Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts In Dania Beach Invites You To “Sparkle & Shine” Sunday, December 1. Visit This Treasure Trove Of Living Glass Masters, Ardmore Studio Ceramics, Wedgwood, And Royal Doulton.

There’s lots going on this season at Wiener Museum Of Decorative Arts, Florida’s Fired Arts museum in Dania Beach. The special exhibitions of glass artists Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other living masters is hot! WMODA is renowned for its amazing collection of British pottery and porcelain with illustrious names, such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Another major draw is contemporary ceramic art by the Ardmore Studio in South Africa. Now WMODA has become a shopping experience with the expansion of its museum shop to include jewelry, glass and ceramic art made by talented artists in South Florida. On Sunday December 1st, WMODA hosts “Sparkle & Shine”, a Holiday shopping event in association with museumstoresunday.org.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you an overview of this treasure trove hot spot!  The Rickie Report is excited to share some general information about the Wiener Museum of Decorative Art and has already made arrangements for a personal visit.  We can’t wait!!!

 

 

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481 S. Federal Highway    Dania Beach, FL 3300

Inside the Gallery of Amazing Things

954-376-6690    http://wmoda.com

Hours:  Monday – Friday  10 am – 5 pm

 

YOU    ARE    INVITED!

 

 

 

 

 

“S P A R K L E     &     S  H I N E”

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1  

11 AM – 4 PM

 

 

FREE admission with registration:

 

 

 

 

ART ON FIRE – THE CHIHULY CONNECTION

 

Dale Chihuly is arguably the most famous glass artist in the world. His name draws vast crowds to site- specific glass installations across the globe as well as to art galleries and museums internationally. The stunning “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA presents the creative exuberance of Chihuly’s glass art. A fabulous Macchia garden seems to burst into bloom along with impressive Ikebana flower arrangements. A monumental Persian wall is accompanied by Chihuly’s paintings for the original installation. Chihuly’s luminous Baskets and sensual Seaforms vie for attention with his flamboyant Venetians. A Chihuly Venetian was once described as a vase which has had an affair with a chandelier. Decide for yourself at WMODA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chihuly is the most innovative and influential glass artist of modern times, thanks to his teaching, teamwork, and artistic collaborations. Many of his friends, followers and mentors are represented at WMODA, including Toots Zynsky, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. Visit the “Art on Fire” exhibit at WMODA and discover how these hot glass artists are all connected to Chihuly and how his favorite cities, Venice and Seattle, are fused together through a shared passion for glass.

 

 

 

 

 

CARNIVAL & CABARET

 

 

It’s party time at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts as we celebrate the art of having fun at our exhibition “Carnival & Cabaret”. The Carnival & Cabaret exhibit explores the flamboyant festivals in Venice, Rio and New Orleans as seen by porcelain artists from Europe. The centerpiece of our new exhibit is Carnival in Venice, a monumental masterpiece full of masked revelers in porcelain by Lladró of Spain. Discover how Harlequin and Columbine and other characters from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte have influenced carnival fun, the art of clowning and masquerade balls through the ages. Masking was particularly popular during the roaring 1920s to disguise the flirtatious behavior of the flappers. Cabaret and variety shows in early 20th century Paris and Berlin also reveled in the theatrical excesses of carnival costumes.

 

 

 

FANTASTIQUE

 

 

 

“Fantastique” celebrates the enchanted world of ceramic art at WMODA. From myths and monsters to fairies and fables, you will be spellbound by the flights of fancy of European ceramic artists during the last two centuries. Fire-breathing dragons of the Dark Ages do battle with heroic knights or guard the treasures of the Eastern seas. Mermaids and other wonders of the deep beguile mariners while pixies, goblins and other denizens of Fairyland enchant children and adults alike. The mysteries of life and the age-old conflicts between good and evil, darkness and light, life and death are interpreted by sages, seers and truth-seekers in the universal myths of the world. On the dark side, there are macabre witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls, while good angels and cherubs bring blessings from heaven and cupid’s arrow initiates love and new life.

 

 

 

 

ARDMORE CERAMIC ART

 

 

 

A giant smiling hippopotamus greets you as you enter the contemporary ceramics gallery at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts and visitors can’t stop smiling in return. The hippo was made by Ardmore Ceramic Arts, a thriving artist collective in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The studio was started over thirty years ago by Fée Halsted, a talented ceramic artist who teaches local men and women how to make and decorate pottery. There are now around 70 sculptors and painters in the Ardmore studio making whimsical and uplifting works of art. As well as hippos, the Ardmore exhibition includes many other African animals which burst out of luxuriant foliage to form vibrant vases, tureens and bowls. Ardmore ceramic art is one of the most popular features at the WMODA Museum and it’s worth a visit just to see this exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

THE ART OF TEA

 

 

Elegant china enriches the tea-drinking experience as can be seen at the “Art of Tea” exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. Discover how skilled potters have provided the most appropriate tea services to suit all tastes and budgets for the last three centuries. Whether you drink tea hot or cold, using loose leaves or teabags, in the morning, afternoon or evening, you’ll be charmed by the sophisticated, ingenious and even quirky designs by Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and other famous makers.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit and upcoming events at WMODA:

Contact:

Louise Irvine louise@wmoda.com

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 S. Federal Highway   Dania Beach, FL 33004

954-376-6690

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living Presents Indoor Art Sale And Show On Saturday March 30. Free Admission And Parking. Indoor Event With Kids Zone

Sandhill Cove Retirement Living in Palm City invites the public to a Free, Indoor Art Sale and Show on Saturday, March 30.  Over 80 professional artists who call this area “home”, will be selling Whimsical Décor, oil paintings, watercolors, jewelry, yard art, woodworking, and much more! Children can enjoy the KIDS ZONE and author, Lois McGuire will be reading “Don’t be That Kid!“. You can vote for your favorite artists and support Helping People Succeed, as 10% of sales goes to meet their mission.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details:

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

Visit:  SandhillCove.com/events

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Presents Hands-On Demo, “The Making Of A Mermaid” At Artisans On The Ave Friday, February 1

Who doesn’t love a mermaid?  Ceramic artist Tracy Rosof-Petersen will thrill gallery patrons with her charming clay mermaids at Artisans On The Ave on Friday, February 1st.  Dabble in the clay yourself, as Tracy gives her hands-on demo!  See more of Tracy’s sea-inspired functional and decorative pottery pieces and seashell home décor.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL  33460

561-762-8162      theartisansontheave.com

Hours:  

Monday – Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave Gallery Presents:

Tracy Rosof-Petersen

“The Making Of A Mermaid”

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 1

 6 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public; refreshments served

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love a mermaid? How much fun would it be to have one hanging by your side? Ceramic artist Tracy Rosof-Petersen will be thrilling gallery patrons with her charming clay mermaids at Artisans on the Ave gallery on Friday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.

 

She’ll talk all about how to make adorable clay mermaids using her self-designed mold. You’ll be able to dabble with clay if you choose or just listen and watch as she demonstrates the process of making a mermaid.

 

 

 

 

Tracy has been represented by the Gallery since its inception and her pottery is a true treasure to behold. Her work ranges from functional dishes to decorative art pottery to fun sea-inspired mermaids and seashell home décor. Stop by for complimentary refreshments and a lesson in mermaid making that will have you swimming with the best of them.

 

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For more information about this event or joining the gallery:

Artisans on the Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Cynthia Zmetronak Delights At Artisans On The Ave, With Her Whimsical Canine And Feline Pottery. Free, Opening Reception January 19th

Cynthia Zmetronak is known for her whimsical canine and feline black and white pottery, as well as for more functional and traditional designs.  The public is invited to see her work and meet the artist at the Free, Opening Reception at Artisans On The Ave.  Enjoy the artwork and refreshments on Friday, January 19th!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTISANS   ON   THE   AVE

  PRESENTS:

CYNTHIA    ZMETRONAK

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, January 19 

 

6  –  9   pm

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162      561-582-3300

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 7pm

 

 

Come and meet Cynthia (sorry, her animals are staying at home) at an opening reception at Artisans on the Ave located at 630 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth. The event is FREE and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 561-762-8162 or check the gallery out on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

In a house with – at a minimum – two dogs, three cats and any number of other rescue animals, you’ll find Cynthia hard at work creating whimsical, functional pottery in black and white. Proficient in working with clay as well as casting glass, she has been “playing with pottery” since childhood. Cynthia has taken her passion to new heights and has parlayed her expertise into teaching others.

 

 

 

 

A lifelong learner and creator, she constantly seeks to expand her technical and artistic skills. Recently, she participated in a creative artist community immersion program at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are passions”, says Cynthia. You can definitely see that passion, along with her sense of humor and clear love of all things furry, when you view her art. Mugs, dishes, clocks, you name it – her artwork is sure to make you smile – animal lover or not.

 

 

 

 “Making pottery, glass casting and teaching are my passions,” she says. A teacher as well as a potter, Cynthia believes it’s important for potters to start with a good foundation by learning basic building techniques. She loves to embellish her pieces by stamping, carving and altering the surfaces, and encourages students to start to channel their ideas once they have achieved that solid technique.

 

 

 

Cynthia began her love affair with fashioning the earth making mud pies in her backyard at age 4. Recognizing her interest and potential, her parents, also artistic, made sure she attended art school on the weekends. She first learned the wheel in 7th grade in New Jersey, and went on to earn multiple degrees and certifications in both art and teaching.

 

Passionate about clay, Cynthia is equally passionate about learning. She continues not only to give workshops, but to take them as well. Cynthia earned her BA in Education at Montclair University of Upper Montclair NJ; her MA Art Education and MA Education Technology at FAU. She ‘s attended the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School, and has studied with Cynthia Bringle, Gay Smith, Susan Feagan, Ronan Peterson, Jeff Oestrike, Sunshine Cobb, Tom Spleth, Deborah Horrell, Birdie Boone, and Matt Repsher.  In addition to being the owner of Westwind Pottery/Pottery-E, she has taught art in the Broward County Public Schools, Parkland, and ceramic sculpture at Penland. She is the past president of the Ceramic League of Palm Beach and the Broward College Potter’s Guild.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

“Mud Pie Girl” Features Artistry Of Cynthia Zmetronak At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth features the work of Cynthia Zmetronak with the “Mud Pie Girl” Exhibition.  The Free Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, February 17th.  In addition to Cynthia’s creations, visitors are invited to browse the gallery’s showrooms.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Giving a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, means you’re acknowledging the artists’ creative gifts. Supporting local artists helps keep money in your own community!!

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue        Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

 

 

 

 

“Mud Pie Girl”

Cynthia Zmetronak

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 17, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

Functional, handmade Art: Mug by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Zmetronak has been working in clay nearly as long as she can remember. Having a mother who dabbled in clay, and a father who built her first wheel helped nurture her inner mud pie girl. She was also fortunate enough to grow up during a time when art classes (including clay), were part of public education, from elementary school through high school. Her post public school education involved the arts. College provided a clay studio with unlimited access and she was hooked on clay. She then went on to earn a Master’s in Art Education and teach in both private and public schools, where clay became an important part of her curriculum.

 

 

Decorative handmade Art by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

“Utilitarian and whimsical decorative pieces are my passion”. Although her style has evolved and become more refined over the years, she still makes a line of comical canine and feline utilitarian pieces.  Cynthia is proud to be showing her work at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth and looks forward to meeting visitors.

 

 

 

Handmade Pottery by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

“These pieces reflect the humor I find living with a large rescue dog and several domesticated feral cats.” She says “working with clay makes the difference in my day”. How you will interact with my pottery; a lid that fits, a teapot that pours, a mug that feels good in your hand, a bowl that is used for your table, are part of my thought process and studio practice. My enjoyment and funfillment as a maker, comes from people using and enjoying my ware.  As a committed lifelong learner, I will always be a student and a teacher.”

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Artisans On The Ave Invites You To “6 Women Inspired”, A Multi-Media Exhibition

Artisans On The Ave gallery invites everyone to a new exhibit, “6 Women Inspired”, showcasing the creative works of Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden and Edrian Thomidis.  A Free, Opening Reception takes place on Friday, May 20th.  Enjoy the refreshments and meeting each of these outstanding artists!  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and all of the details. When you visit the 3 showrooms within the gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art from over 40 artists the gallery features.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162

“6 Women Inspired”

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 20, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy the refreshments!  Meet the artists!

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring six women artists including: Barbara Bailey, Susan Peck, Mary Ellen Dohrs, Ebba Tinwin, Doris Gilden, and Edrian Thomidis. For centuries women have proved their strength and talents in a variety of ways. The women artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are no exception.

 

 

 

Each of these artists have discovered the arts in a personal way in her life.  Her calling may have appeared as a little girl drawing with the vast rainbow of exciting colors and creating masterpieces.  Maybe she had to put her art career on hold as she raised her family, making being the best mother to her family her priority. She might have stayed in the background of her partner’s career as she silently dreamed of someday having her name in lights. Then the timing in her life allowed her the opportunity to show the world her talents and share her exciting creations to everyone.

 

 

Meet The 6 Women Inspired:

 

 

#1 Barbara McKee Bailey

 

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“Stealth Code” by Barbara McKee Bailey

Barbara McKee Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary’s College in New York and studied the medium of watercolor at the Jacaruso Studio in Rhinebeck, New York. After operating a successful Bed and Breakfast business in the Hudson Valley Barbara has used her talents to create original art. Using both acrylics and mixed media and currently working in various procedures her abstract art has won several awards throughout various locations in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Water Dance” by Barbara McKee Bailey

After years of painting representational art Barbara decided to experiment with non-representational art and suddenly found her new passion with the freedom this technique offers. She can alter the conception of reality using forms, shapes, textures, patterns, and colors. Barbara can express how “Spring” feels using this medium with the intention of continuing to explore and create within this venue

 

 

 

#2  Susan Peck

 

 

 

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Handpainted Silk Scarf by Susan Peck

 

Visual artists have their own interpretation of the world by taking on a romantic view of the wonders of nature. Gardens, flowers and foliage inspire Susan Peck’s fascination with color. The pieces she creates celebrate the gorgeous hues and vibrancy of her surroundings with the intention of delight.

 

 

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Wearable Art Purse by Susan Peck

 

 

Her lovely unique one-of-a-kind creations of wearable art bring a sense of joy and happiness to the proud owner who admires and wears her art. Each of Susan’s pieces are original and made by hand. Her silk scarves and purses are truly a delight to wear and enjoy. Susan also creates canvas pieces that will look beautiful in your home and will be quite the conversation piece.

 

 

 

#3 Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

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“Sumos” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

 

 

Mary Ellen Dohr’s joy of sculpturing comes from the luxurious feel of terra cotta in her hands and the creation of turning her thoughts into finished forms.  A lifetime of experience in other disciplines as an artist influenced her progression to her success as a sculptor. After graduating in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, she became the first woman in General Motors Styling and later continued her career in product design for large named industry clients.

 

 

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“Lydia” by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Industrial Design to sculpture was an easy transition, basically similar in the use of volume, form and color. But it was the tactile quality that made it so attractive. The expression of movement and vitality appear in all of her works”. The strength of her sculpture is in the energy expressed. She delights in tackling all subject matter including forms that range from aggressive, and masculine to quiet inner calm and peaceful female figures. “In art works, just as in life experiences, there should always be a place for whimsy and a good laugh as evidenced by silly pots and ubiquitous frogs. Each day brings a new opportunity to create something beautiful out of this simple material… mud”.

 

 

#4 Ebba TinWin

 

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“Wildlife Refuge” by Ebba TinWin

Ebba grew up by the wind and waves of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany. Before settling in the United States, Ebba spent seven years in her husband’s native country of Burma (now Myanmar) in Southeast Asia. Many of her collages were inspired by the vibrant colors of the Orient. Ebba holds a MA in education, but her passion has always involved the arts. Her career includes managing an expressive art gallery and the precise instruction involving collage art using her adventures of world traveling and memories to tell a visual story on paper.

 

 

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“Marsh At Dusk” by Ebba TinWin 

 

An avid beachcomber, Ebba enjoys turning what she finds into unique creations. She presents her beach glass designs with pride, delighting in each piece as a true gift of Nature. The translucent colors of what the magnificent ocean washes ashore are then made by hand into a forever piece of jewelry to be worn and loved. No two pieces are ever alike so each one is an original work of art. Ebba also takes her talents to canvas and paints in a variety of different styles including abstract.

 

 

 

 

#5  Doris Gilden 

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“From The Heart” by Doris Gilden

Doris’s one of a kind ceramic creations are the culmination of an artistic career that was inspired from studying fashion design and illustration to interior design and decorating. Doris’s personalized creations of boutique leather handbags have been sold in high-end specialty and department stores. She decided to explore ceramics as a medium for artistic expression. Working with green-ware and slip, Doris creates unique vessels, plates, and vases using her fashion background as the inspired motif of elegant women and their silhouettes on her ceramics, which she considers her canvas. To create her three-dimensional finished product she uses a selection of numerous materials with her clay. Enjoying and incorporating a variety of techniques Doris uses lace, fabrics, 14K gold, platinum, gold foil and crystals into her ceramic art.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media by Doris Gilden

 

 

 

Doris is a member of Women in the Visual Arts and the National Organization of Women Artists. She has displayed and sold her art in a number of venues.  One of the thrills of working with ceramics is that she is never entirely sure of how something will look once it is fired, and The sense of surprise motivates Doris as an artist. Her daily purpose is to create new and unique techniques and continue to grow as an established woman artist.

 

 

 

# 6  Edrian Thomidis 

 

 

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“Don’t Feed The Monster” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Edrian Thomidis’ career took a complete turn, for her to become the artist that she is today. Her expertise and skills of owning and operating a graphic design studio allowed her to design websites for some of the most notable Fortune 500 companies where her work was seen all over the world. Digital media, websites and online ad campaigns have used her many illustrations.

 

 

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“Young Warrior” by Edrian Thomidis

She then discovered a new passion in ceramics and expresses herself through her artistic creations. Thoughts and feelings evolve in a creative way and document a slice of her life. Currently fostering her creative spirit to produce work that is expressive, whimsical yet slightly odd. Her figurative ceramics and mixed media are all about storytelling with characters that are influenced by her interest in children’s books, time specific stories and personal growth. Each detail has personal meaning, but viewers can interpret and connect with each piece in their own unique way. Edrian’s hand built and uniquely glazed ceramics and sculptures are enjoyed and loved by each of her many collectors and admirers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

For more information:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-582-3300     or        561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

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

Spring Craft Fair Returns To Downtown Stuart April 23 & 24, 2016

Historic Downtown Stuart welcomes back its popular Spring Craft Fair April 23 – 24, 2016. This two-day juried event takes place along Osceola Street and showcases the work of the most skilled crafters in the country. Vehicular traffic will be closed from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and down to Denver, providing festival patrons with an ideal setting in which to explore the exhibits. A wide array of original handmade crafts as well as unique gift items, featuring diverse media and styles, will be on display and for sale.  A Green Market will offer orchids and exotic plants as well as gourmet dips and spices, and many other distinctive items. Partial proceeds from the Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street Program. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report features Debbie Johnson (Clay) and Carole Onorato (Mixed Media Jewelry).

 

 

 

 

 

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19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair

Saturday, April 23

Sunday, April 24

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart
Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994

Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson – Clay

Ceramic Fairy Garden Accessories and Gift Items

 

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Miniature Garden by Debbie Johnson 

 

 

 

Debbie Johnson is an illustrator, clay artist and garden enthusiast. While growing up and living in Michigan, she was an avid gardener with two and a half acres to play with. She tells us, “When we moved to our tropical paradise I discovered a new world of gardening. Most of what I knew from my Michigan gardening adventures really did not apply here, so I began learning a little bit about bonsai and miniature gardening”.

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson 

“In 2015 my daughter inherited a kiln but it did not fit in her place and so it lives in my home studio. With a kiln here I wanted to play with clay and began making Fairy Garden Houses and Accessories. I love miniatures, doll house items, and fairy gardens! Fairy gardening is a great way to garden on a small scale. I try to design fairy garden accessories that are unique and beautiful. The items I make are safe for older children, so you can create a garden with them and allow their imaginations to soar”!

 

 

 

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Cottage by Debbie Johnson

 

 

“Fairy gardening is not just for children! Most of my customers love gardening but can’t garden on a large scale for many reasons. Miniature and fairy gardening is satisfying and fun and I love to create items that are sturdy and lovely. They make great and one-of-a-kind gifts for gardeners!  Each piece is handcrafted from high-fire stoneware clay, then glazed with lead-free earthy colors. No two pieces are alike. They are made with love and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them”.

 

 

Carole Onorato – Mixed Media Jewelry

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

 

Pretty Wired Up Jewelry is the premier choice for handcrafted jewelry. Designer Carole Onorato creates stunning masterpieces for an exclusive selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Exquisite attention to hand sculptured details gives each piece a distinct and unique style. Most pieces are one of a kind. You can be assured of a fine selection and guaranteed quality when purchasing Pretty Wired Up Jewelry.

 

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

Carole uses many gauges and types of wire, depending on the piece, sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, electroplated brass or copper, aluminum and more.  Some of the semi-precious stones she uses include hand painted jasper, unakite, tree agate, howlite, onyx, leopard jasper, hematite, rhondite, African jade, crazy lace agate, tigereye, snowflake obsidian, sunstone and others. Other materials may include Carole’s own handcrafted fused glass, tiles, metal and glass beads, natural stones, cubic zirconia, fabric and acrylic stones.

 

 

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Necklace by Carole Onorato

 

 

 

Carole custom designs jewelry to match your wardrobe. With sample colors, she can design the perfect accent piece. Remember Pretty Wired Up Jewelry for your cruise wear or other special occasion outfits. She can solve your problem of searching for the matching jewelry.

 

 

 

 

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http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/stuart-craft-fair/crafter

https://www.facebook.com/events/448275288609438/

 

Handmade Affordable Crafts –

Diverse Media & Styles –

Unique Gift Items –

Featuring Top National & Local Crafters

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 150 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass
  • Green Market featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices, and much more
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Stuart Main Street Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 19th Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Southern Handcraft Society Of Boca Raton Invites You To “Seasons In The Sun” And Announces Upcoming Shows

The Southern Handcraft Society’s Boca Raton Chapter is ready for Spring!  Stop by the Counte De Hoernle Pavilion ( Train Depot) in Boca Raton on Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12 for “Seasons In The Sun” Craft Show.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks while you get your calendars to save dates for their upcoming “Holiday Harvest”, “Delray Beach Christmas Holiday Show” and Boca Raton “Christmas Holiday Show”.  The Southern Handcraft Society has many Chapters.  Crafters, artists and hobbyists are welcome to monthly meetings.  It is a wonderful way to share your love of creating with the camaraderie of others!

 

 

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SEASONS  IN  THE  SUN

Friday, March 11   5 – 8 pm

Saturday,  March 12   9 am – 2 pm

Counte De Hoernle Pavilion (Train Depot)

747 South Dixie Highway

(South of Palmetto Park on West side)

Boca Raton, FL 33432

FREE  ADMISSION

 

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Hostess Gifts, House Warming Gifts

Easter Basket Goodies and Decorations

Handmade Jewelry, Whimsical and Practical Accessories

 

 

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For more information please contact:  Snowhites2@aol.com

 

 

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

Howard Alan Events’ Signature Fall Art Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend

Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers alike will marvel at the array of original art, handcrafted unique gift items and eclectic displays representing a wide variety of artistic media when the Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival returns November 28 & 29. This Signature Fall event coordinated by Howard Alan  has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine and features leading local and national artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of fiber artist, Ricki Levine; glass artist, Jan Kirchhof, and Hayley Zimmass’ whimsical ceramics.  This is a great alternative to shopping in a crowded mall and a chance to meet the artists who create what they are selling!

 

 

16th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

 

 

Saturday & Sunday

November 28 – 29

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

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Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach  (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

 

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

 

November 28 & 29, 2015, the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. Unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.

 

 

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“Lady” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

Hayley Zimmass, Ceramics

Pine Ridge, FL

http://blog.artfestival.com/2014/09/zimmass-hayley/

 

 

 

Hayley tells The Rickie Report, “I have been making whimsical clay figures since 1988. I try to make them fun for the buyers and fun for them and their friends to look at. The artwork has expanded over the last 26 years as I have tried new ideas and perfected new methods”.

 

 

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“Dogs” by Hayley Zimmass

 

 

 

“New artwork is always coming into my head and new techniques for making it more whimsical and more fun are a constant, ongoing process. My bright colors are a signature part of my work, as is the blending of those colors through my airbrush techniques”.

 

 

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“Fish” by Hayley Zimmass

“The figures are all sculpted from blocks of clay. They are then fired in one of my kilns to harden them. Then the colors are applied, and back into the kiln again up to a bit over 1800 degrees. Then the clear glaze is applied and the figures are again fired in the kiln to get the finished artwork”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

Jan Kirchhof, Glass and Gourds

Parkland, FL 
http://www.almoststarvingartist.com

 

Jan tells The Rickie Report,”I have always been a crafty sort of person but did not begin my ‘art’ career until I was in my 40s, and then, it was by accident”… A girlfriend wanted to take a class in stained glass but didn’t want to go alone, so I signed up too. Little did I know that six weeks later I would be hooked! There was so much to learn that I became an apprentice, and then took a job in a commercial glass studio. In the next five years I was fortunate to work on many varied and interesting projects as well as to teach classes. 

 

 

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Kaleidoscope by Jan Kirschhof

 

 

 

“Now I work from my home studios in Parkland, Florida and Dahlonega, Georgia doing private commissions, as well as creating inventory for the shows I participate in each year”. In addition to traditional stained glass in the lead and copper foil methods, Jan specializes in what is known as an “overlay” process. By creating a silhouette image from metal and affixing it to a piece of glass, she attains a great deal of detail in a cost effective way.

 

 

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Decorative Glass by Jan Kirchhof

Jan goes on to share, “The gourd art came about, again, by accident. While shopping in a home furnishing store I chanced upon what I thought was a beautiful rustic vase. It turned out to be a gourd. I bought it and after much contemplation I decided “well shoot, I can do this”.

 

 

 

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Gourd Art by Jan Kirchhof

 

 

 

She hunted down some gourds (not easy to find in south Florida) and began her journey. “A lot of what I know about gourd art has come from books and trial and error. The finer techniques I have learned in workshops from artists involved in the Florida Gourd Society. I am currently a member of the American, Florida, and Georgia Gourd Societies”.

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

Ricki Levine, Fiber

Marco Island, FL
http://rickisknits.com

 

Ricki Levine shares, “After retirement from a career in the Computer Industry, boredom set in! I began knitting, a skill I had learned as a child. I was enthralled by the changes in the yarns and colors – and they inspired me to create my own designs. When I was out in one of my creations, people would ask to purchase one–I was amazed to discover that I had creative talent when I had only exercised the mechanical side of my brain during my career”!

 

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

 

Ricki’s Knits are all original creations, hand knitted by her. Ricki’s products include jackets, shawls, ponchos, scarves, capes and caplets. Each unique garment is a combination of 25 yarns of different textures and colors that blend together to create a unique piece of fiber art. “My color sense and attention to detail allow me to produce designs that are both fashionable and artistic. Currently, I am in several Florida boutiques in Naples, Sanibel Island, and Coral Gables, and display my work at the Howard Alan events in South Florida. I’m not bored anymore”!

 

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Hand Knit by Ricki Levine

 

As Ricki’s husband says, “Every woman looks better when they wear one of my wife’s garments”! (She tells us, “Obviously he is extremely prejudiced, but I hope you will enjoy wearing my designs as much as I enjoy creating them for you”).

 

 

This art show is a perfect setting for shoppers eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the diverse art displays and avoiding the hectic and crowded malls. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original work of more than 200 of the finest artists in the country that have been selected from hundreds of applicants. The jury process ensures exhibits of quality work with broad appeal and prices that will be suitable to many budgets. The artists will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
    November 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
    (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
    Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
  • Free Admission
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
    200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

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About Howard Alan Events:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 16th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit http://www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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