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MartinArts Celebrates “Works In Living Color” By Innovative Artist, Dorothy Gillespie With Exhibit And Artist Talk With Her Son, Gary Israel. Opening Reception On February 24 Includes Special Auction Of Art In Public Spaces Picnic Tables

MartinArts proudly presents “Dorothy Gillespie: Works in Living Color,” a unique collection of original works Tuesday, February 21 through April 15.  A pioneer in the new directions of metal sculpture, she was always in the forefront of the American Art movement. The Opening Reception on Friday, February 24 also celebrates the “re-opening” of the Court House Cultural Center following significant renovations by Martin County of the historic courthouse. As a follow-up to Martin County’s Art in Public Places’ Arts Fest, five custom made picnic tables painted by local artists will be auctioned off during the Opening Reception.  Bids can also be made via the website. A special conversation about her life and artwork by Gary Israel, Dorothy’s son, takes place on Thursday, March 16.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 24, 2023

5:30  –  7  PM

 

 

Refreshments and light appetizers are available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now thru Friday, February 24, you can buy the table of your choice for $2500 via (https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/events/artsfest/picnic-table-mural-project.html)

or attend the live auction event on, Friday, February 24, 2023 

The auction will begin at 6:30  PM –  Meet the Artists!

 

 

 

People’s Choice Award Picnic Table by Pat Denuzzio

 

 

 

 

ARTIST     TALK:

 

 

“A conversation about Dorothy Gillespie’s life and artwork”

Featuring

Gary Israel, Dorothy’s son

 

 

Untitled by Dorothy Gillespie

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 16  

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

 

The exhibit runs February 21 –  April 15, 2023

 

 

 

 

Dorothy   Gillespie   “Works   in   Living   Color”

 

 

 

“Color Fall” by Dorothy Gillespie

 

 

 

Dorothy Gillespie was a prominent and groundbreaking New York artist from the mid-1940s until her death in 2012. Gillespie forged a career that was independent, innovative, and individual. She was among those who helped blaze a path for women artists during the feminist art movement in the 1970s. A master of many mediums including painting, paper, sculpture, printmaking, environments and happenings, ceramics, jewelry, and set design, her works are included in numerous public and private collections.

 

 

 

 

Two Untitled Installations by Dorothy Gillespie

 

 

 

 

Dorothy’s career spanned seven decades, and was always in the forefront of the American Art movement.  Ms. Gillespies works have graced and still grace many institutions, museums, colleges, universities and public places.  She was one of the first artists to offer her art to the world through displays in the lobbies of public institutions and governmental centers such as the Mayo Clinic,  Epcot Center, Warren Wilson College, Fort Lauderdale Airport-Delta Terminal, ceramics Hall Center for the Performing Arts,  Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, St. Marks School-Dallas, United States Mission to the United Nations, Miami Public Library, Court House Square-Roanoke, VA.  Her art was always fresh and colorful and Dorothy Gillespie’s artistic touch is unequaled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now thru Friday, February 24, you can buy the table of your choice for $2500 via (https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/events/artsfest/picnic-table-mural-project.html)

or attend the live auction event on, Friday, February 24, 2023 

The auction will begin at 6:30  PM –  Meet the Artists!

 

 

Custom painted Picnic Table by Sam Nagel Eggert

 

 

As a follow-up to Martin County’s Art in Public Places’ Arts Fest, five custom-made picnic tables were painted by local artists: Edda Davila, Gregory Dirr, Nadia Utto, Pat Denuzzio and Sam Nagel Eggert.  The picnic tables were built by Project Lift, with plans donated by the Treasure Coast Builders Association. They will be auctioned off during the Opening Reception.

 

Now thru Friday, February 24, you can buy the table of your choice for $2500 via (https://www.martinarts.org/support_us/events/artsfest/picnic-table-mural-project.html)

or attend the live auction event on, Friday, February 24, 2023 

 

 

Auctioneer Elliott Paul will conduct the auction to benefit the artists, Project Lift and MartinArts.

 

 

 

Custom painted Picnic Tables by Edda Davila, Gregory Dirr, Nadia Utto

 

About MartinArts:

MartinArts mission is to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community. MartinArts envisions a vibrant and thriving community where arts and culture is woven into every aspect of life. As a regional leader, MartinArts stimulates and advances the economy of the cultural community.

MartinArts has served our community since 1980 and as the local arts agency since 1986. With roots in our community, we strive to support the arts sector through advocacy, promotion, research, community planning and programming. Our focus on arts education is core to who we are as we know that through those efforts, we are working to secure an audience for generations in the future. We are housed in a county-owned historic building (formerly the county’s first courthouse) the Court House Cultural Center. Located in historic downtown Stuart, this venue allows us to serve as a hub of cultural experiences for residents and visitors.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Arts & Culture, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

 

For more information: 

772-287-6676   or visit   www.martinarts.org.

 

 

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