The Rickie Report knows that the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Third Thursday of May will be triumphant. World renown surf photographers, ocean and seaside artists and under-the-sea photographers will be there! Read this article for more information and then mark your calendars! Surf and Ocean theme is perfect for the entire family!
Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents:
May 16, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist’s Lecture takes place at:
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum
Gallery Square North
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta
The Artists will speak in the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum at 5:30. Then the group will proceed to the School where the art is hanging for reception.
Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at the reception:
Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art
395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum’s 3rd Thursday Artists Talk on May 16from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature Mother Ocean exhibitors. Tony Arruza, internationally known surfing photographer, along with ocean-inspired painters, Manon Sander will show images and discuss their work.
Ruth Petzold has had a lifelong passion for nature and photography, which became her life’s work. Since getting her first camera at age 7, she has devoted herself to photographing nature and wildlife above and below the water. From wildlife in the wilds of Africa, Antarctica and the Arctic, to the undersea world of the Pacific Rim countries and the Caribbean, she has pursued the beauties of nature on all seven continents and in most of the global seas and oceans.
Her passionate love of the natural world has taken her to exotic and remote parts of the world in pursuit of her subject matter — 11 times to the African continent, 10 times to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and six times to Indonesia, just to mention a few of her photographic excursions. Although Ms. Petzold suffered a leg amputation years ago, it has not stopped her indomitable spirit from continuing to do underwater photography and travel the world in search of great photographs. As a wildlife conservationist, she is a member of the Explorer’s Club.
A renowned photographer with many awards to her credit, her work has been exhibited in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and the Crooked Tree Art Center in Michigan and published in National Geographic. Her photographs appear in the Natural History of Fishes and other scientific publications with Dr. Eugenie Clark. She has won awards from the Crooked Tree Art Center, American Society of Media Photographers, and a gold medal for International Underwater Photography in Egypt.
Manon Sander has painted and drawn her entire life and ran a successful business painting murals in homes and stores in Chicago, Michigan and Florida. She studied oil painting with well known artists in California for several years. Painting from life, she combines rich texture and vivid color while capturing the expression of the subject and the impression it left on her. She likes to refer to her loose painterly style as “representational with an impressionistic touch.”
Throughout her career, Sander has won various awards nationwide, such as Special Recognition Award for Ocean Facts, in the Seascapes art competition at the Light Space & Time online art gallery, in 2011; and the Second Place for Night In, Art of Association juried art show, at the Lighthouse Art Center, in Tequesta, Florida. Sander has exhibited her paintings nationally in galleries and spaces such as, Bolinas Museum, in California, and in Florida’s D’Art for Art and The Art of Association 2012 juried show at Lighthouse Art Center, in Tequesta, Small Spaces, Big Ideas, juried show at A Unique Gallery, in Jupiter, AquaMarine, juried show at Rossetti Fine Art, in Pompano Beach, and Ortiz-Smykla Gallery, in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village. Manon’s work was seen at a SOLO Exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Tony Arruza is blessed to have a passion for his work and with this comes a commitment to perfection. While perfection is never attained the challenge remains and it is in this challenge that Tony blends his visual sensitivity, his compassion for humanity and his love for nature into images that captivate, motivate and inspire. There is nothing false about his images; rather they are true to the rhythm of life.
Tony resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with his son Aidan. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and has spent close to thirty years working professionally as a photographer for editorial and commercial clients. His fine art work is collected by both private individuals and corporate companies and has had numerous one-man shows at galleries throughout the region. He controls the entire print process from precise image capture to print making and framing. Nothing is spared in quality. Besides being a single dad and a devoted photographer Tony loves surfing, adventure, flying single engine Cessnas, great food and wine and being lazy on Sundays!
The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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. Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta, Fla, 33469. (561) 748-8737. www.lighthousearts.org.
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta . For more information: (561) 746-3101. Members free; $5 nonmembers ages 12 and up; Saturday, free admission to all. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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