MartinArts 3rd Annual Members Showcase Opens At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart On Friday, July 12. Over 50 Artists Are Participating

MartinArts opens the 3rd Annual Members Showcase on Friday, July 12, 2024 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart, FL featuring over 50 artists off varied mediums and diverse talents.  A selection of original works created by the MartinArts Members will be available for purchase and will benefit Arts Education Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to spend some time exploring this exhibit! This exhibit continues through August 31, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

MartinArts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

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The Future Of Visual Arts Are In Good Hands As The 38th Annual MartinArts High School Exhibit Opens On Tuesday, April 30 With Awards Reception

The Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder’s enthusiasm for young people and the arts.  Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he transformed the annual high school art exhibit into an event that brings the entire community together. MartinArts invites the public to the Court House Center Cultural Gallery on Tuesday, April 30 to meet the artists  and the Awards Reception.  The Exhibit which is open through June 22, 2024 features art work from students of Martin County, Jensen Beach, South Fork High Schools, The Pine School, and Clark Advanced Learning Center. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek and shares a way for YOU to help continue this successful event.

 

 

Court House Cultural Center Gallery

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,  Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

 

 

 

 

P  R  E  S  E  N  T  S :

 

Marvin S. Cone 38th Annual High School Juried Art Show

 

 

 

Awards   Reception   &   Meet   The   Artists

 

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

 

5:30 – 7  pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday 10  – 6   and Wednesday thru Saturday 10– 4

~ A $5. donation is requested ~

 

 

 

Exhibit Is Available through June 22, 2024

 

 

Established in 1987, the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show honors its founder and his enthusiasm for young people, the arts, and his timeless effort in making the event what it is today. Inspired by the creativity of art students in Martin County, he encouraged them to pursue even greater achievements by transforming the annual high school art exhibit into an event that truly recognized student’s artistic accomplishments. MartinArts is proud to honor Mr. Cone’s legacy with this annual tradition.

 

 

 

“The Hand You’re Dealt” by Hollyn Lewis, South Fork High School

 

 

Each year MartinArts presents the Marvin S. Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show to recognize the artistic talents of Martin County high school students. The art teachers at each school select each piece of artwork for entry in the exhibit. It is a highly competitive process; the categories for cash awards are photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media/assemblage, printmaking, and drawing. The awards reception on Tuesday, April 30, is held at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery. Additionally, each high school principal and the school superintendent select pieces to purchase that become a part of a permanent collection at their respective high schools and the superintendent’s office.

 

 

Support the creative and artistic talents of high school students in the Martin County area by sponsoring this annual exhibition, which has impacted over 1,500 students since 1987! Sponsorships contribute to enhancing judges’ awards across various mediums, covering professional framing costs, and hosting an awards reception for students and their families. Sponsors also get the chance to acquire a student’s artwork through a Purchase Award, where 100% of the purchase amount goes to the student, and they can present the award at the Awards Reception. Your generosity helps maintain the legacy of this distinctive educational opportunity, inspiring young visual artists in our community.

 

 

 

How will your gift support this legacy exhibition?

 

 

$2,500 pays for approximately 50% of the framing expenses.

$1,500 provides the awards given to the students.

$500 provides refreshments for student artists and families

 

 

 

Click HERE for Sponsor Details

 

 

 

 

For more information about upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

 

MartinArts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

 

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Let MartinArts Help You In Your Search For Your Next Cherished Art Piece On Saturday, March 23, 2024 With “Art Out Of The Closet” Plus A Call For Volunteers At The Court House Cultural Center In Stuart

Let MartinArts help you as you search of your next cherished piece of art!  Stop by the Courthouse Cultural Center on Saturday, March 23rd for “Art Out of the Closet” as we recycle and upcycle art, art supplies and other arts-related items. If there’s something in your closet you’d like to give away for a good cause, consider making a donation!  The Rickie Report shares the details about this annual event AND how you can volunteer with MartinArts!

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.,  Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

 

 

 

 

 

 

Searching for your next cherished piece of art?

 

 

MartinArts   can   help !

 

 

“Art Out of the Closet”

 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2024 

 

 

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

~  Framed  artwork

 

 

~  Unframed  artwork

 

 

~  Frames

 

 

~  Art  Supplies  AND  MORE!

 

 

If there’s something in your closet you’d like to give away for a good cause, consider making a donation! Funds raised through the sale of donated items benefit the arts and cultural programming offered at the Court House Cultural Center.  

For details: Art out of the Closet“.

 

 

 

 

Adventure  into  the  Arts:  Volunteer  Today!

 

 

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of MartinArts operations and programming. Over 250+ volunteers each year contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways within the areas of guest relations, education, membership,  events, outreach, and more. Our volunteers are a major force in fulfilling our mission to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community.

 

 

~MartinArts looks for volunteers from all backgrounds throughout the year as projects arise.

 

~We welcome students who require service hours for school and community members interested in sharing their love of art with others.

 

~We’re seeking volunteers for roles such as gallery greeters, reception, and arts education program.

 

~Our volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission to inspire participation and passion for the arts in our community!

 

Volunteer Information Session | April 16, 11AM
Volunteer Information Session | May 21, 11AM
Volunteer Information Session | June 18 11AM

 

Click Here For More Volunteer Information~

 

 

 

For more information about 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

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

MartinArts Opens “Surreal” At Cultural Courthouse Gallery In Stuart Featuring Christine Sobczak, LS Finch, Maya Schoenberger With Bold Images

MartinArts has opened a new exhibition, “Surreal” featuring the art of Christine Sobczak, LS Finch & Maya Schoenberger at the Cultural Courthouse Center in downtown Stuart.  Enjoy bold images and installation artworks where dream-like images and ideas subconsciously thrive.  This exhibit, Curated by Ken Hooper-Capozzi is available NOW through April 20, 2024The Rickie Report shares the details here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit dates: March 8 – April 20, 2023

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maya Schoenberger – “Urban Sprawl”

 

 

The bold photomontages, paintings and textile installations created by the three artists lead viewers into the cryptic world of surrealism – a place where dream-like images and ideas subconsciously thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LS Finch – “Jade Smoke”

 

 

 

The visual language of surrealism is not only portrayed by images of the strange and unearthly, but is also influenced and shaped by political, social, and environmental events around us.

 

 

 

 

 

Christine O. Sobczak – “A Message From The Stars”

 

 

 

Viewers are invited to widen their field of vision and explore the stark beauty of celestial realms, decaying civilizations, collective pandemic memories, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits and events please visit:

MartinArts

Court House Cultural Center

80 SE Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL 34994

772.287.6676

www.MartinArts.org

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

Free Admission To Artisans Of Martin County Open Studio Tour March 2 and 3, 2024. See Where The Artists Create. Free Event

The 8th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour (MCOST) on Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024 will feature over 35 artists in their studios and galleries!  Enjoy this Free event and watch the artists creating their work, interact with them, learn about how they create and see what materials they use. Some will offer refreshments and special surprises! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the thriving arts scene in Martin County!  Meet the artists, ask questions, explore new venues and see their newest drawings, watercolors, oils, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and fiber arts that they will be displaying and selling.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN      COUNTY      OPEN      STUDIO      TOUR

 

 

Saturday,  March   2   &   Sunday,  March 3,   2024  

 

 

~FREE     To     ATTEND~

 

 

10 am – 5 pm    each   day

 

 

MARTIN     COUNTY,   FL

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP!

 

 

 

 

MCOST.org

 

 

 

Photography by Mark Stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by James J. DeMartis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Great Patience” by Patricia Pasbrig

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

 

 

 

 

“Sea Dancer” by Chris Kling

 

 

 

MEET   THE   ARTISTS

 

Alex Akerberg

LauraKay Whiticar-Darvill

Curt Whiticar

James J. DeMartis

Glen Allen

Suzan Allen

Barbara Bucci

Deborah Bottorff

Cynthia Cooper

Chris Kling

Ed Douglas

Patricia Reagan

Judi LeBlanc

Glenda Skarie

Raymond Reiland

Lanette Janelle-North

Dinija Berkien

Carolyn Walsh

Mallo Bisset

Dot Galfond

Tepa Charles

Abigale Stachowski

Patricia Pasbrig

Sue Klahne

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Maria Miele

Jane Lawton Baldridge

Martha Quigley

Michaelann Bellerjeau

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Renee Keil

Eduardo Gomez

Kimberly Beltrame

Mark Stall

Mary Mirabito

Sally Browning Pearson

Caryl Pomales

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Open Studio Tour, events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtsFest 2024 Returns To Downtown Stuart Saturday, February 10 And Sunday, February 11 With Art, Craft, Family Activities, CHOPPED, Live Theater, A Poetry Slam And More

ArtsFest 2024 returns on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart. This Martin Arts event features a variety of visual artists, musicians, singers, CHOPPED Competition, live theatrical presentations  and a poetry slam.  Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults; students 18 and under free.  Volunteers are needed, so sign up and enjoy special perks! The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

MartinArts.org or call 772-287-6676

ArtsFest is traveling back to its traditional location: 

Memorial Park and along East Ocean Boulevard  

HOURS:  10 am – 5 pm  Both Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named one of the area’s Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society!

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this ever-evolving event!

 

 

 

“We always aim to surprise and delight guests who attend 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.”

 

 

FIND    A    TURTLE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beloved pre-ArtsFest scavenger hunt for glass turtles, made by Dot Galfond and included as a part of the Office of Tourism’s “Arts & Culture Trail” may get you a free entry or a VIP package

 

 

ArtsFest’s favorite CHOPPED takes place during the day on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Watch talented students and professional artists create outstanding chalk art that is a part of a grant from the State of Florida, Division of Arts & Culture to bring new art educational experiences to middle school students, which expands MartinArts programming into this vital age range. Schools and community groups will compete for awards for works that will being created on Saturday morning and judged on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Sunday will feature “Art Speaks,” in which a dozen-plus in-person competitors will be vying for the best-spoken word poetry award. Judges will be selected from the audience. Spoken word poet Stella B will organize the day’s activities and liven up the day. Registration is filled, but a wait list is being maintained.

 

 

What is a poetry slam?

 

 

Think of a slam as a live poetry competition. Like an open mic, people perform their work to an audience. However, in a slam, there is a competitive element – invited judges (usually people who are not used to seeing a slam) score readers on how well a poem is written and delivered, with the top scorers going through to the next round.  In this slam, there will be three rounds: the first round is open to all poets (12-15). However, in the second round, 8 people get through (the top 8 scorers as determined by the judges), and 4 through to the third and final round. Each read a new poem each round to determine who will be Slam Champion!

 

 

 

 

Volunteers are the only way ArtsFest happens each and every year. The team planning the event is driven by volunteers. During the weekend, more than 100 people serve in roles that would have salaries of tens of thousands of dollars. Simply put, ArtsFest wouldn’t happen without volunteers. Find out what jobs and time slots are available at ArtsFestStuart.org and sign up today.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Martin Arts 33rd All Florida Exhibit Features 46 Artists From Tallahassee To Miami At Court House Cultural Center In Stuart. Opening Reception Is Friday, January 12. Juror’s Talk With Gregory Jones On Saturday, January 13, 2024

Martin Arts continues its 33-year legacy “All Florida” exhibition showcasing art by all Florida artists from Tallahassee to Miami.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 12, 2024. A Juror’s Talk led by Gregory Jones takes place Saturday, January 13.  This exhibit runs from January 9 – February 29.  Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, and mixed media from 46 artists from Tallahassee to Miami. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Make your reservation now for the Juror’s Talk!

*Registration required for Juror’s Talk. Additional details can be found on MartinArts.org

Exhibit Dates | January 9 – February 29, 2024

 

 

 

Featured   Artists:

 

 

Glen Allen, Robert Bernstein, Enid Blechman, Barbara Bose, Jerilyn Brown, Holly Cannon, Linda Chipperfield, Becky Coleman, Maggie Dillon, Gabriele DiTota, Kimberly Engel, Brendan Fisk, Todd  K Fox, Barbara Fugazzotto, Susan Giblin, Ryan Michael Gleason, Rene Guerin, Erika Heffernan, Latonya Hicks, Judy Horowitz, Heather Ivins, Denise Jackson, Carson Kapp, Martin Karadzhov, Chloe Kelley, Claudia Jane Klein, Michael Knapp, Tina Kraft, Joe Krawczyk, Anita Lamb, Alice Laputka, Julia Longwell, Robin Marshall, Erin McCullough, Gary Menzel, Dawn Inglis Montgomery, Lynn Morgan, Katya Neptune, Daniel Newcomb, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Raymond Olivero, Kathy Omeara, Caryl Pomales, Molly Potter, Thomas Prestopnik, Galal Ramadan, Patricia Reagan, D. S. Reif, JL Schwartz, Norman Silva, Harriet Silverstein, Richard P Stevens, David Valiente, Jim Wang, Elaine Weber, Terry White, Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill, Harris Wiltsher

 

 

Juror: Gregory Jones

Artist Statement:

To reach inside and free the creative child within each of us is basically what my art is about. I might begin with a used air conditioner filter as in “Dust to Dust” or a bright red cloth tie as in “Man Under Paints With Red Tie”, but from that point I seldom know what direction the work will take. I simply “follow paths through the woods” as I did as a child growing up near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I played in the mud a lot, then grew up and played in the muddy paint a lot. When I played I learned that some good things sometimes happened. Then I learned that I could get the good things that happened to grow like a plant until the whole canvas would sometimes be a good thing.

 

It is probably from dust that we come and to dust that we go, but in between there is growth. When all is said and done, how much we have grown determines the richness of the soil we leave on which others will trod. From the muddy mess I often make in art and life is born the lesson of humility and discovery.

 

The idealism of my youth and the realism of adult life run head-on in my work to form an expression that merges seriousness with playfulness and superficiality with depth. Somewhere inside that depth is an innocent child, a very good person who can touch nature, and when I visit with him (or her) I learn to love, to fly, to live. To this day it is that sincere, sensitive child seeing and feeling nature that my art echoes and that moves my spirit to create my mixed media “layered” paintings. I only wish there were more days when he could come out to play.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show Presented By Martin Arts Opens Applications To All Florida Artists. Deadline To Apply Is October 1, 2023

The 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show presented by Martin Arts continues its legacy featuring all Florida artists in all media. View pieces of art from artists all over the state from Tuesday, January 9 thru Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges all artists who are residents of Florida to apply by October 1, 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

33rd   Annual   All   Florida   Juried   Arts   Show

 

 

 

CALL     TO     ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

First Place Winner 2022, “Photos” by Martin Dunn

 

 CLICK BELOW FOR APPLICATION:

Deadline to apply:  October 1, 2023

 

 

 

Questions??

 Contact Jennifer at 772-287-6676 (x2) or email juriedshow@martinarts.org – please mention “All Florida Juried Show” in the subject line of the email.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Martin Arts Presents “Art In The Garage” At Court House Cultural Center Gallery August 8 – September 30, 2023. Public Is Invited To Opening Reception Friday, August 11. Meet The Artists And Be Inspired

Martin Arts and The Court House Cultural Center in downtown Stuart presents “Art in the Garage”, inspiring us with a variety of media and techniques.  In the early 2000s, a group of artists started meeting on Wednesday afternoons to practice figure drawing.  Over the years, as their camaraderie deepened, so did their daring! Judi Bettendorf, Jane Kiehart, Gail McCarthy, Molly Potter-Thayer, Cheryl Ritland, Kimberly Roden, Roni Rottner, Kathy Saigh, Patrice Scott, and May Wong began experimenting with new media and techniques.  We are the benefactors of their joyous and gutsy endeavors. This exhibit is available on Tuesday, August 8 , with a Public Opening Reception on Friday, August 11, 2023, and runs through September 30, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peaks.

 

 

 

 

FREE   PLAY

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 11, 2023

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

 

 

 

 

The Garage Artists

 

 

 

Featured members and artists Judi Bettendorf, Jane Kiehart, Gail McCarthy, Molly Potter-Thayer, Cheryl Ritland, Kimberly Roden, Roni Rottner, Kathy Saigh, Patrice Scott, May Wong are bringing a unique and eclectic exhibit – Art in the Garage – to the Court House Cultural Center from August 8-September 30.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, August 11, 2023.  

 

 

“Sea Grape Leaves” by Kathy Saigh

 

 

While each one has practiced art individually for most of their lives, the group’s synergy has resulted in weekly think tank/workshops since the early 2000s.

 

 

 

“Lusty Fold”  Group Collaboration

 

 

Patrice Scott tells The Rickie Report, “We teach each other what we know and then we watch the sparks of creativity fly, as we all step away from our own previous boundaries”. 

 

 

 

Not content to stay stuck in a routine, they started to explore not only each other’s medium, but other materials that have been collected from their own studios, area thrift shops, dumpsters and back yards. Leaving their egos and life’s problems at the door, they enter a negative-free zone, a communal workspace well-outfitted with hand and power tools and stocked with pooled resources for projects!

 

 

 

 

“Plumber” by Patrice Scott

 

 

 

Then, right before the pandemic, one of the members, Kathy Saigh, bought a piece of property in Martin County that included an open-air garage and the friends/artists were able to continue holding their Wednesday dates in safety.  One wall in the exhibit will be a memorial to esteemed ceramic artist Gail McCarthy, a member of the group who passed away recently.

 

 

 

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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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

MartinArts Presents Member Exhibit, “Infinite Possibilities” At Court House Cultural Center. Opening Reception On Friday, June 16, 2023

Members of MartinArts have a diverse and noteworthy range of talents which will be on display at Court House Cultural Center from June 13-July 28 in, “Infinite Possibilities”.   The exhibit showcases 59 artists in a variety of media including acrylic, charcoal, collage, mixed media, oils, pastel, pen and ink, photography, watercolor, and more. An Opening Reception on Friday, June 16 will offer a unique fundraiser. In addition to the art created for this exhibit, several of the participating artists have painted 9”x6” original canvases which will be available for purchase for $96 each.  Proceeds from the sale of these signature pieces will benefit arts education programs offered by MartinArts.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 16, 2023

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

 

 

 

 

Liliana Crespi, “Guardian”

 

 

The exhibit showcases 59 member artists working in a variety of media to include acrylic, charcoal, collage, mixed media, oils, pastel, pen and ink, photography, watercolor, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Klimek “Mesmerizing Membranes”

 

 

 

 

 

An opening reception from 5:30 5 – 7  PM on Friday, June 16 will bring both exhibitors and lovers of the arts to the Court House Cultural Center for an evening featuring light refreshments, beverages will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Miele “A Closer Look”

 

 

 

 

A unique fundraiser will be part of the opening night festivities. In addition to the pieces created for “Infinite Possibilities,” several of the participating artists have painted 9”x6” original canvases which will be available for purchase for $96 each.  Proceeds from the sale of these beautiful signature pieces will benefit arts education programs offered by MartinArts.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Odza  “Untitled”

 

 

 

 

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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