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

 

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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

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

Carolyn Austin Of Unique Glass Art Invites Public To Free Reception At New Location In Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery

Carolyn Austin of Unique Glass Art, Inc. announces a New Location and Phone Number. Located in Original Elements Fine Art & Gift Gallery at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, Carolyn continues to bring her creative spirit to not only glass but painting!  From decorative art glass for the home, office or yacht to functional glass pieces, Carolyn’s ideas continue to “bring your glass to life”!  The Public is invited to an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 19th.  Browse the gallery, meet the artists, enjoy music by flutist, Sara Stout and refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fused Fish Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

 

 

Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and has developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art.  “I love working with people and using my 20 years experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each clients home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying I take pride in my work as does my staff and the exclusive following it has created.”

 Fused Glass by Carolyn Austin

Since taking on this venture, the business has grown in many different directions. The talented staff includes glass etcher and carver Steve Park and artist/painter Julie Silk Beaumont who works with Carolyn to create spectacular designs for our glass art, from traditional to contemporary and anything in between. Glass fusing artist Stacy Dorr offers her unique talent of creating “Hot Glass” to enhance and add new dimension with depth and color to our etched and carved designs. Between these artists Unique Glass Art offers a variety of glass art from your doors and windows to free standing glass art and unique gifts.

 Fused Glass Fish with Wood Frame by Carolyn Austin

Specializing in custom glass etching and carving for entryways shower enclosures tabletops and mirrors, Unique Glass Art’s work can be found in residential and commercial areas as well as hospitals, restaurants and on yachts. We offer an on-site service which enables us to work on your existing glass while keeping a dust free environment.  Yacht owners are big fans of our mobile dust free etching equipment. We come to your dock as well as create back lit carvings in our studio to be installed.

For more information:

561-670-3556

http://www.uniqueglassart.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

Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

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