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Rites Of Spring at Midtown Palm Beach Gardens

Inner Light by Melinda Moore

Spring is in the air and the arts are alive and blooming at Midtown Palm Beach Gardens.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at Midtown  offers its latest exhibition titled, “The Rite of Spring.” The show will feature new work from the ArtCenter’s Artists’ Guild and will focus on everybody’s favorite topic this time of year: Spring.

Loxahatchee River By Bruce Bain

Spring Thaw by Barbara Bailey

“Much of the work in the new show is traditional fare — essentially what you would expect from artists portraying spring,” says David Willison, an artist and coordinator for the gallery.  This includes the detailed floral work of Carrie Vaintrub, a Hobe Sound artist and photographer whose intimate floral close-up work will help anchor the show.

But there’s more. Viewers also will find a different take on the topic, including a darker, more foreboding view of the season as well as some abstract work that approaches spring from a more emotional point of view. As Willison notes, “Spring comes with tulips and tornadoes, and the season suggests a whole range of emotions and interpretations — not just pretty flowers.”

Spring Has Sprung by Carrie Vaintrub

Instant Cello Encaustic by David Willison

The show also offers a second theme: music.   “We wanted something a little deeper than just a spring show with flowers. So the artists chose to open things up a bit to include music. We settled on the title, ‘The Rite of Spring,’ because it combines spring with an allusion to the Igor Stravinsky composition,” he says.

Sculpture by Norman Gitzen

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art is a member-supported not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit www.LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-members ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at Midtown is located at 4759 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

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