Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces “Resident And Collected Artists Of Jupiter Island” At Exhibit Premiere December 14th

America’s most celebrated philanthropic families with such recognized lineages as Guggenheim, Johnson, Bush and Field are all represented in this spectacularly unique exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. It’s an assembly to dazzle the most fervent art aficionado.  Viewers will see the artwork created by and collected in the residences of Jupiter Island. This colorful, evocative, multi-media exhibition celebrates the quiet enclave of culture on Florida’s Treasure Coast. It provides an extraordinary opportunity for area residents and visitors to get a peek at the talents and the collections in this once in a lifetime show. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101  www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces:

 

Resident and Collected Artists of Jupiter Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION RECEPTION:

Thursday, December 21st

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

Exhibit runs December 14, 2017 – January 18, 2018

 

Lose yourself in the darkly romantic large-scale oils of Clay Kanzler (collected by the Guggenheim), celebrate the original paintings created by the talented James Johnson, . Visitors will engage with the irresistible Alice in Wonderland-inspired large scale chess set created by the nationally recognized clay sculptor, Joan Wobst, and enjoy the graphic genius of the 2016 Florida Artist Hall of Fame Award Inductee, Jane Davis Doggett.

 

Clay Kanzler

 

Another feature in the exhibit is on loan from the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, a commissioned art that has unlimited sentimental value, a gift from the Guggenheim children. It is a tile-topped coffee table painted with an image of the family’s famous museum in New York City. Further, as a tribute to the work in the collection of the Jupiter Island Arts Council, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will exhibit original Highwaymen pieces as well as the celebrated Florida scenic oils from A. E. “Beanie” Backus and his great nephew, Kevin Hutchinson Hutchison. Selected pieces of the exhibited art will be available for purchase.

 

 

James Johnson

 

According to curator Janeen Mason, “We are honored by this opportunity to share the creative spirit of our gifted neighbors who enjoy homes just a stone’s throw from the Lighthouse ArtCenter. To see through the eyes of another, to recognize meaningful art, whether of great monetary value, collectible value, sentimental value, or simply curiosities that make you scratch your head in wonder… This is an experience you won’t want to miss.”

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, says, “We hope all of Palm Beach and Martin counties will make time to visit the gallery while we have this inspiring collection of extraordinary art. Through their gracious philanthropic gesture, these families are sharing a look at their personal commitment to the humanities. Now more than ever it’s imperative we celebrate their support.”

 

 

Joan Wobst

The work of the following artists and collectors will be on exhibition:
– A. E. “Beanie” Backus
– Sharon Collinson
– Jane Davis Doggett
– Stefan Elliott
– Jamee Field
– Stephanie Flinn
– Kevin Hutchinson
– James Johnson
– Clay Kanzler
– Peter Lawson-Johnston
– Robin Lee Makowski
– Romagean Personne
– Ann Scott
– Jerry Strawbridge
– Kathy Wallace
– Roseanne Williams
– Joan Wobst
– Selected Original Highwaymen Paintings

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Dressed In “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” And Celebrates Norma Canelas Roth Collection

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, celebrates the patience, the daring and the inventiveness of artists who work in textiles, mixed media, metals and non-traditional materials when it presents “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” (now through Dec. 9, 2017). The exhibition displays work never before shown together in Florida. As a special feature, LAC opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence. But that’s not all that’s planned… A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101  www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Runway Show and Reception

November 16, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs November 2 – December 9, 2017

 

“Sage Encounters Desire”

 

During Elegant Threads, patrons and visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit that offers ideas for gifts, including luxurious items that are one-of-a-kind. As a special feature, the Lighthouse ArtCenter opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

But that’s not all that’s planned…
A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.

 

Necklace from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection

 

 

Elegant Threads was woven together when the Lighthouse ArtCenter invited artists from around the country to submit photos of their wearable art and surface designs. The submissions brought a constellation of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the most fashion conscious and the most discerning designers.

 

Wearable Art and Body Sculpture

 

 

Patrons, vacationers and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care. They will be able to marvel at the delicate beadwork and fine craftsmanship created by jewelry makers and enjoy studio art quilts and accessories that quicken the imagination.

 

“Encroachment” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter said, “Through the generosity of philanthropists such as Norma and Bill Roth, Gil Walsh Interiors, and the Meyer Law Firm, we are able to continue our mission as ​ the cultural anchor for visual arts in Palm Beach and Martin counties, to provide new ways to explore, learn, interact and create rewarding experiences for individuals and their families in the world of art. Now more than ever, where there is art there is hope.”

 

As further enticement, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre opened its costume department to more than 20 years of glorious character costumes that have graced the Carbonell Award Winning stage. They invited ArtCenter curator, Janeen Mason, select a few surprises that patrons of the arts will surely recognize as a part of the Elegant Threads exhibition.

 

Pearl Ring

 

Come satisfy your curiosity and dress yourself for the season.  

To make plans to attend the Nov. 16 evening runway show and reception, or to reserve a docent-led tour of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for this and all exhibits, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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All Ages Invited To Participate As Back Alley Mural Festival Returns For Third Year On November 4th & 5th

It’s time again to step outside the box and enjoy an outdoor celebration of color and creation in Tequesta. Stop by the 3rd Back Alley Mural Festival, a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. Julie Silk Beaumont of the Village Art Studios and the LighthouseArtCenter welcome 20 local artists who will create large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall in the alley behind Gallery Square North.  Visitors can enjoy watching the acrylic paintings come alive. Children are invited to bring their creativity and join the fun at the end of the alley at the Kid’s Tent! And it’s all free!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year.

 

 

LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

GALLERY  SQUARE  NORTH      TEQUESTA, FL

Saturday, November 4

9 am – 5 pm

AND

Sunday, November 5

Noon – 3 pm

FREE

 

 

 

 

]Marta Llorens, winner second place in 2015

 

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Festival is a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. The festival runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 3:00pm on Sunday. Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival is a celebration of the power of art in public places. The murals create conversation, foster new friendships, provide artistic inspiration, and fuel a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.

 

Jennifer Chaparro, winner second place in 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

Julie Silk Beaumont, muralist and owner of Village Art Studios says, “I saw the potential of creating a local, neighborhood art-centered outdoor painting event especially for our year-round residents or ‘sunbirds’, so we intentionally scheduled the event before the arrival of the busy ‘snowbird’ season.”

 

Julie Allen, 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

There are still have a few spots available for artists to paint at the festival. Artists can go online to our website and download the application. Paints are provided, bring your own brushes and ladders. Art must be family-friendly.

Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the Village Art Studios. Sponsors still needed, for more information, contact Jennifer Chaparro, Communications Director at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, jennifer@lighthousearts.org (561) 748-8737.

 

Back Alley Mural Festival Saturday, 2016. Photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Explores The Magic, Mystery And Folklore Of Indigo Dyeing With Suzanne Connors With Demo And Separate Workshop Opportunity

In today’s society, modern ways of production often cultivate uniformity, speed, efficiency and mediocrity.  On Thursday, October 19, 2017  celebrated fiber artist, Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio, takes the stage in the Lighthouse ArtCenter as she discusses the Slow Cloth Movement and demonstrates Shibori dying techniques with indigo. Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves “make blue” by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. In a reaction that startles the imagination, this color emerges as vivid chartreuse and turns to rich velvet blue before our eyes. This breath taking transformation introduces a new respect for the exquisite elements available in the natural world.  Suzanne will give a Workshop on November 18th where participants can actual dye cloth with indigo themselves! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make a reservation!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio

Presents:

Slow Cloth Movement and Demonstration of Indigo Dying

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free to members, nonmembers $10

Enjoy the world class artwork in our current Faculty, Ceramics and 3D Exhibition, as well as delicious wines and hors d’oeuvres

3rd Thursday Events are sponsored by the generous support of the Meyer Law Firm

 

Photo courtesy of Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

The Slow Cloth movement provides a thoughtful approach to the making of textiles that connects us to our inner and outer worlds. Just as the Slow Food movement nourishes the body, the Slow Cloth Movement nourishes the soul; opting for creativity over efficiency. Slow Cloth is not about the time it takes to create textiles, but about how things are appropriately made. Slow Cloth is not a technique, it is an awareness of our creative process, and where our textiles come from. Slow Cloth is a connection to our past and our future. It is preserving cultural traditions while keeping in mind our sustainable future; It is focusing on process, quality, skill, mastery, joy, community, sustainability, contemplation, and preserving tradition all while honoring innovation and self-expression. For the Fiber Artist it is the journey, not the destination. If one seeks, recognizes, honors and develop these qualities in their work, then textiles become a source of meaning and deep satisfaction, connection and nourishment. This thoughtful approach lends itself naturally to all forms of fiber-art; weaving, knitting, sewing, embroidery, hand dyeing, quilting, printing, beadwork, or any other form of working with textiles.

 

 

In her studio Suzanne works mainly with natural indigo using traditional Shibori methods. Indigo is the true “living blue.” It is not just a color, but a sense of culture that has a mind of its own. Indigo is a challenging dye because it is not soluble in water. To be dissolved, it must undergo a chemical change called reduction. Reduction converts indigo into “white indigo” (leuco-indigo). When a submerged fabric is removed from the dyebath, the white indigo quickly combines with oxygen in the air and reverts to the insoluble, intensely colored indigo. When it first became widely available in Europe in the 16th century, European dyers and printers struggled with indigo because of this distinctive property Suzanne will be giving a demonstration on how indigo fabrics are dyed and show a few examples of traditional indigo dyed Shibori.

 

SUZANNE CONNORS DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road  Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM   with a break for lunch

• Workshop Cost: $125.00 members / $150 nonmembers
• Materials fee: $15.00/ person (to be paid to instructor at class time)

To register or get more information contact:

Jennifer Chaparro  561-748-8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as Shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED
Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown Shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples

 

LEVEL
Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS
• Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class but it is suggested that students also bring additional fibers
• Instructor will provide the appropriate # of indigo vats/ rinse buckets/ paper covering for tables
• Instructor will provide materials to create Shibori- wood blocks, clamps, sewing needles, rubber bands, rocks, marbles, arashi poles

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
• a pair of new rubber gloves
• cotton string
• a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors
• an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes
• closed-toe shoes
• (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills
• Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED
• PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Overview Of NEW Dates For Gallery Exhibits And Calls For Artists Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control-Hurricane Irma

Pardon the inconvenience (Irma), as The Rickie Report shares NEW dates of Exhibits, Gallery presentations and Calls for art.  Many artists have experienced losses of supplies, studios, and artwork due to Irma.  As these artists’ basic needs are being taken care of by other agencies, we would like to suggest other ways to help:  Support the local art scene by showing up for events, by talking to the artists, and by purchasing their art. 

 

NEW  DATES  FOR  EXHIBITS, DEADLINES:

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 21    5:30 – 7:30 pm

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/14/lighthouse-artcenter-faculty-ceramics-and-3d-exhibition-opens-2017-18-season/

 

 

 

Art On Park Gallery/ Artists of Palm Beach County

 

 

Opening Reception for Susan Oakes Exhibit:   Friday, September 22   5 to 8  pm

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/07/susan-oakes-is-featured-artist-at-art-on-park-gallery-with-new-images/

 

Deadline for the Portraits Exhibit has been extended to Wednesday, September 27

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/30/art-on-park-gallery-announces-portraits-2017-exhibition-with-call-for-art-and-free-public-reception/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave

 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22   6 – 9 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Artist. Winner gets One Month Exhibit at Gallery!

 

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/11/artist-environmentalist-activist-exhibition-awaits-your-peoples-choice-vote-on-september-15th-at-artisans-on-the-ave/

 

 

Center For Creative Education

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 23  6PM

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/23/atb-fine-arts-presents-boys-to-men-iv-at-center-for-creative-education-gallery/

 

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League Of American Pen Women

Opening Meeting!  New members Welcome!

Thursday, October 19, 2017    12:00 Noon

Deadline for reservations: Oct. 11, 2017

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/13/boca-raton-branch-national-league-of-american-pen-women-invite-you-to-october-opening-luncheon/

 

 

 

 

 

Art 4 Apes  Original Art And Photography Exhibit

 

Deadline Extended to October 15th

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/09/16/eminent-jurors-announced-for-5th-annual-endangered-as-call-for-artists-and-photographers-continues/

 

 

 

 

 

12th Annual Juried Art Fest On The Green 

 

 

Deadline Extended to November 1st for Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

 

http://www.therickiereport.com/2017/08/09/12th-annual-art-fest-on-the-green-in-wellington-opens-applications-for-all-media-art-patrons-mark-your-calendars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Faculty Ceramics And 3D Exhibition Opens 2017-18 Season

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art opens the doors to its 2017-18 season with a full media experience that features the work of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s expanded faculty. Open now through October 28, 2017, a dynamic exhibition that includes a variety of artistic designs and forms will fill the gallery’s 3,500 square feet of well-lit space for patrons to enjoy. Many of the artists’ works will be offered for sale.  The Opening Reception and Awards ceremony on September 21st provides the opportunity for members and guests to enjoy a lovely glass of wine, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, meet the faculty, view the artwork and talk about the exceptional classes and workshops. This marks the 54th time the Lighthouse ArtCenter has provided Palm Beach and Martin counties a premier gallery and art school to attract visitors, vacationers and local patrons to enjoy, create, collect and relax with a unique variety of art forms.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

Faculty Ceramics And 3D Exhibition

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

5:30 – 7: 30 p.m.

 

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00,   First Saturday of the month is free

Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm

Exhibition Available now through October 28, 2017

 

 

Check Out The Exhibition:
https://youtu.be/pRw5bTidjhg

 

“This is an exciting launch to the 2017-2018 season,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason, “It is certain to inspire the imagination and engage all the senses.”  The opening reception and awards ceremony on September 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., provides the opportunity for members and guests to enjoy a lovely glass of wine, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, visit with the faculty, view the artwork and talk about their exceptional classes and workshops.

The opening of the 2017-18 season marks the 54th time the Lighthouse ArtCenter has provided Palm Beach and Martin counties a premier gallery and art school to attract visitors, vacationers and local patrons to enjoy, create, collect and relax with a unique variety of art forms.  “Our staff and faculty are ready and excited about the new season,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We’ve all shined and polished for another year, and we’re excited to invite the community in. We have the art to make people smile and at the same time to think.”

 

According to curator Mason, many people dream of creating art, however, few are called to the profession early in life. Mason says our cultural heritage depends on both sets of people; those who start young and follow their dreams, and those who wake up one day and say to themselves, “If not now, then when?”

 

Have you wanted to try your hand at sculpting, drawing, painting or ceramics? Make time to visit this exhibition and decide for yourself where to begin the next chapter of your life experiences, check out the Lighthouse ArtCenter online catalog:

www.LighthouseArts.org/uploads/2/1/8/4/21842620/2017early-fall-fall-catalog.pdf

Join this Lighthouse ArtCenter family of artists who learn, laugh, create and collect together. For more information call (561) 746-3101.

 

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter has a gifted group of 35 faculty members with extraordinary talents,” said Politsch. “We are so proud to put their creativity on display to launch our new season. And nobody displays an artist’s work better than our own curator, Janeen Mason.”

 

Among the featured faculty artists are…

® Chad Steve: uniquely creative soda-fired pottery

® Chris Kling: internationally renowned portraits

® Manon Sander: colorfully evocative Plein Air paintings

® Ralph Papa: explores the unlimited landscapes of Plein Air paintings

® Jim Rigg: intriguing art with alcohol inks and watercolor

® Karen Leffel-Massengill: signature status with FWS and Society of Animal Artists

® Danuta Rothschild: provocative surrealism implies a little bit of magic and a lot of soul

® Justin White: multi-media and wire wrap jewelry

® Esther Gordon: collage with texture and design

® Alessandra Gieffers: celebrates life with exquisite pastels

® Eduardo Gomez: introduces his newest figurative sculpture to add to his fame

® Tracey Roedl: beautiful jewelry making with one of the all-time favorite instructors

And a unique opportunity to see very unusual work in the Pop Up gallery….
Kazimierz Kalkowski: one of Poland’s most prestigious ceramists

“The words of the Editor in Chief of Arts and Antiques, Barbara S. Tapp, provide a fitting summation,” said Mason. The more computerized the world becomes, the more important art is, especially that which bears the mark of the hand most clearly – paintings, drawings and sculpture in particular.” When there is a personal story behind the art, we tend to cherish the experience of creating and collecting even more.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Individuals, Adults, Children, Organizations Are Invited To World Wide “Chalk 4 Peace” Free Event At Lighthouse ArtCenter September 16th

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida on Saturday, September 16th!  Join international chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, using sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world. This event is FREE and chalk is provided.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register so there is enough chalk to go around! Groups of kids & adults can come and contribute to the large artwork, or do their own piece (6’x 6’ square).  The goal: is to get schools and groups of kids to participate and think about what global peace means to them and express it in chalk art on the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  A  L  K  4  P  E  A  C  E

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

 

 

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot

400 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL

 

 

Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida!

For young artists of ALL ages. (Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a teacher or parent)

Join us as we use sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world.

This event is FREE and chalk is provided.

 

You may want to bring:

Knee pads

A small piece of carpet to sit on

Hand Wipes

Water

Your own chalk

To Register and Get  More Info:

http://www.lighthousearts.org/chalk-4-peace.html

 

Entry Deadline: September 13

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS:
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive
• Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road
• Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 400 Seabrook Road

 

Coordinator and chalk artist extraordinaire, Jennifer Chaparro tells The Rickie Report, “It’s the first time we’ve done it here (or anywhere in South Florida). We want kids and families to come and fill in the giant peace sign, and chalk images of what peace means to them. The national and world wide reaching organization that is run by a fellow chalk/streetpainting friend of mine, John Aaron. Chalk is a great way to get kids involved in thinking about peace on a local and global level”.

 

Jennifer goes on to say, “We’d like groups to apply, but individuals and families can show up without an application, and as long as we have chalk and space, they can participate! It’s free and we will have chalk available, but we recommend they bring knee pads, hand wipes, carpet to sit on, water and their own chalk if they want. People can come and go at any time, but it will probably be cooler in the morning. There is no rain date, but we’ll try, even if it’s lightly raining in the morning, and hope for a nice sunny and cool day”.

 

 

 

 

 

What is CHALK4PEACE?

Chalk4Peace is the global chalk art project about peace. We’re celebrating our twelfth year as a worldwide event. CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

We’ve had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 10 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk. We believe in “Drawing the World Together…”

CHALK4PEACE was part of the Student Peace Day Observance at the United Nations in New York last fall to honor the International Day of Peace.

Our goal: ONE MILLION artists chalking 4 peace at the same time…

 

From its beginnings in 2003 in Arlington, VA, as a Sunday sidewalk chalk project for children, CHALK4PEACE has been recognized and funded by the Arlington Arts Commission, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the DC Mayor’s Office, the Humanities Project of Arlington, Whole Foods Markets, the CSC Invitational Cycling Classic, the Boulder Arts Commission, the Pasadena (CA) Community Foundation, UNICEF, the Clown and Clown Festival (Monte San Giusto, IT), the Gooden School, Beach E.S., Berkeley Earth Day, and hundreds of peace-minded individuals from around the world.

CHALK4PEACE has grown through the efforts of hundreds of events organizers, teachers, parents, community outreach coordinators, libraries, arts centers and other peace minded individuals and organizations.

CHALK4PEACE is not encouraged as an anti-war demonstration; rather, it is a Pro-Peace creative presentation for young artists of all ages.

 

The campaign to make CHALK4PEACE worldwide began on July 16, 2005, the day after the first CHALK4PEACE event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. John Aaron, the Global Project Founder of CHALK4PEACE and chalk events coordinator, began a print and email campaign, sending out more than 5,000 personalized emails and 6,000 full color brochures about CHALK4PEACE for 2005-6.  The global campaign spread coast to coast across the United States, to Cape Town, South Africa and in places in Europe.

 

 

CHALK4PEACE Mission Statement:

– To promote the arts by coordinating assemblies of young artists of all ages to draw their vision of peace in public and private spaces with sidewalk chalk as a scheduled worldwide event;

-To advocate for peace in a non-partisan manner such that all people may share their visions and messages of peace without regard to their nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs;

– To encourage relationships between municipalities and artists so that communities around the world become united in supporting the expression of peace.

 

Questions? Please contact Jennifer at the School of Art or by email at Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org.

More info on Chalk4Peace, a non-profit organization at www.chalk4peace.squarespace.com

For more information about other events, exhibits or classes at the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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“Drawn To The Arts” Brings International And National Icons To Lighthouse ArtCenter This Summer

The Lighthouse ArtCenter has outdone themselves with their upcoming summer exhibit, “Drawn to the Arts”. Fifteen Children’s Picture Book Author/Illustrators (the list reads like Who’s Who in American Picture Book Award Winners!) will share 20 pieces of art each! The Exhibit runs June 8 – August 11, 2017.   The Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, June 15th.  In addition to the exhibit, small groups (including organizations) can sign up for docent-led tours. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to stop by!

 

 

 

 

 


Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

www.LighthouseArts.org   561.746.3101

 

 

 

The Public is Invited To:

 

“DRAWN  TO  THE  ARTS”

 

Opening Reception:

Thursday, June 15th

5:30- 7:30 pm

No Charge for members, Non members $10

 

Exhibit runs June 8 – August 11, 2017

 
Docent-lead tours of this exhibition are available

Call (561) 746-3101 today to schedule your group!

Gallery hours:

Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

 

 

This stunning exhibition will shine a light on some of the finest Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators, with our Summer ArtCampers enjoying the unique opportunity to interact with the magical process of children’s picture books.

 

 

Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, “Indians and robots, monsters and bunnies, heroes, history and humor.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter is brimming with illustrations by artists that we know and love.  Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Purla Belpre and Bank Street Book of the Year Award Winners – the original artwork from America’s bestselling author/illustrators are here in LAC’s world class exhibition right in the heart of Tequesta”!

 

“Funny Farm” by Mark Teague

 

Kevan Atteberry www.KevanAtteberry.com (Kevan draws monsters digitally. Delightful monsters. Google the picture book titled “Bunnies!” and “The Tickle Monster”. He is the artist who designed Clippy. Clippy. The helpful little paper clip character that pops up when you’re working in Microsoft Word? Yes. You either love him or hate him.)

 

“Christopher Is Not Afraid Anymore” Illustrated by Priscilla Burris Written by Craig Burris

Priscilla Burris www.PriscillaBurris.com (Priscilla does adorable young characters – digital illustrations.)

“Amanita Monsteria” by Kevan Atteberry

Henry Cole www.HenryCole.net (Henry does funny picture books with meaning – Bestsellers. Henry illustrated the #1 banned children’s picture book in the USA titled “Tango”. You might know it as the story of the two boy penguins who adopted an egg and raised the hatchling at the New York Aquarium.)

 

 

Raul Colon http://www.morgangaynin.com/artists/colon/ (OMG! Raul Colon! Look at his work! He’s illustrated who knows how many award winning picture books. He’s worked for the New Yorker, etc. etc. His work is magical realism, and it definitely has roots in Central/South America – you’re going to love it.)

 

“Buoy” by Raul Colon

Tomie dePaola www.tomie.com (Seriously. Caldecott Award, Newbery Award…!!!)

 

Patrick Girouard http://www.pgirouard.com/Patrick_Girouard_Illustration/welcome.html (Patrick does a lot of work for Highlights magazine. His robots are amazing. )

 

Layne Johnson www.LayneJohnson.com ,his fine art page, or Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=layne+johnson&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Alayne+johnson (Layne is known for his historical illustrations and sweeping vistas of big sky country. He sent originals from Farmer George Plants a Nation, Voices of Pearl Harbor, and The Poppy Lady, as well as others.)

 

 

“Farmer George Plants A Nation” by Layne Johnson

Fred Koehler http://www.freddiek.com/ (A relative newcomer to the world of picture books, Fred just received the Bank Street Book of the Year Award!)

 

 

E.B. Lewis www.EBLewis.com (E.B. won the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King Award,etc…He’s an amazing watercolorist and terrific speaker. He undeniably uses his art as an agent of change internationally. We will have E.B. Lewis here at Lighthouse ArtCenter teaching workshops in watercolor to young adults.)

 

Assorted Undersea Paintings by Janeen Mason

 

Janeen Mason www.JaneenMason.com or  http://www.therickiereport.com/2016/12/11/a-conversation-with-janeen-mason-curator-of-the-lighthouse-artcenter/

 

 

Frank Remkiewicz www.FrankRemkiewicz.com (Frank has created iconic art forever! His Froggy series sold millions…)

 

Carol Schwartz http://www.csillustration.com (Astonishing scientific, botanical illustrations that focus on everything from the Fibonacci Sequence to My Busy Green Garden.)

 

“A Hunter’s Promise” by Bill Farnsworth

Linda Shute www.LindaShute.com (Linda is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in the Florida region)

 

Mark Teague https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_11?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mark+teague+books&sprefix=Mark+Teague%2Caps%2C182&crid=1SB0PV1JY0HSX&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amark+teague+books (You have to look at Amazon.com to see all of Mark’s amazing books. I don’t know how many bestsellers he has… Many….Mark illustrates for Jane Yolen’s How do Dinosaurs…. Series as well as a number of other books he has written AND illustrated.)

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, summer camp and lectures:

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Open Studios With Model” And “Portrait Studios” Being Offered At Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

Two separate “Open Studios” are being offered at Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art for their Late Spring Session.  If you are not a member, now is the time to join and take advantage of these uninstructed sessions.  Working in any medium, you have all you need to create in a convenient workspace. The Late Spring Session runs from NOW through June 3, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks behind the scenes.  Members also receive a discount on art supplies!

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road     Tequesta, FL

Art School:  (561) 748-8737

 

For your convenience the Lighthouse ArtCenter Art Supply Store is open:

 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Members receive a 20% discount in the Art Store.

 

ANNOUNCING:

 

“OPEN  STUDIOS”

 

 

 

 

Open Portrait Studio
Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon
$15 per three hour class

Come paint in our studio and work from a clothed model in this uninstructed session. All mediums are welcome. Each session needs a minimum of four students. Pre-registration is required at least 3 days prior to the class.

 

Barbara Roehl with her open Studio Painting

 

Open Painting Studios
Tuesday, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.
$10 per three hour session, no model

Take advantage of a full studio to create work in any medium.

 

 

 

All open studio sessions are available to Lighthouse ArtCenter members only. To become a member, sign up for a class or for more information, please go to LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER:

Founded in 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, FL.

For information call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, FL.

For information on classes, workshops or ArtCamp, call (561) 748-8737.

 

For more information about exhibition, memberships, bequests:

Sheila McDonald-Bell
Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101   Sheila@LighthouseArts.org  www.LighthouseArts.org

Please ask me about making a bequest. As a 501(c)(3), we are eligible to accept bequests from your estate fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

4th Annual Plein Air Festival Highlights Nationally Recognized Artists Painting At Sites In Palm Beach County

The Lighthouse ArtCenter 4th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 8 through March 12. Nationally recognized, award-winning artists from around the Country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven different outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes.  The Rickie Report shares the details here, as some events require reservations.

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

March 8 – 12, 2017

 

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 and outdoor painting locales throughout Palm Beach County.

 

 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Grand Prize Winner by George Van Hook

 

 

 

 

 

Free admission to the ArtCenter Gallery

To view the daily “wet paintings,” from 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Collectors’ Preview Party and Wet Painting Sales

 $100 per person for the Preview Party and Award Ceremony 5 – 9 pm.

Ticket price is good toward the purchase of a painting.

General Admission $25 from 6:30 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint-Out locations. The diverse locations for the paint-outs include Northwood Village in West Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. With over 120 artists from around the country entering the jurying process, the forty one artists that were selected represent the best of the Plein Air genre. They will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes.  The artists will deliver their paintings each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery for viewing by the general public. 

 

Quick Draw Painting Contest:

Sunday, March 12

Open to All Artists!

At Dubois Park in Jupiter,FL

 9 to 11 am

The art will be judged, awards will be given and the art will be available for purchase from noon to 3pm at the park.

 

Plein Air Artists, Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell

 

 

 

 

More Information:

Jennifer Chaparro, Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Staff Liaison
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org (561) 748-8737

Lighthouse ArtsCenter
Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986