The Town of Jupiter’s Art Committee will celebrate 20 years of bringing art to the citizens and visitors of their community – and everyone is invited to the celebration events! From street painting to basket weaving, there will be something for everyone. Even though events are FREE, you must RSVP! This Rickie Report article gives you more details!
Celebrating 20 Years of Art in Jupiter!
Most of these events are free, but require an RSVP,
because spaces are limited.
All events, workshops and classes will be held at the Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458
Save the dates – exciting events will be coming to the arts community in Jupiter in early 2014! The Town of Jupiter’s Art Committee will be celebrating 20 years of helping to bring art to the community. Have you ever wanted to try basket weaving? Or perhaps wanted to try street painting? The committee is offering workshops for artists of all levels to try their hand at some different mediums. Starting in mid-January, you can try painting with local artist & art teacher Brenda Nickolaus. The events will culminate with a fun Artist’s Progressive Feast on March 13, which will have an artist demonstrating their craft and offering some tempting foods at each artist’s station.
January 10, 2014 – Exhibit and Reception
Featuring photography by Diane Cappella, baskets by Joan Stoneham, and paintings by Joseph LaPierre and Jennifer and Carmen Chaparro. Live music by Jesse LaPierre. Opening reception on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Exhibit closes February 21, 2014.
Painting by Carmen Chaparro
Saturday, January 18, 2014 (1-3 pm)
Art in Nature Painting Workshop with Brenda Nickolaus
Tap into your creative spirit. Explore nature through art with this hands-on workshop. This class is for all levels, adults & children. Materials provided, cost is free, registration required.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 (10am-1pm)
Street Painting Workshop with Jennifer Chaparro
If you’ve ever wanted to try street painting, but were intimidated by the process, sign up for this free workshop on the Saturday before Jubilee from 10am-1pm. Award winning chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro will talk about the origins of street painting and 3D interactive chalk art and reveal tips and tricks to create your own street art.
3D Chalk Art by Jennifer Chaparro at the Jupiter Jubilee, 2012
Street Painting at the Jupiter Jubilee
Event-goers are encouraged to bring cameras and jump into the life-sized, interactive scenes to take a photo that looks like you are “in” the action.
The class will consist of a 45 minute power point/video presentation, and then go outside and see a live demo of 3D chalk art. The class will then be encouraged to try their own small works on the pavement. Chalk and materials will be provided. Dress to get dirty. All levels of artists welcome, for ages 8 to adult. This workshop is free, but you must register online, as space is limited! http://www.jupiter.fl.us/FormCenter/Jupiter-Jubilee-4/Street-Painting-Workshop-193 or http://www.jupiter.fl.us/index.aspx?nid=158
Thursday, February 6, 2014 (4-6pm)
LaPierre Painting Demonstration
Presented by Melody LaPierre, wife of the late, Nationally ranked palette knife artist Joseph LaPierre. This will include demonstration and commentary by daughter/artist Sarah LaPierre. Cost is free, registration required.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 (9-4 pm)
Basket Workshop with Joan Stoneham
Learn to make a sea grass server basket, woven around a custom cut hardwood base. Rattan reed and twisted sea grass are the main materials used to create this original designed basket. No experience needed. All supplies except the embellishment are included in the cost ($65).
February 28, 2014 – March Celebration of the Arts
Opening reception on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Exhibition closes April 25, 2014.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Progressive Artist Feast (more details to follow)
The Art Committee’s mission is to develop and promote interest, support and appreciation of the arts to all residents. In addition, it works to encourage the use of art and promote an attitude of support for the arts within the Town of Jupiter and help establish a spirit of community. It is made up of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the arts. If you are interested in serving on the Art Committee, please complete the http://www.jupiter.fl.us/FormCenter/Town-Clerk-10/Application-to-Serve-on-a-Jupiter-Board–70 online application.
Most of these events are offered free, but require an RSVP, because spaces are limited. All will be held at the Jupiter Community Center at 200 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. To register, email or call Faye Schrecengost at 561-746-0378 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is more information on the Town of Jupiter’s website at www.jupiter.fl.us/art. Check the website for updated information, as more events may be added.
The Town of Jupiter Art Committee and the Gallery of Art was established in August of 1993. The purpose is to provide a venue for local and regional talent. The art exhibits are presented approximately every 5-6 weeks, (except June – September). All media of fine arts and crafts, sculpture and photography are displayed. The art displayed may be purchased from the artist directly.
Sponsors help to make these exhibitions possible. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Faye Schrecengost at 561-746-0378. All art exhibition opening receptions are free to the public and children are welcome. They are held on Fridays, from 6-8pm at the Jupiter Community Center.
Gillete Wyoming Workshop of Street Painting
Chalk Zone & Little Chalkers Zone!
More spaces! We will have 40 spaces will be available for artists to chalk and be creative for free! Adults and students (7 years old +) in elementary, middle and high school may sign up as an individual or as a team, and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is open to professional and amateur artists of all levels. Participants may do original art or reproductions of photos or paintings; no logos or commercial advertisements will be allowed. All art must be family-friendly. Please include a sketch or picture of your art for approval. Chalk will be provided to each registered team. You may use tempera paint to prime your surface, but it must be washable children’s paint, mixed half and half with water. Only washable tempera paint and soft pastel chalks are allowed.Click here for more info. http://www.jupiter.fl.us/index.aspx?nid=158
For more information about the Jupiter Jubilee, please call Jennifer Chaparro at 561-741-2365
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