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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



Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces:


Resident and Collected Artists of Jupiter Island









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
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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