“Keep Art Alive” St.Lucie Cultural Alliance Transcends Counties, Cities Or Countries. Real Resources, New Art Activities Are Available

The newest edition of “Keep Art Alive” from the St.Lucie Cultural Alliance transcends counties, cities or countries.  Anyone can use this information to continue to bring culture to their lives, as we make our way into a new world.  Learn new art techniques, find financial forums for help, discover new art resources, enjoy art activities for adults and children.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos here.  We are proud to be a Media Sponsor of this organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP    ART    ALIVE  !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With school remaining closed, and summer coming with must of us still in quarantine, what is a better way to keep the family entertained than a creative art project?! Recycled art is an inexpensive and fun way to explore creativity. Plus, we all know, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  Let’s recycle and pile up on inexpensive art supplies right from home.

In this edition of “Keep Art Alive”, we will learn recycled art tips and tricks, and how to get creative on a low budget or no budget.

 

 

 

REVEAL     YOUR     TREASURES

 

Found any treasures around the house? Let your imagination run wild! Create the most eye-opening recycled artwork and let us see it on social media using hashtags #artstlucie #stayhome #withartstlucie #keepartalive #jointhemovement #recycledart, and tag us, @artstlucie . We will repost it on all our digital platforms, including our website. 1. 2. 3. Treasure hunt

 

 

RESOURCES    FOR    ARTISTS

 

We will continue to use our platform as a hub to bring free resources, opportunities and financial relief information to you during the adversities of COVID-19.

Resources are updated weekly          Get the latest updates

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED   

STAY CONNECTED

 

We would also like to extend a private invitation to you to join our exclusive Facebook group, Join the Movement, created for our members, partners and friends. There, feel free to lead discussions about the arts, including sharing, teaching, learning, asking questions, providing feedback, making suggestions, and getting and sharing resources. Have you visited our online marketplace? Start a discussion about one of your favorite pieces in the Facebook group.

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For more information:

artstlucie.org

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance

2300 Virginia Ave     Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5632

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Sacred Art Tour Returns To Lighthouse ArtCenter To Share Tibetan Traditions

The monks are returning! The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes back the Sacred Art Tour from January 25-31! Eight Tibetan refugee Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala and share Tibetan traditions at the museum.  Last year, more than 1,500 visitors enjoyed the Dalai Lama-sanctioned tour in Tequesta. The mandala is created with naturally dyed sand from India; the monks painstakingly create the intricate design grain-by-grain. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars now. Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to participate in sand painting, rock painting, culinary evenings, traditional ceremonies, yoga and meditation with the monks.  Registration is required for most of the events.

 

 

 

 

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Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

(561) 748-8737 or LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

Sacred Art Tour

Celebrates Tibetan Culture

January 25 – 31, 2016  

9:30 am to 4 pm

 

 

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The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes back the Sacred Art Tour from January 25-31! Eight Tibetan refugee Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala and share Tibetan traditions at the museum.  Last year, more than 1,500 visitors enjoyed the Dalai Lama-sanctioned tour in Tequesta. The mandala is created with naturally dyed sand from India; the monks painstakingly create the intricate design grain-by-grain.

 

 

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The public is invited to experience their daily meditative chanting as they begin and end their days at the Museum, at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and quietly watch the creation of the World Peace mandala throughout the day. Tibetan merchandise will be on sale daily, with proceeds benefiting the 2,000 monks at the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India.

 

 

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2015 Visit to Lighthouse ArtCenter (Photo Courtesy Jen Scott)

 

 

 

Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to participate in sand painting, rock painting, culinary evenings, traditional ceremonies, yoga and meditation with the monks. Please visit www.LighthouseArts.org for registration and details, or call the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

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Dissolution Ceremony, 2105 (Photo Courtesy of Jen Scott)

 

 

The dissolution ceremony will remind us of the value of impermanence. The monks will gather at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on Sunday, January 31, at 4 p.m. to offer the sacred sand from the mandala as a blessing to our waterways.

 

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Culinary Evening

 

 

This year, Director of Education, Cynthia Trone, visited the monks at the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion in Kentucky, and attended the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday celebration at the Global Compassion Summit in California. She says, “There is a deep sense of peace, joy and positivity in the monks that soothes our souls. A sense of true kindness and compassion is clearly evident in their presence; it is a delight and an honor to learn from them. I chose the World Peace mandala this year to infuse our community with a sense of global respect and cooperation.”

 

 

 

 

For more information on how to get involved, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, cynthia@lighthousearts.org, (561) 748-8737.

Visit www.drepunggomang.orgto learn more about the monastery and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visitLighthouseArts.orgor call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

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

 

Personal and Professional Opportunities at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

The Rickie Report is excited to share just a FEW of the MANY classes anyone can take at the Mandel West Palm Beach Public Library.  Is it time for you to upgrade your computer skills or do you need a refresher on those steps of the Argentine Tango?    This article explores some of the diverse options.  The message?  CHECK it OUT!  There really is something for everyone here!

 

 

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411 Clematis Street  

West Palm Beach, FL

 

561-868-7701

 

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Personal Enhancement starts at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach!   Here are a few of the classes and workshops available (many are free but registration is required due to space):

 

 

Exploring Websites for Baby Boomers @ your City Library 

 

Description: This 5-part series will explore a variety of websites that will interest Baby Boomers! Computer Lab. registration required.
Date: Tuesday – October 1 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 2nd Floor – Computer Lab
Program Type: Computer Classes
Public Note: Oct. 1 – AARP Oct. 15 – Medicare Oct 29 – Blogs Nov. 12 – Games Nov. 26 – Dating for Seniors
  24 Seats Remaining

 

 

 

Pilates @ your City Library! 

 

Bring your mat and practice your pilates at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Classes are held each Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30am in the library’s Auditorium. Optional donation can be made to the instructor at the time of class. No registration required. For more information please call 561-868-7701.

Date:     Thursday – October 3 2013

Time:     10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location:    3rd Floor – Auditorium

Program Type:   Adults

Public Note:   No registration required.

 

 

 

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Try it Out!  Find the Artist in You

 

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Saturdays October 5 to October 26

1:30 – 3:30 pm


Come try out a variety of mediums with the professional art instructors of Jerry’s Artarama: acrylics, water color, oils, and pastels.  Make a piece of artwork to bring home.  Clematis Room. Space is limited – call 561-868-7701 to register for the program.

 

 

 

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Life Support Workshops @ your City Library

 

Description: Get help with government websites (unemployment, food stamps, Immigration, etc.), resumes, and job-searching. Librarians will be available to assist. Computer Lab, no registration required.
Date: Monday – October 7 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 2nd Floor – Computer Lab
Program Type: Computer Classes
  No Registration Required

 

 

 

eBook Training Workshop for iPad & Nook @ your City Library

Description: Learn how to use your iPad & to download free eBooks from the library. We will show you how to find, check out and download books from our digital collection. Registration is required. Participants will need an iPad user ID and password. Also bring your device (if you have one) and your library card # and PIN. Please call 561-868-7701.
Date: Tuesday – October 8 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 3rd Floor – Hibiscus Room (16-18 people)
Program Type: Computer Classes
  10 Seats Remaining

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The Rickie Report suggests you get a FREE library card, be placed on the email list and start planning your calendars!   Here are a few more classes you won’t want to miss – and that’s just the month of October!

 

 

  • Salsa in the Morning Dance Lessons
  • Latin Cardio @ your City Library
  • Friday with the FRIENDS Book Club: A Brown-Bag Lunch Event
  • Yoga @ your City Library
  • Navigating Your Computer @ your City Library
  • French Conversation Group for Beginners
  • SCORE: 7 Myths about Starting a Small Business and more!
  • Conversando Sobre Libros
  • Saturday Craftastic Family Movie
  • Just for Mystery Lovers Book Club
  • Family Opera Story Hour
  • Preschool Halloween Play & Party!

 

 

 For more information:

Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

411 Clematis Street  – 3rd Floor

561-822-9972

www.wpblibraryfound.org

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

 

 

Shopping at Whole Foods Is an Artful Experience in Wellington!

Who would not enjoy multi-tasking when it comes to grocery shopping and looking at artwork?  Whole Foods in Wellington makes it a habit to support community-based artists.  They’ve partnered with Wellington Art Society by offering exhibit space and a catered reception for a member of WAS.  The next one is February 15th!  The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss Marie Letine’s artwork, so get your grocery list ready and we’ll see you at Whole Foods in Wellington! As you will read in this article, Marie is a multi-tasker, too! Her life philosophy keeps her focused end energized.

 

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Artists Reception Honoring Marie Lentine

Friday, February 15th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

Exhibit Runs Through February 28

 

 

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Marie Lentine who currently has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market!  The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

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A Little Bit of Heaven

 

Marie’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Marie paints in acrylic and watercolors and has a dozen paintings in this show.  In addition, artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  Marie’s artwork will be on display until February 28th.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00. Whole Foods will provide a reception and yummy snacks and drinks. There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Marie Lentine is an artist, yoga instructor and Holistic Health Educator.  She began painting in 1981 and is primarily self-taught.  Understanding that learning through others is an integral part of being an artist, Marie is a member of Pen Women of America, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Boca Museum, Armory Art Center and Wellington Art Society.  She tells us, ” I have acquired knowledge and techniques along the way from very gifted artists regarding surface design and watercolor.  My style is light, colorful, playful and sometimes considered provoking.”

 
     

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As Marie worked and traveled with Club Med teaching English, the sunrises each morning, the colors of nature and the tranquility of the tropical landscape left a lasting impression on her soul.   She shares, “Wherever I went, in whatever country, with whatever language or people, sunrises, sunsets, the realness, aliveness and joy of nature were a constant…a message to me about Life…and Spirit!”

 

Marie’s passion and distinctive character are one with her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Through my artwork, I am able to see and understand all sides of my personality…watercolor reflects the more serious and adult side, while batik lets the child come out and play…I think that the medium of acrylic on canvas is a happy blend of the two and also the philosopher in me shows up!”
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Out of The Quagmire Into Clarity

“What I have found, is that I paint because I have to…before realizing this about myself, I was not really content from the inside out, and as soon as I gave myself permission to just do what came through from inspiration to canvas, my whole world changed, I became ME.”

 

For Marie, art is not only what goes onto a canvas, it also includes language. Her  “The Life is not all Black and White” series holds much meaning for me.  While painting the first in this series, a poem emerged which expresses further the thought.  She tells us, “…Goes like this…”Life is not all black and white, tho some folks think it so, to live in the have tos, can nots and shoulds, instead of the SUPPOSE!…. and goes on….”

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Bold and Beautiful

Marie explains more about her involved lifestyle. “Coming from a very creative family, I am fortunate to have some innate talent, which I first discovered and used during the many years that I was a Hair Stylist and co-owner of a Beauty School in Boston.  For the past 30 years while living in Florida, I have worked with interior designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals and custom commissioned paintings.  For several years my artwork took a back seat while I was directing Art Galleries, Antique Shops and teaching Yoga in Palm Beach.”    

Marie’s painting arm was shattered and reconstructed after an accident in 2001.  How did she cope with this?  She tells The Rickie Report, “painting and making jewelry again emerged as a healing method to regain my mobility and motor skills.  With Yoga, I was able to rehab not only my body but my entire being…and use that life lesson as a transformative experience……” We can see how her inner strength and strong sense of creative purpose motivated her.  

She has been practicing yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1975.  Marie enjoys working with those that have special needs, rehabbing  either physically or emotionally or dealing with cronic illnesses.  Marie is devoting more time to painting and sharing Yoga as a way of life! She teaches seniors in different communities and also at “gentle Yoga class” at Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington.  

“I am available for commissioned paintings and murals as well as private yoga classes. ….Living Yoga and Art are who I am…  My intention is to continue sharing this with others…”

 

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Gathering Hope Along the River of Life

Although I use different techniques, there is continuity in my work that comes from deep within that wants to express the beauty of life and seems to reflect life’s little lessons that are not always apparent.   Flowers are not just flowers, trees are not just trees, black and white is not just that…they are friends, family….memories…lessons and philosophies…!

 

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Opening To The Fruits of Life

 

WAS and Whole Foods will have a new artist SOLO exhibit every three months. Artists must apply for this show, must be Wellington Art Society members, and submit at least 12 paintings for display. The minimum size is 16″ x 20″.   Since some of the spaces are large, 2 – 3 paintings may fit near each other. For more information about joining WAS or their events, http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com/  or go to: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

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