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Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Three Exciting Events Including Art School Open House, Contemporary Art Lecture And Art Stroll

Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta is hosting three exciting events! The LAC School of Art Open House (Saturday, October 10th)offers the opportunity to meet the faculty and get an inside glimpse of the classes that will be offered Fall Semester.  Gerri Aurre presents on 3rd Thursday, October 15th.  “Contemporary Art: Looking with Fresh Eyes and Open Minds” is in advance of Art Basel. LAC is offering tours of the exciting and sometimes overwhelming art fair. More details are in this article. The public is invited to an Art Stroll of the Back Alley Mural Festival on Friday, October 16th. All ages are welcome to this free event. Enjoy music, refreshments, meet the artists, and enjoy a leisurely tour of the murals. The Rickie Report shares the details of all of these events and more.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers so much!






Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469  
(561) 746-3101

Mon.- Fri. 10 am – 4 pm/  Sat.10 am – 2pm/  Sunday Closed


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art
395 Seabrook Road   Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 748-8737

Mon.- Fri. 9 am- 5pm/ Sat. 9 am – 4pm/ Sunday Closed

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School of Art Open House


Having a hard time choosing the right class for you?

FREE  and Open to the Public

Saturday, October 10th        Noon – 4 pm

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Faculty Member, Gary Antonio


During our Fall Open House, you’ll have a unique opportunity to meet some of our teachers, ask questions and watch artist demos. Stop by and meet the faculty of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, including  40 of the finest artists in Palm Beach County.

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Gary Antonio, LAC Abstract Painting teacher. He teaches on Fridays from 1 to 4 pm. The next 8 week session begins the week of October 19.






3rd Thursday

Thursday, October 15

5:30 – 7:30 pm


Gerri Aurre




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Gerri Aurre 


On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. Gerri Aurre will give a lecture, “Contemporary Art: Looking with Fresh Eyes and Open Minds”.  Gerri’s insights is in advance of Art Basel and will be very helpful. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.  All 3rd Thursday events are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers.
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 Gerri wants to offer the audience a review of Contemporary Art from the Impressionists up to the 21st century, showing that Contemporary Art all has to do with artists relating their artwork to the times. Their art expresses concepts and ideas that are current and includes what the public is involved with and thinking about. Very often the general public thinks that contemporary art is out of context and taken from left field but that is not the case, at all. All in all, the lecture will heighten the experience of people who take advantage the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s bus tour opportunities.




Gerri Aurre earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and was a career Art teacher in New York. She has traveled worldwide throughout her life. Her art is about landscape, the figure and abstraction coming from the essence of those travel experiences. Aurre is the President of the North County Artists Association.



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“Reflection” with Gerri Aurre



Gerri Aurre is co-chair (along with Julie Silk Beaumont) of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s upcoming “D’Art for Art” event, the exhibit of artwork opens on November 1st and the event is on November 7th, 2015.




Celebrate the Artful Back Alley 

Award Winners surprise with cutting-edge paintings!


Twenty local artists created large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall, while more than 300 visitors enjoyed watching the acrylic paintings come alive. The inaugural Back Alley Mural Festival was a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta on September 19-20, 2015. The murals will be on view in the public space for one month, culminating with a festive Art Stroll to celebrate the artful back alley on October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free to members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter and to the public.



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“Flamingo” by Mark Rupprect

Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival was a celebration of the power of art in public places. “As the ArtCenter is eco-friendly, no aerosols were used for the paintings,” said Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The murals created conversation, new friendships, artistic inspiration, and fueled a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.”




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“Florida Faucet” by Manon Sander


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


  • In keeping with the easy-going camaraderie of the event, winners were chosen by Peoples’ Choice Award votes:  First Place was awarded to Mark Rupprect, a local graffiti artist and fine art teacher. Signing his work “Bulks”, he is known for his bold and colorful designs, Mark was a crowd favorite with his striking chrome, black and white Flamingo and Alligator.


  • Second Place went to Lighthouse ArtCenter faculty member Marta Llorens. An artist and conceptual thinker from Barcelona, Spain, Marta created her first large-scale contour painting. Her abstract portraits are gaining an audience both abroad and locally and her background in graphic arts, fine arts and historical research is apparent in her fantastic and detailed work.



  • Manon Sander, a local artist and faculty member at Lighthouse ArtCenter, won Third Place. Her “Florida Faucet” was a surreal and delightful departure from her familiar plein air paintings that continue to win her awards and a devoted following of collectors and students. It features a quote by Thoreau which captured the essence of the day, ”It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”



LACMuralMarta Llorens, Second Place Winner

Mural by Marta Llorens



Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the businesses of Gallery Square North: Village Art Studios, Gallery Grille, Marie Antoinette’s, Lollie’s Designer Boutique, and L.E.T Group, URVISIBLE Inc., Original Elements, Travel Gallery, A White Penquin and Agape Healing Arts. For more information, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art,, (561) 748-8737.




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 Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101.






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