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Art by Fire Works

A Lake Worth gallery is taking advantage of Independence Day by putting its own brand of “fire works” on display with “Artists Who Play With Fire.” Karen McGovern will use heat and flame to create her metal jewelry, working in such media as copper and sterling silver. Ryan David of Kiss My Glass will torch some hot glass creations. And Norman Glitzen will spark things up with a demonstration about forged metal. And in another great American tradition, proceeds from the sale of McGovern’s jewelry will support a charity, the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation ( The “fire works” exhibition comes complete with treats: Cake with sparklers, watermelon, and wine and cheese is from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Clay Stone Metal Cooperative Gallery, located at 605 Lake Ave. in downtown Lake Worth. All of the art on display — from clay pots fired in kilns to blown glass — are all works formed in fire and will remain on display. Regular gallery hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 561-588-8344, or visit
Fri., July 2, 2 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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