It may be the dead of winter, but things are really heating up in Lake Worth! See you at 6:00!!!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
It may be the dead of winter, but things are really heating up in Lake Worth! See you at 6:00!!!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Now, on to this Friday. If you love the ocean, and we all do, you need to be at the Gallery this Friday, the 19th, for OCEANICA. Artists Norm Gitzen, Lauran Shapiro and Edith Perla-Smith will be featuring art that is inspired by the sea. Norm's famous "Siren" will be gracing the front of the Gallery, and seashells, dragons and more will be swimming inside the Gallery!
Special guests from Palm Beach County Reef Rescue will aso be joining us, so please come and show your love for the life-giving seas that are so vital to our planet's health. See you at 6:00!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
Saturday, November 6, the Gallery will be part of the FIRST EVER Palm Beach Art and Music Festival, hosted by Art Nouveau Events. We will have a tent there, full of amazing hand-made original art from the Gallery. There will be tons of artists, vendors, music, performances, body painting, food, drink, and general mayhem all around! This will be so fun, and we are thrilled to be a part of this innagural event. Click on the image below for more information.
It's going to be a BUSY weekend!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Special guest artist Georgette Pressler of Devious Body Art will use the human form as canvas, painting live in the Gallery. Her work is simply stunning. David Ryan of Kiss My Glass joins us out front, working with glass in flame to create all manner of amazing designs.
Simply put, you CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW! See you at 6:00!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Stay tuned, many more exciting events just around the corner!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Bottom line, you just don't want to miss this. Call the Gallery for more information, 561-588-8344. See you Friday!!!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
So, keep an eye on our calendar so you can mark yours. You won't want to miss a single event over the summer...It may be hot, but the Gallery will be SO COOL!!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Join us from 6 - 9 PM for edible delights, wine, and amazing ART!! See you there!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The 3rd Annual Shade Tree Give-Away is coming back to Lake Worth on Saturday, May 1st from 8:30 a.m. till noon at the Lake Worth City Hall parking lot located at 7 North Dixie Highway.
The Tree Board will be giving away 400 Native trees to residents living within the city limits with zip codes of 33460 and 33461. One per household with proof of residency required (like a current utility bill or a driver’s license). Those residents who rent property will have to show a note of approval from their landlords to receive a free tree. There may be help available to transport and plant the trees if needed.
The mostly native trees are 5-6 feet tall when planted. There are 16 different types of trees including Gumbo Limbo, Live Oak, Buttonwood, Mahogany, Lancewood, Stoppers, Sea Grape and Paradise Trees.
The City Commission set a goal to plant 10,000 trees by 2013 the 100th Year Anniversary of the program. Since setting this goal, the City Tree Board has given away 2000 trees.
The Tree Canopy Restoration Fund provides the funding for the trees, which is used for the planting of the tree canopy coverage in Lake Worth. The trees were purchased from Ameliascapes Garden Center, a new business opening in August at 1515 North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth.
Gael Silverblatt, the Queen of Trees!
Artwork by Tim McGow
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
We are in the midst of Summer planning, and have some great events on schedule. May 7th is a special event for us as we celebrate both Mother's Day and our Gallery Anniversary! So, please be sure to stop by for the perfect, original gift for Mom, and to join us as we celebrate our Gallery's birthday.
More events to come--so check back soon!!!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Everyone had a great time enjoying the presentations, both edible and artistic! Be sure to check back as we prepare for our May events, including the Gallery's anniversary party. You won't want to miss that!
Monday, April 19, 2010
This evening is brought to you courtesy of Gallery artists Karen McGovern, Karen Windchild, Edith-Perla Smith and Tracy Rosof-Peterson.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
April will be full of events, so stay tuned...more to come!
Also in the news is CGMS Gallery artist Norman Gitzen. Norm participated in the first-ever art and music festival held in Royal Palm Beach this past March. Norm and art partner Lisa Wood entered the street painting competition and Norm also entered the juried art competition and won first place! Congratulations NORM!!! Norm as been an artist his whole life and since 1980 his distinctive style of decorative metal, stone and wood sculpture can be found in private collections and public displays around the world. In addition to being an accomplished sculptor, he is also an expert woodworker and known for his spectacular custom fireplace surrounds and mantles.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Nationally recognized for their technical mastery of the cloisonne technique, Gael and Howard Silverblatt are recent recipients of a State of Florida Visual Arts Fellowship Award. “We are fascinated by the challenge of cloisonne as a medium to portray the antics of minute characters in the midst of detailed backgrounds,” they revealed. Howard fabricates the miniature objects and jewelry using high karet gold and gemstones. Gael creates the unique narrative cloisonne images using fine ribbons of varying heights of gold wire to make portions of the image appear to float or recede within the layers of transparent enamel, suggesting a more three dimensional space. The repeated applications and firings of finely ground enamels create a saturated color field within a very small area.
Edith Perla-Smith grew up in Lima, Peru where she first started sculpting and drawing figures in elementary school. Later over a 15 year period her love for the arts paralleled her creativity for computer system analysis. Her artistic passion was re-embraced 10 years ago with an introduction to sculpting, drawing and ceramics. Edith emerged as a recognized sculptor displaying realistic clay and bronze works in many galleries in Palm Beach. Additionally, she uses relief-sculpted figures to complement her porcelain vessels. Her exceptional artwork is found among numerous private collections in Florida.
And don't forget, on Saturday the 20th CGMS Gallery will be your destination to purchase or pick up your hand made ceramic bowl for the Empty Bowl Project benefiting Haitian relief efforts. The Gallery will be offering bowls for $25.00 each in advance, or $35.00 on Saturday. Then stroll the Avenue and sample delicious foods from sixteen participating restaurants. This event will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All proceeds will be donated to Haiti relief efforts. What a great way to spend the weekend!!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
The call to artists brought a response from all over Palm Beach County. Brian Kovachik, artist and teacher at Jupiter High School PBAU was the first to answer the call. His student is donating 100 bowls to this project. The student of Anita Smith, Royal Palm High School- Nat’l Art Honor Society will be donating 20 bowls and both Bok Middle School for the Arts and Dreyfoos High School for the arts will be pitching in as well. The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches will be contributing over 125 bowls and the artists of the Clay Glass Metal Stone gallery have pledged over 130 bowls. A complete list of artists and their contributions will be made available in the future.
Through the generosity of the many restaurants and specialty food shops in Lake Worth, each person donating funds to Haiti will receive a bowl that they can keep, and a wonderful sampling of the delicious foods that Lake Worth has to offer. The following restaurants and shops are participating in this event: On Lucerne Avenue: (516) La Bonne Bouche. On L Street (7 N), The Taco Lady. On Lake Avenue: (400 Block) Rita’s Italian Ice and TooJay’s Gourmet Deli. (500 Block) Havana Hideout, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream, Nature’s Way Café and Paws on the Avenue (pet treats). (600 Block) Java Juice Bar, Lake Worth Rum Shack, Downtown Pizza, Soma Café, The Pelican and Dave’s Last Resort and Raw Bar. (700 Block) Rotelli’s Pizza Pasta. (800 Block) The Cyber Café.
Throughout the event there will be Haitian Music played throughout the business district. The Cyber Café will have samplings of Haitian food.
The orphaned children of Haiti will benefit from this fundraising event. Thousands of children in Haiti are without families or homes. The despair of these children is monumental. They are in need of shelter, food and a community that will love and care for them. The City of Lake Worth has risen to the task of raising both money and supplies for this effort. In cooperation with leaders in the Haitian Community, Que Osterval, Jean Fritz Altidor and Dr. Ralph Pierre Louis; Joseph Kroll, Public Services Director of the City of Lake Worth; The Downtown Cultural Alliance and The Flamingo Clay Studio will collaborate on the maximizing of funds raised for the cash, supplies and equipment needed to best meet the needs of the children of Haiti.
For Advance Tickets and Information Contact:
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Jesse Showalter’s creative clay process begins on the wheel. “I have tried many media such as wood and metals, but my true love is working with clay. Throwing is like meditation, losing a complete sense of time and finding a quiet place within” he reveals. After years of making excellent functional ware he has discovered the joy and frustrations of the Raku and Saggar firing process using sawdust, seaweed, coconut shells, and even palm fronds as new ways of creating visual interest on elegant vessels.
Doreen Alfaro’s desire to make pottery started 6 years ago as a way to enhance her long career of catering festive occasions by using her handmade plates, cups, and bowls. As her passion for pottery evolved she became more interested in the sculptural aspect of clay while discovering the Raku process of firing. “Working with clay brings an undeniable bond to the earth, achieving great pleasure from the technique of alternative firings and connecting a natural and volatile process. Raku teaches the ability to embrace the results with a love for the element of surprise after every firing” she states.
Susan Bordas found herself falling in love with clay while traveling in the southwest collecting Native American clay art. She creates pieces that balance realistic and invented imagery with the structural textures coming from conversations with the clay. While using a variety of clay bodies the forms flow from organic to whimsical translating human emotions with an appreciation of transformations in life. Susan says “objects of art have the power to awaken our inner spirits and rekindle our spiritual being. I hope in viewing my work it speaks to you of the spirituality of the connection between human hands and the earth”.
Marsha Christo has evolved as a painter, printmaker and textile artist through a combination of mixed media, which encompasses both paper and cloth. “Like life, my work is similar to the ebb and flow of the tide, as it is forever changing, yet bonds together through process and material” she says. Impacted by tropical light, Christo a native New Englander has embraced this shift over the last twenty years, as it has clarified, “my jubilance for pattern, color and line, which pulsates as the catalyst in all that I do.”
Monday, February 15, 2010
Now, that's just the first on the list of events this weekend. Lake Avenue will transform into a stretch of concrete canvas during the annual Street Painting Festival. You don't want to miss this! Saturday and Sunday artists from around the world will gather to cover Lake Avenue with images rendered in chalk. From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM you can watch artists work "live" in the street. There will be food and music on the Avenue, so please come by to see this fantastic, temporary art event. Fun for the entire family--stop by the Gallery to say hello while you're there!
Whew! As it that isn't enough, on Sunday evening (the 21st) several gallery artists will be represented at "Wild Things", a wildlife/nature inspired art show benefiting the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. This show will be held in Loxahatchee at a private studio and will be a great night of art and wildlife. Special furry and feathered friends from Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will be on hand to meet guests, and New York Times best selling author Tami Hoag will be joining the fun. Contact CGMS Gallery artist Karen McGovern for more details.
See you on the Avenue!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So much more to come--planning themed exhibits for Spring and Summer, live art demonstrations in the gallery, and special events to keep us all on our toes. Be sure to keep updated--check back often and follow our Calendar so you don't miss anything!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
“Champion Tree Reversible Triptych” – 2” X 1 1/2” X 1/4”, 18kt., 22kt.
Gold, 24kt. Gold Cloisonné Enamel, 2005.