Alan Halpern Brings His Iconic Art To Fashion As He Unveils New Wearable Art Line! What’s Next? Stay Tuned!

Alan Halpern has taken his iconic artworks to a new level!  In addition to having his artwork on your walls, you can WEAR IT!  Teaming up with an exclusive apparel manufacturer in Canada, Alan is now making his images as wearable art pieces at reasonable prices.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Now, YOU can be the canvas of an art icon! What’s next?  Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Halpern tells The Rickie Report,” I have taken my paintings to another dimension! I have partnered with an exclusive fashion company in Canada to manufacture and distribute a clothing line from three of my original paintings. To see the current collection ( there is more to come!)

 

When The Rickie Report last spoke with Alan, he had made T-Shirts for himself with a selection of his paintings imprinted on it.  He explains, “People asked me where can they get one! This led me to research other possibilities of wearable art.  I wanted to work with a quality company that offers online presence, a selection of clothing styles, ease of ordering, money collection, inventory control, S&H”.  At this point, Alan hints at future possibilities of handbags, pillow, and other decorative options.

 

 

 

 

Visit: www.legaleriste.com/halpsartcom

 

 

Miles Laventhall, renown artist and teacher says,” The subjects Alan chooses and personal aesthetic are as colorful as he is.  The paintings he creates are visual reminders of life, full of potential and goodwill.  Al, we are blessed and inspired by you, and look forward to many more years of creativity together”.

 

 

 

From Betsy Ross to Blondie or Bruno Mars, Alan digs into the personality and reveals the inner essence of people.  Visual Artist, Ana Tamayo tells us, “Alan Halpern is a painter with a very positive view of life and a caring personality. Alan’s connection with people is reflected in his expressive portraits of celebrities where the composition and use of color flow naturally and seemingly, without any effort on the canvas. His sense of design and his experience as a graphic designer are unquestionable.  His works of art are a cheerful reminder to smile!”

 

 

 

 

 

Visit: www.legaleriste.com/halpsartcom

 

 

Alan Halpern was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in LIC. He tells The Rickie Report, “My interest in art germinated when I landed a job at Columbia Motion Pictures working in the print/mailroom. There I spent hours visiting the art department making friends and watching the artists create movie posters and 3D displays. I was then accepted by Pratt Institute, a prestigious Art School. Four years later, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Upon graduation, my first professional  job was a graphic designer at Dell Publishing designing sales and promotional materials for future books to be published. I went on to establish my own marketing/sales promotional design firm in Manhattan until retiring to Southern Florida”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit: www.legaleriste.com/halpsartcom

 

 

 

Alan’s artworks have been exhibited in a number of juried art shows, including: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Artists Guild Gallery, Living Room Gallery at FAU University, ArtServe Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL., Sugar Sands Park & Community Center, Boca Raton Museum Art School, and Polo Club Boca Raton Arts & Craft Show.

 

 

For more information please contact Alan Halpern :

Email:  alan@halpsArt.com

Call:  561-443-7581

Visit:   halpsArt.com

 

 

Visit: www.legaleriste.com/halpsartcom

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Irene Jalowayski And Rickie Leiter Are Featured Artists At Special Holiday Boutique At Craft Gallery In West Palm Beach On Sunday, December 15

A special Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Holiday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 15 at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach, Fl.  It is worth the trip to The Craft Gallery to meet inspired artisans, Irene Jalowayski and Rickie Leiter and see their incredible works of art, which make perfect holiday gifts. Light refreshments will be served and plenty of free parking is available. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The gallery is located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 561 762 8162

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S:

 

Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art Sale

 

 Irene Jalowayski  &  Rickie Leiter

 

 Sunday, December 15  

11 am – 4 pm  

 

 

Free admission and Free Parking

 

 

5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Located at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard, next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream.  

There is extra parking on the side street, Churchill Road.

 

 

 

So that bracelet you are wearing can trace its origins to some Neanderthal roaming the forest. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It makes sense when you realize the origination of jewelry spans many thousands of years. Jewelry is one of the oldest archeological artifacts – shell beads from the Neanderthal area around 115,000 years ago were some of the earliest discoveries. Throughout history, jewelry has been a universal form of adornment – to show status or rank, as a recognition of affiliation (religious, political) and as a symbol of personal meaning (love, mourning, luck). Thanks to the ingenuity of the Greeks adding gemstones to gold in 1600 BC, jewelry has evolved into a stunning form of art. Fast forward to today, and there is an endless variety of jewelry adorning our bodies, our fashion, our homes. Two local artisans who have embraced this art form are being featured in the upcoming event,Glass, Jewelry and Wearable Art at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

Rickie Leiter,publisher of – you guessed it – The Rickie Report, will be showcasing some of her beautiful jewelry at this event. Most of her pieces incorporate a variety of gemstones, many with a central, unusual focal piece to complement the stones. Her one-of-a-kind pieces have been sold in museum shops, local galleries and wearable art boutiques. It’s no surprise that Rickie landed squarely in the middle of South Florida’s local art scene. Raised in a decidedly creative household with an affinity for community activism and an appreciation of nature, she has explored many avenues during her artistic journey. From art consultant and board member of an international organization to special needs advocate and online publisher, Rickie’s creativity shines in her art.

 

Irene Jalowayski, an accomplished glass artist in Palm Beach County, will thrill you with her exquisite jewelry using glass and metals. Working in fused glass, cast glass and mixed media, Irene has an incredible eye for color and style. Her use of dichroic glass adds even more color explosion to her pieces. In addition to her unique jewelry designs, you’ll see her creative style emerge in her glass pieces – sculptures, vases, platters, Judaica, candlesticks and so much more. Always an art lover and collector, Irene started “playing” in fused glass 15 years ago, studying with master glass artists in the area. What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion, and it shows! The winner of numerous awards, her work has been seen in galleries, art shows and exhibitions around South Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Call 561-762-8162

or email potteryme@aol.com

 

The Craft Gallery

5911 S. Dixie Highway    West Palm Beach, FL 33405

561-762-8162     TheCraftGallery.net

 

The Craft Gallery is available for studio space rental and parties. Parties, you ask? Consider having a unique holiday party at the gallery. Invite a small group for an evening of art and socializing (think Paint Your Own Pottery or Couples Night Out) or the gallery can create an art class customized to your schedule. They can even tailor parties just for kids.

 

 

So, get yourself in gear for the holiday season and swing by the charming little gallery tucked next to the iconic Carvel Ice Cream in West Palm Beach. The Craft Gallery is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard at 5911 S. Dixie Highway. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Afternoons, evenings and weekends are by appointment only. Stay informed about their classes, sales and events by liking them on Facebook or check out their website –TheCraftGallery.net.

 

 

The studio is located behind Hair Harbor on Dixie Highway, just north of Forest Hill Boulevard. Be sure to check The Craft Gallery website and Facebook page – TheCraftGallery.netfor information about the latest classes and events. Pop on by the gallery to see this artist in action and all the lovely creativity that surrounds her.

 

 

 

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

Special Holiday Boutique On November 30 At Mirasol Country Club Fundraises For INSIGHT, Educating And Encouraging Tolerance, Acceptance, And Respect

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, announces a special Boutique and Fundraiser on Friday, November 30th at Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.  A portion of sales will benefit INSIGHT, which encourages tolerance, acceptance, and respect using lessons from the Holocaust and genocides worldwide.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Kudos to Elayne Mordes for making our world a better place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

2805 North Australian Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL  33407

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Suzanne Connors Shares “The Alchemy Of Indigo” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Thursday November 15

Suzanne Connors, the noted textile artist, says “the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes is like opening a gift on Christmas morning.” Join us at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL on Thursday, November 15th, when she reveals the mysteries of Indigo, once more valuable than gold, now taught in contemporary art and design.  3rd Thursdays at the Lighthouse ArtCenter are monthly receptions that bring together artists and art lovers to relish tasty hors d’oeuvres, quaff a nice wine and enjoy a variety of presentations. From cultural conversations with renown artists to exhibition openings and award ceremonies, guests are surrounded by the art installation in the gallery.  This month visitors will delight in Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The  Alchemy  Of  Indigo”  

With  Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $5

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Variety of Indigo Dyed Fabrics by Suzanne Connors

 

 

Suzanne Connors is a Fiber Artist in Stuart, Florida, who creates beautiful hand-dyed works of art at the Aya Fiber Studios located in the Fish House Art Center. She draws her inspiration from life in South Florida and her time spent living in the Caribbean Islands. She says that she is “enchanted by the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Indigo Dyed Tote Bag by Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

About Indigo from Aya Studios:

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. The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating, and 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.

 

Indigo Dyed Shawl by Suzanne Connors

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

Whitespace Invites Organizations To Special Cōl-léct ZAHAV. Earn 10% For Your Group And Shop For A Good Cause

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, announces Cōl-léct ZAHAV, a project with unique Israeli objects of wearable body sculpture.  Organizations are invited to plan the perfect FUNdraising event, with a day trip to Whitespace!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

2805 North Australian Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL  33407

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art And Surface Design” Featuring Renowned Fiber Artist Mary Fisher, Fashion Show, Suzanne Connors Demo, And More At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers. Mary Fisher, renowned fiber artist, author, and advocate will be featured in the main gallery. The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th.  Make your reservations for the Runway Show and Reception on November 1st, curated by Bosha Stone.  Thursday, November 15 will feature a textile demonstration by Suzanne Connors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Opening Reception and Meet The Artists

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Vivre Canvas Couture Jellyfish Dress

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers.

 

Cornelia Wende  “The Weavers”

 

 

 

During Elegant Threads, visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit of luxury pieces, both classic and trendsetting. 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.

 

 

Mary Fisher

 

 

 

The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s special feature is the Runway Show curated by Bosha Stone on Thursday evening, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets to this fast paced event are going fast. Attendees can enjoy wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation, and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

And there’s more…

The centerpiece of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition is celebrated artist, author, and advocate Mary Fisher’s magnificent textile art, on display in the Main Gallery. Launched into a career of international HIV/AIDS advocacy after giving what is widely considered one of the best American speeches of the 20th century, Fischer is also an illustrious name on the international art scene. Her work has been widely exhibited in public and private collections around the world, including the collections of President George H. W. Bush, President Gerald Ford, and President Mwanawasa of Zambia. Mary Fischer’s contemporary stylized textiles are at once elegant and evocative.

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter says, “The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates our 55th year as we continue to provide exceptional art and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Our motto is ‘learn, grow, create and collect’.”

 

 

 

Plan To Go:

Thursday, October 18, Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artists and members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Thursday, November 1, Runway Show and Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 limited seating call (561) 746-3101

Thursday, November 15, 3rd Thursday textile demonstration with Suzanne Connors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Boca Raton Features Whitespace Col-lect’s Unique Body Jewelry, Wearable Art And More!

Art Boca Raton, opening with a VIP Preview on March 14th will feature Whitespace Col-lect’s unique wearable artwork from internationally and nationally renown artists.  Visit Whitespace as Art Boca Raton continues on March 15, 16,17, and 18th. Be an art advocate!  Wear Unique! Be unique!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Sales will benefit the Perry Cohen Foundation.

 

 

 

For more information:

561.842.4131

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Boca Raton Museum Of Art Features Whitespace Col-lect For Special 2 Day Event Thursday, January 11th and Friday, January 12th

The Boca Museum of Art brings Whitespace Col-lect for a special 2 day event on Thursday, January 11th and Friday, January 12th.  The public is invited to become ART ADVOCATES by supporting and wearing unique, handmade art pieces.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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

Whitespace The Mordes Collection Announces Opening Weekend Celebrations Plus Season’s Exhibitions

Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces Opening Weekend Celebrations, beginning Friday November 3rd.  In addition, The Rickie Report shares the dates of the Season’s Exhibitions, so GET OUT YOUR CALENDARS!  Beyond 2D and 3 D artworks, there will be artist lectures and new items in Col-lect, plus different venues to explore!

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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

Whitespace Announces Seasonal Closing Date And Special Inventory Reductions

Art lovers can still visit Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by before Whitespace Collection closes for the season, on April 2nd.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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