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.

 

 

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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