Tibetan Monks Visit Stuart Area February 17 – 23. Public Invited To Lectures, Children’s Activities, Mandala Rituals, And Cultural Dinner

The Martin Artisans Guild and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Treasure Coast will co-host a group of Tibetan Monks at The Palm Room Gallery and at the Church. From February 17 – 23, several monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will provide Cultural Pageants, lectures and children’s events, including  the creation and dissolution of a mandala.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Some events require advanced registration and have limited seating, so make your plans now!




Martin Artisans Guild


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Treasure Coast










February 17 – 23






 Creation of the Sacred Mandala:  

Monday, February 17    11 am – 4 pm



Ongoing Creation of Mandala:


Tuesday, February 18                 10 am – 3pm

Wednesday February 19            10 am – 3 pm

Thursday , February 20             10 am – 5 pm

Friday, February 21                     10 am – 5 pm

Saturday February 22                 10 am – 5 pm






Sunday, February 23        1 pm



ALL Located at:   

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida





Monday, February 17:


Childrens’ Coloring Tibetan Designs   4 – 5 pm

Sacred Art Tour Fire Puja house blessing  7 – 8 pm

Tuesday, February 18:


Mani Stone Workshop    4 – 6 pm

Wednesday, February 19:


Tibetan Dinner and Cultural Pageant   7 –  9 pm


Saturday, February 22:  


World Peace Puja  1 – 3 pm



ALL Located at:

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Treasure Coast

21 SE Central Parkway    Stuart,FL 



~Registration for events is requested~


~Donations are appreciated~


Additional information and registration sites:  www.mcost.org

Or Call:  Suzanne Connors   336.693.4606

Event schedules available at the Palm Room or the Church locations



From February 17-23 several monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will visit Martin County and bring their teachings of ancient ways and beliefs that create the possibility of global peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, compassion and wisdom. Highlighting their trip is the creation of a Sacred Sand Mandala in the Martin Artisans Guild Palm Room exhibition space. The monks will share Tibetan culture and traditions, as well as offer us universal lessons on compassion and impermanence.





The Sacred Art Tour supports the 2,000 monks in Mundgod, India, with funds for their education, healthcare and nutrition. Handcrafts by Tibetan artisans will be offered for sale. The Martian Artisans Guild is comprised of professional artists from the county who have banded together to promote the arts in Martin County. Their yearly activities include the Martin County Open Studio Tour which is held the third weekend of January, numerous exhibitions, artist seminars, a county gallery guide, and other art related opportunities for artists and the general public. Their goal is to make Martin County an arts destination.



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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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2nd Annual Teacher/Student Exhibit Highlights Paintings Of Sally Browning Pearson And Her Students. Free Exhibit At Treasure Coast Unitarian Congregation February 2 – 23. Opening Reception February 7 Is Free And Open To The Public

The 2nd Annual Student Teacher Show with Sally Browning Pearson and her students will be held at the Treasure Coast Unitarian Congregation in Stuart.  The Public is invited to this FREE exhibit which takes place February 2nd through February 23rd.  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, February 7.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  This is the perfect time to purchase a piece of artwork for your home or someone else! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  We feature two of Sally’s students, Linda Schoppmeyer and Nancy Bacheller.





“Royal Casino” by Sally Browning Pearson



Sally Browning Pearson’s  2nd Annual Student Teacher Show


Opening Reception:


Friday, February  7

5:30  to  7:30 PM


Free and Open To The Public

Treasure Coast Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Stuart

21 SE Central Parkway     Stuart, FL

Exhibit runs Sunday, February 2 – Sunday, February 23, 2020













Nancy Bacheller began painting a few years ago after retiring from Chicago Public Schools where she worked as Counselor/Case Manager in a school for emotionally disturbed students. She splits her time between Port St Lucie and Bloomingdale, IL.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I paint for myself.  Painting calms me and grounds me. It’s therapeutic for me and brings me a sense of tranquility. In fact, I call my work ‘Serenity Watercolors’. I hope when others view my paintings they experience a sense of peace, or maybe nostalgia”.




“Watercolor Lilies” by Nancy Bacheller





Linda Schoppmeyer tells The Rickie Report, “I have always had a strong desire to create! Art has allowed me to explore that urge through jewelry making, photography, or oil and watercolor painting. Choosing a medium that best suits the subject is a wonderful part of my journey to create. Primarily an oil painter, I have delved into plein air painting and watercolor. Capturing an image of a pet in watercolor portraits gives me the most joy in expressing my art. Plein air allows me to be part of nature and participate first-hand in the Florida landscapes, as I attempt to paint images in front of me, as well as capture the atmosphere, which is forever changing.  My art is an evolution and a continuing process to expand all areas of expression.  I hope you establish an emotional connection with some of my creativity, while I share my art with you”.



Watercolor Painting by Linda Schoppmeyer






Sally Browning Pearson is a popular watermedia artist.  She teaches classes at:

The Artist Nook (next door to Stuart Art Supply) 43 Kindred Street Stuart, FL

Hidden Harbour Estates 4300 SE St. Lucie Blvd.  Port St. Lucie, FL

Her Home Studio:  597 SW Kaabe Ave.  Port St. Lucie, FL

Harbour Ridge, Palm City Residents Only

For more information: sallybpearson@gmail.com       772.340.3728

Facebook, Instagram, and at http://sallyspaintings.blogspot.com/






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