BOXXED IN-BOXXED OUT”

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 16, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

 

 

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Inside Artisans On The Ave

A View through 3 rooms of Handmade art, fine crafts and wearable art pieces

 

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

An artist is always thinking outside of the box. When we were young children in school, our art teacher told us to “Color within the lines”. True artists never listened to the rules. They explored their creativity outside of the boundaries!

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Artisans On The Ave is proud to showcase the talents of our artists who decided to think outside of the box. We are so glad they did. No matter what size a box is, an artist can fill it with their own handmade creations. As the old saying goes “Good things come in small packages”. We are proving that great art no matter what the medium or size, sometimes cannot be confined to a single box!

 

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Handmade Wearable Art by Gabriele Kraus

 

 

The art can’t wait to jump out of the four walls of the box that holds it and become part of your space. Explore the 3 full showrooms of the gallery and find the boxed art. Each artist has chosen a piece of work for their representation of “filling the box”. Some of the art fits into the box and others are bursting out of the sides to show you how original and unique each piece is.

 

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Edrian Thomidis

 

 

All art purchased during this event will benefit the charity foundation of “Make A Wish” for children. A portion of the sales will be given to this wonderful organization to help a child’s wish come true.

 

 

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Linda Manganaro

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.

 

 

 

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Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Visit this Opening Night for an evening of fun!

Meet the artists!!!

Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

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For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Stop By For A “Sizzling Hot” Exhibit At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms.  The public is invited to  “Sizzling” Hot’s Opening Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Gallery will feature its talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums, where the artists apply heat to achieve the finished piece of work. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks and promises this will be a great way to cool off!

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300          561-762-8162

You Are Invited:

Free, Opening Reception:

“Sizzling” HOT

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Friday, August 19, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  

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

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

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Visit this Opening Night for an evening fun.

Meet the artists!!!

Classes and workshops are given in all these mediums.

Please call 561-762-8162 to reserve your spot for one of these wonderful classes!

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery presents the art of using heat in various forms. The gallery will feature our talented artists who love to get “HOT” with their art! There are many mediums of how the artists applies heat to achieve the finished piece of work and their choice of elements and materials they use to apply the heat to the surface of their art. Artisans On The Ave showcases the artist’s work in our 3 gallery showrooms of 40 local artists The hot summer heat is upon us but some of our artists are used to working in heat. Please join us and come in to cool off with some “HOT” art.

 

 

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Hot Kiln Glass

 

 

Hot Kiln Fused Glass: The Egyptians and Romans used the technique of an ancient fused glass process. Many intricate bowls, beautiful jewelry and decorative fused glass wall art pieces were made throughout the centuries using this method. With glass technology artists now have a greater knowledge of the method and endless creativity flourishes in their work.

 

 

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Encaustic Hot Wax: The word “encaustic” is taken from the Greek and means “to burn in”. In the encaustic process, pigmented wax is applied and then fused to a surface with heat. The broad range of encaustic medium, paint, surface effects, mixed media and a luminous translucency make each piece of art one of a kind.

 

 

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Welding: Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is often added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint pressure which may be used in conjunction with heat to produce a weld.

 

 

 

 

Soldering:  Soldering is a process in which two or more items (usually metal) are joined together by melting and putting a filler metal (solder) into the joint, the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal.

 

 

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Sculpture by Kelly Manganaro

 

Polymer Clay: Polymer clays are manmade modeling materials composed of the same basic building materials: gels, fillers, plasticizers, coloring agents, and resins. Polymer clays are produced in a great range of colors that are sometimes mixed together creating a millefiori caning effect. The artist makes the sculptured piece by hand and then brings it to its hardened state with a temperature of up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Fused Glass by Marsha Balbierri

 

Enameling: Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Enamel is applied to clean metal.  The piece is heated in either a kiln or with a torch to a very high temperature of 1500, until the glass enamel melts and fuses to the metal.

 

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Pottery by Tracy Rosof Petersen

 

Pottery and Ceramics:  Pottery has been made by hand since prehistoric times. Early uses of clay centered on the construction of functional vessels and figurative sculptures, as the clay was hardened by baking it in the sun. There are many different techniques used when working with the various selections of clay. After the clay is hand-built or turned on a potter’s wheel it is fired in a hot kiln. The piece is glazed and re-fired.
Raku is a low-fire pottery technique in which pieces are placed in a preheated kiln and brought up to temperature quickly. Then  a combustible material is added, covered, and allowed to smoke over a period of time. The element of surprise is always fun with the end results!

 

 

For more information:

Contact Artisans On The Ave
Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Sea You Here” At Artisans On The Ave Showcases Multiple Artists In Visual Vacation

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a tropical summer with its 40 talented artists. “Sea You Here” is an Exhibition that lets us all reflect on the wonders of the sea and all it has to offer. Meet the Artists at this Free, Open to the Public Reception on Friday, July 15th! Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located in quaint and quirky artistic downtown Lake Worth, nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind. Let the artists take you on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in the gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300   561-762-8162

 

 

“SEA YOU HERE”

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 15, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Meet The Artists

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

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Hand made Ship of Shells by Julie Sylvester

 

 

Gallery Owners, Linda Manganero and Betty Wilson tell The Rickie Report, “Living so close to our beautiful Atlantic Ocean has inspired our artists to create their wonderful original art with the theme and colors of the ocean waters and the blazing heat of the hot summer sun. The artists will take you on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in our gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms”.

 

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Photography by EJ Morales

 

 

 

Photographers EJ Morales and Tammy Seymour capture the secrets of the ocean and its divine mystery. You’ll feel as though you have dived deep into the depths of the cold blue waters and are eye to eye with the wondrous creatures such as century old sea turtles, sharks and fish.

 

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“Whatcha Doin?”, Painting by Tammy Seymour

 

 

Tracy Rosof Petersen adorns her hand built ceramics with clay seashells, seahorses, and starfish that are then glazed in a variety of ocean inspired colors and hues of the sandy beaches. Her imaginary clay mermaids can welcome any fisherman into port. Tracy offers a selection of vases, plates, nightlights, card holders and much more with a tropical inspired theme. They make terrific one of a kind gifts for that memorable occasion.

 

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Nightlight by Tracy Rosof Petersen

 

 

 

Julie Sylvester walks the hot sands of the beach to find unique one of a kind seashells that she turns into sculptures of ships and large vessels, mermaids, lighthouses and coral encrusted beach scenes. Her selection of seashells on beautiful silk twine will adorn your body and make you feel beautiful with a natural sense of wearable art. She turns vintage wooden boxes into works of art for jewelry or purses with ocean-themed images of applied seashells, driftwood, seagrass, and coral. She also creates with the encaustic art technique using applied hot wax or engraving with her wood burning skills to engrave and trim.

 

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Basketry/Ceramic Vessel by Bonnie Bruner

 

 

Bonnie Brunner uses her talents to make unique basketry.  She patiently hand weaves naturally dyed colorful strands of sea grape vines, twigs, and twine which are sometimes combined with hand-built ceramic bases.  Each vessel has a personalized look, as her artistry resembles the waves of the mighty white-tipped ocean crashing against the hot sandy beach. They will make quite a statement sitting in your cottage by the sea.

 

 

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Fused Glass Fish by Betty Wilson

 

Ocean creatures and the hues of neon colored tropical fish come to life within the alluring fused glass created by artist Betty Wilson. The rays of natural light reflect and bounce off the different species of fish she creates with glass.

 

 

Ebba Tinwin wraps beautiful sea glass with wire to create gorgeous jewelry for that special someone (and yourself). She selects the shards of sea glass that have been tossed to the shores of the ocean through the rough waves. She selects her palette of colors and choice of blues, greens, whites, golds, and turquoise and then polishes each one before wrapped in wires of silver and gold.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Herbert Brosky hand carves tropical birds out of found pieces of wood. His amazing talents of come to life in his realistic carvings. A retired dentist, he uses his intricate dental tools to hand carve the details of his artistic birds. He then delicately paints each one to make them come to life. His flamingo wears a beautiful coat of pink and stands perched on stilt legs, while the sea gull’s underbelly shows as if you are standing on the ocean pier watching them fly away. The sand piper sits on a rock of driftwood aged from the salt of the ocean.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Gallery Owners, Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

Artisans On The Ave Invite You To Special “Earthly Delights” Celebration

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon. Stop by on Earth Day evening April 22, 2016. Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio(Tracy Rosof- Petersen) and works in fiber created by EarthArt (Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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“Earthly Delights”:

Earth Evening Art Exhibit

Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon

 

Featuring:

 Tracy Rosof- Petersen

Mary Catello

Teri Solomoni

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Earth Day Evening, April 22, 2016

6 to 9 pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

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

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  0r  561-582-3300

 

 

 

 

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       Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni

 

 

Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni of EarthArt along with Tracy Rosof-Petersen from EarthArtists Clay Studio, invite you to join us for an Earthly Evening of Celebrating Art Works born from natural gifts from Mother Earth. On this 46th Earth Day we are reminded of the collective need for cleaning up the earth’s air and water and for conserving our natural resources.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating Earth Day with” Earthy Delights” Works born from Mother Earth under the watchful eye of the Full Moon Earth Day evening April 22, 2016 . Featuring works in clay created by EarthArtists Clay Studio, Tracy Rosof- Petersen and works in fiber created by EarthArt by Mary Catello, and Teri Solomoni.

 

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Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Tracy Rosof-Petersen of EarthArtists Clay Studio is proud to create functional and decorative clay wares for everyday uses. CREATING hand-made Clay Art is ecologically friendly and leaves a low carbon footprint. USING small studio clayware reduces our negative human impact on Earth, supports ethical consumerism and promotes sustainability. Green purchases you can feel great about!

 

 

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Functional Works by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

 

 

 

 

Tracy’s work is whimsical, touchable and warm. Surfaces are bathed in satin earth toned glazes. Her clay designs include Sea inspired functional gifts to celebratory vessels adorned with “Circle of Life” ornamentation to large scale sculpted tile murals. Ms Rosof- Petersen has been creating in clay for over 30 years. She is known locally for her public art sculpted mural installations around Palm Beach County and for her meticulous ceramic repair techniques.

 

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EarthArt by Mary and Teri is a mother-daughter team that look to the local palm trees to create both functional and artistic vessels. The material used, palm inflorescence and palm boots are personally gathered and prepared for use. Most of the material is gathered prior to hurricane season in an effort to reduce damage while replenishing their supply.

 

 

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Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni

 

Mary and Terri’s vessels are extremely unique because of the material and design. They have had national recognition by displaying in the Fruitland Museum, a television episode of “Graceland” and being published in “More to Consider”.

 

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Mary Catello and Teri Solomoni

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms, you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.  Visit this Opening Reception for an evening fun. Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful earth and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information about this exhibit, artists or displaying your own art, please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOT! HOT! HOT! And COOL~COOL~ COOL At Artisans On The Ave

Join Artisans On The Ave Gallery for an evening of COOL ART on a HOT NIGHT! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Torched sculptures, fused glass, encaustic hot wax, fired ceramics and pottery will all be available. The Rickie Report suggests you Beat The Heat and meet some of the coolest local artists around at this Free event! Receive COOL information on creating art with fire and remember to fill in YOUR page in their Gift Registry!

 

 

 

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HOT HOT HOT!!! CALIENTE!!!!
KEEP COOL ~COOL ~COOL

Friday July 17th, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-582-3300 or 561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Please join us for an evening of cool art on a hot night, Friday, July 17th from 6 – 9 pm! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Beat the heat and please join us for this wonderful event and meet some of the coolest local artists around!

Tracy Rosof-Peterson Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

The technique of Raku pottery happens when art is removed from a gas kiln at around 1800 degrees with gloved hands and tongs lifted from burning flame, dropped into a metal container with combustibles. The glaze crackles from the heat of the flame.

Marcia Barbieri's Fused Glass Plate

Marsha Barbier’s Fused Glass Plate

Ceramic artists form their art using clay and prominent, striking glazes that are fired in a kiln numerous times. Exciting, magnificent colors are produced when glazes are applied to bisque clay, re-fired up to 2300 degrees in a red hot kiln.

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Encaustic wax is an age old process using hot wax and oils. Hot wax painting involves beeswax to which colored pigments are added and kept molten on a heated palette. After being applied to an absorbent surface, you create an original piece of art. The fun part of encaustic wax is adding mixed media inclusions, photos or any absorbent material. The possibilities are endless.

 

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“Past The Garden Gate”, Encaustic Painting by Lois Barton

 

 

 

A metal artist using a welding torch combines the cool metal pieces to the heat of the torch to create sculptures or functional pieces such as lamps and furniture. Some of our paper artists brandish the edges of their finished assemblages to give them an aged antique look as the heat of the flames burns the edges.

 

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

 

Jewelry artists achieve an individual look in their pieces by using heat. When jewelry is connected together with a soldering tool the heat presses against the cool metal to join the pieces. A different patina is created with flame and various chemicals used make each piece a unique form of art to wear.

 

 

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

 

Artists that work with various woods can create a very different effect with a selected branding or engraving tool. The wood branded with the heat tool will then achieve an interesting design or sometimes a personalized engraving. The finished piece has a special look that compliments the wood used.

 

"Cool Jazz" Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

“Cool Jazz” Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

Our glass artists use various techniques such as glass formed with the HOT flame of a torch, glass blowing, casting and fused glass in a kiln firing. Fused glass is one of the oldest, sophisticated techniques in hot glass sometimes referred to as “warm glass”. It is an exciting interplay of light and color to look in the glowing red hot kiln and see the soft molten liquid melting together in brilliant form.

 

Gabriele Kraus' Ceramic Sculpture

Gabriele Kraus’ Ceramic Sculpture

One of the biggest thrills of firing a kiln is fifteen hours later when the artist opens the kiln lid and views the fascinating and extraordinary design that has emerged! Due to the handcrafted nature of many techniques used and the multiple series of kiln firings at temperatures ranging from 1200 to 2300 degrees, this makes ceramics and glass one of a kind art  – where no two pieces are ever alike.

 

 

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Please inquire at Artisans On The Ave about our various workshops and techniques to creating your own art.  We offer a variety of classes and workshops that will suit your personal needs.  For more information: www.ArtisansOnTheAve.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

Inaugural Celebration of Jewell’s Founders Day

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

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

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

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

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

According to the Lake Worth Historical Museum:

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

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

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

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

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