Armory Art Center Offers Summer Camp For Grades 1 Through 12 And Summer Art Academy For Career-Minded High School Students

The “Summer Art Experience” at the Armory Art Center is filled with fun and creativity for grades 1 through 12. Innovative weekly themes include drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and printmaking. Teens can discover the latest developments in 3-D printing technology with the Armory’s new 3D jewelry and ceramics printers. Activities take place June 5 through August 4th. The Armory Summer Art Experience includes public receptions showing artwork created during each session and field trips. For high schoolers wanting to make their careers in art, check out the “Summer Art Academy”. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up before spaces are filled!

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities include:
• A week filled with high-quality art education
• Immersion in various creative techniques for diverse interests and skill building
• Excursions to local venues
• Public art show receptions in June and August

 

 

Registering online, by phone, or walk-in is quick and easy.

• Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Some weeks fill quickly—don’t delay!
• Register for as many weeks as you like.
• A $20 discount per week is provided for multiple enrollments within the immediate family or for one camper over multiple weeks.
• Membership is not required to attend Summer Art Experience.
• By purchasing a Youth or Family Membership, Summer Art Experience students will receive a 10% discount on all 8-week studio art classes during the year of their membership.
• Extended childcare in the morning and afternoon is available for an additional fee.

– Tuition assistance may be available upon approval of the financial assistance application found on our website at http://www.armoryart.org/scholarship.

– Tuition includes all art materials and one camp T-shirt.

– Students bring a lunch, two snacks, and beverages.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition is refundable up to five business days prior to the start of your camp week minus 10% of tuition for cancellation. Please note that there is no refund for a student dismissed from camp due to behavior which endangers or disrupts camp activities.  

 

Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have had a background check. Our camp leaders are skilled in working with youth in the arts. We look forward to providing a safe and enriching environment for your child.

 

 

JUMPSTART Grades 1 – 2
& ADVENTURES IN ART Grades 3 – 5

$235 per week*
*Weeks 2 and 6 will have field trips and have an additional fee of $23 per camper.

WEEK 1 June 5th-9th Hola Summer – Art of Latin America

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th Da Vinci to Degas* – The Human Figure & Portraits

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd Abstract Expressionism – Celebrating Our Independence

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th Nature as Art – Bugs, Birds, & Botanicals All Around

Friday, June 30 4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception
WEEK 5 July 10th-14th Pop Art with a POW! – Superhero Stories

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st Stargazers* – Van Gogh & Beyond

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th Medieval Myths & Art -Tales of Knights & Dragons

WEEK 8 July 31st- Aug 4th Exploring African Art – A Safari of Culture & Wildlife

Friday, Aug. 4th   4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

 

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 1-5

9:00 – 10:30 am Early morning workshops
10:30 – 10:45 am Snack
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Mid-morning workshops
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch and recess
1:15 – 2:45 pm Mid-afternoon workshops
2:45 – 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 – 4:30 pm Late afternoon workshops

 

ROCKIN’ ART WORKSHOPS Grades 6 – 12

$285 per week
Age groups are divided according to weekly enrollment.

WEEK 1 June 5th–9th

Graffiti
OR
Cartooning
OR
Sculpture: Book Art

 

WEEK 2 June 12th-16th

Painting
OR
Digital and Video
OR
Fashion Accessories: Bead and Seed Weaving OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 3 June 19th-23rd

Digital Photography
OR
Fashion: Upcycle
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing
OR
Sculpture: Turn a Room Into Art

 

WEEK 4 June 26th-30th

Photoshop Fun With Your Photos
OR
Printmaking and Journaling
OR
Ceramics: Hand building and Raku

Friday, June 30th  4:30-6:30 pm Mid-Summer Exhibition & Reception

 

WEEK 5 July 10th-14th

Painting
OR
Photo Transfer Techniques: Cyanotype
OR
Soft Sculpture

 

WEEK 6 July 17th-21st

Digital Anime and Your Art
OR
Ceramics: Handbuilding and 3D Printing
OR
Jewelry and 3D Printing

 

WEEK 7 July 24th-28th

Digital Photography
OR
Printmaking: Block Prints and Pattern
OR
Ceramics: Glazing and Color

 

WEEK 8 July 31 – Aug 4th

Street Art
OR
Sculpture: Objects Big and Small
OR
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and 3D Printing

Friday, Aug 4th  4:30-6:30 pm Good Bye to Summer Exhibition

 

When registering for Summer Art Academy, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience classes.

(Summer Art Academy is designed for rising juniors and rising seniors who are career-minded students of the visual arts)

 

Preparing for College Scholarships?

Summer Art Academy was developed to help advanced students prepare for college scholarship opportunities and propel career-minded students of the visual arts. Two classes were developed with the guidance of visual art teachers from Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Looking for a scholarship to art school?
PRE-COLLEGE PORTFOLIO
REVIEW WORKSHOP
for Incoming Juniors

A student portfolio is a vital part of admission and scholarship decisions. This week-long workshop will assist students in the thoughtful selection and arrangement of pre-existing artwork. The instructor will make recommendations for work that needs to be added for the best outcome.
Emphasis will be placed on:
• Work process
• Technical and analytical skills
• Aesthetics
• Time management

Be prepared for the portfolio review
and admission process:
DAY 1: Introduce Yourself – As an artist, student, and visionary
Day 2: Critical Thinking – Is your portfolio complete?
Day 3: Digital Portfolio – How to clean up and post your work
Day 4: The Magical Order – What goes first, last, and in between
Day 5: Mock portfolio review session

Instructor: Amber Tutwiler

Amber is an instructor of sculpture at FAU. She attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts for Visual Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University
for Mixed Media.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register for June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register for July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

Be one step ahead…
INTENSIVE DRAWING & SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
for Incoming Freshmen

Rising freshmen in art school need to strengthen their two-dimensional and three-dimensional
skill sets. In this workshop young students will:
• Navigate drawing (2D) and sculpture (3D) as a powerful way to express how the artist sees
the world.
Explore drawing and sculpture materials and tools.
• Create using both imagined situations and observable nuances of the human figure and the
environment.
Sculpture……..10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn about volume, mass, and structure while building with clay.
Lunch and break 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Drawing……..1:30 – 3:30 pm

A focus will be on observational drawing such as perspective in interiors, the structure of the human body, and scale in a still life.

Sculpture Instructor: Joshua Davis

Joshua studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA. At Florida University he earned his MFA with an emphasis in painting and industrial and mechanical design.

Drawing Instructor: Vishan Seenath

Vishan is a graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts and earned a BA in studio art at FSU. He attended West Dean College in the UK, where he earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Sussex.

Workshops are offered two times:
Monday through Friday | 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Register June 5-9, 2017
OR
Register July 17-21, 2017
Tuition per workshop: $200

When registering for these workshops, receive a 10% discount toward any of the Summer Art Experience studio classes, including 3D printing, digital design, ceramics, glass, fashion, and jewelry. armoryart.org/youthartcamps

For more information about these activities, classes, workshops or events for children or adults at the Armory Art Center:

armoryart.org

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

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

Resource Depot’s Guerrilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge Looking For Vendors For Local Artisan Village, Teams And Individuals To Participate And Onlookers!

Resource Depot’s Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is back for another round. Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) is a fun creative competition encouraging teams, young and old and all ability levels, to step up to the challenge and show their ‘up-cycling’ skills.  Resource Depot presents a Live Crafting Competition Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 4 – 8:00 PM at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park. Watch four teams of local artists and makers take quick “On-The-Spot” craft challenges to compete for the title of “Extreme Guerrilla A.R.T. ist”.  Artists and Crafters are welcome to participate  by selling their environmentally sustainable work.  The Rickie Report shares all the details and some photos of a recent Guerrilla A.R.T. Challenge. Deadline for application is by December 24th. Art lovers: Mark January 9th on your calendars NOW!  This event is Free to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

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Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash)

Live Crafting Competition

Saturday January 9th, 2016

4 – 8:00 PM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL.

 

 

Want to Participate?

Want to Sell Your Art?

Want to Sell Your Craftwork?

Deadline for application: December 24th

Visit www.resourcedepot.net

for details and application

Or  Call Resource Depot at 561-882-0090

The event encourages people to create art from reused, excess, found objects, or about-to-be-discarded materials from Resource Depot’s expansive warehouse. Some of the items the artists can create with include paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, fabric, plastic, metal, bottle caps and Styrofoam. The goal is to create awareness and promote activism within the local community and especially to the younger generations by spreading the idea that yesterday’s rubbish can be transformed into today’s art.

 

 

 

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“Guerrilla Head Art”

 

The main purpose for creative events such as Guerilla A.R.T. is to enhance education and appreciation of the arts and their impact on society. Overall, the concept is to preserve the environment by saving reusable materials from the landfill and improve humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

 

 

 

 

Also added to the event for this round: a local Artisan Village for your shopping pleasure. Resource Depot is still currently looking for vendors with handmade (environmentally-sustainable a plus) products to sell.  For more information about joining the Artisan Village please email or call Jennifer O’Brien at jobrien@resourcedepot.net and 561-882-0090.

 

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Resource Depot Competition Area

 

 

 

This is how the event goes: each round contestants will channel their inner “MacGyvers”, out-crafting each other using Resource Depot’s repurposed materials and their own wits, creativity, and skills. Teams will be given materials normally considered trash (like things from the recycling bin), and some tools to work with (tape, glue, etc.). Each team’s challenge is to transform these reusable items into artistic creations on-site during different timed challenges during the event.

 

 

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Autumn Skye Tattoo Team

 

 

 

 

Here are the detailed Challenge Rules for those crafty creative types out there who would like to participate:

 

Challenge Rules:

• Two artist teams will randomly be paired against each other (head-to-head), with the winners of the semi-final round facing off in the final challenge. The first rounds will be 15-20 minutes in length, with the final challenge being 30-40 minutes.
• Artists will all receive their challenge simultaneously at the start of their head-to-head competition.
• Artwork must be created with the materials and tools supplied by Resource Depot, which will include ordinarily disposable items such as, but not limited to, materials such as paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, fabric, plastic, metal, bottle caps and Styrofoam. Tools may include such items as glue/glue guns, tape, staplers and other fasteners, scissors and other cutting instruments. Chosen materials for each challenge will not be revealed until the challenge begins.
• Each artist team is allowed to bring one “secret weapon” to the competition which could be cool reusable material or crafting tool and is allowed one bribe to the judges which can be a creative object but not money (and value not to exceed $50).
• At the end of the allotted time, artwork must be display ready and safe for viewing to be considered for judging. Artwork must be an original piece completed solely by the team using only materials provided and is encouraged to be whimsical, unusual, wild, curious or personally significant. Teams should be prepared to “sell”/explain their creation to the judges to receive the highest score—hint…storytelling is key part of the creative process and presentation.
• For all challenges, the artwork must be socially appropriate and acceptable. This means that artwork cannot be of any sexual nature; it should not contained any drug paraphernalia, nor be of violence or overtly gruesome in nature.
• Resource Depot and The Brewhouse Gallery reserve the right to display, publish and make the work available to the public via photo/video or otherwise. Artwork created in the contest may not be returned.
Celebrity judges will be on hand to rate projects on artistic merit, technique, and utility. And Resource Depot is thrilled to have back Tyson from the Gater 98.7FM as star MC for the night. Categories to complete for include:
• Most Creative
• Best Transformation of Raw Material to Art
• Thematic Impact: How does the piece reflect back to the reduce/reuse/recycle mission

 

The panel of three local “celebrity” judges (yet to be disclosed-stay tuned on the Resource Depot website for the latest updates!) will be on hand to help judge the entries.

 

 

 

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Guerilla Ladies Team

 

 

 

 

In the first round of this competition that took place in September 2015, the teams had members that consisted of people from all walks of life: tattoo artists, painters, home schooling mothers, surfers, social workers, and teachers. As you can see ANYONE can get in on the fun and is encouraged to do so. The winner that evening received a $100 gift certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Resource Depot is now accepting applications for the next set of teams to take on these challenges during Round Two this January 9th.

 

 

 

Save the date and get ready to grab a beer, and get a front row seat for the extreme crafting at The Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, and watch the glitter fly. The event is FREE for the public, however, we hope you will patronize The Brewhouse Gallery as a percentage of the proceeds from the evening benefit the non-profit Resource Depot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Derby Girls Team

 

 

 

Resource Depot is a center for creative reuse that collects all the things that nobody wants anymore and gives them to those who can use them. This is done through mostly through memberships. But more than just collecting and distributing upcycled items, they also teach amazing ways to put all these items to use at home, in the classroom or in a business. This is accomplished by offering field trips, summer camp, in-house workshops, and outreach programs. At Resource Depot they believe in education through imagination, and creating a sustainable future starting with the surrounding community.

 

 

 For more information about joining the Artisan Village please email or call Jennifer O’Brien at jobrien@resourcedepot.net and 561-882-0090

 

 

 

 

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

South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Welcomes You To Meet Emily Dvorin, Innovative Fiber Artist

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild invites the public to their January 6, 2016 meeting that will feature award-winning contemporary fiber artist, Emily Dvorin, known for her innovative, “transordinary” vessels that turn recognizable household objects and urban materials into visual comments on daily life. Her work has been exhibited in shows and galleries across the country, receiving many awards and honors. Emily is the current president of the National Basketry Organization.  Guild meetings are held at Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.   A Meet and Greet begins at 9:00am, followed by a short business meeting. Emily’s presentation “Transordinary Vessels will start at 10:00.  The Rickie Report shares the details and promises you an extraordinary experience with this group of talented artists!

 

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Features Contemporary Fiber Artist, Emily Dvorin

 

 

Monthly General Meeting

 

 January 6, 2016       9 am

Emily Will Give A Demo

 

 

 

AND

 

Emily Will Teach a 2 Day Workshop,

 “Approaching Basketry”

January 7 & 8, 2016

 

 

All Events Take Place at

 

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Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue     West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

561.832.1776

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Dvorin, Contemporary Fiber Artist

 

 

 

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Creations by Emily Dvorin (Photo Courtesy of her website)

 

 

 

Emily tells The Rickie Report, “I call myself a sculptural basketmaker. I am known for my innovative, “transordinary” vessels. Challenging the original definition of basketry, I explore contemporary interpretations of this traditional craft, utilizing non-traditional materials. I transform the ordinary through the processes of manipulation, construction, alteration, repetition of singular elements, coiling, weaving and assembling to create dense arrangements of common, urban objects. I sculpt with fiber and interact with material, pattern, color, design, shape and texture.”

 

 

Growing up in New Jersey in the 50s,, Emily Dvorin was told that her creativity and artistic approach were “cute”. A sea kelp basket workshop in the early 80s changed her life forever: she realized that basketry and three-dimensional work were what she truly loved. Largely self-taught, Emily began offering workshops the 90s and in the early 2000s brought basketry classes to elementary and high school classrooms. In 2008, after owning and operating a contemporary craft store for 35 years, and enabling other artists to gain wider audience and appreciation for their work, Emily retired to live her life’s dream of being a full-time artist. She now has a studio in Sausalito, California. She continues to teach classes for both adults and children, and she speaks, consults and exhibits all around the country. This year she became president of the National Basketry Organization.
Emily’s presentation for the guild, TRANSORDINARY VESSELS, will highlight her work as a sculptural basketmaker using materials from the hardware store, cable ties and other found objects to create whimsical and imaginative art pieces

 

 

 

Emily will also be giving a 2 day workshop, APPROACHING BASKETRY, on Thursday and Friday, Jan 7 – 8, 2016. Through a hands-on approach to many basketry techniques we will explore process, structure, design and surface texture while experimenting with a variety of materials. Beginners and experienced artists alike will enjoy this unique look into contemporary basketry.

 

 

 

Members will receive registration preference, however, a limited number of seats may be available for the public beginning Dec. 16th. For workshop information contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

About South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists and enthusiasts from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibition opportunities.  Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Anyone with an interest in basketry and the fiber arts is welcome to join us.  Meeting details including topics/speakers and the membership form are available on our website.

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org
and
https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

 

 

 

 

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

Elayna Toby’s “Art That Moves” : Imaginative Mobiles For Your Home And Garden and Wearable Kinetic Adornments

Artist Elayna Toby sees an interconnectedness of nature and human-made items that most of us miss. She started as a jeweler in the late 1980’s and has been creating mobiles since the mid 1990’s and incorporating “found objects” since 2003. She has had commissioned works and exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County over the past seven years. Her true joy is transforming ordinary objects into the extraordinary.  Elayna Toby’s re-imagining and re-purposing  brings us decorative kinetic mobile for the home and garden plus wearable sculpture! Her moving sculptures stir, sway and twirl outdoors in the wind – and indoors by the breeze of a fan or vent.  Feel the freedom of the movement! The Rickie Report shares Elayna Toby’s journey to bring us “Art That Moves” just in time for the holidays. Here are some sneak peeks and the story of her journey.

 

 

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ART THAT MOVES

An Introduction:

” Mobiles, Kinetic-Connections,” 

and

“RePurposing”

 

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Elayna Toby

 

Elayna Toby Singer shares, “I am drawn to materials that come from the earth and to forms transformed through encounters with the elements. Presented in new contexts, each object’s intrinsic beauty is revealed. Balance and movement stir from the center connecting with our emotional, physical and spiritual core. Linking one object to the next, both physically and visually, awareness moves between root and crown. The space between reminds us to breathe. With each twirl and sound, energy shifts, spirit awakens, transformation occurs”.

 

 

Over a year ago, as the City of Boynton Beach prepared for the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, Elayna Toby’s vision for transforming an old kapok tree into a kinetic sculpture was percolating. For three days only, February 6-8, 2015, the tree was transformed into living kinetic art with 16-foot long, twirling strands bedecking its grand limbs.  This magical community art project was honored with the “People’s Choice Award,” selected by thousands of attendees who voted on 14 outdoor showcased kinetic sculptures by artists from around the world.

 

 

Click here to Watch the Video

“Kinetic-Connections” at the kapok tree video

 

 

 

 

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“Kinetic-Connections” at the kapok tree 

 

Elayna Toby conceived of “Kinetic Connections” as a way to encourage everyone to tap their inner artist, re-imagine everyday objects as art, and to join in on the transformative project. She held community workshops; provided County-wide drop boxes for contributed items; and ultimately combined the items with her own pieces to craft the thousands of objects into the kinetic strands.

Selected from more than 100 International entries, “Kinetic-Connections” was featured as one of 25 Kinetic Projects in CODA magazine, being. The creative up-cycling, community art project Kinetic-Connections is still making an impact in the art world.

CODAmagazine Featuring “Kinetic-Connections”

Click Here For Article

 

 

 

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Elayna Toby “Re-Imagining” in her studio

“Re-Imagination Series”

 

The artist tells The Rickie Report, “During the Kinetic Art Symposium half of the 16 foot long strands were sold right off the tree. To celebrate “the season of light” and forthcoming New Year, the remaining strands from the kapok tree are being “Re-Imagined” into 4 foot strands with more embellishments, including additional mirrors which delightfully reflect and bounce the light. These new mobiles are now available in my online shop to add twirling happiness to one’s home or garden”. 

 

Click Here To See “Re-Imaginations”

 

 

 

 

“Excessories”

 

Recently inspired by a friend wondering what to do with the remaining “onesie” earrings after its match is lost or broken, Elayna Toby created “Excessories”, which invited the public to contribute their excess accessory pieces towards the original project. A percent of proceeds will benefit the development of the local fashion district in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

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Elayna Toby continued her tradition of collecting “stories of stuff,” which provided a rich narrative for the individual pieces, and for the sculpture composition as a whole. She tells us, ” A tape measure from noted Worth Avenue designer Alfred Fiadace; a lapel pin in the shape of a submarine donated from the wife of a man who retired from the Navy – the stories are moving, whimsical and meaningful.

 

 

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Note the “onesie” earring which is now part of  “Excessories” 

 

 

Nearly 200 re-imagined pieces were combined into a rich composition of colors, textures and sounds. The individual “excessories” themselves include pieces by Roberto Cavalli and Versace, vintage couture, tools of the trade (spools, tape measures) and more. The results is a kinetic wall sculpture; a visual tapestry woven with the histories behind each piece.

 

 

 

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Sample excess accessories before they were re-imagined into “Excessories”

 

To See More “Excessories” Click here

 

 

Personalized Adornments:

 

Elayna Toby began as a jewelry designer, fashioning her first kinetic piece as earrings. Her “aha” mobile moment happened when she was working at a botanical garden. Inspired by Mother Nature’s exquisite beauty, Elayna Toby collected fallen seeds and branches which she combined with beads to create her earliest kinetic works.  The journey continues today with her mobile kinetic earrings that express her passion for repurposing and creative reuse.

 

 

Elayna Toby uses only “cold connections” – no welding or soldering. She combines wrapping and knotting techniques, swivels and metal links, to connect one object to another.  Re-imagined and re-purposed everyday objects are combined to extraordinary effect.  All of her moving sculpture and kinetic jewelry are one-of-a-kind.

 

 

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“Wash & Wear Series”

Mobile, Kinetic Earrings

 

 

“The “Wash & Wear” series features found washers I’ve collected, cleaned and cleverly re-imagined. Given that washers hold things together, stability and connection will come to all who adorn themselves with these wearable kinetic sculptures”.

 

 

See more kinetic Earrings Here

 

 

 

Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Oh My! 

To see more bracelets Click here

 

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Bracelet: Vintage Belt Buckle, Glass Beads, Naturally Oxidized Copper Wire,

Earrings: Glass Beads, Brass Earwire

The natural properties and symbolism associated with each piece’s beads and metals infuses every Elayna Toby creation.  For the bracelet set above, flexibility and strength, clarity and grounding properties ignite to alchemical effect.

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Bracelet and Earrings: Turquoise, Wire

 

 

 

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“Pursue Your Dreams” “Bee Happy” and “Can You Dig It?”

 

 

Mobiles, Kinetic Art

For The Home And Garden

 

 

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“Mightily” From Elayna Toby’s “Twirlin series”

 

To See More Mobiles and Kinetic Art Click here

 

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“UNWound”

Recent Commissioned Piece by Elayna Toby

 

Take “unique” and “original” to a whole new level!

Commission Elayna Toby to create jewelry or a mobile especially for you or someone you love.

 

 

 

Click here to learn more

 

 

 

To Shop, or get more information about Elayna Toby’s creations, please visit:

 

www.elaynatobyart.com/shop

Email Elayna Toby

www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections

www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart

 Instagram   @elaynatobyart

 

Or email Elayna Toby elayna@elaynatobyart.com

Exhibitions and Press

“International Kinetic Art Exhibition & Symposium” Boynton Beach, FL – Winter 2015; ARTPalmBeach, West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2015; OSGS Gallery, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2015; American International Fine Art Fair, West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2014; “No Boundaries” Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Fall 2013; “International Kinetic Art Exhibition & Symposium” Boynton Beach, FL – Spring 2013; “Fashion ARTillery” Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2013; “Anatomy of Spirit” Studio 1608 West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2012; Inspired  West Palm Beach,  FL – Winter  2012; “Evergreen” Gallery 110 East  Delray Beach, FL – Spring 2011; 35th Annual Red Cross Designer Show House  West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2011 “Candlelier” shown hanging from the pergola as part of Terrace installation by Veronica Volani-Inza of Smith and Moore Architects, Inc.; “New*Art” Armory Art Center  West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2010; “Midtown Urban Arts Show” Midtown Commerce Center  Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Fall 2010;  “Ecology Art at the Gardens” Ann Norton Sculpture Garden  West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2010; 34th Annual Red Cross Designer Show House  West Palm Beach, FL – Winter 2010 “Inner Flame” shown as part of Eco-Lounge installation by Veronica Volani-Inza of Smith and Moore Architects, Inc.; “Right Here, Right Now” Studio 1608  West Palm Beach, FL – Spring 2010; “VISIONS+” Studio 1608  West Palm Beach, FL – Fall 2009; “Shades of Green” Meyerhoefer Gallery  Lake Worth, FL – Summer 2008.

 

Follow links for Elayna Toby news….

Kinetic-Connections, WPTV, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Extra Step, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boca Magazine – Backstage Pass, page 154 – February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boynton Beach Forum – On The Spot, page 8 – February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Arts Paper, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Boca Magazine – Moving Sculptures, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, The Coastal Star, February 2015; Kinetic-Connections, Sun-Sentinel, January 2015; Kinetic-Connections, The Palm Beacher, December 2014; Kinetic-Connections, WPTV, November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Boynton Beach Forum, page 5 – November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Post, November 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Palm Beach Gardens & Jupiter Florida Weekly, Nov. 2014; Kinetic-Connections, Sun Sentinel, October 2014; No Boundaries, Palm Beach Arts, October 2013; Bob Villa Highlights Elayna Toby Art, 2013; Traditional Home Magazine, March 2012; American Red Cross Designer Showcase, Palm Beach Daily News 2011; “Ecological Aesthetic” Palm Beach Daily News – 5/10/10;  Visions+ Studio 1608, Examiner.com 12/2/09;  Visions+ Studio 1608, Palm Beach Arts Paper – 11/27/09;  Natural Object Mobile Workshop in Merida, Mexico – 8/2/09;  Shades of Green, Meyerhoefer Gallery – 7/26/08.

 

 

 

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Transform a Majestic Tree into a Kinetic Sculpture with Up-Cycled Items From YOU!

Here is a distinctive way for EVERYONE to get involved with an art project!  Artist, Elayna Toby is collecting up-cycled items from around the community to create a kinetic sculpture which will be featured at the International Kinetic Sculpture Symposium in Boynton Beach.  It takes place February 6-8. How do YOU get involved?  Elayna Toby has made it EASY.  There are Drop -Off Boxes around the County to bring your items.  This is your chance to share a selfie photo or short video as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  What a terrific activity for vacation-time, when the kids are home!  (And a great way to clear out some clutter…)

 

 

Let’s Transform a Majestic Tree

into a Kinetic Sculpture

 

With Up-Cycled Items from YOU

“Re-imagining everyday objects brings out the inner artist in us all. Each unique object, person and story is special,” says Elayna Toby “But when linked together, as Aristotle said, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”

 

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Here’s how to participate…

 

1) CLEAR OUT your CLUTTER

 

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Empty your junk drawers, office & garage.

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Invite new possibilities for 2015!

 

Sample items to up-cycle into art… keys ⊕ curtain or napkin rings ⊕ hardware ⊕ bells pieces of jewelry ⊕ small house wares ⊕ buckles ⊕ auto or computer parts ⊕ etc.

 

 

Up-Cycle Contributions Should:

→ Have a hole or opening for stringing (by artist Elayna Toby)

→ Weigh less than a candy bar

 

 

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2) DROP OFF your CLUTTER (thru Dec.31)

Bag & Bring your items to an Up-Cycle Drop Box

 

 

  • Artisans on the Ave, 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, 33460 (M-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-6 pm)

 

  • Boynton Beach City Hall-West Wing, 100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33425 (M-F 8am-5pm)

 

  • Resource Depot, 2510 Florida Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 (M-F 9am-4pm, Sat. 9am-1pm)

 

  • Go Van Gogh, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 (M-F 11am-9pm, Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm)

 

 

 

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3) SHARE a STORY about your STUFF

Before you drop off your stuff at one of the Up-Cycle Drop Boxes do a brief (30-seconds) video selfie talking about the items you’re contributing.

Please state your name at the beginning of your selfie.
Perhaps you wish to share, why you want to up-cycle your stuff & be part of this community art project?
Email your video selfie to Elayna Toby at tobyarts1@gmail.com

 

During the International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium in Boynton Beach

 

4) Meet at the Tree! Feb 6-8

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Å Experience the Tree’s Transformation

Å Feel the Power of Community

Å Hear Cool Stories of Re-purposed Stuff

Å Purchase Unique Kinetic Strands *

*A portion of proceeds will benefit the City Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places program and Resource Depot.

 For more information please visit:

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Elayna Toby
561.676.9150
elayna@elaynatobyart.com
www.elaynatobyart.com/kinetic-connections
www.facebook.com/elaynatobyart

www.elaynatobyart.com

 

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 www.intlkineticartevent.org

 

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You’re Invited to “Evening For Earth” by Resource Depot: Support Creative REUSE!

Artists need materials to create their work and The Rickie Report knows that for many, recycling has become the norm when it comes to frames, glass and some other materials.  We hope you’re aware of Resource Depot and will check out their terrific supplies and stock.

Read this article to find out more about their services and “Evening for the Earth”.  Resource Depot’s annual silent auction/cocktail event, will be held on Friday, April 19th at the Lake Pavilion and Terrace in downtown West Palm Beach. This event directly supports Resource Depot and our mission to divert reusable materials (hundreds of thousands of pounds each year!) from Palm Beach County’s landfills to benefit students and teachers through arts and environmental education.

 

Resource Depot’s

6th Annual Evening for the Earth

 

Friday, April 19th 2013

6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

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At Resource Depot, every day is Earth Day…but there is one day in particular where they invite you to celebrate our Earth, and the ways we can all help protect it. That day is “Evening for the Earth”, taking place this year on April 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Lake Pavilion in Downtown West Palm Beach.

 

Andrea Creating

Andrea Creating

You may have seen Resource Depot at events around Palm Beach County. They can be found at the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, City Place’s Free Family Fun Fest, the South Florida Fair and at events at Downtown at the Gardens, to name a few. Or you may know them because you have a teacher friend who “shops” for classroom materials there, or have a child who did a creative project during one of their field trips.

Scouts Creating, 2012

Scouts Creating, 2012

 

You may not know, though, exactly what it is Resource Depot does.  Resource Depot is a nonprofit center for creative reuse.  Resource Depot is a place where businesses and individuals can donate high-quality, unwanted materials to be reused for creative play and learning by teachers, schools and other non-profits in the local community. A place where kids, and the teachers who teach them, can go to learn techniques for creative reuse that positively impact education as well as the environment. The items they collect would normally end up in the landfill—but through creative reuse are given a second…or even third life!

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For the past five years, always around Earth Day, Resource Depot has held its annual fundraising event, “Evening for the Earth”, where supporters of education, the arts and the environment gather to enjoy an evening of cocktails, entertainment, and silent auction.

Volunteer with Auction item

Volunteer with Auction item

 

“Last year, nearly 200 people…city commissioners, radio personalities, local cultural organizations and individuals who support us because they believe in what we do, all came out to support Resource Depot’s Evening for the Earth,” says Executive Director Jennifer O’Brien. “This just goes to show how pervasive the belief that environmental stewardship is every sector’s responsibility has become.”

 

Guerilla ART ArtiGras, 2013

Guerilla ART ArtiGras, 2013

This year, Resource Depot hopes to win over even more people to the idea that you can take one problem…namely, the pounds of landfill waste created in Palm Beach County alone – and work towards solving that problem in a way that helps alleviate another – the number of dollars that teachers pay out of pocket each year for classroom supplies.”

 

Resource Depot’s 6th Annual Evening for the Earth is presented by Emerald Green Sponsor, The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, and sponsored by Florida Power & Light, Southern Waste Systems, Berkowitz & Huff, P.A., Ronnye Sands on behalf of Shaklee Corporation, and Paymaster, Inc.

 

The night features refreshments by Café Joshua, live entertainment, and of course, some amazing auction items…everything from a firefighter for a day to VIP event tickets, original artwork, and fun themed gift baskets. Ticket sales and more event information can be found at www.resourcedepot.net or by calling (561) 882-0090.  Or visit:  

Location: The Lake Pavilion & Terrace in Downtown West Palm Beach, site info at http://wpb.org/waterfront/lake.html

Tickets: $45.00 each or $75.00 per couple, available at http://theresourcedepot.wordpress.com/events/evening-for-the-earth/
Parking: West Palm Beach DDA parking locations can be found here http://www.westpalmbeachdda.com/parking-locations

Website: www.resourcedepot.net

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/152141154942429/

Organization Social Mediawww.facebook.com/TheResourceDepothttps://twitter.com/resourcedepot,http://pinterest.com/resourcedepot/

 

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A Look at ArtisGras 2013

We went, we walked, we chatted with artists and saw new bright work from across the country at ArtiGras 2013. Congratulations to everyone who was accepted into this prestigious show!  The Rickie Report applauds your artistic creativity and looks forward to seeing more of your work!

 

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The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose nearly 800 members represent all aspects of business and industry. Their continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on the development and retention of businesses, taking an active role in business, providing meaningful member services and improving the quality of life for all residents in their community.

 

More than an art show, this event truly brings the larger community together in many different ways.  The local entertainment and attractions included a variety of ways to get involved.  The ArtiKids Area promised a space where  kids  got their hands dirty and experienced art!   They helped build a sculpture, sat at a pottery wheel, or made a piece of art from recycled materials to take home.  It was a place where children were able to expand their mind and their art!

 

Artist Demonstration Stage:  Participating artists from around the country  and the Lighthouse ArtCenter demonstrated their particular art technique, with attendees watching and asking questions of our resident experts.  They included: Hugh O’Neill, Cara McKinley, Jenny Constable, Esther Gordon, Tracey Roedl, Ted Matz, Melissa Wood, Lorraine Weiskamp, Patty Albin, Holly Foss, Phillipe Laine, and Rick Heard.

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The 2013 Commorative Poster was created by Palm Beach Gardens artist, Paul Seaman – and if you didn’t buy a post or t-shirt, you can check out his website at   www.paulseamanart.com and get one before they are sold out!

Charitable Affiliations: Schools and local charities benefit from ArtiGras.  The 2013 beneficiaries include the Kiwanis Club, Quantum House, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Amara Shriners, Resource Depot, and 30 local and private schools.

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Eco-Art GREEN Zone: The Resource Depot Eco-Art GREEN Zone  featured artists who work with primarily recycled or upcycled materials. These artists use natural ingredients, recycled materials and other eco-friendly approaches to art. The Resource Depot Eco-Art GREEN Zone was host of the Guerilla A.R.T. (All Reusable Trash) Challenge. The Guerilla A.R.T. Challenge is a fun art competition between artist teams, young and old and at all ability levels, to show off their upcycling skills and create art from materials normally considered trash. Challenges were held daily .

Fine Arts Area: Showcased the talents of 300 national, regional and community-based fine artists.  The show is noted for strong art sales and is rated one of the top 50 shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.  All artists are required to be present during the show, to allow the guests to meet and get to know the artists.  Artists competed for more than $15,000 in prize and purchase awards money in the areas of ceramics, digital art, drawing/graphics/print making, emerging artists, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

 

Garden Art Area: Offered handmade craft items created with the backyard garden in mind. Patrons found unique items useful in their homes and as garden accessories. The selection was varied  and included wood, glass, sculptures, fountains and furnishings.

 

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Jim McCann’s Copper Canvas

Emerging Artist:  This area of the festival featured 11 fabulous artists from the Palm Beach area who exhibited in an outdoor art festival for the first time. These artists went through a vigorous training program with ArtiGras event staff and other artist experts over the past six months.  Patrons enjoyed and purchased art that has been created by members of their own communities!  The Rickie Report is especially proud to have urged a number of artists to apply ( and they were accepted!) to this prestigious First-Time Category!  Congratulations to Emerging Artists: Jim McCann(Copper Canvas), Irene Jalowayski (Smashing Glass), John Cooksey, Jim Maddox (Eydylhands Studio), Edward Grates, Taylor Loughlin, Christopher Thomas (C. Thomas Photography), Lazara Ruda (The Living Sea), Brent Hoosac, Shelly Cox (Norma Cockwell) and Joan Hendelman (Hendel Jewelry).

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Smashing Glass
Tiny Treasures: Children ages 3 – 13 were invited to enter this exclusive kids-only gallery where they could purchase artwork donated by the exhibiting artists. Children and their families then visited and met the artists on site.  It is a perfect way to introduce to the arts for these future art patrons.  All proceeds directly benefit the Quantum House.

Youth Art Competition: Local public and private schools, grades K-12, were invited to create art works and compete for awards and prizes.  Approximately 100 finalists in this county-wide competition were on display at ArtiGras.  Their talent was amazing!

 

 Georgia Artist Don McWhorter

Takes Home Best in Show at the 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

JUPITER, Fla. — The 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Don McWhorter of Carrollton, Ga., has won Best in Show for his work in ceramics.

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Attached is a photograph of (l to r) ArtiGras Honorary Chair Don Kiselewski, Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Beth Kigel with Best of Show winner Don McWhorter at the 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival.

“I am very flattered to be named Best in Show at ArtiGras,” said McWhorter, who has shown his ceramic work at 18 of the last 20 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festivals. “The other artists here are just phenomenal, and I honored just to be in the same show as them, let alone win an award.”

 

The winners were selected by three judges who scored each artist and awarded a Best in Show and a first-place winner in each of the 14 categories. The following is a list of the artists who placed first in each category:

 

First Last Medium Award Hometown
Don McWhorter Ceramics Best in Show Carrollton, Ga.
Robin Rodgers Ceramics First Tallahassee, Fla.
Edward Loedding Digital Art First Brandon, Vt.
Flo Kemp Drawing and Printmaking First Setauket, N.Y.
Shelly Cox Emerging Artists First Jupiter, Fla.
Jean Yao Fiber – Nonwearable First Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Leah Dziewit Fiber – Wearable First Maple City, Mich.
Richard Ryan Glass First Bourbonnais, Ill.
Michael Alexander Jewelry First New York, N.Y.
Vince Pompei Metal First St. Petersburg, Fla.
B. Corey Johnson Mixed Media First Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Danny O’Driscoll Painting First Batesburg, S.C.
Richard Auger Photography First Summerfield, Fla.
Peter Rujuwa Sculpture First Indianapolis, Ina.
Barrie Harding Wood First Dunnellon, Fla.

 

 

 

The winners of the 2013 ArtiGras Youth Art Competition were announced during the first day of the ArtiGras Fine Art Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of

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Fourth grade youth art 1st place winner Kailyn Bryant from Panther Run Elementary and (back row from left to right) Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Marketing & Events Coordinator Erin Devlin, ArtiGras poster artist Paul Seaman, ArtiGras Honorary Chair Don Kiselewski and Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Beth Kigel.

Commerce. More than 174 students in grades kindergarten through 12thsubmitted artwork for the competition in mediums ranging from pencil and crayon to chalk and paint. Artwork was judged by local artists and art educators who had the daunting task of narrowing down the hundreds of entries to only 57 finalists then selecting a first, second and three place winner for each school grade.

The 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival will run through Monday, February 18 at Abacoa in Jupiter. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, adult and children’s interactive art activities, Youth Art Competition Gallery and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, ArtiGras 2013 expects more than 100,000 patrons over the three-day period.For additional information on ArtiGras, visit www.artigras.org or contact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 748-3946.

 

The following is a list of the winners per school grade:

 

Kindergarten

1

Alexandra Losquadro St. Marks

2

Eliana Diaz Panther Run Elementary

3

Carter Tran Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

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Kimora Hernandez U.B. Kinsey Elementary S.O.A.

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Kalliope Kaimakliotis Lighthouse Elementary

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Aleksander Lerner Dwight D. Eisenhower

1st Grade

1

La Fina Khan Timber Trace Elementary

2

Mia Dellobuono Gardens School of Technology Arts

3

Connor Navm Panther Run Elementary

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Amelia Catto Hammock Pointe Elementary

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Natalie Parratto Jerry Thomas Elementary

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Taleyah Ricketts U.B. Kinsey Elementary S.O.A

2nd Grade

1

Adie Daniels Gardens School of Technology

2

Will Labanz S. Marks Episcopal

3

Brandon Bedford U.B. Kinsey

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Zoe Zudans Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

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Katie Thyroff Jerry Thomas Elementary

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Lucas Roig Poinciana Day School

3rd Grade

1

Anthony Arvidson Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

2

Aeryn Meyer Poinciana Day School

3

Marcus Benson Beacon Cove

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Tracy Feuer Panther Run Elementary

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Erinlyn Tirado Jupiter Christian

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Rhianna Goodwin Limestone Creek Elementary

4th Grade

1

Kailyn Bryant Panther Run Elementary

2

Cameron Ricoca Beacon Cove

3

Romella Bellanton JFK Medical Center Charter School

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Cameron Flora St. Marks Episcopal

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Peyton Esposito Poinciana Day School

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Anthony Beaudoin Elbridge Gale Elementary

5th Grade

1

Tessa Williams Marsh Pointe Elementary

2

Selah Cotton Jupiter Christian

3

Ava Kehde Beacon Cove Intermediate

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Regan Jones Limestone Creek Elementary

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Gabriella Gilliam St. Marks Episcopal

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Jane Djajaputra JFK Medical Center Charter School

6th Grade

1

Theresa Turkowski Watson B. Duncan Middle School

2

Ashely O’Connell Jupiter Christian School

3

Conor Meyburg St. Mark’s Episcopal School

7th Grade

1

Destiny Robinson Watson B. Duncan Middle School

2

Alexi Smith Bright Futures Academy

3

Joe Sullivan Jupiter Christian School

8th Grade

1

Anibal Alvarado Watson B. Duncan Middle

2

Isabella Reynolds Wellington Christian

3

Emily Husak Jupiter Christian

9th Grade

1

Katerina “Katie” Dominguez Suncoast High School

2

Rene VanOverbeck Jupiter Christian

3

Dominique Gbedey Wellington High School

10th Grade

1

Frederick Jolowski Jupiter Community High School

2

Laura Louberti Seminole Ridge High School

3

Maria Maciejko Jupiter Christian

11th Grade

1

Julia Greene Palm Beach Central High School

2

Veena Karanan Suncoast High School

3

Robin Rosier Seminole Ridge

12th Grade

1

Britney Molina Palm Beach Central High School

2

Melanie Mroczek Jupiter Christian

3

Kayla Jean Long South Tech

 

 

 

 

For more information about ArtiGras: www.artigras.org, e-mail information requests toinfo@artigras.org.

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Visual, Visceral and Voluminous: Insights into Debbie Mostel’s Art

Describing someone’s artwork is a sensitive matter. While The Rickie Report is not acting as critic, asking an artist to share themselves with our readers takes trust.  We started to share Debbie Mostel’s story in a previous post when she was inducted into NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) in New York City and announced that she would be showing at Red Dot in Miami soon after. The depth of Debbie’s personality and her artwork call for this extended interview.  Debbie’s work will be shown at Solo Exhibition at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall and again in March at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  Here, she shares her advice to artists and art lovers about maneuvering your way through sizable shows; some tips for artists to network; and some insights into her larger-than-life pieces.

Globe : "Baja Bound"

Globe : “Baja Bound”

Most of Debbie’s work has interactive qualities such as spinning VCR motors, trap doors,wind-up toys and even a pair of Slinky’s!   Tom Shadyac, director of Jim Carey movies and more recently the revered film “I Am”, was presented one of Debbie’s Globes as an appreciation for the message that both director and artist hold in getting the message that “we are all connected”.  Debbie has been a guest demonstrator at the Norton Museum’s Art After Dark, a Best of Show winner twice at the Lighthouse ArtCenter and has numerous newspaper articles written about her. She is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County

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TRR: Tell our readers about your experience as an exhibitor at Red Dot in Miami.

DM:  The experience was awesome and I was extremely proud to be part of the show.

 

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Hindu Tornadic Activity

TRR: What suggestions would you give an artist who has not done such a large show before?

DM:  First, you should scope out each show. Do your homework – this is a business, like any other business trade show.  I believe in “Go Large Or Go Home”.  Let me explain: Once you figure out what show is the best show for YOU, put everything you have into  making it successful.  Don’t skimp or try to cut corners to try to save money.  This isn’t necessarily about selling, though if you do, that is a nice perk.

 

Once you are committed to a show, you must put in your best work.  Create and print a full catalog.  Invest in good lighting and good quality signage.  I actually added more signage once I arrived at Red Dot and saw what other artists had in addition to what I had already planned.

 

During the show, have a seat.  Art show-goers don’t like to be followed around in your booth.  Let them know that if they have questions, you are there to help them.  Remember your business cards and postcards!   You have to have the right attitude and stay positive.  You are spending 6 days and long hours to promote your art!  Be professional!

 

Feeling the Squeeze

Feeling the Squeeze

TRR: What about after the show?

 

DM:  You MUST follow up with the people who signed your guest book, with other artists you networked with during the show, and gallery owners who stopped by.  This is a lot of WORK!   This year, there were over 27 shows including Red Dot, Art Miami, and Art Basel.  I felt that Red Dot seemed to focus on emerging artists.  In looking at the statistics from 2011, the number of shows has grown. I would expect 2013 to continue to grow annually.  That offers a lot of opportunities to a lot more artists.

TRR: Any advice for the show attendees?

DM:  For art lovers and buyers, you have to pace yourselves because the sheer amount of art work can be overwhelming.  You really need to plan on more than just one day and you still will not see it all!  To avoid having your eyes glaze over from seeing too much art, book a hotel.  Take a break.  Each show has different fees.  Personally, I believe it is hardest for the Gallery owners and Buyers.  They have to look at everything in consideration for their collectors and clients.

Tower of Youth

Tower of Youth

TRR:  When we first met, you were anxious to show me a science-related article.  What types of materials do you enjoy reading?

DM:  I will read anything that has to do with science.  I always read the New York Times, Scientific American and I think that Smithsonian Magazine is the best out there.  National Geographic has engrossing articles, but I also watch a lot of television!  Again, anything science-related, so obviously NOVA, PBS, Science Channel.

I have always been fascinated with how things are made and where something comes from. I enjoy visually stimulating shows like “Orangutan Island”,  underwater series, “Oddities”.  I never know when an idea will spark and where it will lead me!

 

New Monarchy

New Monarchy

TRR:  Do you ever relax?

DM:  I actually relax when I am playing golf!  I just love how beautiful nature is.  I can really take it all in when I walk my dog before sunset.  My background in landscape design has given me a better appreciation for some of the Audubon areas in Palm Beach County.

TRR: Does your son share your artistic  interests?

DM: Not really.  He loves music and plays drums in a local band, Abolish Oasis.  He wants to go to college to pursue a career in the music business.

 

Trilobite Surfing

Trilobite Surfing

TRR: What inspires you to create such a breadth of artwork?

 DM: Everything!  Really.  I can be staring a gym ceiling and an idea for a new piece of artwork will pop into my head.  We have to remember why we are artists.  We can tune into the minutia of the every-day and go and create art. The synapses in my brain flip all the time!

 

Mind Reader

Mind Reader

To see Debbie’s artwork, the public is invited to a reception at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby on January 18 from 6 – 8 pm.  The building is located at 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens 33410.  Her SOLO exhibit is called “Technology Deconstructed-Nature Reconstructed”.  The exhibit continues through February 21st.  City Hall is open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Debbie will also be at the 2013 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show from March 1st – 3rd, which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.  The Palm Beach Fine Crafts Show is professionally juried to ensure the highest level of excellence and originality in the work presented. Every piece is designed and made in artists’ studios across the U.S. www.PalmBeahFineCraftShow.com  For more details about Debbie’s work contact: 561-779-0030 or go to:www.debbieleemostel.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

Nature and Technology-Based Art Brings Debbie Mostel National Acclaim

The Rickie Report knows the viewer will see Debbie Mostel’s artwork and will be drawn to the fine details as well as the whole piece.  Debbie sees the world through shapes and design.  Her vast knowledge and life-long fascination with science is mirrored in her work.  Celebrate Debbie’s recent prestigious induction into NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) and her debut at Red Dot Miami!

Debbie Mostel’s “A New Monarchy”

 

Debbie tells us, ” I’m a beach girl.  When I was little I would sit on the dunes and think the crashing waves were “Mother Natures Heartbeat”.  I  remember how motivated  I was to create art after an exquisite performance by lightning or watching the delicate & powerful dance of a butterfly..”

 

This graduate of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.  and  California College of the Arts, Berkley, CA. Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts was a metal major under Florence Resnikoff and a glass minor under Marvin Lipofsky.  Mostel became a Master Goldsmith with Ellen Broker and a Master Silversmith with Hans Christensen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Alligator Gar at Sunset

As a child, Debbie wanted to become a marine biologist.  Her fascination with science and art were equal influences until her creative nature finally won.  Through that scientific grounding, Mostel gives us fascinating pieces of artwork to peruse and become excited.

 

A frequent prize winner at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts’ exhibits, Debbie continues to push herself and never rests on past accomplishments.  She was recently inducted into NAWA at their New York City headquarters.  She joins the ranks of other women artists including Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Judy Chicago, Mary Cassatt, Rosa Bonheur, Susan Valadon, Janet Fishman, Miriam Shapiro, Audry Flack and Claire Romano.  There are over 800 members of NAWA and FLorida is the only area in the U.S. to have a chapter outside of New York City.  Debbie’s mission is to increase NAWA’s reach.

The National Association Of  Women Artists  (NAWA) was founded in 1889.  It is the oldest professional women’s fine arts organization in the United States.  It is inclusive and serves professional women artists of all backgrounds and traditions. It is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization, located at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY  10011

 

The Rickie Report asked her to tell us about her newest work.  She explains,” Recently, I’ve developed a fascination for the construct of technology  —  the intricate designs of motherboards, heat coils and  laser pick ups. This came about when my son & his friends were smashing an old transistor radio.  We were fascinated by the “guts”.  Thanks boys, this led to my newest collection……”

 

Best In Show

She uses objects from the past and the present to showcase the  beauty and relationship between  nature and technology.  Globes play an important role in Debbie’s work and she will use them alongside antique car ornaments, vintage wind up toys, seashells and other natural elements. Together, these create whimsical, mystical paintings that invite the viewer to explore technology and nature in a symbiotic relationship.

Preparing for her debut at Red Dot Miami, Debbie will premiere her newest collection. Debbie’s obsession is integrating weather, technology and art.  She calls her new work “Tornadic Activity”.  

 

She tells us, “This new collection: ‘Tornadic Activity’ was inspired by watching the weather channel and the tornardic “activity” in all our lives…”.  Each piece speaks to the artistic tornado she brings to her creative self.  Certainly there is weather-based tornadic activity, but Mostel moves beyond the obvious and brings the viewer into its deeper meanings.  Consider interpersonal tornadoes, the upheaval of the earth’s weather patterns, or the inner storms we face on our life’s journeys.

 

Hindu Tornadic Activity

Debbie shares, ” I do not expect people to see my validity when they look at my artwork.  I want them to see what makes sense to themselves.  I believe there nothing random, that everything we encounter has meaning.  It is up to each of us to discern what that is”.

 

You can see Debbie’s artwork at Red Dot (December 4-9) during Art Basil in booth C126.   Red Dot Miami is located at 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 31st Street  Miami, FL   www.redfair.com For more information about Debbie Mostel, go to www.debbieleemostel.com or call  561-779-0030

 

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

Getting Your Work Published Part II

The Rickie Report is waiting to hear from those of you who get the nod to be included in any of these publications!   Welcome to Getting Your Published Part II.  More to follow. 

Stampington Company

www.stampington.com

Stampington & Company offers anyone the opportunity to get their creations published in our standing or special publications. For all publications, please follow the General Artwork Submission Guidelines as follows:
GENERAL ARTWORK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All artwork must arrive at our offices on or before the published deadlines.  We prefer submissions of original art.  If original art is not available, our next preference is hi-res digital images (300 dpi at 8½” x 10″).  If hi-res digital images are not available, we will very rarely consider professional-quality transparencies or color slides.  Color-copy submissions are not accepted.

All artwork must be identified with the artist’s name, address, e-mail and phone number clearly printed on a label attached to each sample.  As artwork often gets separated from instructions during our selection process, we ask that you also inscribe your name and address somewhere on each piece of art.  If you desire acknowledgment of artwork receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.

For  collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of the submitting artist to obtain permission from each participant prior to submission.  In addition, each  piece of the collaborative must be labeled with contact information of the artist who created it.  Please be aware that the collaborative project in its entirety will only be returned to the submitting artist and must have sufficient return postage.

If the artwork is three-dimensional, please attach your identification with a removable string, or pack the sample in a plastic bag with your identification. Artwork without proper identification will not be considered

Depending on the publication, concise yet thorough instructions must accompany each art sample. Attach individual sample instructions to each piece of artwork and include credits for art stamp images used, as well as any other products of note. If you are able, please keep an electronic version of your instructions, as you may be requested to send those in if your work is selected for publication.  Please send submissions to: (Name of Magazine Title)   22992 Mill Creek, Suite B   Laguna Hills, CA 92653ARTWORK MANAGEMENT POLICY Sometimes, a piece of artwork submitted for one issue may be better suited for an upcoming issue. Other times, submissions are forwarded for consideration to the editors of our sister publications. For these reasons we may hold your sample for an extended period of time — 9-12 months is common.Rest assured that we will take excellent care of your artwork, but Stampington cannot be held responsible for damage or loss due to circumstances beyond our control. In the meantime, if you move, please send a postcard or e-mail to the editor with your new address.Due to the large volume of artwork we receive, Somerset Studio will return only those submissions accompanied by sufficient postage in the form of cash, check or money order made out to Stampington & Company.  We can not offer delivery confirmation; however, we are happy to put insurance on the submission. If you wish to have your artwork insured for the return journey, please include sufficient funds and indicate your preference in a postcard or letter enclosed with your submission. Please do not attach postage to packaging, and do not send loose postage stamps. Contributors from outside the US, please send cash, check, or money order in US funds to Stampington & Company.
For those titles that run feature articles, please see the following Writers’ Submission Guidelines:
WRITERS’ SUBMISSION GUIDELINESIf you have a unique artistic technique you’d like to share with others, please send samples of your artwork accompanied by a query letter outlining your article idea to the respective Managing Editor at:(Name of Magazine Title) 22992 Mill Creek, Suite B    Laguna Hills, CA 92653.  Managing editors also welcome brief e-mail queries. (E-mail address can be found on the masthead of each publication.)  No telephone calls, please.  Please note that the artwork itself often sells the article. Managing editors seek first-rate projects and encourage artists who have not published articles before to submit ideas, as editorial assistance will be provided. Competitive editorial compensation is provided for all published articles.Depending on which magazine you are most interested in submitting artwork to, you are encouraged to review any additional guidelines that are unique to each magazine, which are published in each issue of all standing titles.

Belle Armoire Jewelry 

          If you’d like to share your inspiration and detailed how-to instruction for creating beautiful jewelry with readers, we want to hear from you. Belle Armoire Jewelry covers a broad range of mediums, from art clay to polymer clay to found object to fiber to wire to beads and much, much more. Whether you are a creator of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, pendants, rings or other jewelry, we welcome you to submit your artwork for consideration of publication. Deadline for artwork to be received: Quarterly every October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th.

Somerset Life

The Magic of Flour Sack Towels:  I’ve always been charmed by the timeless beauty of a simple flour sack  towel. I have a large stack of them under my sink to use in my kitchen,  and I’m sure many of you do too. For this challenge, we want to see you  take the flour sack out of the kitchen, and bring it into your everyday  life. They can easily be dyed, or ripped apart to make great fabric  strips. What can you do with them? We can’t wait to see. We’ll publish  our favorites in our Summer issue. Deadline: February 15, 2012

Celebrations of Life Summertime Fun:   This year, we’re looking for all things Summer. Do you have a creative  way to pack your beach towel? Do you make fun covers for all of your  summertime reads? Will you throw a party to celebrate the Fourth of  July? We hope you love Summer as much as we do, and will celebrate it  with us by sending in your best summertime ideas. Deadline: February 15, 2012

Welcome to Your Nest Kits:   We were so charmed by the kit Kristen Robinson developed for her new  neighbors that we thought it’d be fun to see what other items our  readers would include. Put your spin on Kristen’s idea and send us the  results. Deadline: February 15, 2012

Locales of Intrigue  This special department features stories about truly unique stores and boutiques across the globe. Stores that would like to be featured in this department are asked to submit digital images of the store with a brief written query to the Editor-in- Chief. If the submission is accepted, professional hi-resolution digital images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″) will need to be furnished by the store. Deadline: Ongoing.

Life Creative Spaces   Where do you create? Whether it’s a small table or breakfast nook, cleared-out closet, or an actual room dedicated as your creative studio, we want to peek inside. If you think your creative space is something that Somerset Life readers would like to learn more about, please submit digital images of your space with a brief written query to the Editor- in-Chief at someditor@somersetstudio.com. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to furnish professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x 10″). Deadline: Ongoing.

Mood Boards   Artists frequently create mood boards that contain scraps of paper or fabric or other assorted elements that they like to display on a wall or a large piece of cardboard or foam core. These boards provide a ground from which ideas for projects come alive. Aside from their functionality, mood boards can become incorporated as part of the décor. Please submit digital images of your mood boards with a brief written query to the Editor-in-Chief. If the submission is accepted, you will be asked to either furnish the actual mood board or to provide professional hi-resolution images (300 dpi at 8″ x10″). Deadline: Ongoing.

Artful Kits    We all love to collect papers, ribbons, embellishments, and other bits and bobs. More fun than collecting specific elements is finding creative ways to juxtapose the pieces together to create unique kits. Whether you create them to give away or to sell or offer to students in a workshop setting, we’d like to see your favorite kits. Please send in kit samples directly to the Editor-in-Chief as outlined in the Submission Guidelines. Deadline: Ongoing.

Miscellany    Sometimes, an image of something lovely is all we need to feel inspired. Have you taken a photo of something that makes you feel inspired? Perhaps it is a photo of your collection of vintage handkerchiefs. Or an old stack of books. Or your treasured stash of ribbons. Please submit your favorite digital images (5″ x 7″ @ 300 dpi) to be considered for Somerset Life’s special Miscellany department to the Editor-in-Chief.

Seasonal: We also encourage general submissions centered around the seasons.

  • Submissions for New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and other winter-related celebrations need to arrive every August 15th.
  • Submissions for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other spring-related celebrations need to arrive every November 15th.
  • Submissions for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and other autumn/winter-related celebrations need to arrive every May 15th.

Take 10

We are looking for quick and easy stamped cards for this best-selling magazine. Send us your “ten minutes or less” artwork in any style, theme or color and we’ll send you a free issue if your artwork is published. (Due to the volume of submissions, artwork submitted to Take Ten will not be returned.) Deadline: Ongoing.

Quick & Easy Stamped Projects   Here at Take Ten, we are always on the lookout for quick and easy stamping techniques — but that’s not limited to cards! We’d love to see what you can create when you go beyond cards. Pick up your stamps, give yourself 10 minutes, and see what interesting stamped projects you can come up with. From tags and boxes to frames and gift bags, we want to see it all! Send us your best for a chance to be published in an upcoming issue of this quarterly publication. Deadline: Ongoing.

Artful Journaling

In every semi-annual issue of Art Journaling, artists open their journals and share creative techniques for capturing their emotions. From stamping and collage art to painting and sketching, each journal is filled with innovative techniques and inspirational stories. If you have an art journal that you would like to share with our readers, we would love to hear from you.

Create With Me

Experience the joy of bringing art into a child’s life with Create With Me. Create With Me is raising the bar by featuring Somerset-quality artwork made by both adults and children. Through easy-to-follow techniques, helpful tips and resources for artistic parents, this magazine is sure to inspire artists of all ages. If you would like to share your love of art with a child in your life, we would love to see the results. Whether you create a piece together, or create coordinating projects side-by-side, please send in your artwork for possible publication. Stitched, painted or altered, we want to see it all! Deadline for artwork to be received: Semiannually every February 15th and August 15th.

Haute Handbag

How do you carry it? That’s the question Somerset Studio would like to help answer through our new and exciting special publication titled Haute Handbags. Whether we use purses, clutches, totes, portfolios, sacks, bags, or attachés, there are many styles made with an astounding array of materials emerging from all corners of the creative world – all vying to be carried and used with style. You are welcome to construct a bag from scratch, or to purchase one that you embellish and alter with paints, beads, rubber stamps, ribbons, buttons, transparencies, and more. No medium or material is ruled out so use your imagination to make bags of leather, wool, fabric, paper, plastic, wood, glass, or any other materials that you love. Deadline for artwork to be received: Semi-annually every November 15th, and May 15th.

Green Craft

Finding creative uses for old items is nothing new to artists, but the spirit of preserving the planet is more important than ever before and GreenCraft Magazine is here to honor and inspire those who find artistic applications for normally discarded resources. GreenCraft will provide ideas for repurposing trash to treasure by showcasing projects where waste is repurposed into ecologically chic creations. So … have you found a use for cardboard rolls left over from paper towels? Have you cut up an old T-shirt and knitted it into a purse? Have you taken a burned-out light bulb and made it into a beautiful flower vase? Have you transformed old board games into notebooks? Then we want to hear from you! Submit your recycled, reused and repurposed items to GreenCraft Magazine today! Deadline for artwork to be received: Semi-Annually every September 15th & March 15th.

For coverage of your events, listing of announcements in our events section, 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