Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tree Huggers of Lake Worth...UNITE!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is filled with an endless variety of unique art, and unique artists. You may know Gael and Howard Silverblatt for their wonderful cloisonne jewelry, but did you also know that Gael is also in charge of the Lake Worth Tree Board's annual tree giveaway?

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.

So, be sure to get your tree this weekend (say hello to Gael!) and do the planet a big favor by planting and re-greening Lake Worth!

Gael Silverblatt, the Queen of Trees!

Artwork by Tim McGow

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More in May...

Hard to believe that April is almost over! Summer is almost here, and we are busy as usual at the Gallery. We are saying goodbye for a bit to several of our artists who spend the summer "Up North", including Gael Pasternack, Theo Sable, and Mary Ellen Dohrs. We wish them safe travels, a great summer and can't wait to see them in the Fall!

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

Every Day is Earth Day!

Thanks to all our friends and supporters that came out this past Friday night in celebration of Earth Day. The Gallery was dressed for the occasion with Spanish moss, bromeliads and stands of papyrus. Joanne Davis from 1000 Friends of Florida was on hand with tons of information about this amazing environmental group, as well as Peter Robinson representing the Oceanside Green Market. The cookies from Christie's Bakery in Wellington were FANTASTIC! We offerd local foods including organic breads, local honey and edible flowers from Swank Produce--beautiful and delicious! The Lake Worth Tree Board offered free cardboard palm seedlings to our guests, and the Gallery supplied bags of wildlflower seeds to take home as well. We know how to trow a party!

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

Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Earth Day is this week! What better way to express your love of nature than through art? Art and Nature are linked, you can't have one without the other. This Friday, we plan to show you that link with our Celebration of Earth Day from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The gallery will be filled with amazing art reflecting our natural world, and we have partnered with 1000 Friends of Florida, the Lake Worth Tree Board, and the Oceanside Green Market for the evening. We'll be giving way trees, wildflower seeds, and great information about how you can help preserve our natural world.

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

Sayonara Season Sidewalk Sale!

April usually is the month that our visiting seasonal friends from "Up North" pack up and head home for the summer. What better way to say goodbye than with a GOOD BUY??? This Friday and Saturday CGMS Gallery will host a "Sayonara Season Sidewalk Sale". Amazing art at amazing prices! This is also an opportunity for us to make room for new, fabulous designs from our group of uber-talented artists.

So, join us this Friday night for a preview party, with special "preview only" sales on fine jewelry, pottery and more, then come back on Saturday when we take the sale to the sidewalk for the entire day! We'll have a tent set up out front, fresh lemonade, and unbelievable bargains. This is also a seconds sale--items slightly less than perfect, but all perfectly priced!

This event is brought to you by Gallery artists Gail Pasternack, Theo Sable, Betty Wilson and Joyce Brown. Gail and Theo will soon be leaving us for their Northern homes, so we want to send them off in style!

Don't miss this opportunity to collect original art at incredible savings. We'd love to see you, so do stop by!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Marvelous Mermaid!

CGMS Gallery artist Norman Gitzen is well known for his sculptures and carvings. He's also well known for one of his most talked-about creations, the "Siren". This monolithic mermaid has been shown all over Florida and has caught the attention of millions through some very interesting press. Most recently, the "Siren" has been residing in all her glory outside our Gallery in Lake Worth. Just last week, Frank Cerebino of the Palm Beach Post wrote a great article about her and we wanted to share that here. Please take a moment to read the article and by all means leave comments! And, be sure to stop by the Gallery to see this amazing sculpture up close and personal!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Haitian Empty Bowl Project a Huge Success!

You probaby heard about the Empty Bowl Project we participated in last month. Well, it was a HUGE success! When the earthquake hit Haiti, we knew we had to do something to help. So, Joyce Brown, CGMS Gallery Director, started the Empty Bowl project. She put out a call to artists to create and donate ceramic bowls that would be sold in the Gallery, with 100% of sales proceeds benefiting Haitian relief efforts. Several HUNDRED bowls were created and donated by fantastic artists. On March 20th, folks picked up their bowls and were treated to free food from 16 Lake Worth restaurants. What a great day! Thanks to Joyce, all the artists who created bowls and to the wonderful restaurants and vendors in Lake Worth that made this event such a great success!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Fun!

A big thanks to all that joined us this past Friday for our "Spring has Sprung" gallery event. Fresh dasies were given to all the lovely ladies in attendance and the gallery was dressed up for Spring. As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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.