Jaffe Center For Book Arts’ Wayzgoose Festival On August 25th Offers SO MUCH, You Have To Read This Article!

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU is bringing renown print artist Ben Blount to the center for the Wayzgoose Festival on Saturday, August 25th. Ben headlines a great day of print and craft projects, live music, games, and JCBA’s first ever Makers Marketplace inside FAU’s Wimberly Library. Take the “Make A Dent” Workshop with Ben on Sunday, August 26th! The Rickie Report shares the schedule and preview of the activities. Some events are free and others require prepayment. Tell your friends, mark your calendars and RSVP!!  What’s a wayzgoose?  Read the article!






Saturday August 25th

10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts and throughout FAU’s Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East

FREE ADMISSION plus FREE PARKING in the nearby parking garage!


Workshop With Ben Blount: “Make A Dent”

Sunday, August 26th

10 AM to 4 PM
JCBA Letterpress Studio at FAU’s Wimberly Library


Jaffe Center for Book Arts

777 Glades Road   Boca Raton, Florida 33431




A Wayzgoose is a popular celebration for book artists and papermakers, but especially for printers. If you hang around places like the Jaffe Center, “Wayzgoose” is a word you’ll hear every now and then. It’s got its origins in old English printers’ celebrations that traditionally fell on Bartlemas––St. Bartholomew’s Day (the 24th of August). By the arrival of Bartlemas each year, printers began to light lamps and candles in their shops for typesetting, for sunlight, like summer itself, was quickly waning. And so on that day, a good printshop proprietor would bring in not just the lamps and candles, but also some good food and strong ale to boot. Was there goose involved? Perhaps. All we know for sure is this annual printers’ celebration became known eventually as a Wayzgoose, a name now forever (and happily) tied to the book arts.




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Convivio Bookworms, One of the Makers Marketplace Vendors



We’re taking over the third floor east of our home base, FAU’s Wimberly Library, for our 2nd Annual Wayzgoose Festival! Here’s what you can expect at this one, our best yet:

•  Activist Printer BEN BLOUNT of Evanston, Illinois http://benblount.com, will be running print demos all day in the Print Shop. Ben will deliver a ‘Gallery Talk’ in the Book Arts Gallery at 3.  Alongside Ben’s activist spirit, we’ll have the League of Women Voters here ready to register voters.

•  LIVE MUSIC all day with some of our favorite local musicians: Humble Waters (11 to 2) and Ella Herrera (2:30 to 5:30).

•  Plenty o’fun! CORNHOLE games by Nailed It Wood Creations. CRAFT PROJECTS: Printing, of course, in the Print Shop, and we’ll teach you how to make your own traditional paper printers’ hats from newspaper. Plus we’re transforming the Bindery with the installation of a Jaffe Collection piece that we rarely display: the Contemplation Tent by Louise Silk. Inside the tent: an exquisite corpse community writing project––each writer writes two sentences based on the sentence they see above. The goal? A wonky and entertaining short tale. (It’s a tradition that goes back to the Surrealists, so…)

•  Local makers! The WAYZGOOSE MAKERS MARKETPLACE throughout the library’s 3rd floor east wing. We’ll be selling our usual wonderful doughnuts plus, for this market, fresh artisan breads from Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria.

  • Plus a White Elephant Sale benefitting JCBA’s Dorothy Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Flamingo Paradise, Another Vendor at the Makers Marketplace

WORKSHOP: “Make a Dent”

Instructor Ben Blount

Sunday August 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM


Since the early 16th century the printing press has been used to share important information with the public. From announcements and warnings to propaganda and praise, the power of the press has been used for centuries to tell important stories. Author and literary icon Studs Turkel said the purpose of life is “To make a dent.” In this workshop, we’ll work with wood type to create posters with bite. We will make a literal and figurative impression (without damaging the type) by printing bold messages on paper. Do you have something important to say? Come to this workshop and put it down on paper.


Tuition Schedule & Registration:

$135 General Public / $125 FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions / $115 FAU Students

Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. JCBA collects tuition day of workshop. Cash is preferred, but checks and credit cards are accepted, as well.

Full details here: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/make_a_dent.php


Instructor Ben Blount was born and raised in Detroit. He is a designer and letterpress printer that loves type and putting ink on paper. Sometimes he turns what he prints into books. His work explores questions of race and identity and the stories we tell ourselves about living in America. Truth tellers and rabble rousers in all areas of popular culture inspire his work—from Dave Chapelle and Kara Walker to Mos Def and Amos Kennedy. He learned a lot about design at Washington University in St. Louis, a lot about printing at Columbia College Chicago, and filled in the gaps with mentors and practice. www.blountobjects.com


Red Panda Homemade Soaps and Candles


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Here’s another great workshop to keep you cool this summer while broadening your horizons.

• New! SOAP MAKING 101
Learn all about melt and pour soap making.
Instructor Kelly Sullivan
Sunday August 26, 2018
10 AM to 2 PM
JCBA’s Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Tuition: $45 general public / $40 FAU faculty & staff, students from other institutions / $35 FAU students
Full details and registration information here:




Our goal is to help you be the best human you can be.

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts






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“Howl-A-Day” Discounts, Treat, Workshop At McMow Art Glass On Saturday, October 28th Plus BIG Announcement

McMow Art Glass will offer special treats, discounts and a “Ghost and Eerie Faces” Workshop on Saturday, October 28th.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from the McMow Team about upcoming exciting changes!




McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone (561) 585-9011     Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com       https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

To register for classes please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100





To our loyal McMow Art Glass Customers,

First, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your support over the last 41 years. Without each of you, McMow simply would not be…and we want you to know how much that means to us!

This year, McMow will be announcing some exciting changes. We believe that with the right planning, CHANGE can be a good thing. So we want to share a little about our upcoming plans.

In the beginning of next week, you will notice “For Sale” signs going up. Yes, it is true, we will actively be listing the space we have called home for 20+ years for sale. HAVE NO FEAR, we will be re-launching in a NEW location! These details will be coming in the near future.

We are planning to ensure a minimal amount of down time AND we will still continue to offer the same great products, customer service, and exciting classes at our NEW location.

Our NEXT BIG ANNOUNCEMENT will take place Monday, December 11th the evening of McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale! This one day event will be held from 9am – 7pm.

We hope you will join us in embracing this exciting NEW time for us, and please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns to Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com


The McMow Team





Saturday, October 28th

ALL DAY 9am – 3pm

Special event day with trick-or-treat discounts, yummy holiday snacks and double reward points on ALL purchases!!! More details to come!










Saturday October 28th 9:00am – 12:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

It doesn’t matter if you are new to glass, or a skilled artisan – this class is going to be a fun one! Create two fanciful art glass vases using sheet glass, frit and stringer. Create designs inspired by the holiday spirit! All materials and kiln firings included.



For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108 Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com       www.mcmow.com



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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Christi Friesen, World Renowned Polymer Clay Expert Offers Local Workshop

The South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild anounces a polymer clay workshop with world-renowned polymer clay artist Christi Friesen.  There are limited seats available.  This is open to the public.

Workshop will take place Monday, February 27th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Beads on the Ave. in Delray Beach, FL.  

Cost per person is $60.00.  Advanced reservations and payment are necessary.

Send check made out to “Karen Leeman” to:  7370 S.Oriole Blvd. #A106 Delray Beach, FL 33446.   Please include: Your name, phone number, cell phone, email  and snail mail address.

One focus of the workshop will be:   “Green Goddess & Eclectic Sprites”

In this workshop we will create a goddess or a sprite, which can be a pendant, wall piece or sculpture.  We will explore using armatures, creating a face and figurative sculptural elements, as well as incorporating mixed media embellishments.  Oh, and we’ll have a blast doing it!

Sprite Goddesses

The other focus will be “Beautiful Blooms”

Drama! Movement! Beauty! This class will bring these elements to your sculptural experience.  You will create a stylized flower and leaves, accented with beads and other embellishments.  No matter what your skill level, you’ll learn new sculpting techniques, design & composition skills and embellishment tricks.


Christi Friesen’s Materials List 

Bring as manyof these items you have — I will be bringing items to share, and some for purchase.

·        polymer clay (of course):  I use and recommend Premo brand polymer clay.  You can use your favorite clay instead, but if you have Premo, bring it!  For the Goddess/Sprite class you will need a flesh color clay (like beige or ecru) and colors for wings and clothing – I suggest some white and whatever your favorite colors are (your favorite colors would make nice clothing!).  For the Blooms class you will need green clays (how about several different greens!) as well as gold and floral colorsyour choice.

·        beads for accents: any beads – assorted sizes, colors and shapes – anything that can go in the oven — so glass, crystal, natural pearls, stone, metal, ceramic (no plastic or acrylic beads).   I will have some beads in the ‘bead soup’ for sharing, as well as some bead mixes available to purchase.

·        other interesting things for accents:  if you want, you can bring fun stuff, vintage jewelry findings, dichroic glass, glitter, metal foils/leaf, metal bits, found objects, vintage gears and steampunk stuff – anything that you think would look good (as long as it can go into the oven).  I’ll bring some goodies too!

·        28 gauge wire:  you won’t need much, but bring it if you have it (I’ll have some to share).

·        20 gauge wire:  bring your favorite color metal since some of this will be visible in the final piece. You’ll need about 8 inches or more.

·        headpins (optional):  bring a dozen or so, if you want to.  Any size, color, thickness.

·        tools: bring your favorite sculpting tools, as well as needle tool and cutting blade, we’ll use pliers and wire cutters (I have some to share).  Needle nose tweezers are very useful.  If you have a pasta machine, bring it!

·       glitter and mica powder: if you have some, bring it!  I’ll have plenty to share!

·       Container to safely transport projects home for baking

·       Basic polymer clay supplies and equipment  kit (work surface, pasta machine, tissue blades, needle tool, clean up wipes, spray cleaner and paper towels to clean tables, Glad Plastic Wrap, wax paper to protect table from clay pieces and residue, polymer clay,  and wire cutting tools)

·       Lunch, snacks, and beverages

Driving Directions to Beads on the Ave:                                                                                (in the Pineapple Grove District) 151 NE 2nd Ave      Delray Beach, FL 33444            561-278-6977            www.beadsontheave.com

Take Rte 95 to Rte 806 or E ATLANTIC AVE.     EXIT in Delray Beach.     Go EAST toward the beach 1.4 miles and pass the Delray Beach Tennis Center and then Old School Square on your left until you are in the area where diners eat out on the sidewalks.  Turn LEFT onto NE 2ND AVE / PINEAPPLE GROVE WAY   (Note: not NE 2nd Street and not NW 2nd) .  Go north about 0.2 mi and watch for the store on your right just after the 1st St and before the 2nd St.  Intersections.  Park on the street or directly across the street from the store in the private parking lot (ignore the valet parking signs and park toward the front of the lot).  Other parking exists up the street on the right in a public free parking lot.  There is also a parking garage but there is a charge.  You have gone too far if you pass the Delray Camera Store on your left or arrive at a traffic circle.

If you have any questions please contact Rickie Leiter: rickie@therickiereport.com  or 561-537-0291.

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