Anita Lovitt Art Classes: Illumination, Gouache, Florals, Essential Watercolor Techniques and Drawing

This summer, painter, designer and public artist Anita Lovitt  has a busy schedule! She will offer some new classes at new places, some just for a few weeks.  Don’t miss these opportunities to study with such a talented and versatile artist! Each venue has different supplies, prices, and duration of classes.  Private lessons are also available.  Anita is a popular teacher who makes learning watercolor fun and easy, while challenging you to constantly stretch your abilities! Bring your friends and learn as a group!  The Rickie Report shares the details of her classes at The Society for the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Classes With Anita Lovitt

 

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Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt graduated from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in illustration. She studied design and painting with legendary teachers including Milton Glaser, Charles Reid, and Mel Stabin. Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards and designs for the home and gift industry. Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist.
Anita is a gifted teacher with a keen understanding of how language and image work together. In 2006, Anita worked with a team of “Project Hope” counselors to produce a series of illustrative quilts documenting the impacts of Hurricane Wilma. She also created the large “Dancing Pineapples” mural which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.

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2   4 Arts Plaza           Palm Beach, FL  
561-655-7227
"Illuminated 'S'" by Anita Lovitt

“Illuminated ‘S’” by Anita Lovitt

Introduction to Illumination with Anita Lovitt
10 AM-12 PM, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

Illuminations are small, highly detailed paintings that accompany text or calligraphy. They often have a sacred component and are very powerful despite their small size. In this course you will learn to create illuminated letters and words using modern materials such as watercolor and gouache paint, pen and ink or small magic markers, and colored pencils. The effect of gold leaf will be simulated with gold paint markers.  Elements and principles of lettering will be explained to help students achieve a pleasing result. You can work in a traditional style or something more modern.

 

 

"Apples with Core" Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

“Apples with Core” Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

Painting with Gouache with Anita Lovitt
2:00-400 PM  Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

What is gouache (pronounced gwash)? It is a form of brilliant, opaque watercolor that is favored by artists for detailed work such as greeting cards and book illustrations, as well as fabric and wallpaper designs. It handles like watercolor and may be thinned, lifted off or painted over, and is also easy to correct. It is highly suitable for quick outdoor sketching or art journaling. If you enjoy watercolor, this class will further expand your painting horizons. Through a series of structured exercises and demonstrations you will learn how to make the most of this versatile medium. Each student will receive encouraging personal attention to develop a powerful, small painting. (Note: Please also see Introduction to Illumination, which is a series of classes including gouache painting to complement this workshop.)

 
"Modern Illuminated Gouache" by Anita Lovitt

Modern Illuminated Gouache” by Anita Lovitt

Due to limited space, reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email campus@fourarts.org.

"Larkspur" by Anita Lovitt

“Larkspur” by Anita Lovitt

"Apple" by Anita Lovitt

“Apple” by Anita Lovitt

 
"Four Lighthouses" by Anita Lovitt

“Four Lighthouses” by Anita Lovitt

           
 
"Alstromer" by Anita Lovitt

“Alstromer” by Anita Lovitt

Call contact numbers for more information or call Anita directly. 561 706 3653.  You can see her work at her website  anitalovitt.com  or email: info@anitalovitt.com

 

 

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Art Adventures and Whitespace Announce “Washington/Baltimore Private Collectors and their Collections”

Elayne and Marvin Mordes are offering an amazing opportunity to visit the Washington/Baltimore area to meet private art collectors in their homes and see their collections!  The Rickie Report cannot think of a better way to spend five days – and if there is a hard-to-buy-for “someone” consider an early holiday gift!  This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! We urge you to sign up early before the limited spaces are gone.  
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Save the dates for Whitespace Season:
  Opening on November 20, Thursday from 6-9 pm with the exhibition, 
offering 29 international Jewelry Artists who use repurposed, recycled and creative materials to sculpt body jewelry!  Perfect timing for holiday gift-giving!

This program will open Thursday, November 20th, Friday November 21st, Saturday November 22nd and Sunday November 23rd

  11 AM – 4 PM.

 

Please check our website at www.whitespacecollection.com for additional info on Whitespace programming for Season 2014-2015 beginning in August.

 

 

 

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announces
2014: Washington/Baltimore
Private: “collectors and their collections”
Wednesday, November 5 beginning at 4:30  – Sunday, November 9 in the AM.
 Highlights in Washington:
wednesday, thursday and friday
stay at the 5 star Mandarin Oriental Hotel for 4 nights
Visit top six collectors in their amazing homes and view their collections!
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Glenstone

Visit to Glenstone – home and “over the top” private collection
Tour the Hirshhorn Museum exhibitions and view the newly renovated permanent collection ring with the curator.
Enjoy fabulous food for the stomach as well as the mind!
 Highlights in Baltimore:
Saturday
Visionary Art Museum

Visionary Art Museum

Tour the Visionary Art Museum with the Director/Owner – Rebecca Hoffberger –
one of the only Museums of its kind in the United States!
Baltimore Art Museum

Baltimore Art Museum

Tour the Baltimore Museum of Art’s newly renovated and beautifully reinstalled Contemporary additiion.
Tour the  internationally famous Cone Collection with the curator of this collection as our guide!
Cone Collection

Cone Collection

Visit the beautiful, unique and exciting architectural home of one of the driving forces in the
contemporary art world – a beautiful intersection of art, architecture and objects!
Visit top large scale contemporary photography collection
(Gursky, Struth, Muniz , Richter and also Meese, Munoz, etc.)
  and view this in the home of the collector – a very personal and focused collection!
Looking forward to your response:
Your ultimate tour guides:
Elayne+Marvin
itinerary subject to change
Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA
Whitespace Art Adventures
2805 N. Australian Avenue         West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131                               F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net                    www.whitespacecollection.com
Registration form is available at   www.whitespacecollection.com

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Boca Museum Of Art Offers Summer Courses for Children, Teens, Adults

The Boca Museum – Art School is an integral part of the cultural campus comprised of the Boca Museum in Mizner Park, The Artists’ Guild Gallery located in Delray, and the Art School on West Palmetto Park Road.  Each in their own way and in overlapping ways these sites enrich the cultural life and strengthen the arts community of Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about Summer Classes, which begin at the end of June.  We know you will find the right class and instructor for your needs.

 

 

 

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Summer art classes start June 30th

 

 

The Art School offers classes and special workshops for children, teens and adults in ceramics, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography and sculpture.  Classes attract beginners to experienced artists. The school provides well equipped studios, an outstanding faculty as well as a gallery for students to exhibit their work.

 

 

 

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This summer there is a range of art classes for adult and teen classes beginning June 30th and a second session starting July 28. During the fall and winter months studio art courses are often filled to capacity.  The summer is a great time to take a class because there is more elbow room in the studios.  The summer’s short sessions run for 4 weeks and are an ideal length for experienced artists to freshen up their skills or try a new medium.  And for beginners the summer is a great way to explore their creative side within a short time commitment.

 

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Day and evening courses include: Figure Drawing on Monday evenings, taught by the classically trained team of Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov and “Expressive Figure Drawing’ with Barbara Wasserman on Monday afternoons.

 

 

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Experienced artists may be interested in the ‘Advanced Painting Studio’ with Miles Laventhall or special 4-day intensive workshop ‘The Nude Figure in the Landscape’.

 

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Other classes include beginning painting, beginning drawing with Jane McIntyre as well as a watercolor class Friday afternoons.  Diane Reeves teaches traditional painting techniques on Fridays (and she shares how to avoid common mistakes).

 

 

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The range of jewelry classes include basic and advanced Jewelry fabrication, gemstone cutting, art clay, enameling, chain-making and cool funky jewelry.   And if you want to get your hands dirty try the ceramics clay sculpture class is on Thursday evenings.

 

 

 

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Classes for teens include ‘Portfolio Development” where students learn a variety of techniques and skills with projects including self-portraits and book-making.  And an intensive 4-day digital photo workshop for teens.

 

 

 

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The Photo department offers classes for adults and teens who want to learn the basics of digital photography to exploring more creative and advanced photo techniques.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:  Boca Museum – The Art School  located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road  by calling 561-392-2503  or email artschool@bocamuseum.org  or visit http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool.  Also visit http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

The Art of Association At Lighthouse Artcenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a convening place for art organizations beyond City and County lines.  The Rickie Report looks forward to their annual exhibit which features art work from thirteen local arts organizations. This is the largest exhibit to be displayed yet!  Don’t miss Third Thursday and the Opening Reception on June 19th.  The details are here.

 

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The Art of Association

Thursday, June 19th   5:30-7:30 pm

Exhibit Continues Through August 14th

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County. Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and the Wellington Art Society are represented in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 4th Annual Art of Association.    The Public is welcome to the Opening Reception on June 19th at 5:30, with passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.  

 

 

 

 

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This collaborative show is the largest ever presented at the Lighthouse ArtCenter facility!

"On A Roll" by Manon Sander, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists' Guild

“On A Roll” by Manon Sander, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild

 

 

This area is blessed with so many active artists!   We are sharing just a few of the pieces being shown.

 

"Nature's Colors" by Carol Kepp of the Hobe Sound Fine Art League

“Nature’s Colors” by Carol Kepp of the Hobe Sound Fine Art League

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!

"Cedar Key" by  F. Markowitz, Port St.Lucie Art League

“Cedar Key” by F. Markowitz, Port St.Lucie Art League

 

 

See the work of over 146 artists with 275 original pieces of art work on display!

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

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 School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

  

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call for Entries: 5th Annual Arty Bras Fashion Show and Exhibition

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces a Call for Entries for ArtyBras!  The 5th Annual imaginative fundraiser celebrates, entertains and inspires with whimsical ArtyBras creations.  There will be festive pink décor, pink drinks and pink hors d’oeuvres in abundance at the 5th Annual ArtyBras Fashion Show and Exhibition on Oct. 21, 2014, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum.  The money raised through the auction and sponsorship efforts surrounding this unique event will benefit the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center at the Jupiter Medical Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a nonprofit Museum and School of Art.  The ArtyBras this year is once again being chaired by Jeff and Veronica Lichtenstein. The Rickie Report shares  this CALL FOR ENTRIES!  We look forward to seeing your creations!  (It’s not too early to buy your tickets to the Fashion Show…)

 

 

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For more information:

Barbra Broidy, Curator and Assistant to the Executive Director

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101    Barbra@lighthousearts.org

Visit: www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

You’re Invited to Plein Air Paint in Maine!

Join Ted Matz, Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse ArtCenter for his Plein Air Painting Workshop for seven days in Southwest Harbor, Maine. This will be a small group that will experience all that Maine and Acadia National Park have to offer with an eye for color, texture, and natural beauty.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

Invites You to

 

 

Plein Air Paint in Maine

with Ted Matz

 

August 24 – 30, 2014

 

 

 

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Step back in time at the historical Claremont hotel nestled in the fragrant pine trees of coastal Maine. This charming small hotel overlooks the scenic Somes Sound in Southwest Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, 30 minutes from Bar Harbor, and just 70 miles east of Bangor airport. Famous for Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island offers something for everyone.

 

Croquet at Claremont Hotel (Photo by Bridget Brown)

Croquet at Claremont Hotel (Photo by Bridget Brown)

 

 

For the artist, there are spectacular vistas to capture at every turn.

 

Downtown Bar Harbor

Downtown Bar Harbor

 

For the golfer, there is Kebo Valley Golf Club.

Kebo Valley Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of KVGC)

Kebo Valley Golf Club (Photo Courtesy of KVGC)

 

 For the naturalist, there are hiking trails that ramble along flowing streams and the ocean.

 

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Southwest Harbor

 

 

The island has an expansive sandy beach adjacent to a jagged coastline where visitors marvel at the raging surf spewing water up into a deep cavern called the “Blow Hole.” Rise early one morning for sunrise at the top of Cadillac Mountain to view the first place the sun touches in the United States. Or, spend the day in the seaside town of Bar Harbor shopping and enjoying the numerous art galleries.

 

Space is limited!  The workshop is sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL (561) 748-8737 LighthouseArts.org

 

Proceeds partially benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and the donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Partners with Mother Ocean for 9 Weeks Summer Enrichment Camp

Campers with creativity and  love of Florida’s environment are invited to dive in to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 44th Annual Summer Enrichment ArtCamp from June 9 – August 15 for a one-of-a-kind camp combining art with a love of the ocean. This summer, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is partnering with the world-wide advocacy group, Mother Ocean to provide an in-depth look at the beauty and importance of water on our blue planet. The Rickie Report shares the details week by week.  Artwork courtesy of Janeen Mason.

 

 

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“As founder of Mother Ocean, it’s exciting to see conservation and the arts come together in this innovative, creative program in Tequesta,” says Justin Riney. “Mother Ocean’s mission is to create, inspire, and empower ocean advocates worldwide, and we believe working with children at an early age provides the most effective solution to long-term change.”

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Led by Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at Lighthouse ArtCenter and volunteer Executive Director of Mother Ocean, the camps for ages 4 – 12 will welcome back Janeen Mason, the award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, as a camp educator. Janeen has been integral to the Save the Indian River Lagoon movement, and is a passionate advocate for children, the arts and the environment. “I am so grateful to be able to develop this youth curriculum at the School of Art, and combine my passions,” says Cynthia. “The Lighthouse ArtCenter is fortunate to welcome back my friend and mentor, Janeen Mason, to teach ArtCamp and lend her expertise at developing our program.”

 

 

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Artwork by Janeen Mason

 

Featuring weekly presentations from local artists and nonprofits, ArtCampers will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the most passionate, talented and dynamic people in the area. Projects throughout each themed week will be inspired by local artists, environmental consciousness, fine art techniques, classic art and multi-media creations. ArtCampers will experience sculpting, ceramics, drawing, painting, collage and more, while learning about art techniques and art history. This year’s camps are inspired by the ocean, and by the concept of embracing what is loved through art.

 

 

 

 

“Our next generation of ocean ambassadors has arrived, and at Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Summer ArtCamp in Tequesta we’re going to cultivate their curiosity, enhance their sense of wonder, and unleash their creative imaginations,” says Janeen Mason, “Art and Environmental Conservation, it’s a powerful combination!”

 

 

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Weekly Camp Themes and Topics Include:

A-B-Seas (June 9 – 13)
Cartooning, creating art books, learning about the ocean and saltwater adventures through art. Explore and create bioluminence. Painting as a way to inspire others to save what they love. Guest Artist: Pat Crowley, Illustrator and Cartoonist

 

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Lions and Tigers and (Sea) Hares, Oh My! (June 16 – 20)
Sea life explorations and creations, including presentations from local marine life experts, and portraiture based on real life marine life models. Guest Artist: Ruth Petzold, Underwater Photographer

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Imagination Invasion! Trash to Treasure (June 23 – 27)
Reclaimed, cleaned, recycled, repurposed. Learn about local Ocean Hour cleanups, how garbage and plastics affect our waterways, and make art from discarded items, in collaboration with Resource Depot. Guest Artist: Elizabeth D’Antonio, Resource Depot

 

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Big Waves and Hanging Ten (June 30 – July 3)
Surf the wave of art! Use all mediums to explore drawing and painting waves and tides. Local surf photographers and artists will present slide shows and videos. Learn to see the movement, light and motion of waves from a new perspective. Guest Artist: Tony Arruza, Surf Photographer

 

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Rain Barrels and Bean Stalks (July 7 – 11)
Plant a native Florida garden, paint masterpieces from plant-based natural paints and create a decorated rain barrel to take home. Draw on inspiration from native plants, birds and creatures to explore multi-media techniques to portray the natural world. Guest Artist from: Mounts Botanical Garden

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Tequesta Pow Wow (July 14 – 18)
Explore local Tequesta tribe folklore art, create Aboriginal American art and dream catchers, learn about the deep early connection to the Jupiter Inlet. Discover the art of the Seminole Indians and explore a treasure trove of local artifacts. Guest Artist: Brian Elkins, Solid Waste Authority Education Coordinator

 

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Florida’s Fabulous Kids! (July 21 – 25)
Create self-portraits and portraits of famous Floridians, then look back at the childhoods of our Florida leaders and artists. Embrace a sense of pride in being Floridian, and learn about the techniques of both portraiture and tropical art. Guest Artist: Robyn Halasz, Artist and Founder of Sea Angels

 

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Drawn to Discover…Nautical Charts & Maps (July 28 – August 1)
Explore the art of navigation – painting on charts, creating maps and discovering the geography of the sea. Study ancient maps and charts, and artist’s interpretations of seafaring journeys. Guest Artist: Carly Mejeurs, Florida Artist and Educator

 

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Viva Florida! (August 4 – 8)
Recreate the discovery of the Sunshine State through art! Local historians will visit and share stories; be inspired by the Highwaymen artists and learn about the Spanish influence on Florida art. Guest Artist: Paul Slater, Metal Artist

 

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Ships Ahoy and Rough Seas (August 11 – 15)
From classic paintings, create 3-D boats and ships and learn to paint the sea. Be inspired by classic Maritime Art and historic paintings of powerful ships and voyages! Guest Artist: Norma Conway, Fine Artist

Petite ArtCamps for kids aged 4 – 5 runs 9 a.m. to 12 noon., Monday through Friday. Held in the Museum Master Studio, the ArtCampers work on projects based upon each week’s theme and geared towards their developmental stage. The day is led by experienced art teachers and includes story time, artist demonstrations or guest speakers and music recitals. Snack and juice provided. Per week cost is $120 for members, or $150 for Nonmembers.

ArtCamp for kids aged 6 – 12 is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Aftercare is available until 6 p.m. ArtCampers rotate through three different types of programs including ceramics, drawing, painting and mixed media. Each class has a variety of projects, all based on the theme of the week. A snack will be provided by the camp, but campers must bring their own lunch. Per week cost is $200 for members and $230 for nonmembers. 

 

All campers receive a 10% sibling discount and scholarships may be available. Those interested in registering for ArtCamp may visit www.LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 748-8737 for more information.

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

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 School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

ABOUT MOTHER OCEAN


Mother Ocean is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating, inspiring and empowering ocean advocates throughout the world. Founded in 2012, Mother Ocean seeks to create an oceanic movement that goes beyond the traditional confinements of the coastal community, encompassing all of our planet’s waters. For more information about Mother Ocean, its impacts and involvements, visit www.motherocean.org.

 

 

 

For More information about Summer Camp activities please call 561-748-8737 or email Cynthia Trone:  cynthia@LighthouseArts.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Meet the Artists of Tomorrow At The Lighthouse ArtCenter Community Student Exhibit

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is the place to view paintings, photography and ceramics by some very promising artists!  The 44th annual Kindergarten through 12th Grade Community Exhibition is on view through May 21st.  The Rickie Report gives you a sneak peek, but urges you to stop by and see the entire exhibit yourself!

 

 

 

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 Lighthouse ArtCenter

44th Annual K-12th Grade

Community Student Exhibit

 

Open Monday – Friday  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Saturday  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sunday- Closed

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL

 

 

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Kindergarten

Participants include students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

 

Kindergarten, 1,2,3,4,5th Grades

Kindergarten, 1 and 2 Grades

 

Art instructors from 32 public and private schools, chose the best work from each grade to be displayed in the galleries at the ArtCenter.

 

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2nd and 3rd Grades

 

Secondary school children from Martin and Palm Beach County schools have their artwork on display.

 

 

Ceramics Elementary Grades

Ceramics Elementary Grades

 

68 awards were presented this year!

 

Ceramics, Middle School

Ceramics, Middle School

 

Almost 500 pieces of art are on display.

 

Drawing

Drawing, Middle School

 

 

Various media including drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed-media, sculpture, photography and digital design.

 

 

Mixed Media

Mixed Media, Middle School

 

Each winning artist received a cash award in addition to a ribbon and a certificate.

 

 

High School

Mixed Media, High School

Awards were given by the following groups/individuals:

  • Jupiter-Tequesta Junior Woman’s Club
  • GFWC Women’s Club of Jupiter-Tequesta
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter
  • North County Art Association
  • Evelyne Bates (Creative Clay Award)
  • Ed and Darby Gorman (The Gorman Awards)
  • Ted Matz (Excellence in Painting)
  • Julie Silk-Beaumont (Silk Wildlife Awards)
  • Ruth Petzold (Marine Art Awards)
  • Pat DeAloia (Excellence in Art)

 

 

Award Winner of Show

Award Winner of Show

 

The Rickie Report hopes art lovers and gallerists will view this exhibit. If you are interested in purchasing a piece of artwork, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will contact the student on your behalf.  There are some truly talented young people in our communities.  We urge you to consider opening some gallery space to showcase these talented artists!

 

 

 

Gorman Award Winner

Gorman Award Winner

 

For more information please visit the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art located at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 or call 561-746-3101  or Visit: www.lighthousearts.org

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janeen Mason Presents at Lighthouse ArtCenter: It’s An “Ocean Commotion”!

Janeen Mason is an award-winning author, illustrator, environmental activist and member of the Board of Directors of Citizens for Florida Art.  This dynamo will be the guest presenter at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum on Thursday, May 15th.  In addition, she will be interviewed on WJTW the day before at 3:30 pm.  The Rickie Report promises you will be spellbound when you meet Janeen, as she weaves her stories and artwork together. We think it is the perfect event for the entire family! All the details are here.

 

 

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Join Us for Third Thursday

 

 

May 15, 2014     5:30 – 7:30pm

 

Presentation with  Janeen Mason

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

To help us kick off our 44th Annual Summer ArtCamp season, Janeen Mason will be presenting a captivating, unforgettable experience that celebrates the connection of the arts and conservation. Engaging and inspiring, she will share the stories of her national award-winning children’s picture book series, “Ocean Commotion”.    The event takes place on Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Free entry for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists. There is a nominal fee of $10 for nonmembers.  Enjoy hors’dourves and our wine bar.  

 

 

Janeen Mason, Coral Reef Scene

Janeen Mason, Coral Reef Scene

 

 

 

She will also share the story of her iconic fish, which began the powerful movement called Solidarity Art to Save our River, a statewide initiative to save the Indian River Lagoon.  Inspiring all ages to be aware, and to use artistic expression to make a positive change in our environment, Janeen is truly a treasure. We are very fortunate to welcome her to our outstanding staff of Summer ArtCamp instructors this summer.

 

Janeen Mason, Assorted Underwater Scenes

Janeen Mason, Assorted Underwater Scenes

 

A passionate arts advocate, Janeen served on the Florida Council on Arts and Culture where she had been appointed by two Senate Presidents. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citizens for Florida Arts and as Secretary of the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Florida.

 

Janeen Mason, "Yellows"

Janeen Mason, “Yellows”

 

 

Janeen created the position of Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Florida and served in that capacity for five years. Mason is an enthusiastic speaker at schools, workshops, and seminars. She appeared on the PBS program NOVA Science NOW with the Mac Arthur Award Winner, Dr. Edie Widder, Sr. Scientist Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA).

 

 

Janeen Mason, Birds

Janeen Mason, Birds

 

Janeen was a frequent guest on “The Art Spotlight” with Willi Miller, a South Florida NPR program, and she co-hosted a weekly radio program on the arts with Nancy Turrell, the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Stuart and Martin County. Her accolades include a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the National Award for Excellence in Communities, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, the iParenting Media Award, and more.

 

 

Please visit her website to see Janeen’s breathtaking paintings, library of children’s books, exhibitions and advocacy work: www.janeenmason.com

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported 501(c)(3) 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. Programs are funded in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at 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. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $10 Monday through Friday. Admission is free on Saturday. Closed Sunday.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980′s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291