Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!

 

 

 

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​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 

SUPPORTED BY:

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.

 

WHY  IS  THIS  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.

 

HOW TO DONATE YOUR JEWELRY:

 

To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

 

 

●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560

 

MAIL-IN DONATIONS CAN BE SENT ANYTIME​:

 

● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Ten Jewelry Designers Show And Sell Jewelry, Pearls, Crystals, Bling! At Artisans On The Ave Friday, January 25. Event Is Free And Open To The Public

Pearls, and crystals, and BLING take over Artisans On The Ave in downtown Lake Worth on Friday, January 25.  Meet the ten jewelry designers and enjoy free refreshments as you browse one-of-a-kind baubles made from metal, glass, beads, gemstones, silk, paper, rubber, beach glass, found objects, and an unlimited imagination!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      theartisansontheave.com

Hours:  

Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Jewelry that Rocks!

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 25

 6:00-9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served

 

 

 

Pearls and crystals and bling, oh my! On Friday, January 25th, the jewelry designers at Artisans on the Ave invite you to get your sparkle on.

From 6:00 to 9:00 pm there will be lots of artists along with free refreshments and the reception is open to the public.

The gallery will feature over ten local artists who continually amaze us with their one-of-a-kind adornments.

Artisans on the Ave’s jewelry designers create wearable art using metal, glass, gemstones, beads, silk, rubber, paper, beach glass, found objects and more.

Each piece makes a statement, so if it’s compliments you are seeking, this is the place to shop!

Whether your style is traditional, bohemian or anything in between, you are sure to find some bauble that speaks to you. So follow the road – no, it’s not yellow brick – over to Artisans on the Ave gallery in downtown Lake Worth and meet the talented artists. You can score some bling (sorry, no ruby slippers here) that will prove you’re surely not in Kansas anymore!

For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raida Disbrow Invites You To Havana Beads Studio At Fish House Art Center

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios, gallery and a quaint café with great restaurants within walking distance. Raida Disbrow is a Lampwork glass artist, a ceramicist, jewelry designer and owner of world renown Havana Beads.  The Rickie Report is excited to share some of Raida’s artistry and from personal experience, knows the quality of her beads and jewelry speak for themselves.  One-of-a-kind jewelry designs are available for purchase as well as Lampwork (glass) and ceramic beads for those that enjoy making their own creations.

 

 

 

 

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FISH HOUSE ART CENTER

Features :

Havana Beads

by Raida Disbrow

 

 

4725 SE DeSoto Avenue   Port Salerno, FL 34997

(954) 464-1360

 

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Raida Disbrow is a Lampwork (glass) artist, ceramic artist, jewelry designer and owner of Havana Beads. Fifteen years ago Raida began making one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry creations. In her search for unique beads she discovered the art of Lampworking.

 

 

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Lampworking is an art form which became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. Lampworking is the art of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a steel mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when finished annealed in a kiln for strength and durability.

 

 

 

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Raida has a background in Interior Design and uses these principles to design, and use color in her glass pieces as well as her artisan jewelry. She has a great love for nature and frequently incorporates elements in her beads and artisan jewelry.

 

 

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Radio’s bead creations are well known and respected  throughout the beading world, for their intricacies and unusual designs.  Her artisan jewelry and beads have been published in the following publications.

 

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• Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine
• Bead Star Magazine
• Beads 2011 Magazine
• Bead Trends Magazine
• 101 Bracelet, Necklaces and Earrings Magazine
• Bead Soup Book
• Stringing Magazine
• Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine
Visit Raida’s quaint working studio/boutique at the Fish House Art Center located on the Scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida. One-of-a-kind jewelry designs are available for purchase as well as Lampwork (glass) and ceramic beads for those that enjoy making their own creations.

 

 

For more information please visit:

FISH HOUSE ART CENTER

4725 SE DeSoto Avenue    Port Salerno, FL 34997

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raidisbrow@aol.com

(954) 464-1360

 

 

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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

Part ll Of Popular Las Olas Festival Returns With Free Art Giveaway

The final Las Olas Art Fair of the season will be held on March 28 – 29, 2015, featuring over 300 nationally acclaimed artists.  This show has traditionally been held during the first weekend of March and while the dates have changed, festival patrons can be assured that Howard Alan Events will produce the same top rated festival they have come to expect and look forward to.  Partial proceeds from the festival benefits the Las Olas Association. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek of the Free Art Giveaway by Featured Artist, Cynthia Adams.

 

 

 

27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II

Saturday, March 28th

&

Sunday, March 29th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

To Support the Arts, the Las Olas Association and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

On March 28-29, 2015, during the 27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II, Las Olas Boulevard, between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue, will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery. Original artwork and affordable gift items will be exhibited by more than 300 artists from the United States. Enjoy eclectic art displays, live music and a Free Art Giveaway.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Free Art Giveaway Painting by Cynthia Adams

Free Art Giveaway Painting by Cynthia Adams, “Outside The Box” Hand Embellished Giclee

The free giveaway features the work of participating artist Cynthia Adams. The prize, a 30″ x 30″ hand embellished gallery wrapped canvas Giclée titled “Outside the Box”, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. Her work can be defined as brightly colored, abstract mixed-media contemporary art that inspires and energizes any interior space. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about Cynthia and explore her work visit her website at   www.casaartstudio.com.

 

 

Cynthia Adams tells The Rickie Report, ” The inspiration for this painting, as with most of my work, comes from the energy of colours and how they interact with each other and what kind of mood is created with each pass or layer of something new. Using a palette knife I often apply each subsequent layer with acrylic and then scrape back to expose the history of the painting. Using charcoal and oil pastel along the way for the element of line let’s me take the viewer on a journey through and around the painting. In the end these lines and layers are all a unique way of transferring my thoughts onto the canvas”.

 

 

 

In addition, the 2015 Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition poster will be available for purchase at the event and features the work of artist Steven Penafiel.

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery
  • Showcasing local and national artists
  • Among the largest and most popular outdoor art festivals in South Florida
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association.

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

For additional information on the 27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit  www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-661

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Explore, Enjoy, Chat And Peruse At Whitespace Collection Before Season Closing!

Elayne Mordes of Whitespace Collection has brought contemporary art in Palm Beach County to new heights this season!  In the midst of mourning her beloved soul mate, Marvin Mordes, Elayne has given us the remarkable “Pushing Boundaries” exhibit celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall; new art accessories for the body and home in Col-léct; Karla Walter’s “Crow Installation”, a new collectable poster by Max Toth, insightful  art and interviews with returning Veterans by Dr. Wilma Bulkin Seigel and so much more.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Whitespace’s CLOSING WEEK.  Stop by and get engaged with art!  This is a perfect place to bring children with you and start talking about what art is all around them.We look forward to next season already!

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

 

Join us
Saturday and Sunday, March 21 – 22 from 11-4pm
for our season

CLOSING WEEKEND

As a special “Thank You” to our friends and patrons
20% discount in our Collect and Museum Shop!

no reservation required
a donation of $10 is requested

2805 N. Australian Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

561.842.4131

 

 

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Partial proceeds benefitting the arts and art education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation – the Mordes Family Fund

Whitespace is a private exhibition space and receives no state or local funding.

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.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

Artisans on the Ave Welcome you to: “heARTful Home”, From Our Hands to Your Heart

Home is where the heart is and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art!  Artisans on the Ave boutique gallery represents  28 talented artists from the surrounding community.  On February 6th, celebrate “heARTful  Home” and choose from a vast array of  one of-a-kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht.  A percentage of the sales will benefit The American Heart Association, so you will be helping people all around!  The Rickie Report applauds galleries and art events who combine their love of art and love of community in this way.  Here are some sneak peeks and details about this FREE event.  Remember to wear red!

 

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Artisans On The Ave

“heARTful Home”

From Our Hands to Your Heart

Friday February 6, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Sales benefit  The American Heart Association

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-582-3300   or   561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

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Artisans on the Ave

 

Home is where the heart is … and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art made by one of our 28 local talented artists! Choose from a vast array of special one of a kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht. Artisans On The Ave has something for every Art lover and Art collector. We offer personalized service from our artists in the gallery that will help you with your selection.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans on the Ave

A contemporary painting will enhance the colors of your room. A beautiful hand woven natural basket can add warmth to your decor. Whatever your style is, Artisans On The Ave has a wonderful selection that will please. The fused glass fish, seashell art and nautical hand painted trays will bring charm to your beach house by the ocean.

 

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Artisans on the Ave

 

A pop art sculpture that is a great conversation piece for your guests. A lovely bronze adds romance to any room. Select from ceramic, wood or metal art that can be either functional or “make the heart smile” decorative. The art of our photographers will take you to places you have never been but always wanted to travel to.

 

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

Select an original handcrafted piece of jewelry created by one of our many exquisite artists. The “heARTful Home” is always near with each individualized piece you wear.  Our various mixed media assemblage art and the vivid encaustic wax collages will bring a unique touch to your place.

 

 

Lori Axelrod's Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Lori Axelrod’s Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave has Gift Certificates for purchase, if you want that special someone to choose their own artwork. Please join us for this very special event. Refreshments will be served. A portion of the gallery sales will benefit The American Heart Association. Show your support and wear red. From our hands to your heart!  Please invite your friends and family to enjoy this free event!

 

For more information please visit:

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

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