Dog Days Of Summer ( And Other Pets Too!) Opens August 9 At MartinArts’ Courthouse Cultural Center Gallery. Public Reception Friday, August 12 . Family Day, Pet Adoptions, Artist Demos Scheduled Through October 1st

“Dog Days of Summer (and other pets too!)” opens August 9, 2022 at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in Stuart.  Meet the artists at the Public Reception on Friday, August 12.  Enjoy original art of animals and pets, a Family Day (Saturday, September 17) and pet adoption opportunities will be held through the exhibit’s run, until October 1st.  A raffle will be held for a Skip Hartzell sculpture.  Proceeds from all sales will benefit Caring Fields Felines, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, and MartinArts.  A special video presentation by international group, Gunhill Road, “I Know You’re Real is included in this multi-medium exhibit. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  All artwork will be available on the virtual gallery as well as in person. 

 

 

 

 

 

80 SE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL  34994

 

Opening Reception

 

Friday, August 12 | 5:30–7  PM

 

 

Special Raffle to win a Skip Hartzell sculpture!

 

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the exhibit.

 

 

 

Artist Demos / Meet & Greet/ Pop Up

 

Saturday, September 3, 2022      10 – 4

 

 

Featuring:  

 

 

Katie Gianni       Jordan Silvia      Heather Ivins

 

Artists Katie Gianni, Jordan Silvia, and Heather Ivins will be teaming up for a fun event where they will be painting and drawing live, chatting with you about their work, and selling fine art originals and prints.

 

 

Additionally, each artist will be raffling off an 8”x8” piece, with 100% of the proceeds going to the animal rescue and adoption organizations participating in the Dog Days of Summer exhibition. By entering the raffle, you may win an original piece of artwork for a small donation of $5 (or more, if you’d like), while also helping animals!  The three artists will be sharing more details in the next couple of weeks, so make sure to follow them here and on Instagram for more information.

 

 

 

Family Day

 

Learn about local wildlife, enjoy hands-on activities, library card sign up, and story time provided by the Martin County Library System, Tykes & Teens, and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center

 

Saturday, September 17 | 12–3PM

 

 

 

Adoption Days

Meet furry friends available for adoption and support local rescues.

 

Caring Fields Felines – August 13 | 10AM–1PM

Humane Society of Treasure Coast – September 22 | 10AM–3PM

 

 

 

Check back for additional programs & events.

 

Exhibit Dates:  August 9 – October 1, 2022

 

 

A donation of $5 in support of MartinArts is requested.

 Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10AM–6PM

 Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM–4 PM

 

 

 

 

“Couch Potato” by Deborah La Fogg Docherty. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Holly Cannon

Katie Gianni

Eduardo Gomez

Margaret Gray

Skip Hartzell

Heather Ivins

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Mia Lindberg

Maria G. Miele

Caryl Pomales

Roni Rottner

Jordan Silvia

Molly Potter Thayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caryl Pomales’ “Have you Any Wool”  All rights reserved.

 

 

 

“Animals have been subject matter in the visual arts since the beginning of time. We are so excited about this collaborative effort to have local artists bring attention to the needs of our furry and perhaps not so furry friends and the nonprofits that help them.” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts.”

 

 

 

 

Heather Ivins’ “Green Fish”  All rights reserved.

 

 

 

Proceeds from sales will benefit MartinArts and local non-profit animal rescue and adoption agencies – Caring Fields Felines, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.  In addition to the artworks on display, activities throughout the exhibit will include artist demos, pet adoption events, a family fun day with animal education, hands-on activities, library card sign up, and story time provided by the Martin County Library System, Tykes & Teens, and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The legendary classic rock group Gunhill Road’s hit YouTube video celebrating the special relationship between humans and animals, “I Know You’re Real.”    gunhillroadmusic.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Silvia’s “French Bulldog”. All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

THANK    YOU   TO   OUR   SPONSORS:

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Visit MartinArts.org for additional details.

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

“Be Squared ~ A Members Exhibition” Opens June 10 At Martin Arts Court House Cultural Center Gallery Featuring 52 Artists’ All Media Artworks In A Square Format

Be Squared“,  A Members Exhibition opens FridayJune 10th at MartinArts’ Court House Cultural Center Gallery in downtown Stuart. Showcasing the diverse talents of 52 artists, each piece is created and presented in a square shape. Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County. A $5 Donation is requested at the door. This exhibit will be on display through July 23, 2022The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 10, 2022

5:30  –  7  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

 

 

 

 

This exhibit, on display through July 23rd, will showcase the diverse talents of 52 artists who are all members of MartinArts. Unique to the collection, is that each piece is created and presented in a square shape.

 

 

 

 

 

“Moonlighting” by Sharon Ferina

 

 

 

 

Throughout the exhibition, a special selection of 8”x8” works, created and donated by participating artists in a variety of mediums, will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit arts education programs in Martin County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Self Portrait” by Tom Forster

 

 

 

 

“We invite the community to experience these extraordinary works by this exemplary group of artists at our beautiful, historic gallery,” said Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director of MartinArts. “Whatever your favorite medium or genre, it’s bound to be showcased in in this exquisitely-presented “square” exhibit.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dreaming Zebra” by Dinija Berkien

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Gatherers” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

 

 

Be Squared – A Members Exhibition, will feature works by these celebrated MartinArts’ Member Artists:

 

 

Jeanine Baum, Michaelann Bellerjeau, Kimberly Beltrame, Dinija Berkien, Mallo Bisset, Deborah Bottorff, Sally Browning Pearson, Tracy Canada, Holly Cannon, Robert ClenDening, Marc Cohen, Suzanne Connors, Kendra Deltano, Evangelia Deslis, MJ Dowling, Sharon Ferina, Tom Forster, Torenzo Gann, Katie Gianni, Lindsay Hager, Jill Heveron, Heather Ivins, Etheard Joseph, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Julia Kelly, Justin Klahne, Sue Klahne, Scott Klimek, Chris Kling, Jane Lawton Baldridge, Mia Lindberg, Barbara Z. Lyons, Lorrie McKenna, Dana Meyer, Maria G Miele, Mary Lou Mirabito, Lynn Morgan, Margarita Nielsen Palacios, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Tom Prestopnik, Mary Lou Pults, Lisa Rapp, Diane Raymond, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Danuta Rothschild, Bobby Savage, Jordan Silvia, Mark Stall, Marian Vitale, Jesse Walker, Sunny Walker, Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

 

 

“Flight Check” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Blue heron Neighbor” by Margarita Nielsen Palacios

 

 

 

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.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

MartinArts Foundation Seeks Nominations Of Adult Artists And Graduating High School Seniors For MartinArts Awards. Deadline Is April 15, 2022. Meet Neil Capozzi, One Of 2021 Awardees

MartinArts Foundation invites you to nominate ADULT ARTISTS or STUDENT ARTISTS in the visual, performing, or literary arts for a MartinArts Award! Since 2003, the MartinArts Awards, have been the premier celebration of the arts on the Treasure Coast, recognizing performance, visual and literary artistic excellence and those who help the arts flourish in our community.  Each year artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders in the arts are honored with a MartinArts Award.  Deadline for nominations is April 15, 2022. The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks from last year and an interview with Neil Capozzi, one of the MartinArts Award recipients of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders weaving together to give the community a more vibrant, rich, and colorful texture. Over 170 award recipients have been honored since 2003!

 

 

Nominating is easy and only requires contact information and a 150-word paragraph about your nominee!

 

 

 

 

“In 2021, the Arts Leadership Award was given to Neil Capozzi for demonstrating a consistent driving force in keeping the arts alive in Martin County, both as the owner of Stuart Art Supply (and formerly Jay-Mar) and as a volunteer for decades, with many arts sector nonprofits and initiatives. He’s supported artists and has given his time, talent, and treasure in advocacy of a vibrant arts community. We were pleased to recognize Neil at the MartinArts Awards in 2021 for his outstanding leadership and service to our community.” –  Nancy K. Turrell, CEO, MartinArts Foundation.

 

 

 

NAMED  AWARD  RECIPIENT

ARTS  LEADERSHIP 2021:

NEIL  CAPOZZI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRR:  What were your artistic influences growing up?

NC:

I grew up in Waterbury CT, in a family of 5 children. I am the only artistic child except for a younger brother who is an interior designer. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and plant science with a minor in economics. I completed a graduate degree in business in 1992.  I was introduced to arts and crafts by attending summer art programs at our local museum. My parents noticed how much I enjoyed these Saturday mornings. When the program ended my parents found a local artist, Mrs. Benson who offered private lessons in her home. This instructor introduced me to watercolor and gave me my first plein air experience. After my time with Mrs. Benson, I moved on to Mrs. Hurley who offered classes in her basement on Friday nights. The class included other young people who learned about painting and drawing and some art history. I loved working in oil paint and pastel painting. I also took art classes in high school. Unfortunately, I had an art instructor in high school that dampened my artistic side that lasted for 25 years. After I took a workshop with some local artists in Stuart that awakened my dormant passion for painting. While I was in high school and college I worked in a retail shop Jay-Mar that I joined as a manager and later a partner that eventually expanded in arts and crafts. My art background worked well in our business of Arts & Crafts. The rest as we say is history.

 

 

 

TRR:  Do you have any favorite artists outside of Martin County?

NC:  I prefer impressionist masterworks. I enjoy collecting and supporting local artists. As a retailer of art materials, artists are always interested in bartering art for supplies.

 

 

TRR: What brought you to Martin County?

NC:

In 1991 my business partner felt that we needed to expand our Connecticut chain of Arts & Crafts supply stores to Florida. Our 1st store opened in Stuart Centre in 1991 and Palm Beach Gardens in 1992. Over time as the economy changed so did Jay Mar. I closed Jay Mar in Stuart in 2012. There is one store remaining in Waterbury, CT. When I closed Jay Mar in 2012 the artist community of professionals, teachers and students asked me not to give-up. If I made it work, they would support me. I in turn I felt that I need to support them back. I found this current location at 43 SE Kindred Street and opened Stuart Art Supply and Studio in November 2012. Since there isn’t an art center or an art school in our market, I created one. I offer the studio with reasonable rates so the teachers can offer classes at reasonable cost to the students. As for an art supply shop I worked with my vendors to be able to offer prices to compete with the online businesses. I hope I can say that I give great customer service, offer competitive prices, and give back to the community in service and financially. (I met a former manager of Jerry’s Artarama in WPB and he told me that they gave up marketing in the Martin-St. Lucie market due to the customer loyalty I built.)

 

TRR:  Tell us more about your involvement in the cultural community.

NC:

 

In 2013, I was asked to fill a vacancy on the Arts Council Board and I enjoyed being part of the organization and help it move forward. I primarily focus on MartinArts because it offers the best opportunity to the community. In the early days of Jay Mar and Stuart Art Supply I supported the local art leagues in Martin/St. Lucie, as some of the needed guidance in financial and technical support. Eventually, the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) formed under the leadership of Suzanne Connors. I jumped in with all the support I could offer. The MAG Open Studio Tour offers artists in our community to reach collectors and buyers. MAG experienced some rough times ( I was devastated when the organization almost collapsed), encouraging them to not give up.  My advocacy as a member of the board of MartinArts helped guide them to the needed support. In 2022 MAG became a financial and volunteer supporter of ArtsFest.  After several years of receiving support from Women Supporting the Arts, they and their membership are active members of MartinArts.  For a short period, I was on the Board of the Palm Beach Gay Men’s Chorus as treasurer.  I put their financial affairs in order. During my tenure I told them to give up, as they were in a hole financially. Wow, that kick-started their financial recovery, and they are still performing today, 12 years later!  I am the recent part-Chair of the MartinArts Foundation and past chair of the ArtsFest Committee. I’m a member of the committee that is advancing the efforts to refurbish the 1923 Stuart High School as an Arts Center in Stuart.  My husband, Ken Capozzi and I will continue to offer our home for our semiannual “Dining Under The Oaks” fundraiser.

 

 

TRR:  How has the cultural scene changed and how can businesses benefit from partnering with the arts?

NC:

 

Since my arrival in Martin County , this was a sleepy community, not even the bedroom community to Palm Beach County as it is today. Our season community was/is primarily snowbirds but has grown to a more non-seasonal community. I often speak with people who come to visit or live here because of the thriving arts community. I firmly believe in the adage “The arts are good for business” – there is broad reach in the arts. Patrons and creators of art don’t wear uniforms like sports, but people notice art on the walls and listen to great music. Clients attend concerts and performances. Having your business associated with the cultural pillar of the community boosts morale and offers a reach to a wider audience.

 

TRR: What does The MartinArts Award mean?

NC:

 

Being recognized for sharing a passion for the arts, having received this award helps me to encourage others to strive for an increased awareness of the arts.  Anyone can nominate someone for a MartinArts Award. Student artists need to attend one of the Martin County schools, public and private. Adult artists need to be a resident of or an active participant of their craft in Martin County. There are many categories. If you know of someone, I urge you to nominate them! The Arts Leadership is one of several awards selected by the MartinArts Board of Directors and not based on nominations from the community. Other awards include: Excellence in Arts Education, Philanthropy and Lifetime Achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in being a part of the celebration?

Help us celebrate the MartinArts Awards as a sponsor or volunteer.

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship opportunities, program ads, and steering committee positions are available–contact us at 772-287-6676 (x2) or marties@martinarts.org today to get in on the fun and be recognized as a supporter of the arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Court House Cultural Center Features A Three Woman Perspective “Humanity Through The Artist Eye” Opening Friday, March 4. Meet Artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, And Kirsten Stingle And See Their Nuanced Views Of Life. Artist Talk Tuesday, March 29

Martin Arts announces its newest Court House Cultural Center exhibition, “Humanity Through The Artist Eye – A Three Woman Perspective” featuring artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, and Kirsten Stingle. This expressive show curated by Ken Hooper Capozzi and Maria Miele opens on Friday, March 4, 2022 with a Free Public Reception. The artists will give a presentation on Tuesday, March 29. The exhibit continues through April 15, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

Courthouse Cultural Art Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL

772.287.6676      www.MartinArts.org

 Martin    Arts   Presents:

 

 

 

HUMANITY    Through    the    Artist    Eye  –

 

 

A    Three    Woman    Perspective

 

 

Gallery Hours:  

Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm   Wednesday thru Saturday  10 am – 4 pm  

Or by appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday,  March 4, 2022    

 5:30  –  7  PM

 Tuesday,  March 29  

6 pm  

Register on MartinArts.org

 

 

 

Exhibit is available March 4  – April 15, 2022

 

 

“This exemplary presentation of works exudes a cohesive flow and connects viewers to the emotions and experiences expressed by the artists’ fabulous demonstration of texture and color,” said Hooper Capozzi, exhibition curator and Gallery Committee Chair of MartinArts.  

 

 

This vibrantly expressive show, curated by Ken Hooper Capozzi and Maria Miele, presents a stunning showcase of singular expression, by three remarkable female artists. Sharing a moving stage of individual works, and an exciting variety of mediums and works, exhibiting Artists Cheryl Cote′, Danuta Rothschild, and Kirsten Stingle seamlessly invoke thought and conversation about the nuances of life. The exhibition is comprised of inspiring works that tell the story of challenges, struggles, and celebrated joys encountered along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

“Be True To Your Roots” by Cheryl Cote′

 

“We invite the community to enjoy experiencing “Humanity through the Artist Eye – A 3 Woman Perspective, in voice and celebration of the stories shared through the works of these three unique artists,” said Nancy Turrell, Executive Director, MartinArts.

 

Over her career, Cheryl Cote′s style has evolved from a very ‘fine-detail’ artist, to a broader spectrum of color and light. A visually impaired artist, her collection conveys life, with the intention to encourage people to overcome. With limited sight, and challenges faced when painting, Cote’s developed and unique style relays image on canvas, in a bold and signature display of great light, shadow and color. Through her eyes, viewers ‘see’ the souls of each figure she paints.

 

 

 

 

“Retirement” by Danuta Rothschild

 

 

Internationally respected and award-winning artist, Danuta Rothschild captures the scope of human experience from the ominous to the magically affirming. Her sculptures, globally exhibited in the United States, Poland, Bosnia, and France, are a brilliant showcase of humanity and poverty. Bold color and texture reveal the stories and struggles of her characters as they move through life. Placing figures into an endless space and vast nature, she gives the viewer a sense of dreamlike or vast perspective of the human experience. Rothchild’s vast and endless depiction of nature, reveals that ‘we’ are but a small part of the story she tells.

 

 

 

 

 

“The Shepherd” by Kirsten Stingle

 

 

 

Kirsten Stingle’s work is both bold and expressive. Her amazing images in mixed media combine unique textures, fabric, clay, and construction to give emotion to her figures. Her color palette, often dominated by sepia tones, show a somber, yet emotional character. The expressions she gives her figures are often wondrous and so detailed you feel as if they will spring to life, with details of facial expression and clothing dictating a time and place. Positioning her figures on or in unique situations, each work tells a story. Layering each sculpture with a delicate balance of technique, lends to vivid imagery, while strengthening the complexity of her expression.

 

 

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 about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

Martin Arts 

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Stuart Arts Fest February 12 -13 Is Named Top 20 Events In Southeast! Local Chefs Competition, Juried Fine Art And Craft Festival, Live Musical & Drama Performances At Gazebo Park.

ArtsFest 2022 returns on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday,13 at Gazebo Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a wide variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, and top area chefs competition. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults; student18 and under free. Dot Galfond’s handmade glass turtles are still being hidden! Find one of the six gold-colored turtles for a pair of VIP ArtsFest tickets along with special perks, including access to an exclusive evening gathering on Saturday, February 12. The prize for the other colored turtles will be a special “buy one get one” general admission ticket to ArtsFest 2022.  Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, you don’t want to miss the ever-evolving event!  Volunteers are needed! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

 

 

 

 

The “Hidden Turtles” Scavenger Hunt Is Back!

 

 

 

In 2021, we teamed up with Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing to launch the “Hidden Turtles” scavenger hunt. The goal was to showcase Martin County’s dynamic arts and culture scene while also generating excitement leading up to ArtsFest 2021. PEOPLE LOVED IT! So, we brought back the Hidden Turtles for 2022.  The Hidden Turtles scavenger hunt began on Friday, January 14. In the weeks leading up to ArtsFest, these 50 turtles will be hidden at different stops along the Martin County Arts & Culture Trail. This free, mobile-exclusive trail features a range of award-winning museums, celebrated attractions, cutting-edge exhibits, historic sites, eclectic galleries, and engaging selections from the Martin County Art in Public Places program.

 

This year, Palm City-based glass artist Dot Galfond of License to Kiln has created a limited edition collection of 50 signed and numbered glass sea turtle sculptures. In total, there are 14 bright blue, 15 chartreuse, 15 dark green, and 6 gold glass sea turtles. While last year’s turtles were available in teal and gold, we have expanded this year’s color selection, drawing inspiration from the hues of the recent Martin Arts rebrand. Residents and visitors alike can sign up to receive the full trail for free and can use the pass to learn more about these local points of interest. To participate in the scavenger hunt, simply explore the featured attractions along the trail—if you find a turtle, it’s yours to keep!

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the juried art show, attendees can watch the popular CHOPPED event showcasing the inventive talents of renowned Treasure Coast chefs and listen to performances by the Indian River Pop Orchestra and Murray Middle School drama and chorus students. “We always aim to surprise and delight guests who atJodytend Artsfest, and this year will be no different,” said Nancy Turrell, CEO of MartinArts Foundation. “ArtsFest is truly an extension of the expansive arts community we have on the Treasure Coast, and we love this opportunity to highlight their accomplishments.”

 

 

 

 

Our chefs are all former winners of the competition: Mark Mueller, Aldo Ramirez, Jose Peralta, and Erick Grutka. The format is a 11 AM competition with 2 selected to do a final round at 1 PM on Saturday, 2/12

 

 

 

 

 

  On the visual artist front, a juried art festival with submissions from across the nation will feature top artists in the categories of painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, and jewelry are selected according to workmanship, originality, and artistic conception. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie

Carnett

Ceramics

John

Cheer

Ceramics

Luis

Gutierrez

Ceramics

James

Lassak

Ceramics

Larry

Clarke

Fiber

Dawn

De Santo

Fiber

Vicki

Love

Fiber

Maureen

Reilly

Fiber

Jean

Yao

Fiber

Jim

Dirks

Glass

Darlene

Ferguson

Glass

Bobbie

Matus

Glass

Chip

Arnold

Jewelry

Alexis

Barbeau

Jewelry

Javier

Baron

Jewelry

Serge

Bojan

Jewelry

Herb

Brown

Jewelry

william

Doak

Jewelry

Sonja

Grondstra

Jewelry

Renzo

Iglesias

Jewelry

Carlos

Iglesias

Jewelry

Busarin

Kittichareonsup

Jewelry

Valerie

Lamott

Jewelry

Jorge

Lastra

Jewelry

Scott

Macklin

Jewelry

Luis

Perez

Jewelry

Emre

Tekeli

Jewelry

Nora

Testor

Jewelry

Regina

To

Jewelry

Barbara

Umbel

Jewelry

Melissa

Woods

Jewelry

Sally

Austin

Mixed Media

Kimberly

Beltrame

Mixed Media

DAN

BI

Mixed Media

Drew

Brass

Mixed Media

Michelle

DeFillipo

Mixed Media

Daniel

Fager-George

Mixed Media

Morris

Johnson

Mixed Media

Wayne Gao &

Michelle Chang

Mixed Media

Shawn

Raba

Mixed Media

Jose

Rico

Mixed Media

Candice

Rodriguez – Adams

Mixed Media

Paul

Shampine

Mixed Media

Susan

Werling

Mixed Media

John

Cheng

Painting

Timothy

Forman

Painting

Jemal

Hayes

Painting

Scott

Klimek

Painting

Chris

Kling

Painting

Stephen

Koury

Painting

Jackie

Maloney

Painting

Leo 

Hong Mao

Painting

Anne

Schroeder

Painting

Brent

Anderson

Photography

Bruce

Bain

Photography

Craig

Dietrich

Photography

David

Ogden

Photography

George

Rhodes

Photography

Lazaro

Ruda

Photography

Lisa

Silk

Photography

Alan

Leising

Sculpture

Josh

Price

Sculpture

Bud

Scheffel

Sculpture

Peter

Smith

Sculpture

Robert

Wertz

Sculpture

Magali

Cereghino-Groves

Wood

Steven

Cohen

Wood

Byron

Lawrence

Wood

Lucas

McGowan

Wood

Rick

Sciandra

Wood

Clinton

Underwood

Wood

 

 

 

 

Local    &    Emerging    Artists:

 

 

Holly Cannon

Debbie Dunbar

Jim Ferro

Sue Klahne

Megan McChrystal

Lynn Morgan

Jordan Silvia

Mark Stall

Sunny Walker

Judy Yaker

 

 

Annually, ArtsFest draws over 7,500 people and over the past 3 years has generated more than a $1 million dollars to the local economy. 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 12:

Murray Middle School  

Bad Apples Brass Band

 Yvette Norwood-Tiger 

Sunday, February 13:

Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Quartet  

Bashaum Stewart

Indian River POPS Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Orientation | Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5 – 6 PM     Court House Cultural Center, 80 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

This meeting is to get everyone acquainted with their job duties, the ArtsFest Staff & Committee, pick up volunteer t-shirts, and to give you the inside scoop on what is going on for the weekend.

Volunteer Perks

FREE weekend admission to ArtsFest
FREE ArtsFest Stuart t-shirt
Volunteer hospitality
Meet Artists from around the country and the world
Get to know other volunteers from the community — HAVE FUN! Promote and support the arts in Martin County!

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

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

Virtual Gallery: Opens Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

“Glimmer – A Glow Show” Promises To Illuminate Your Senses On Friday, February 4th & Saturday, February 5th. Nine Artists Collaborate To Bring You Into An Immersive Interactive Environmental Experience

Corina Pelloni and Jane Lawton Baldridge invite you to “Glimmer – A Glow Show”, an illuminated artistic collaborative of nine artists. “Glimmer” premiers on Friday, February 4th and continues on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.  This immersive art event focuses on illumination in six environments. Outside will be projection of Animated Ocean Paintings and Color & Sound Vibration. Artists will lead hands on activities.  Original artwork and Jellyfish will be for sale. Purchase your Glimmer T-Shirt now with a pre-show discount or buy at the event. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

901 SE Johnson Avenue       Stuart, FL.

 

 

 

 

The   public    can    expect    to    experience:

 

~ An   Enchanted   Wood ~

 

~ A   Mangrove   Forest ~


~ Underneath   the   Undulating   Sky ~

 

~ Passing   into   Water ~

 

~ Rising   through   the   Ground   up   to   the   Stars ~

 

The   Room   of   Secrets   inside   the   building ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the artists 

For this interactive, immersive art experience….

Corina Pelloni

 Jane Lawton Baldridge

DJ Voelker

Colleen North

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Joe Young

Deena Rahill

Laura Kinnamon

Gene Kinnamon

 

 

 

 

Sales of special “Glimmer” T-Shirts and other merchandise will fund the exhibition. 

 

For more details:  https://www.missingart.space/?s=glimmer

 

 

 

Corina Pelloni and Jane Baldridge working on their “Glimmer” artworks

 

 

Pelloni and Baldridge also hope to expand the exhibit dates and locations.  The Women Supporting the Arts and Martin Arts awarded Pelloni and Baldridge a Grant to help offset the cost of putting on this immersive collaboration. The group is looking for more sponsorships.

 

 

Thank you to Our Sponsors: Women Supporting the Arts, Martin Arts, The Creek District, 901 Hub, MissingArt.com, Artspeaks.com

 

 

 

For more information or to become a sponsor:

Please contact Corina at corinapelloni@gmail.com

or

Jane at gosail@bellsouth.net.

 

For more details:

https://www.missingart.space/?s=glimmer

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Martin Arts Presents A Noteworthy Exhibit “Floridian Flavors: Character, Culture, & Cuisine” Featuring Artistry By The Studio Art Quilt Associates January 11- February 26

“Floridian Flavors: Characters, Culture, & Cuisine” is a noteworthy exhibit of juried art quilts that celebrate the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of residents, visitors and native-born Floridians. Martin Arts brings members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), Florida Region to share their creativity at the Court House Cultural Center from January 11 – February 26, 2022.  (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt. CDC guidelines will be followed. A private tour can be arranged on Monday, January 10 for those who prefer to be in a small group.  The exhibit will be available in the Virtual Gallery beginning Tuesday, January 11 The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, January 14. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 14, 2022

5:30  –  7  PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ Admission is free…donations are encouraged ~

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

To arrange for a private tour on Monday, January 10 contact: Jennifer Hearn 772-287-6676 

 

Click Here:    Virtual Gallery Opens January 11

 

 

 

 

 

Take your time to notice all of the elements of these art quilts in “Floridian Flavors: Characters, Culture, & Cuisine”!!!!  This unique exhibit will hang in the Court House Cultural Center from January 11 – February 26, 2022.  This exhibit was juried by Martha Wolfe.

 

 

Members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA), Florida Region, have created this collection of juried art quilts that celebrate the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of residents, visitors and native-born Floridians. The Sunshine State is one of diversity and inclusion, attracting people from all over the globe and these magnificent fabric masterpieces will reflect their uniqueness and lifestyles.

 

 

 

“Moon Dance” by Candace Phelon

 

 

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”  

 

 

“Fisherman’s Intent” by Doris Hulse

 

 

Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of nearly 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world whose vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. Three of the 30 artists participating are from the local area: Kim Laffont, Fort Pierce; Sharon Buck, Okeechobee; and Susan Rienzo, Vero Beach

 

 

 

“I’m OK” by Brenda Shutter

 

 

A spokesperson for SAQA shared, “We are proud our state is one of diversity and inclusion. People in Florida come from all over the globe and all walks of life. We have astronauts, mermaids, cowboys, pirates, princesses, and pioneers. (And Parrotheads!)   This collection of juried art quilts made by Florida SAQA members will celebrate the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of our inhabitants, visitors, and even the rare individuals who are Florida-born and lifelong residents”.  There are 8 “pods” (or chapters) in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

“Flamingo in Paradise” by Kestrel Michaud

 

 

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”  Over the past 30 years, SAQA has grown into a dynamic and active community of nearly 4,000 artists, curators, collectors, and art professionals located around the world. Our vision is that the art quilt is universally respected as a fine art medium. With our exhibitions, resources, publications, and membership opportunities, we seek to increase the public’s appreciation for the art quilt and to support our members in their artistic and professional growth.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about SAQA, visit www.saqa.com

 

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

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

Virtual Gallery: Opens Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

 

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Martin Arts Invites Public To Opening Night Court Room Session IV, Showcasing Contemporary Art And Live Music On Saturday, December 4

MartinArts announces the fourth installment of “Court Room Sessions” at the Court House Cultural Center opening on Saturday, December 4.  Featured contemporary artists include: Enid Enrich Blechman, Rick Eggert, TD Gillispie, Jill Hotchkiss, Kevin Lawson, Kandy G. Lopez, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Thomas Stollar. Opening night will feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts. Elise Raffa is curator and organizer of Court Room Sessions. This event is free and open to the public!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

 

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

7  –  11  PM

 

 

 

Artwork by Kandy Lopez

 

 

“What is most exciting to me about this exhibition is the wide range of work, concept and experience brought by each of the artists”, said Elise Raffa, curator, and organizer of Court Room Sessions.

 

 

 

Artwork by Thomas Stollar

 

 

Elise continues, “Everything spanning from film to textiles, photography, painting, mixed media, and site-specific installations will be on display”.

 

 

 

 

Artwork by TD Gillespie

 

 

 

Alongside an impressive roster of visual artists, the opening night will also feature live musical performances by notable South Florida acts American Sigh and LAVOLA, as well as the highly anticipated performance of Treasure Coast’s own, Sandman Sleeps, who formed during the quarantine of 2020, cultivating a full, energy packed, and dynamic indie/art rock sound while maintaining a sense of rawness and unpredictability in songwriting and delivery. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Enid Blechman

 

 

“It’s really nice to see Court Room Sessions happening again after the pandemic”, said Zack Jones, guitarist of Sandman Sleeps. “It feels like it’s been so long. I’m very happy to return with a new music project that I spent all my time working on while we were locked down, I’m beyond excited!”

 

 

 

Artwork by Rick Eggert

 

 

 

MartinArts is the designated local arts agency for Martin County. MartinArts provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public while striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.

 

For more information: 

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

MartinArts is sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners as well as corporate and private contributions.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986