Lighthouse ArtCenter Explores The Magic, Mystery And Folklore Of Indigo Dyeing With Suzanne Connors With Demo And Separate Workshop Opportunity

In today’s society, modern ways of production often cultivate uniformity, speed, efficiency and mediocrity.  On Thursday, October 19, 2017  celebrated fiber artist, Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio, takes the stage in the Lighthouse ArtCenter as she discusses the Slow Cloth Movement and demonstrates Shibori dying techniques with indigo. Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves “make blue” by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. In a reaction that startles the imagination, this color emerges as vivid chartreuse and turns to rich velvet blue before our eyes. This breath taking transformation introduces a new respect for the exquisite elements available in the natural world.  Suzanne will give a Workshop on November 18th where participants can actual dye cloth with indigo themselves! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make a reservation!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio

Presents:

Slow Cloth Movement and Demonstration of Indigo Dying

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free to members, nonmembers $10

Enjoy the world class artwork in our current Faculty, Ceramics and 3D Exhibition, as well as delicious wines and hors d’oeuvres

3rd Thursday Events are sponsored by the generous support of the Meyer Law Firm

 

Photo courtesy of Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

The Slow Cloth movement provides a thoughtful approach to the making of textiles that connects us to our inner and outer worlds. Just as the Slow Food movement nourishes the body, the Slow Cloth Movement nourishes the soul; opting for creativity over efficiency. Slow Cloth is not about the time it takes to create textiles, but about how things are appropriately made. Slow Cloth is not a technique, it is an awareness of our creative process, and where our textiles come from. Slow Cloth is a connection to our past and our future. It is preserving cultural traditions while keeping in mind our sustainable future; It is focusing on process, quality, skill, mastery, joy, community, sustainability, contemplation, and preserving tradition all while honoring innovation and self-expression. For the Fiber Artist it is the journey, not the destination. If one seeks, recognizes, honors and develop these qualities in their work, then textiles become a source of meaning and deep satisfaction, connection and nourishment. This thoughtful approach lends itself naturally to all forms of fiber-art; weaving, knitting, sewing, embroidery, hand dyeing, quilting, printing, beadwork, or any other form of working with textiles.

 

 

In her studio Suzanne works mainly with natural indigo using traditional Shibori methods. Indigo is the true “living blue.” It is not just a color, but a sense of culture that has a mind of its own. Indigo is a challenging dye because it is not soluble in water. To be dissolved, it must undergo a chemical change called reduction. Reduction converts indigo into “white indigo” (leuco-indigo). When a submerged fabric is removed from the dyebath, the white indigo quickly combines with oxygen in the air and reverts to the insoluble, intensely colored indigo. When it first became widely available in Europe in the 16th century, European dyers and printers struggled with indigo because of this distinctive property Suzanne will be giving a demonstration on how indigo fabrics are dyed and show a few examples of traditional indigo dyed Shibori.

 

SUZANNE CONNORS DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road  Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM   with a break for lunch

• Workshop Cost: $125.00 members / $150 nonmembers
• Materials fee: $15.00/ person (to be paid to instructor at class time)

To register or get more information contact:

Jennifer Chaparro  561-748-8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as Shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED
Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown Shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples

 

LEVEL
Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS
• Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class but it is suggested that students also bring additional fibers
• Instructor will provide the appropriate # of indigo vats/ rinse buckets/ paper covering for tables
• Instructor will provide materials to create Shibori- wood blocks, clamps, sewing needles, rubber bands, rocks, marbles, arashi poles

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
• a pair of new rubber gloves
• cotton string
• a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors
• an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes
• closed-toe shoes
• (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills
• Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED
• PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Don’t Miss “New Realms Of Working Spaces” January 21 & 22 in Martin County

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The tour includes artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

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Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center. Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. This event is free and open  to the public.

 

Visit : www.MCOST.org

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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The South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Offers “Perspectives In Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition” At Armory Art Center

Sponsored by the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, “Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition”, a juried exhibition, features 76 pieces of original artwork by 36 Florida fiber artists. The categories include: Wall Works, Sculpture, Baskets/Vessels, and Wearables.  The Armory Annex in Lake Worth hosts an Opening Reception, a Closing Reception and a number of workshops for all ages.  The exhibit includes a broad range of media and techniques including basketry, batik, felting, collage, textile design, weaving. Pieces range in size from tiny vessels to large-scale wall hangings. The Public is Invited to the Opening Reception on January 6th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Presents:

“Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition”

A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art

 

 

Opening Reception and awards presentation:

Friday, January 6, 2017| 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Closing Reception: Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Both events are free and open to the public

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Special events during the exhibition:

Artist Talks

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

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Public Workshops

Eco-printing on paper – Saturday, January, 21, 2017 – 3:00 – 5:00pm

Paper jewelry – Thursday, January, 26, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm limited to 20. $15 supply fee (cash only)

Family fun – Paper Weaving – Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

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Debbie Henry “Remembering Fall”

Other Events:

Art Synergy Art Walk, Downtown Lake Worth, Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm

This exhibition runs from January 7 – February 9, 2017

 

Sponsored by the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, the exhibition features 76 pieces of original artwork by 36 Florida fiber artists in four categories:  Wall Works, Sculpture, Baskets/Vessels, and Wearables. The invited work includes a broad range of media and techniques including basketry, batik, felting, collage, textile design, weaving. Pieces range in size from tiny vessels to large-scale wall hangings. Of the more than 100 pieces considered, juror, Lois Russell commented that what she “especially admired in these submissions is the imagination and experimentation”.

 

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“Money Bags – Tied Up in Red Tape” by Pamela Palma

 

Jurors for the exhibition were:

Jon Eric Riis, noted contemporary tapestry artist whose work has been shown in more than 50 exhibitions around the world and is found in numerous prestigious museum collections.
Lois Russell, nationally recognized basket maker, instructor and past president of the National Basketry Organization. Her award-winning work is in private and museum collections and has been featured in books and magazines.
Benjia Morgenstern, sculptural basket maker who uses natural materials to create non-traditional vessels. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions and galleries throughout the country and featured in basketry books.

 

The awards judge is Keidra Navaroli, Assistant Director and Curator, for the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne, FL

 

 

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

For more information visit our website: www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org or contact us at:

fiberexhibition@southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

4th Annual Two-Day Sampler Workshop With Crystal Cawley Explores Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild announces their 4th Annual 2 Day Sampler workshop on January 14th & 15th with Crystal Cawley.  Participants will explore Paper, Fiber, Print  and Stitch in this exciting event!  Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of not-your-grandmother’s-samplers!  This is open to non-members as well as members of the Guild.  What a perfect time to give a gift of creative exploration!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Annex Gallery
1121 Lucerne Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

 

 

4th Annual Two-Day Workshop

 

 

Sampler: Paper, Fiber, Print & Stitch

with Crystal Cawley

Sat. & Sun. January 14 & 15, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Members $185.00

Non-Members $225.00
(eligible 12/31/16)

Materials Fee: TBD

~Workshop includes lunch~

Send Check to Kim Harty

Your check secures your place in this workshop. Please include your phone number and your email address:

Kim Harty 7186 Grassy Bay Drive WPB, FL 33411

Questions? Contact Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  “Ghost Words” Close Up by Crystal  Cawley (Photo courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

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“Change Purse”  by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

 

Traditional embroidered samplers displayed the makers’ repertoire of stitches and their design and lettering skills. Think of this workshop as a sampler — a place and time to explore the possibilities of combining paper with textiles to create unique tactile work. Think of hybrids and cross-pollination — how can materials and methods be combined and adapted to become more than the sum of their parts?

 

 

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Crystal Cawley sewing skirt

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Crystal Cawley “Skirt”

 

 

 

 

Activities and demonstrations will include laminating paper and fabric together, printing images onto fabric and paper, machine and hand stitching, spinning paper thread, methods of transferring images and text onto fabric and paper, and more as time and interest allow. Participants will have time to investigate demonstrated techniques and materials on their own, to make personal discoveries and connections for their own work.

 

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“Love Letter Sweater” by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal Cawley is a skillful and established artist who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Crystal has a voice that she annunciates clearly through her work. Her approach pushes the boundaries while speaking truth from her heart and life experience.

 

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“Change Purse” Open by Crystal Cawley (Photo Courtesy of Jay York)

 

Crystal will join SFB&FG to teach this workshop that will challenge us toward pushing beyond our own boundaries with new perspective toward our own work and medium. This is a workshop not to be missed! A list of materials and class details will be sent to you prior to the workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Don’t Miss Jennifer Love Gironda’s Five Year Retrospective, “Works Of heART”

In January, 2012, Jennifer Love Gironda made a commitment to making art every day.  She hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  To celebrate this achievement, Her artwork will be exhibited as a five year Retrospective “Works of heART” taking place at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery in Sunrise, FL.  The free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 3rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

“W O R K S   of    heART”

Featuring 

Jennifer Love Gironda

Opening Reception:

Saturday, December 3rd

6:30 pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday and Thursday  Noon – 7pm

Saturday  10 am – 3 pm

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

10610 W.Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Jen tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Mucha, Klimt, Chagall, Kahlo, and Gruau. I’m also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kailua, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and fashion illustrations.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda , “May 27, 2015”

 

 

 

“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her.  I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. Often times I will include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work- daily art within monthly themes, is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “January 25, 2013”

 

 

Jen also has a side passion called  ‘Angel Dropping’. She leaves small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where she feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. “The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “February 27, 2014”

 

 

 

“I grew up in North Carolina, where I lived pretty much my whole life except for a year in San Diego, California (…moved there on a whim…that’s a good story, too!) My husband and I came to Florida in 2009 so he could pursue a doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. He was hired as a professor at Nova Southeastern.  My formal training is from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I received my BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. I have training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers. I feel in love with textiles my sophomore year of college when I was hand weaving a small tapestry…this led me to take five studios of weaving and also studios in Surface Design. Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are my favorite textiles techniques but I always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting”.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda, “Bee Hive”

 

 

 

 

Since earning my Master’s degree in 2009 I took time to focus on my teaching. I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in 2010 and became a successful grant writer to get materials and offer enriching experiences to my students. I currently teach high school art…and I love it! I am a member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association and have been active on the Board of Directors for the Florida Art Educator’s Association. I’m also a contributor for Art Hive Magazine, where I write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ and also work with Social Media.   When I am not teaching or working, I am making art…ALWAYS making art.  Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe that whole-heartedly”.

 

 

 

For more information about Jennifer Love Gironda’s artwork: jenniferlovegironda.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Calls For Art And Announces Free Public Opening Reception

Art On Park Gallery announces a Call to artists for their upcoming “Members” Exhibition.  The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit will showcase artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D. The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts! Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 6th.  This Free Exhibit continues through February 4, 2017. We share the details of this CALL FOR ENTRIES here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!  If you aren’t a member, please consider joining!! DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: December 21st!

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

 CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

“Members Exhibit” 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Public Invited

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, January 6, 2017

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through February 4, 2017

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

 

Submission Deadline: 12/21/2016

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?279

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County welcomes new members.

APBC offers gallery and studio space, exhibitions, opportunities to network with other artists, space for classes and professional development. For more information please visit:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

South Florida Basket And Fiber Guild Shares Call For Entries For Juried Exhibition

The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild is a non-profit organization of fiber artists and enthusiasts who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Their mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.  The Rickie Report shares a CALL for ENTRIES for the Guild’s upcoming”Perspectives in Fiber: Moving Beyond Tradition” a juried exhibit.    ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars for January 6th, when this Exhibit Opens to the Public!

 

 

 

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“Perspectives in Fiber:

Moving Beyond Tradition”

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 6, 2017,        6:00 – 8:00 pm.

It is free and open to the public

Exhibit runs  January 7, 2017 to February 10, 2017

The Armory Art Center Annex

 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Call to Artists:

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild invites artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Florida (full and part-time) to submit up to three pieces of recent work for a juried exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art and that pushes the boundaries and/or traditions in media and execution. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are encouraged to apply.

 

DEADLINE:  November 1, 2016

Work completed after January 1, 2014, will be accepted in these categories :

 

 

 

  • Wall Works: Two-dimensional works that are intended for wall display
  • Sculptural Works: Three-dimensional works that may be free-standing or suspended
  • Vessel Forms/Basketry: Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form
  • Wearables: Body adornments, including wearable art clothing, accessories and jewelry.

 

All work must be primarily natural or synthetic fiber in content or executed using traditional fiber techniques and be original in concept, design and execution.

 

 
The non-refundable entry fee is $40 for up to 3 works

 

Jurors for the exhibition are:

Jon Eric Riis, noted contemporary tapestry artist whose work has been shown in more than 50 exhibitions around the world and is found in numerous prestigious museum collections.
Lois Russell, nationally recognized basket maker, instructor and past president of the National Basketry Organization. Her award-winning work is in private and museum collections and has been featured in books and magazines..
Benjia Morgenstern, sculptural basket maker who uses natural materials to create non-traditional vessels. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions and galleries throughout the country and featured in basketry books.

 

 

 

Cash prizes will be awarded: Best in show: $500; Best in Category: $250

 

 

The awards judge is Keidra Daniels Navaroli, Assistant Director and Curator for the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute Of Technology.

 

 

 

Application is online via CaFÉ :

 

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3663

 

 

About the SFBFG:

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild, founded in 2013, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied, interests in the fiber arts including basketry, weaving, knitting/crochet, needlework, felting and textile design. Our mission is to promote a community that inspires interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild or to download the prospectus

visit: www.south floridabasketandfiberguild.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fish House Art Center And Arts Council Of Martin County Invite You To Art Alfresco!

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art. The artists will be in action, plein air, and more on January 16th from 11-3pm. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.Entertainment will be offered by Alli Evans. The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

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Port Salerno Mosaic Studio

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Invite You To:

 

 

“A  R  T      A  L  F  R  E  S  C  O”

 

 

Fish House Art Center

 

 

Saturday,  January 16th

11-3 pm

 

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Fish House Art Center

4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Port Salerno (Stuart)

 

 

 

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DETAILS ABOUT  “ART ALFRESCO”

 

Art Gumbo Gallery and Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, located at the Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno, have joined with the Arts Council of Martin County to present ‘Art Alfresco’. This fundraiser showcases 11 Council members demonstrating their art.

 

 

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Art By Robin Makowski

 

 

The artists will be in action, plein air, from 11-3pm on January 16th. You couldn’t pick a better setting than the Fish House. Located on the picturesque Manatee pocket waterfront, this hidden gem houses the Art Gumbo Gallery, 8 working art studios, and the Grove Dock Bar.

 

 

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Painting by Carol Kepp

 

 

 

If you haven’t visited the Fish House, you will be surprised to find art studios that include mosaic, clay works, weaving, shibori dyeing, lampworking and other unusual arts.

 

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 “Poppy” by  SallyPearson

 

 

 

Support the arts council by spending an enjoyable afternoon at the Fish House, watch art being created, visit the unique studios and have lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. Entertainment will be provided by Alli Evans.

 

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Painting by Brenda Leigh

 

 

The art created that day will be raffled; visitors can buy chances to win the art created at Art Alfresco. Completed artwork will be displayed at the Art Gumbo Gallery for 2 weeks following the event to encourage additional ticket sales.

 

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Painting by Mallo Bisset

 

 

 

All proceeds go to the artists and the Arts Council. Art Alfresco will culminate on January 29th with a champagne toast at the Grove Dock Bar for the artists, while winning tickets are pulled.

 

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(Left to right Nancy Turrell, Arts Council of Martin County, Diane Concepcion, Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, and Carolyn Gordon, Art Gumbo Gallery)

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS!!!!!!

 

 

Participating artists:

Carol Kepp
Elizabeth H Thompson
Julia Kelly
Sally B Pearson
Robin Makowski
Mallo Bisset
Nancy Steinberg
Sharon Ferina
Brenda Leigh
Val Lally
Amber Moran

 

 

For further info contact:

 

Carolyn Gordon 772 210-2950

or

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mandel JCC Offers One-Of-A-Kind Tour Including Hutchinson Island, Elliot Museum, Gilbert’s Bar House Of Refuge, Fish House Art Center. Registration Now Open.

The Mandel JCC offers a one-of-a- kind tour around the historically beautiful Hutchinson Island! The day begins at the Elliot Museum, which was built by Sterling Elliot’s proud son Harmon as a tribute to his father. Travel through the mind of this creative genius, holder of over 125 patents and inventor of a critical element leading to the success of the automobile. In June of 2012, the Museum merged with the Classic Boat and Maritime Museum,offering a wonderful collection of classical boats, boat models along with appreciating local maritime history.  Visit Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge with picturesque views of the Florida coast while visiting one the oldest structures in Martin County. Enjoy a wonderful lunch at the Pawnbroker. End the day at The Fish House Art Center, with glass arts, fine art painters, silk artists who create wearable art, a weaver and a nationally renown beaded jewelry artist. You can watch your future purchases be created right before your very eyes!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including bus transportation from both Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  Don’t miss this exciting day!

 

 

 

 

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M A N D E L  J C C

of the Palm Beaches

 

CULTURAL  DAY  TRIP:

 

The Elliott Museum

Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge

The Fish House Art Center 

 

 

Thursday, February 18th

Pre-registration by Jan 27

 

 

Boynton Beach- 8:00 AM Departure/ 6:00 PM Return

Palm Beach Gardens- 8:45 AM Departure/ 5:15 PM Return


Cost: $70/Member; $82/Guest

 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity

to visit some of Florida’s historical gems!

 

 

 

Elliot Museum

 

 

The Mandel JCC is proud to offer a one-of-a- kind tour around the historically beautiful Hutchinson Island! Our day will begin at the Elliot Museum, which was built by Sterling Elliot’s proud son Harmon as a tribute to his father. The tour will give guests time to travel through the mind of this creative genius. Sterling was a famous inventor who held more than 125 patents in his lifetime! Some of his inventions include the first knot tying machine, the Elliot addressing machine, the pneumatic tire, the unequal turning of the front wheels or the steering knuckle- which was a critical element in the success of the automobile.

 

 

In June of 2012, the museum merged with the Classic Boat and Maritime Museum. This will give patrons the opportunity to not only appreciate Elliot’s work, but to also see a wonderful collection of classical boats, boat models along with appreciating local maritime history.

 

 

After a tour of the Elliot, we will have the opportunity to visit Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge. Enjoy picturesque views of the Florida coast while visiting one the oldest structures in Martin County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the House of Refuge is one of ten houses of refuge along Florida’s east coast. These “houses” were havens for sailors and travelers who were shipwrecked along the coastline. According to the House of Refuge website, these establishments were, “run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.”

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

 

 

 

Following these two tours, we will have a wonderful lunch at the Prawnbroker. Then, we will end our day at The Fish House Art Center. Located in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, this is one of the last commercial fish houses that are still in operation. Situated on the Manatee Pocket waterfront, patrons will have the opportunity to explore the work of the eight resident artists that reside at the Art Center. With glass arts, fine art painters, silk artists who create wearable art, a weaver and a nationally renown beaded jewelry artist, you can watch your future purchases be created right before your very eyes!

 

 

For more information visit the JCC’s website at www.jcconline.com.

Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

The address for this event is 5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

 

 

 

 

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

Fiber Artist, Leora Klaymer Stewart Exhibits at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery

Fiber artist extraordinaire, Leora Klaymer Stewart will present her newest work in a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Leora’s  woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature.  What secrets are they holding?  What do they protect?  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this free reception on April 26th to meet the artist and explore her world of fabrications.  Here we give you details and a sneak peak, but can only hint at what promises to be the LARGEST installation of its kind in Palm Beach County!

 

 

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Please join us at the Cultural Council

 Saturday,  April 26,    3-5 P.M.

To celebrate the Opening Reception of

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart

 in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center. 
Refreshments will be served.  
Exhibition runs: April 26 through May 24, 2014  
  
Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 5PM  

 

601 Lake Avenue         Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.471.2901

www.palmbeachculture.com

 

Weaving as an metaphor is a common association and no exception with the artwork of Leora Klaymer Stewart.  The public is invited to her SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Gallery. There will be a free reception and opportunity to meet the artist on Saturday, April 26, from 3-5 pm. The exhibit continues through May 24th. There is no charge to view the gallery, located at 601 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth,FL.

 

 

Leora’s major  installation piece, “Entanglements” consists of an 8 foot high by 3 foot wide knotted construction that has been wrapped and intertwined.  She used natural hemp twine and a variety of other fibers to represent the growth and intertwining of the Banyan tree.  She collaborated with Fine Art Photographer and Master Printer, Steve Spring, of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.  Images of the Banyan tree were printed on Habotai silk and silk  organza panels 40 inches wide by 96 inches high.  These panels will be installed on each side of the  knotted structure to create an environment that represents nature as a metaphor for the cycle of life.

 

 

 

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“Lifecycle Series” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 “RED MICROTUBULES” is part of the Life Cycle Series.  It is a circular piece constructed with red linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrapping and glass beads. It is 16 inches in diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

 

"Life Cycle 2" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Life Cycle 2” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“LIFE CYCLE”  is a circular piece constructed with pink and orange linen threads that have been loop-stitched with wrappings and glass beads.  It is 16 inches in a diameter, mounted on linen and enclosed in a plexi-box.

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, ” All of my pieces represent the idea of the cycle of life – represented as a circle or sphere and as a container form holding mysteries.  I use ancient textile techniques ( knotting, loop-stitching, wrapping and inter-twining).”

 

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klaymer Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

“VIRGIN BRIDE”  is an oval piece which is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high.  It is created with a loop stitch in white nylon cord. Leora incorporates hand sewn pearls and feathers.   Her woven vessels are reminiscent of forms found in nature and can be interpreted as holders of secrets, emptiness or even generative possibilities.  Leora refers to her work as “transitional fabrications” which can also be interpreted as life cycles.

 

 

Leora graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants.  Her architectural commissions include Beckton Dickson Pharmaceuticals, Wool Bureau of America, Contintental Wheat and Grain, Prudential,Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Knoll Showrooms.  Leora has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City for 20 years and is currently teaching a fiber arts course at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.  She is continually creating new pieces in her studio, Llama Studios, in Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

 

For more information about Leora’s art work, please visit her website:  www.leorakstewart.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291