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Lighthouse ArtCenter Hosts Openings For Radical Jewelry Makeover And Best Of Clubs Exhibits March 19

The 8 week long Radical Jewelry Makeover Project will culminate in an exhibition and sale of wearable creations from March 19 – April  24, 2020 at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  Project partners include the Armory Art Center, Resource Depot, and professional jewelers from the regional community.  Enjoy the Third Thursday Opening Reception, which includes “Best Of The Clubs” Exhibition on Thursday, March 19! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




Monday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm   Saturday:  10 – 2

Regular Admission:   No charge for members, nonmembers $5

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


3rd   Thursday   Opening   Reception

Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition


Radical Jewelry Makeover!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

5:30 – 7:30 pm


Radical Jewelry Makeover Exhibition:

The Radical Jewelry Makeover project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations displayed at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery from March 19 – April 24, 2020.

Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition:

Exhibit runs March 19-29, 2020

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Peacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC  ​



Radical    Jewelry    Makeover!









Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Last Fall, RJM – South Florida had a call for donations of broken, unwanted, lost pieces of jewelry and the community definitely responded! They received 115 donations of jewelry for the students and artists to use as their raw materials for the made-over jewelry pieces that will be on display at the LAC gallery beginning March 19, 2020. Sales benefit student scholarships and the Ethical Metalsmiths’ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.



RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind their personal collections and encourages re-consideration of their habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. At the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, RJM brings together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry.





Erica Bello Heishi Bead Cameo




Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916.  Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft.  Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste.  Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and worked with the Lighthouse ArtCenter with the Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover ​​to South Florida.




About Ethical Metalsmiths  is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​​








Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition









Best of the Clubs 2019  by Carol Ellis  PGA  “Basking in Corfu”



Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the return of the Best of the Clubs Art Exhibition. This exciting installation showcases accomplished residents from many of our private communities from Palm Beach to Stuart.  These talented artists show their most current original art in a setting that cultivates cross-pollination of ideas, techniques, and creativity in our vibrant community.  It is a collection of diverse media which provide a well-crafted exhibition – sure to be one of the cultural highlights of the season.


Participating communities Include:




Eastpointe Country Club

Frenchman’s Creek

Ibis Photography Club    

Ibis Country Club

Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club

Jupiter Hills Country Club


Lost Tree Village

The Loxahatchee Club

Mariner Sands Country Club


Old Marsh Country Club

PGA National Members’ Club

Turtle Creek



Best of the Clubs 2019   by   Judith Bettandorf   Mariner Sands   “Savannas”






The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c(3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. In the last 56 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 a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.


Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm





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