Jennifer Love Gironda: Artist, Teacher, Inspirer Talks About Showing Gratitude Through Creativity

When Jennifer Love Gironda witnessed the devastation of the Bahamas from hurricane Dorian, she felt the need to do more than provide much-needed basic supplies for daily living.  A visionary artist who brings her heart and soul to every project she touches, Jennifer also considered the survivors’ emotional state.  Using scraps of fabrics from her multiple sewing enterprises, plus beads, she created heart-shaped ornaments.   When her Lake Worth High School art students, friends on FaceBook (including me), and neighbors heard about this, everyone wanted to get involved!  The Rickie Report shares this story on Thanksgiving , to show that gratitude includes creativity and artwork from the heart. Jennifer, you bring the “heart” in ART!  

 

 

 

ON  BEING  THANKFUL:

 

heartBEAD  With Jennifer Love Gironda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the last eight years, Jennifer Love Gironda has completed a piece of art every singe day, with over 2800 daily pieces as of today!  When she saw the devastation of the Bahamas from hurricane Dorian, she decided to hand sew and bead hearts for her September, 2019 daily art project.  Feeling the need to do more, she set up a Facebook fundraiser to benefit the National Association of the Bahamas Inc to help those impacted by hurricane Dorian.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer tells The Rickie Report, “For each donation of $25,  I created a hand-sewn heart.  Most of the front fabrics were cotton fabrics that I hand dyed, with some extra fabric pieces used for variety.  The backing fabrics are vintage kimono fabrics I purchased in Japan. Each piece includes hand beaded details, some shells.  The wings are a mix of vintage lace/bridal veil fabric and curtain sheer samples. I raised a total of $1270 in fundraiser donations, with additional donations for shipping costs and even some material donations”!

 

Jennifer received 32 separate donations from ten states (CA, FL, GA, KY, MA, NC, NY, TN, TX and VA) and ended up making a total of 60 hearts to send to her donors and contributors.  She shares, “The spirit of giving was felt by my Lake Worth High School students, who were inspired to sew their own hearts!

 

 

 

Hundreds of hand-sewn hearts

 

 

“My students completed one batch of 60 and then another batch of almost 100.  These were directly delivered to school children in Abaco by Annita McKnight. My students’ handmade hearts are in the colors of the Bahamian flag and are a service learning project, not part of the fundraisers, just made directly for the people impacted by the hurricane, to let them know that they are in our thoughts”.  Jennifer Love Gironda is an art teacher at Lake Worth High School (Advanced Placement classes, 3D-1, Fashion Club). She earned her MAEd and is a National Board Certified Art Educator.  

 

 

Delivery to school children in Abaco by Annita McKnight (photo courtesy of Annita McKnight)

 

 

 

 

 

To see more of Jennifer’s artwork:

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild Announces Vendors And Events At 2018 Quilt Show October 12 & 13. Free Parking At South FL Fairgrounds

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild (PBCQG) presents “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the 2018 Quilt Show on October 12 & 13th.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds and will offer quilts for sale, a quilt exhibition, a boutique for quilters, vendors, door prizes, a small quilt silent auction, and an opportunity quilt.  Parking is free with admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone from emerging quilters to experienced quilters to stop by!  Fabric lovers, mark these dates on your calendars! 

 

 

 

Promoting the art of quilt-making since 1984

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild

Presents

“Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

 

 

 

 

2018   Q U I L T      S H O W

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10:00 AM  – 5 :00 PM

&

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Florida Fairgrounds 

9067 Southern Blvd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33411

ENTER AT GATE 8

Two-Day Admission: $10.00 

FREE Parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDES:

Door Prizes

Opportunity Quilt

Vendors

Small Quilt Silent Auction

Basket Raffle

Quilters Boutique

Quilts for Sale

 

 

Announcing The 2019 Opportunity Quilt, “Old Florida”

 

 

 

VENDORS

Purse – o – Nalities

Quilt a Bit

Material Girlz of Florida

Bold Notion Quilting

Grannie Suzannie Designs

Kianga Aftrican Art

Marilou’s Quilting

Laura’s Sewing

Stitchcraft

Red Thread Studio

Kits by Karla

Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

Redfern Enterprises

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

SAQA Florida

Quilters Innovative Design

 Palm Beach Quilt Guild Strip Tease 111 Challenge

 

 

 

 

About the PBCQG:

Do you like to work on projectAprils in your own home? We have directions available for our Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Welcome Home quilts, and for Project Linus quilts. We also have directions posted for a great name badge holder you can make for your name tag, the PBCQG logo patch, and pin. Or, you can sew interesting items for the Boutique committee as they dream up new items to offer in the Boutique at our Guild meetings or at our shows.

Do you prefer to work in a group? We gather after meetings several times a year for community outreach “sew-ins” where you can cut, press, sort, sew, bind, or quilt projects for veterans, Habitat for Humanity partner families, and other Palm Beach County community services. Additionally, many members gather in small groups around town to work together on community projects. See the list in each month’s newsletter.

Do you like to help children learn about quilt-making? We love helping children (and their parents) learn about and appreciate quilt-making. Our largest project is our Kids’ Corner throughout the seventeen days of the South Florida Fair each year. We have offered different activities over the last 30 years, but all of them involve a way for children – even the young ones – to make something related to quilt-making. Currently, the children use crayons to draw designs on light-colored fabric that we heat-set and make into small Project Linus quilts – often right there at the Fair. Children and parents often stop by later the same day to see the quilt that their block is in. These quilts are distributed to community-based organizations throughout Palm Beach County – many are carried on fire trucks and used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Fair lasts for seventeen days each January and we always need members (and their friends and family) to help with Kid’s Corner and with other tasks such as demonstrating hand-quilting, machine-quilting, and offering opportunities to win the special theme quilt available that year. Get free admission the day you work!

Sign up to work a shift of your choosing at any Fall Guild meeting or by contacting Nancy Ialacci or Donna Jesse. We especially need volunteers to work the evening shifts – that way, you can enjoy the Fair during the less-crowded daytime, have dinner, and then work the booth from 6-10 pm

Another way we help children learn about quilt-making is to conduct special programs, such as the quilt-making class at the Fair’s summer camp in Yesteryear Village. Children, 8-12 learn what life was like in “the old days” and they learn basic sewing and quilting skills.

Do you like to learn new skills? Most Guild meetings include a program, which teaches a quilt-making skill or concept. During the year, we have several workshops with talented local, regional, and national instructors on tradition, modern, and art quilt-making. See the newsletter for the latest information on programs and workshops.

Do you enjoy sharing your quilt-making knowledge with others? Let the Guild vice president or workshop chair know that you are interested in teaching a short program or a long workshop.

Would you like working with our wonderful library of quilt-making books and videos? You can help the library committee catalog new acquisitions, lend and receive the books and videos, or help members find ones related to their quilt-making interests.

Would you enjoy helping with our annual challenge, or the construction of our annual Fair and “opportunity” quilts? Contact the committee chairs and let them know.

How about assembling membership packets? Preparing Birthday Basket fat-quarters? Holding quilts up for display during Show and Tell? Just contact the committee chair – they would love, love, love your help!

And, there is always a lot to do before each meeting. If you find joining a new group a bit awkward, pitching in and working along side someone is an easy way to break the ice. Sign up to be the “Gate Greeter,” from 9:15 – 10 am, and provide wagons for members and guests to use for their heavy items. This way, you get to meet everyone coming into the meeting. Just sign up on the clip-board circulated during each meeting. Join us in the Bink Museum at 8:30 am any meeting day and help set up the tables and chairs and be part of the camaraderie that forms as we work together. Join Us!

For Quilt Show information, membership details, meetings and other events please visit:

PalmBeachQuilters.org

 

https://www.facebook.com/PBCQuiltersGuild/

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild Is Accepting Entries And Vendors For 2018 Quilt Show, October 12 & 13th

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild (PBCQG) presents “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the 2018 Quilt Show on October 12 & 13th.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds and will offer quilts for sale, a quilt exhibition, a boutique for quilters, vendors, door prizes, a small quilt silent auction, and an opportunity quilt.  Parking is free with admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to enter your quilt and urges everyone from emerging quilters to experienced quilters, to enter!  If you don’t live nearby, shipping your quilt to enter the show is acceptable.  Fabric lovers, mark these dates on your calendars!  There will be cash awards!

 

 

 

Promoting the art of quilt-making since 1984

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild

Presents

“Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

2018   Q U I L T      S H O W

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10:00 AM  – 5 :00 PM

&

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Florida Fairgrounds 

9067 Southern Blvd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33411

ENTER AT GATE 8

Two-Day Admission: $10.00 

FREE Parking

 

 

INCLUDES:

  • Door Prizes

  • Opportunity Quilt

  • Vendors

  • Small Quilt Silent Auction

  • Basket Raffle

  • Quilters Boutique

  • Quilts for Sale

 

2018 Opportunity Quilt, showing different modes of transportation

 

All Entries are Accepted Unless Otherwise Notified. 

Entries will not be accepted after the deadline of 9/15/2018.

Entries Received by mail must be postmarked by September 15, 2018.

The Guild reserves the right, for whatever reason, to accept or reject any entry.

No “Special handling” items will be accepted.

Any questions, contact: Patty Sullivan sun364flower@aol.com

ENTRY & DEADLINE:

All entry forms for quilts judged and exhibited must be sent to: Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild, Attention:  Patty Sullivan, Registration Chair    P.O. Box 18276   West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Must be received by SEPTEMBER 15, 2018.

HAND DELIVERY & INTAKE DATE:  SATURDAY OCT 6 between 12 Noon & 3 PM in Building # 2 on the South Florida Fairgrounds. 

PBCQG reserves the right for whatever reason, to reject any submitted entry or to change its category if necessary. Entries received past the deadline will be rejected.

SHIPPING:

If unable to deliver your entry on October 6, you may ship it. Entries must arrive at the address listed below by midnight October 5, 2018

For confirmation of receipt of your entry, enclose an addressed stamped envelope with your entry.

Hot Air Balloon Quilt

PALM BEACH COUNTY QUILT GUILD SHOW OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM

PRINT OR TYPE LEGIBLY:

EXHIBITOR’S NAME: _________________________________________________

EXHIBITOR’S STREET ADDRESS: __________________________________________    CITY: ____________________________________ST______ZIP________

PHONE: ___________________    EMAIL: ___________________________

QUILT NAME: ___________________________________

PREDOMINANT COLOR: ___________________________________

SIZE: W_______L _______CATEGORY ________DESIGNER IF NOT ORIGINAL PATTERN ______________________________

MADE BY (LIST ALL CONTRIBUTORS IF GROUP OR 2-PERSON QUILT)

__________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________

IS QUILT FOR SALE?
 YES  Price: $____________ (NOTE: Price should include 20% for Guild)     NO

CHECK ONE BOX:   JUDGED : $15  MEMBER JUDGED $10 EXHIBIT ONLY : $8

PAYMENT : CHECK ONE BOX:    CASH    CHECK

VALUE OF QUILT:$ ____________    COPY OF APPRAISAL ATTACHED:

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: In 50 words or less, describe history, interesting facts, and/or inspiration:  (Attach separate sheet if necessary). Please print or write legibly!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO : Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild

MAIL REGISTRATION FORM TO:  PBCQG PO Box 18276   West Palm Beach, Florida 33416

EMAIL QUESTIONS – Patty Sullivan sun364flower@aol.com

====================================================================

RECEIPT OF QUILT: To be filled in at Intake October 6, 2018

CONDITION OF QUILT AS RECEIVED:

OWNER’S INITIALS __________INTAKE INITIAL __________

 

DO NOT FILL IN:

CATEGORY:_______________

NUMBER ________________

QUILT NAME: _____________________

EXHIBITOR: ____________________

 

RECOMMENDED PACKAGING FOR SHIPMENT:

Place fabric bag into plastic bag and then in a sturdy reusable carton. Use strapping tape to close. Your entry will be returned in the same carton. If we are to ship the entry after the show, enclose a pre-addressed return label and check payable to PBCQG for return shipping and insurance. Place this information in an envelope inside the carton.

INSURANCE:

Insurance coverage will be provided while items are in the possession of the Guild. The maximum limit for insurance coverage is $300 for small quilts, and $600 for large quilts unless a copy of a certified appraisal of a higher value is presented with the registration form.

PICKUP AFTER SHOW CLOSING:  Saturday, OCTOBER 13

South Florida Fairground 9067 Southern Blvd.  W.P all beach, FL 33411

Items will not be released without the receipt.

Items not picked up will be returned by UPS at the entrant’s expense unless other arrangements are made in advance.

CATEGORIES

LP – Large pieced. Entirely pieced with the outside perimeter more than 120 inches

SP – Small pieced. Entirely pieced outside perimeter must be 120 inches or less

SA-Small .Applique Majority of quilt must be applique with the outside perimeter less than 120 inches.

LA – Large Applique.  Majority of quilt must be applique techniques.  Any Size from 120 inches to king size

MO- Modern. Quilt should embody principles of modern design with bold color, contrast, graphic areas of color, negative space etc.  May be a single maker, duo or group effort.

M I- Miniature. Any technique. Must be a miniaturization of a full quilt design, including binding. Width plus length must be no greater than 40 inches. No single blocks.

DL – Duet Large. A quilt that has two persons involved in its completion. Includes all techniques as well as quilting by a person other than the maker of the top. Must be greater than 280” in perimeter.

DS- DUET SMALL. A quilt made by two persons with perimeter between 96” and 280”.

A – Art.  Original design – any techniques, any size. Must be made of fabric, have three layers, and contain quilting. A quilt based on traditional patterns and designs should be entered in another category. No commercial patterns, kits, or copies of previous works.

E-EXHIBIT ONLY.  Whole cloth, crazy quilts, embroidery of all kinds (hand and machine) antique, all sizes. Exhibit only and appropriate for hanging.

No Kit Quilts, Tied Quilts, Yo-Yo, Cathedral Window, Home Dec (Pillows, Table Runners, etc.)

CATEGORIES

LP – Large pieced. Entirely pieced with the outside perimeter more than 120 inches

SP – Small pieced. Entirely pieced outside perimeter must be 120 inches or less

SA-Small .Applique Majority of quilt must be applique with the outside perimeter less than 120 inches.

LA – Large Applique.  Majority of quilt must be applique techniques.  Any Size from 120 inches to king size

MO- Modern. Quilt should embody principles of modern design with bold color, contrast, graphic areas of color, negative space etc.  May be a single maker, duo or group effort.

M I- Miniature. Any technique. Must be a miniaturization of a full quilt design, including binding. Width plus length must be no greater than 40 inches. No single blocks.

DL – Duet Large. A quilt that has two persons involved in its completion. Includes all techniques as well as quilting by a person other than the maker of the top. Must be greater than 280” in perimeter.

DS- DUET SMALL. A quilt made by two persons with perimeter between 96” and 280”.

A – Art.  Original design – any techniques, any size. Must be made of fabric, have three layers, and contain quilting. A quilt based on traditional patterns and designs should be entered in another category. No commercial patterns, kits, or copies of previous works.

E-EXHIBIT ONLY.  Whole cloth, crazy quilts, embroidery of all kinds (hand and machine) antique, all sizes. Exhibit only and appropriate for hanging.

No Kit Quilts, Tied Quilts, Yo-Yo, Cathedral Window, Home Dec (Pillows, Table Runners, etc.)

AWARDS:

Ribbons and cash awards of $75, $50, and $25 for First, Second and Third place in all categories. Each prize will be awarded at the judge’s discretion. Not all prizes in all categories may be awarded. Ribbons will be awarded for Honorable Mentions.

The Best of Show will receive $100.00.  Ribbons and $25 cash will be awarded for Best Hand Quilting, Best Machine Quilting, Judge’s Choice, and Viewers’ Choice.

RULES:

(1)   Any individual or group may enter. All persons involved in the construction or quilting must be listed on the entry form.

(2)  There is a limit of two entries per category per person or group for judged quilts. A separate entry form and photo is required for each entry. Form may be photocopied.  Entry fees: $15.00 for judging as a non-member, $10 for our Guild members and $8.00 for exhibit only.

(3)   A non-returnable color photograph of the item must accompany each entry form for purposes of identification and insurance.

(4)  Entries must remain on display for the duration of the show 4:00pm October 13, 2018

(5)  Each entry must have a label on the lower back right hand corner with the maker/owner’s name and address. The label must be covered with a removable piece of fabric for judging.

(6)  Each entry must have a four (4) inch wide sleeve stitched to the top of the quilt except miniatures which must have a two (2) inch wide sleeve. This sleeve must be attached on both top and bottom edges of the sleeve. Bed-sized quilts must have an additional sleeve, the top of which must be attached 85″ from the bottom edge of the quilt so that the quilt will not touch the floor. Sleeve must be attached in a way that it will not show when the quilt is hanging.

(7) Each entry must be enclosed in a separate fabric bag or pillowcase with the entrant’s name clearly written on the bag. No Plastic bags please.

(8)  Quilts must be clean and in excellent condition.

(9)   Quilt size (width and length) must be listed on entry form. Accurate measurements are a must.

(10)   All judged quilts must have been made within the last five years.

 

PREPARING YOUR QUILT CHECKLIST

1. Quilt Maker(s) : All persons involved in the construction or quilting must be listed on the entry form. Quilts constructed by two persons or more must be placed in the category DUET Person/persons involved in the construction of my quilt are listed on the form.

2. A non-returnable colored photograph of the item must accompany each entry form Photo attached

3. Entry fees can be made by check or cash
 Check # ________________ Cash _______________

4. Category : There is a limit of two entries per category per person or group for judged quilts. Refer to brochure for category definition
 Category for this quilt : _______________________________________

5. Label : Each quilt must have a label on the lower back right hand corner with the maker/owner’sname and address. Labels must be covered with a removable piece of fabric for judging

 Label Attached

 Label Covered with fabric
6. Sleeve : Each entry must have a four (4) inch wide sleeve stitched to the top of the quilt except miniatures which must have a two (2) inch wide sleeve. This sleeve must be attached on both top and bottom edges of the sleeve. Bed-size quilts must have an additional sleeve the top of which must be attached 85” from the bottom edge of the quit so that the quilt will not touch the floor. Sleeve must be attached in a way that it will not show when the quilt is hanging.

 Sleeve attached at top and bottom to back of quilt

 Bed size only : additional sleeve attached 85 inches from the bottom edge
7. Carrying bag for Entry : Each entry must be enclosed in a separate fabric bag or pillow case with entrant’s name clearly written on the bag. Be sure bag is big enough for the quilt

 Carrying bag of adequate size
 Name and Address of entrant on edge

8. Quilt Size : Length and width of each entry must be listed on the entry form. Accurate measurements are a must!

 Length and width are recorded on form

9. Age of Quilt

 This quilt was made within the last five years

10. Value of the Quilt must be stated on the form

 Value is stated

 Appraisal of quilt attached (if applicable)
11. Payment : payment can be made by check or cash. Indicate on each entry whether quilt is judged or for exhibit and the correct amount due for each individual entry

 Check the appropriate box : judged or exhibit
 Check the appropriate box : paying by cash or check

After the show ends, doors will be closed for ‘take-down.” This process usually takes about anhour to an hour and a half. Please be patient. You must present this receipt to receive your quilt.

 

Habitat For Humanity New Homeowner’s Quilt, A Gift from PBCQG

About the PBCQG:

Do you like to work on projectAprils in your own home? We have directions available for our Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Welcome Home quilts, and for Project Linus quilts. We also have directions posted for a great name badge holder you can make for your name tag, the PBCQG logo patch, and pin. Or, you can sew interesting items for the Boutique committee as they dream up new items to offer in the Boutique at our Guild meetings or at our shows.

Do you prefer to work in a group? We gather after meetings several times a year for community outreach “sew-ins” where you can cut, press, sort, sew, bind, or quilt projects for veterans, Habitat for Humanity partner families, and other Palm Beach County community services. Additionally, many members gather in small groups around town to work together on community projects. See the list in each month’s newsletter.

Do you like to help children learn about quilt-making? We love helping children (and their parents) learn about and appreciate quilt-making. Our largest project is our Kids’ Corner throughout the seventeen days of the South Florida Fair each year. We have offered different activities over the last 30 years, but all of them involve a way for children – even the young ones – to make something related to quilt-making. Currently, the children use crayons to draw designs on light-colored fabric that we heat-set and make into small Project Linus quilts – often right there at the Fair. Children and parents often stop by later the same day to see the quilt that their block is in. These quilts are distributed to community-based organizations throughout Palm Beach County – many are carried on fire trucks and used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Fair lasts for seventeen days each January and we always need members (and their friends and family) to help with Kid’s Corner and with other tasks such as demonstrating hand-quilting, machine-quilting, and offering opportunities to win the special theme quilt available that year. Get free admission the day you work!

Sign up to work a shift of your choosing at any Fall Guild meeting or by contacting Nancy Ialacci or Donna Jesse. We especially need volunteers to work the evening shifts – that way, you can enjoy the Fair during the less-crowded daytime, have dinner, and then work the booth from 6-10 pm

Another way we help children learn about quilt-making is to conduct special programs, such as the quilt-making class at the Fair’s summer camp in Yesteryear Village. Children, 8-12 learn what life was like in “the old days” and they learn basic sewing and quilting skills.

Do you like to learn new skills? Most Guild meetings include a program, which teaches a quilt-making skill or concept. During the year, we have several workshops with talented local, regional, and national instructors on tradition, modern, and art quilt-making. See the newsletter for the latest information on programs and workshops.

Do you enjoy sharing your quilt-making knowledge with others? Let the Guild vice president or workshop chair know that you are interested in teaching a short program or a long workshop.

Would you like working with our wonderful library of quilt-making books and videos? You can help the library committee catalog new acquisitions, lend and receive the books and videos, or help members find ones related to their quilt-making interests.

Would you enjoy helping with our annual challenge, or the construction of our annual Fair and “opportunity” quilts? Contact the committee chairs and let them know.

How about assembling membership packets? Preparing Birthday Basket fat-quarters? Holding quilts up for display during Show and Tell? Just contact the committee chair – they would love, love, love your help!

And, there is always a lot to do before each meeting. If you find joining a new group a bit awkward, pitching in and working along side someone is an easy way to break the ice. Sign up to be the “Gate Greeter,” from 9:15 – 10 am, and provide wagons for members and guests to use for their heavy items. This way, you get to meet everyone coming into the meeting. Just sign up on the clip-board circulated during each meeting. Join us in the Bink Museum at 8:30 am any meeting day and help set up the tables and chairs and be part of the camaraderie that forms as we work together. Join Us!

For Quilt Show information, membership details, meetings and other events please visit:

PalmBeachQuilters.org

 

https://www.facebook.com/PBCQuiltersGuild/ 

 

 

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

 

 

“Israel Visual” Exhibit Showcases 2D And 3D Art By Israeli Artists Living In South Florida

The Mandel JCC shares a special exhibit to celebrate “IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture”. The public is invited to the Free Opening reception on Tuesday, April 25th of  ” Israel Visual: Israeli Artists Living in South Florida”, curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Adams. The Exhibit continues until May 5th.  The Festival celebrates Israel’s past, present and future through an artistic viewpoint including an international photography exhibit, engaging author discussions, film screenings and an inspiring art exhibit that features the work of local Israeli artists. The Fourth Annual Festival runs through Tuesday, May 16, with events featured at various locations throughout Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this art exhibit and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

IsraelDays:

A Festival of Arts & Culture at the JCC

 

PRESENTS:

 

“Israel Visual: Israeli Artists Living in South Florida”

Art Exhibition

Curated by Rolando Chang Barrero and Ilene Adams

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road     Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 Opening Reception:

Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm

RSVP:
Free Tickets: Guest

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/israeli-visual-at-the-jcc-palm-beach-gardens-tickets-33023883324

 

Exhibit runs  April 24, through Friday, May 5, 2017

 

 

Art Synergy, (www.artsynergy.org) in partnership with the Jewish Federation, has curated a special exhibition featuring Israeli artists living in south Florida. The exhibit “Israel Visual, showcases four talented and diverse artists, working in varied media, from fiber art to digitally enhanced paintings.  Ilene Gruber Adams and Rolando Chang Barrero were contacted to help put together the exhibit that that will be on display at the Bente & Daniel S. Lyons Art Gallery at the Mandel JCC – Palm Beach Gardens, beginning Monday, April 24, through Friday, May 5.

 

 

Guests will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a culturally enriching exhibition featuring works created by four local Israeli artists. The opening reception is Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm and is open to the public.  The artist all have a connection to Israel, and many are grown children of Holocaust survivors. The artists are Leora Stewart Klaymer, Judy “Yudit” Eisingber, Linda Behar in collaboration with Raheleh T. Filsoofi and the late Dina Knapp.

 

 

LEORA STEWART KLAYMER

 

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Stewart Klaymer

 

Leora, born in Jerusalem, has taught in Philadelphia, New York and right here in South Florida.  She is a fiber artist and her work has been shown extensively world-wide.” My Fiber constructions are based on my observations of Nature and are a metaphor for the cycles of growth in life and in the natural world – landscapes, seascapes, cell structures, organic forms built with different fibers, along with beads, feathers, coral shards using a variety of textile techniques to create these three dimensional abstracted, structures” Leora explains.

 

JUDY  EISINGER

“Popsicle Flowers” by Judy Eisinger

 

Judy Eisinger, a graphic designer and painter exhibiting colorful paintings created using both tradition painting methods and digital art. Born in Budapest, Hungary, and escaping that communist country in 1956, Judy moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began painting at an early age and, at 13, took first place for the design of the City Holiday Card. Judy studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, which led to a four-year scholarship to Kent State University. After graduating with honors, Judy began her painting career by showing her colorful paintings at the Shaker Heights Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Her work soon became sought after and now hangs in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.  She and her family moved to Israel where Judy designed greeting cards for LION Printing in Tel Aviv.  She has illustrated a children’s book, taught graphic design as an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach Community College and is the owner and creative lead of Yudit Design (yudit.com)

 

 

LINDA  BEHAR

“Peace Labyrinth” by Linda Behar and Raheleh T. Filsoofi

 

Linda Behar’s current work explores a new approach to feminist concepts that are being explored by many artists: the idea of separating personal identity from the body, and digitally objectifying the female figure. Her work combines laser cutting with traditional printmaking techniques, specifically woodblock printing. Her work here, “Peace Labyrinth”, endeavors to promote peace and tolerance through the discovery of what we hold in common. The artists, Linda Behar, who is of Jewish heritage and Raheleh T. Filsoofi, who is of Iranian heritage, intend to bring diverse communities together in conversation and to send a message of tolerance and acceptance throughout the world.

 

DINAH KNAPP

 

 Collage by Dina Knapp

 

Dina Knapp, is known for making wearable art an art form. Her history and memory series compress history and culture through a layering of objects and images incorporating nostalgic postcards, painting, crochet, vintage fabrics, found objects and tourist souvenirs.  Born in Cyprus and raised in Israel and New York City by Holocaust survivors, Dina died this past October, at 69, of cancer.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit please contact:

Rolando Change Barrero, The Box Gallery, 786-521-1199, palmbeachfineartgallery@gmail.com

Ilene Adams, The Marketing Works: 561-346-0172, IleneAdams@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Quilt Show Features International Competition and Local Creators, “Sisters of the Cloth”

The Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt Show – FLORIDA, returns in early January! Hosting the World Quilt Competition Tour, it is one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts.  The show also boasts a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. For inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collections of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will be offered to round out this spectacular event.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks from local creators, Trina Slade Burks, Barbara Cheives and Kianga Jinaki, known as “Sisters of the Cloth”. See you at the Quilt Show!

 

 

QUILT SHOW

 

World Quilt Show – Florida VI

January 8-10, 2015

 

QUILT SHOW & MERCHANTS MALL

 

The Merchants Mall and Quilt Show will be open:

Thursday, January 8   10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, January 9         10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 10   10:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

Featuring the World Quilt Competition XVIII: On Tour

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard     W. Palm Beach, Florida

 

 

 

Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

Barbara Cheives, Pillows and Scarf

The World Quilt Show – Florida features an exciting Merchants Mall offering the best in fabrics, notions, machines, contemporary and antique quilts, textiles, quilting supplies, books, sewing related craft items, kits, clothing and much, much more.

 

Admission:
Admission for the Merchants Mall and Quilt Show is $12 and includes re-admission. Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Show admission for all three days is included with pre-registration. Discounts for groups of 20 or more can be arranged; please contact our office at (215) 862-5828 for details. PLEASE: no pull-along carts allowed on show floor.

 

Parking:
There is a $5 charge for parking at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (subject to change). Additional parking is available across the street in the parking garage at CityPlace which charges $1/hour with the first hour free and a maximum of $5 (subject to change).

 

"Audience" by Kianga Jinaka

“Audience” by Kianga Jinaki

 

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce the return of the World Quilt Show – FLORIDA! This show will play host to the World Quilt Competition Tour, one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts. Join us for a magnificent quilt and textile art experience. This spectacular site is the perfect location at the perfect time of year for this new and exciting venue. The show will boast a Merchants Mall with exhibitors offering everything needed to start those creative projects swimming in the heads of every quilt and textile artist. Also, for inspiration or simply eye candy, attendees won’t want to miss the stunning collection of quilt, wearable, fiber and textile art. Workshops and lectures will also be offered up to round out this spectacular event.

 

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Sisters in the Cloth at the World Quilt Show

 

 

Friends, colleagues, and fellow fiber artists Kianga Jinaki, Trina Slade-Burks and Barbara Cheives are coming together for a first-of-its-kind booth at the World Quilt Show.

 

The Sisters in the Cloth booth will feature authentic African textiles, vintage Japanese kimono and obi fabrics. Select imported and domestic contemporary fabrics along with ribbons, beads and hand made trims and embellishments will round out their offerings. One of a kind wearable and decorative items designed by these visionary fabric artists will be available at their booth.

 

In addition to the opportunity to purchase unique items, this fun and interactive booth will feature ongoing mini-workshops, demos and educational sessions. Learn about the history of kimono, African weaving techniques, textiles as art, and ‘how to’ lessons for your own fabric creations.

"Bride and Groom" by Barbara Cheives

“Bride and Groom” by Barbara Cheives

Trina Slade-Burks

“Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing.  I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

Trina tells The Rickie Report, ” When I moved to south Florida, my pen pal from New York encouraged me to work for a company called Brooklyn Bow and Ribbon. It was an 80-year hat bow company that moved from Long Island New York to Riviera Beach. They produced bows for clothing and packaging. I started in their factory and ended up being a designer for their sales department. I would turn blasé sales boards into trendy works of art. It got to the point that the sales people were spoiled by the visual intensity of the work I would produce with basic fabric and bows. Hence, my love of playing with fabrications began! 

 I continue to incorporate fabric into a lot of my artwork stemming from what I used to do for BBR.  I realized that fashion design did not need to be my path, for me to pursue my love of working with fabrications and textiles”.  To reach Trina, please email: trinasb@atbfineartists.com

Barbara Cheives

“Over the years I have developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture.  “Afrasia” was born as a unique marriage of cultures that preserves vintage Japanese Kimono and Obi blended with modern African fabric, African inspired trims, beads, and “found” items.”

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I spend my days as a consultant working to bridge the gap between cultures and I continue that work through my art. As a Fiber Artist, my one of a kind wearable and decorative art represents a harmonious blend of cultures”.  Contact her at afrasia1@bellsouth.net  or https://www.facebook.com/barbara.cheives

 

Handmade dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Handmade Dolls by Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Close-Up of Embellishments, Kianga Jinaki

Kianga Jinaki

 

 

Kianga Jinaki is a Contemporary Folk Artist. She creates dolls, quilts, and mix-media collages using traditional African textiles, beads and cultural references. Kianga’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, her work can be found at CGMS Gallery  15 South J Street in Lake Worth, Florida and on her website: www.kiangajinaki.com As a part of the quilt show Ms. Jinaki will offer an assortment of African textiles, African glass and metal beads for sale along with her original artworks.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Quilt Show please contact:

Mancuso Show Management     PO Box 667  New Hope, PA 18938

215-862-5828     Fax 215-862-9753     mancuso@quiltfest.com

 http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=36 

 

 

 

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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

Nicole Galluccio’s Pop:U:Lux SOLO Exhibit

Nicole Galluccio is an emerging artist from South Florida focused on creating acrylic and paper on canvas works. Her bright and energetic paintings are heavily influenced by pop culture, media tabloids, fashion, vintage patterns, comic art, and illustration. Her passion for art tends to navigate toward street art, graffiti artists, and 80’s pop artists.  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce her Pop:U:Lux SOLO Exhibit at South Shores in Lake Worth. There will also be a fundraising raffle to benefit Blooming With Autism.  Read more here.

 

 Nicole Galluccio

 

Pop:U:Lux Solo exhibition

South Shores

502 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth FL 33460

Opening Reception

Saturday June 7th 6-9 PM

Nicole’s work will be on exhibit now through June 23rd

 

Nicolepopulux promo

 

 

Nicole Galluccio has a BFA in Studio Art/Painting from Florida Atlantic University and has been painting for 19 years now. Her style is clearly unique and she feels grateful to have opportunities to share it within the local art community. Over the years, many people have relayed that her work makes them feel happy and has an energizing effect. She feels that may stem from her own enthusiasm shining through in her creative work.

 

 

The management at South Shores is launching a series of 6 week SOLO exhibitions by a number of local artists in the Lake Worth Community.   There will be a Fundraiser, as Nicole will be raffling an original 20″ x 20″ piece of art with 100% of the proceeds to benefit a local charity, Blooming With Autism. They assist families by providing grants to families whose children need therapies not covered by insurance, such as art and music therapy. You can learn more at www.facebook.com/bloomingwithautism501c3
 
"Joy" by Nicole G

“Joy” by Nicole Galluccio

Nicole shares, “I find inspiration for my floral pieces from nature as well as vintage fabrics.  I spin them into a heavily exaggerated illustrative pop version. Often my work evolves through the process and takes on a slightly different direction than initially planned. I can be influenced by a new vibrant fabric I have found, where I can employ certain color combinations that intrigue me. Color theory was always my favorite class, I actually enjoyed mixing every shade of grey known to mankind and it is the one class I can say that has truly lent to my constantly evolving color palette”.
"Sentient Creature" by Nicole Galluccio

“Sentient Creature” by Nicole Galluccio

She explains, “After graduating in 1998, I needed to find better ways to hone my personal style plus create depth and contrast to my more flat illustrative works. In school, I had dabbled in using different media including paper and textural pieces. I utilized the definitive contrast of a black and white background against the vibrant colors. I have always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines.  I felt what better use of the exploitation of celebrity and America’s obsession with it!  In turn, I contrast it against something so beautiful in nature vs. something so, well garish and absurd, in our culture. Something beautiful, vibrant and inviting vs. something dark, which we are drawn to as a culture as the background. Along the way, I started filtering in some headlines and wording that struck me in positive ways as well”.
"Now" by Nicole Galluccio

“Now” by Nicole Galluccio

Nicole tells The Rickie Report, “My process is constantly in transition.   I create to evoke emotion (hopefully positive), sometimes a laugh  and sometimes deeper thought provocation. I maintain my creativity level by exposing myself to art as much as possible, networking with other artists, and exploring our local art scene and the world around me. We have so many interesting artists in our local art scene and everybody has a story….that keeps me engaged…like minded people give me inspiration”.  

For more information about Nicole’s art work please visit:

www.facebook.com/nicolegalluccioart  or www.nicolegalluccioart.com  or   nicoleg265@aol.com or  561.901.9072.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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