WORK + LABORday

This equates to many a long free weekend to enjoy, HOWEVER to artists, not quite.  This is the day they have to dedicate to their art from their 9 – 5 , or teaching job.  Job meaning earning a living.  While the art when sold does bring in an income, it in no way supports the artist full-time.  This is where grants, philanthropy assist. 294400_2034508468500_1417847594_31772246_1373467201_nI made it a point to see who was working this weekend.  Starting Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday and this is just in Lake Worth Beach. There were more but the rain kept me from reaching more.   It Started on Friday at the Social House where they promote young upcoming millenia and yes doing a trunk show is work.   Found two Lake Worth Beach artists among the makers.  Social House on Lucerne between L and M st.

Ashley fronm the Lofts had the most edgy, interesting work

Ashley from the Lofts had the most edgy, interesting work

John Cutrone from Parrot Cove located a new printing press

John Cutrone from Parrot Cove located a new printing press

notice the Lake Worth card

notice the Lake Worth card

Social House interior The Maker trunk show is done once every two months.

Social House interior” The Maker” trunk show is done once every two months.

DSCN9735Some of  items were definitely geared to the wedding market.  As the Social House is promoting having your special event at this location.  Each of the participants make their own designs and in the case of the Guatemalan bags are shipped in   The young lady had no idea we  here in Palm Beach Co. have a Guatemalan/Maya Center.  By the way there will be a Mayan Festival on Sept. 19 between 1st and 2nd  South F st.  here in Lake Worth with crowning of a queen.  DSCN9726This was Friday evening at six Show Time.  Now  the other side of the creative process and on to Sat. Sun. and Monday   In the McMow Art Glass Studio some beautiful things are being crafted.  And they are revving up with a full schedule of classes, mini classes, all just perfect for gift giving, or gift making.   They are located  north Dixie at 7th. DSCN9756 DSCN9751Awesome work happening there.   a Quick trip to Michael’s as they had a 60% deal on framing so I finally bit the bullet.

this will be in the show opening on the 17 at the Flamingo Clay Studio 17 s J st.

this will be in the show opening on the 17 at the Flamingo Clay Studio 15 s J st.

Sunday I headed over to the Flamingo Clay Studio on south F street.  The studio was granted 10 scholarships for 10  low-income artists from the Community Foundation, to support 10 elderly artist in the studio plus 500 lbs of clay each to work with.    I was one of the lucky I  got 5 months*.  C’est la vie.   This is I working in the studio this weekend. Trying to make the most of my opportunity, and grateful to have a place to go and create.

working on a proto-type gift project

working on a proto-type gift project

The other artists this weekend were two jewelry designers. I admire such small detail you must have not only delicate hands but a delicate touch. DSCN9760DSCN9702Saturday also saw a fascinating workshop  at the space for  a transfer  images  on metal.  there will be another and they can only accommodate six people at a time.   If this is of interest and a cool gift .  Get in touch.DSCN9749 DSCN9757

This is Joyce Greenberg Brown working on a very special commission for a temple Mazol Tov

Joyce Greenberg Brown working on a very special commission for a temple Mazol Tov

and while there was a deluge outside on Monday art was being created and thankful that the sun and fun did not beckon us as this is what artists do most weekends especially as the holiday gift giving is but a few months away.

rain rain go away, the spirit was dry inside and alive and well.

rain rain go away, the spirit was  inside, alive and well.

I ended my Monday night at the Quaker meeting house at the Soul Collage trying to find what was to be my next move.  So for those of you who wonder what goes on with artists this is but a snippet.

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editors note:   Palm Beach Cultural Center offers a program called Power to Give this is the link to the Clay Studio and while your there also check out the cool videos of what the vision is.  Should  someone give  $150 then yours truly will get one  more month at  the studio.  I thank you.  Also if your interested in getting on the board it’s a $1,000 donation.

*  My five months started when the studio was ready for occupancy May 2015 . I also knew part of the requirement was to gallery sit each week so I went ahead and started in March paying it forward when I was told I was one of the recipients of the grant,. Having just lost my husband  and sharing a studio with him I found it difficult to work there and had to move.  Then in May the studio came available, there was no AC at the studio so were told we would receive an extra two months added on for working under such conditions as no AC .   I truly thought I would be working there through at least Feb.  2016 making that  one year.  

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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