Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Rickie Report to focus on Boynton Beach Art Scene! Thank you Rickie!

The Rickie Report

"One of the most infuential Arts Reporter Rickie Leiter to focus on The Boynton Beach Art Scene!"

By Rickie Leiter

A First Look At Boynton Beach’s Art Scene

The Rickie Report introduces our first article focusing on the art scene in Boynton Beach. We hope you will take advantage of the lively and spirited Art Walk at the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD). This is an environment where emerging and established artists work together in an incubator setting, bringing varied art elements together to celebrate creativity.  A future article will focus on Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places, which covers a vast array of artistry. Go. Explore. Enjoy!

Best Art Walk 2013 CELEBRATION!!





June 27, 2013

6 – 10 pm

BBAD, Boynton Beach Art District serves as an incubator space where all art forms are showcased, including visual and performing arts. It is an alternative contemporary art scene dedicated to creating an environment where art comes alive.  

Image by
The Boynton Beach Art District Bear (Bay Gate by Sergio QuiƱones)

Located at 410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue, BBAD has been designated as “Best Art Walk in Broward/Palm Beach County,” and there will be a big celebration during their next Art Walk on June 27, 2013 from 6 to 10 PM.   Beverages will be provided by Community Caring Center of Boynton Beach.  Food provided by “Best of List” winner PS*561, with their award winning hot dogs!  
The ActivistArtistA Gallery: Printed Matters Exhibition, The Work of Cary Polkovitz
The New Times Magazine’s Best of List is release once a year and provides the community with recommendations, reviews, and directions to the various establishments. This is an amazing boost to Boynton Beach, which has, of recent, been touted as the new cultural force in South Florida.


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Bay Gates by Various Artists
Bay Gates by Various Artists
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dancer Maryann Payne Joins ActivistArtistA for Summer...

Maryann Panye joins ActivistArtistA

The young, beautiful, and talented dancer, 
Ms. Maryann Payne will be joining the staff of 
ActivistArtistA, the promoter of the emerging art scence at the 
Boynton Beach Art District. With the District's new designation of Best Art Walk in Palm Beach and Browrd County, Ms. Payne could not have picked a better time to share her experience with the Palm Beach County area. Payne was one of two candidates considered for the postion through an internship program developed by 
Annette Gray's Global Business Developement Center. 

Photo by George Wakefield Photography
Maryann's apointment to the staff will serve two distinct functions: to help estabish her as a dance advocate, an initate the first dance program at the Boynton Beach Art District.  Her efforts at programing will be spotlighted during the Golden Festival in early October-ActivistArtistA 2nd Anniversary Celebration of the Arts.  Ms. Payne will be providing a much needed boost to dance programing in our area.

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Currently a resident of Boynton Beach, Ms.Payne recently retuned from 
perfoming Lorraine in "Hairspray the Broadway Musical" with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. California native, Maryann Payne began her dance studies at age 8 with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, in Los Angeles. Her passion grew as she studied modern, African, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and Afro-Caribbean techniques. Joining the Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE), she traveled the community and state performing as a company. At the age of 14 Maryann began her professional dance career with the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. At that moment she decided this is what she wanted to continue her life doing. Relocating to Florida Maryann's mother enrolled her in Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Dance major. There she trained with teachers and choreographers with prestigious technical professional backgrounds. Troy Powell, Margo Sappington, Kathy Posin, Jan Hanniford to name a few. Through the school she was able to travel The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Ballet, Florida Ballet Conservatory. After high school she began training at New World School of the Arts and 
Miami Ballet Conservatory.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boynton Beach Art Walk Going All The Way This Thursday!

New Times "Best Art Walk 2013" 


Boynton Beach Art Walk Going All The Way This Thursday

Open Studios, Gallery Exhibitions and More!

Vist the studios of:

Denny Reed
Michael Kupillus
Nancy Nolan 
Chanimal Shepherd
Tony Hernandez
Rolando Chang Barrero
Richard W Beau Lieu

Read about it here:

VW Roundup!

Come out and see Vintage VW that have been restored and customized!

Performing Live in Concert!!

from 9-10 PM

Live Perfromances!

Belly Dancing, LED Hooping and Fire Dancing by:


Eduardo Carneiro

Food Provided By: Ps561

Beverages by:Communtiy Caring Center of Boynton Beach

Specialty Wine Wine Tasting by:

Eva Richter of PRP Wine International
Organic Juice Tasting: Nina Raw Chef Kauder

Every 4th Thursday from 6-10 PM

Art Walk Begins at 6 PM

Meet our new resident artist: Tony Hernandez.

Come out and see the New Bay Gates which will be Painted by:
Venom, Veins, Winkstyles, Ripe, Eduardo Medietta, Jorge Rodriguez, Nino Liguori, Serafima Sokoov, Paul Caprio Flicker Seezone, and Craig Mcinnes!

Come and enjoy the FUN !
See our New Organic Garden! 
Open Studios!
Meet the Artists!
See the Exhibitions!

Friday, June 21, 2013

ActivistArtistA Gallery: Printed Matters Exhibition Opening Photos

Printed Matters Exhibition
Photographs and Short Stories by Cary Polkovitz

ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33427

June 20-July 10, 2013
By appointment only: Call 786-521-1199

Special Viewings:
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 6-10 PM
Sunday June 23, 2013 | 1-4 PM
Art Walk: June 27, 2013 | 6-10 PM

Photo's of Opening Reection: