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“Arrived: Florida Artists Emerged” Opens At Lighthouse ArtCenter Includes Five Internationally Acclaimed Artists Who Call Florida Their Home

Lighthouse Art Center‘s once in a lifetime exhibition, “Arrived: Florida Artists Emerged” features the original artwork of five Florida artists of international acclaim who bring awareness to the cultural, historic and environmental issues we all share.  The Public is invited to the Exhibit Reception on Thursday, February 15 to meet the artists.   The Exhibit is available January 25 – February 24th. Their combined accolades include installations at both the North and South Poles, and in the hands of people on all seven continents. There has never been a more diverse nor more passionate group of multi-media artists shown together in Florida. Most of these collectible works will be available for purchase. The artists include Xavier Cortada, Mary GrandPre, Sarah Crooks, Margaret Ross Tolbertand Cheryl Maeder.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 


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










Exhibition Reception:


February 15, 2018


5:30 – 7:30 pm


No charge for members, nonmembers $10

General Admission:
Monday – Friday 10 – 4   Saturday 10 – 2

First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

No charge for members, nonmembers $5


Detail of artwork by Xavier Cortada


Xavier Cortada (Miami, Florida): Thought provoking and powerful, Cortada’s bold and brilliant use of color emphasizes climate change, extinctions, and his participatory art projects have involved citizens all over the world.


Sarah Crooks Detail of Artwork


Sarah Crooks (Jacksonville, Florida): As an eco-feminist, Sarah Crooks creates multi-disciplinary installations that blend environmental science with expressive art.


Detail of “From here” by Mary GrandPre


Mary GrandPre (Sarasota, Florida): Illustrator of the American editions of the Hary Potter Novels, GrandPre’s fine art features the intuitive application of texture and color that balance abstraction and realism to create a new world, one that suggests the familiar, but leaves the door open.


“Judith Submerged” by Cheryl Maeder


Cheryl Maeder (West Palm Beach, Florida): Maeder’s fusion of unexpected perspectives and vivid colors create a dreamy tranquility in and around the water. The ethereal hazes in her exotic work leaves the viewer with a gentle lasting sense of wonder.


Detail of artwork by Margarett Ross Tolbert



Margaret Ross Tolbert (Gainesville, Florida): The sensuous experience of Florida’s freshwater springs is translated through Margaret Tolbert and the large scale paintings she uses a mop to create. Her work quickens the imagination and inspires stewardship for these sparkling gems that are disappearing as a result of population growth.







The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a 501c(3), that was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 53 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and outreach to underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, Florida 33469



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