H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition At Lighthouse ArtCenter: Follow The Flow From The Aquifer To The Ocean’s Deep. Opening Reception January 16 Open To The Public

What do you really know about our Florida water system?  The Lighthouse ArtCenter brings us seven of Florida’s greatest devotees to our wild places, using film and photos that enchant visitors to this new exhibition, ” H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition: Follow the flow from the aquifer to the ocean’s deep”.  The Opening Reception on Thursday, January 16 is Open To The Public.  These photos deepen the understanding of our need to protect our wilderness and by extension connect us with water – that life-giving property without which we would all perish. It was through the awe-inspiring paintings of the canyons and mountains of the West, that Americans came to know and love its majesty, and as a result the National Park System was born.  As an added bonus, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201        www.LighthouseArts.org

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm      Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, suggested donation for nonmembers $10 

First Saturday of the month is free

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday,  January 16

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

 

 

“Hatchling” by Tom Fitz

 

 

“Using photography, a medium we all know, this astonishing group of photographers and filmmakers leads us into realms we might otherwise never experience,” said Janeen Mason, Curator. “Like the artists of yore who used brushes and paints to bring the West to life, these modern-day explorers lure us into a sense of wonder. They know that wonder is respect for life.”

Tom Fitz, six-time Emmy award-winner, has filmed all over the world for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian. He is responsible for portions of the beloved Blue Planet series with Sir David Attenborough. During a dive into Ginnie Springs in North Florida, Mr. Fitz explored deep underwater caves and caverns, where he filmed some of the Floridan aquifer, the little-understood freshwater source that serves over 20,000,000 people in the southeastern United States. His resulting documentary has been seen around the world, and it is running in the gallery along, with some of his other meaningful films. Mr. Fitz established Schoolyard Films, a series of environmental documentaries that are freely shared with educators and students worldwide.

 

 

 

“Clyde” by Woody Walters

 

 

Clyde Butcher, considered Florida’s Ansel Adams, hauls his large format camera out into the Everglades to capture the endless river of grass and towering cloud formations in breathtaking black and white photos. His beloved photography evokes a deep sense of respect for our wild and scenic places.

Carlton Ward, Jr., a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer, with a passion for nature that was born from the Florida landscape, is showing his stunning stills and films. Mr. Ward’s mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wilderness that is often hidden in plain sight, but very much needs our attention to be saved. He is the recipient of the 2019 Photojournalism Story Award from the Natural History Museum in London, for his film The Path of the Panther.

 

 

Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

 

 

 

Edie Widder, PhD, received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her work with Ocean Research and Conservation Association, where she serves as the Sr. Scientist and CEO. Dr. Widder was invited to participate in the esteemed TED Mission Blue Voyage to the Galapagos Islands, along with other leading thinkers and advocates of ocean conservation, including Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and Mike DeGruy, to name a few. Dr. Widder’s TED presentation was recorded from the deck of the ship Endeavor. She is responsible for the first film footage of live giant squid in their natural habitat, the first one off the coast of Japan, and most recently in the Gulf of Mexico. Her unique photography and films use technology she developed specifically for deep water marine life. Her work enables us the opportunity to see the astonishing range of previously undiscovered creatures who thrive in the darkest underwater zones once deemed unable to support life.

Mac Stone, a native of Gainesville, grew up on the swamp, wandered the hammocks, and explored the springs where his love blossomed for all creatures that swoop and swirl, slither and slide. Mr. Stone’s photos invite the viewers to look up through branches heavy with Spanish moss, where they can focus on a bird delicately preening in the late afternoon sun. A patient conservationist, Mac Stone has spent untold hours camouflaged in blinds, whether a hundred feet in the air or standing up to his chin in the swamp, quietly waiting for the perfect shot. His perseverance pays off.

These two national award-winning environmental photographers, Mac Stone and Carlton Ward, Jr., recently finished a film which is running in the gallery titled Ghost Orchid, in which they documented previously unknown pollinators of a rare botanical treasure, and their exciting discovery that rocked the world of Orchidaceae.

 

 

 

 

The ghost orchid is an endangered plant in the Everglades because of heavy poaching. Hard to find, there are still small populations deep in the swamp. Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, USA.

Photo by Mac Stone

 

 

Ruth Petzold followed her passion for nature and photography to exotic and remote locations of the world, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Ms. Petzold is an avid supporter and spokesperson for the Wild Dolphin Project. Her photos of marine life have garnered awards from the Caribbean to the Red Sea.

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter continues to provide meaningful exhibitions that engage our hearts while we are bombarded with news that challenges our souls. This keeps the Lighthouse ArtCenter the cultural hub of our vibrant community,” said Nancy Politsch, CEO.

As an added bonus to this timely exhibition, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. These highly collectible works tell of a time of plenty. If we are to set a course to inspire environmental stewardship then we must ensure today’s children see these memories of plenty, so they can imagine how their choices can affect the future. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Mr. Walker’s pieces benefit the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501 c (3) nonprofit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter is bursting at the seams. It currently serves over 22,000 visitors, 2,500 adult students, 45 faculty members, 600 children, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community. Phase II of a capital campaign is underway. It is designed to raise the roof in order to expand the gallery and provide much-needed additional classroom space.

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Give The Gift Of Art From Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School of Art! Register Now For New Classes And Workshops

What a great gift idea! Give the gift of creativity with a gift certificate to a Select Friday, workshop or class session at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. Something that is unique, fun and will be so appreciated. Everyone knows someone that would love to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the joy of making art.  The ArtCenter has something for everyone; every experience level from beginning to professional, youth and adults classes, one-night Select Fridays, one- to three-day workshops or full eight-week sessions or Summer ArtCamp to choose from. Learn to paint and draw, dabble in ceramics, jewelry and glass or create mixed media masterpieces! There is also Open Studio time that students can use to extend time in the studio to work on their projects.  The Select Fridays are perfect for everyone who would like to create a piece of art, no experience necessary! The wide variety of mediums offers something for everyone.  The Rickie Report shares a quick overview of Select Fridays coming up in January and running through April, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Fridays 

 

January

17- Brighter is Better – Candy Land – Nicole Newsted; Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60 

17- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60 

17- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50 (bring your own small bisque fired piece or purchase one for $5 – $10)

17- Oil Painting with Palette Knife- Tina Kraft – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Acrylic Pouring- Jim Rigg – Studio TBD, 6 – 8 pm $50

February

7- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

7- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm $60

7- Toast to Ghost- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

7- Couples Ring Making- Maria Tritico – Studio 385, 6 – 9 pm $50

21- Brighter is Better – Candy Land- Nicole Newsted – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $60

21- Alcohol Inks- Jim Rigg – Studio B, 6 – 8 pm $50

28- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio B, 6 – 9 pm $50

March

6- Raku Fire Friday- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

6- Make Your Own Casserole Dish- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

6- Shibori- Jenni Licata – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $50

20- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 6 – 8 pm

20- Stacking Rings- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

April

17- Wine & Paint- Randall Scott – Studio A, 6 – 9 pm $40

17-Cuff Bracelets- Lisa Johnson – Studio 385, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Wine & Wheel- Chad Steve – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 8 pm $50

17- Raku Fire Fridays- Barbara Powell – Ceramics Studio, 6 – 9 pm $50

24- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio 6 – 8 pm $60

 

 

 

Workshops

 

If you are interested in more in-depth study, try our one- to three-day workshops taught by local and visiting artists from around the country and Italy, who are top in their chosen media. This is a unique opportunity to study with professional artists in Tequesta just for the workshops.

Go to LighthouseArts.org or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.

 

Here’s an overview of the upcoming workshops (Title, Instructor, Location, Time. Price discount for ArtCenter members):

January

18- Anything Goes- Vince Lardieri – Studio A, 12 – 4 pm 

18 & 19- Digital & Analog Photo Collage 2-Day- Claudio Napolitano – Studio D, 9:30 am – 3 pm

24 & 25- The Right Start 2-Day- Laurie Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

24 & 25 & 26- Painting on Silk 3-Day- Jamie Kirkell – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Masking and Under-glazing- Nate Ditzler – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Graphic Inlay for Jewelry- Laura Konecne – Studio 385, 9 am – 4 pm

25- Glass Fusion- Carolyn Austin – Master Studio, 10 am -1 pm

February

1 & 2- Abstract Painting 2-Day- David Kessler – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

1 & 2- Palette Knife and Bold Brush Impressionistic Oil Painting – Michelle Byrne – Studio B, 9 am – 4 pm

1 &2- Extreme Cold Connections Tap and Die Hard Jewelry – Wayne Warner – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

5 & 6 & 7- Capturing the Soul of the Sitter- Serge Strosberg – Studio A, 10 am – 4 pm

8 & 9- Painting Cityscapes 2-Day- David – Studio A, 9:30am – 3:30 pm

15- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

15 & 16- Pins and Brooches 2-Day- Toelke – Studio 385, 10 am – 4 pm

21- Oil and Cold Wax Mediums 2-Day- McCallum – Studio A, 9 am – 4 pm

22 & 23- Cone 6 Soda Firing 2-Day- Schiemann – Ceramics Studio, 9 am – 4 pm

22- Glass Mask-Making- Rousso – Master Studio, 10 am – 1 pm

28 & 29- The Artist’s Eye 2-Day- Snow Hein – Studio A, 9 am-4pm

March

3 & 4 & 5- Capturing Character Painting People and Pets 3-Day- Saunders- Studio A, 9a-4pm

7- Plein Air Festival Kids’ Paint Out- Nancy Martinez – Pavilion at Constitution Park, 10a- 12pm

7- Plein Air Festival Teen Master Class- Ralph Papa – Studio A, 10a-4pm

14- Glass Fusion- Austin – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

16- Painting Nocturnes Plein Air- Carl Bretzke – Offsite TBD, 6:30-10:00pm

17 & 18- Don’t Skip the Basics- Lon Brauer – Studio A, 9a-4pm

21- Jewelry/Stone Inlay- Lucio Chiurulla – Studio 385, 9a-4pm

21- Sea & Sand Fused Glass- Chelsea Rousso – Master Studio, 10a-1pm

21 & 22- Painting the Landscape 2-Day- Eli Cedrone – Studio A, 9a-4pm

23-27- Stone Carving Week 1- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

30-3- Stone Carving Week 2- Lucio Chuirulla – Outside School, 9a-4pm

April

4 & 5- Painting Plein Air – Chris Kling – Offsite TBD, 9a-4pm

21 & 22- Pastel & Oil Painting- Aline Ordman – Studio A, 9a-4pm

 

Class Sessions

There is a full selection of classes offered in two sessions: Winter Session from January 6 – February 29 and Spring Session from March 2 – April 25. Adult classes are also offered in the summer along with our incredible Summer Art Enrichment ArtCamp for kids ages 6 – 12.  

 

The classes are taught in Tequesta at the School of Art (395 Seabrook Road), in the Master Studio at the ArtCenter Gallery (373 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North) and Jewelry and Textile classes taught at the new Studio 385 (385 Tequesta Drive in Gallery Square North). Go to LighthouseArts.org or call the School of Art (561-748-8737) for all of the details or to sign up.

 

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants, the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500+ summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and Gift Shop, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida  33469 (561) 746-3201. Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Florida 33469 (561)748-8737.  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Studio 385 Jewelry and Textile Studio, 385 Tequesta Drive. Open for classes and workshops at various times.

www.LighthouseArts.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

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School Of Art Presents 13th Annual D’Art For Art At Pelican Club In Jupiter. Make Your Reservations For January 11, 2020 Now!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the 13th Annual D’Art for Art on Saturday, January 11, 2020. This fast-paced, exciting evening is the ArtCenter’s signature fundraising event. The beautiful Pelican Club on the Jupiter Inlet will be transformed into a gallery like no other, filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry, artisan home décor and more, donated by local and national artists, galleries, collectors and designers.  Drink, dine, and when your name is called, “dart” for an outstanding piece of art to take home as the ultimate parting gift!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks from last year. Get your tickets now!

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & Gift Shop

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 13th Annual D’Art for Art

Saturday, January 11, 2020

5:30 – 9:30 pm

Pelican Club

1065 N. Highway A-1-A    Jupiter, FL 33477

 

 

$500.00 per ticket

Raffle tickets: $250 each

Winner need not be present to win.

 

 

 

To purchase a ticket to the event or a raffle ticket:

Call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis and Roseanne Williams

 

 

“We are so thankful for the continued support of the community for the ArtCenter,” said Nancy Politsch, CEO/CFO of the ArtCenter. “The event depends on the generous donations from artists and we were fortunate that over 300 works of art were donated.”

 

Marcus Rothermich and Allissa Rothermich

 

 

The Honorary Chair is Roseanne Williams and Pat DeAloia is the Chair. Jason and Nicole Newsted are the Guests of Honor. “Everyone appreciates what the Lighthouse ArtCenter means to our community,” said Mrs. DeAloia. “The staff and volunteers work hard to provide programs to enrich our lives here in South Florida and I am proud to be a part of this incredible evening.”

 

 

At D’Art for Art, each guest is assigned an artist’s name to form 10 groups. As guests arrive they enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres while perusing the gallery of over 300 pieces of displayed art and jewelry, noting their favorites on their “Wish List.” After enjoying a delicious dinner, it’s time to “dart!” When their artist’s name is randomly drawn, their group “darts” to their chosen piece of art, putting their claim on the work of art that they will be taking home.

 

 

Conrad Weymann and Mallory Weymann

 

“We are investing in the future of the arts in our community and this is our major fundraiser. Each year we raise scholarship monies for summer ArtCamp so kids, no matter what their financial circumstances are, can experience all the benefits of art classes,” said Sue Snyder, Director of Development. “In furthering that effort, we will also be also be focusing on our “Raising the Roof” fundraising campaign to build a second story on our Gallery to add five additional classrooms.”  

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter D’arters!

 

 

An exciting new aspect of D’Art for Art is the raffle drawing. Instead of having the usual silent auction, they are offering a limited number of raffle tickets for incredible prizes. The first winner will select from a choice of four trips: Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice, 5-night stay; Scotland Golf Experience, 4-night stay; Tuscany Culinary Escape, 7-night stay or Costa Rica Getaway, 5-night stay. All trips include coach airfare for two. The second winner will receive a stunning 18K yellow gold and diamond collar necklace generously donated by Hamilton Jewelers. The third prize is a trip to Newport, Rhode Island (August 23 – 25, 2020) with a 2-night stay at the Hotel Viking and a choice of an afternoon of sailing aboard a private 51 foot sailing yacht and lunch at Newport’s New York Yacht Club or a round of golf and lunch at the exclusive Aquidneck Golf Club on Narragansett Bay. Only 200 tickets will be sold for $250 each. The winner need not be present to win.

 

 

Sponsors for the 13th Annual D’Art for Art are Susan Namm Spencer, Martie and Bob Sachs, Debbie and Jim Kane, Peacock + Lewis Architects & Planners, First Republic Bank, Sally Bliss, Pat and Bud DeAloia, Jane and Patrick O’Neill, Anne and Vincent Palumbo, Fred and Mary Lynn Putney, Jenny and Larry Schorr, Patricia and Bob Trevisani, Roseanne and Dennis Williams, Hamilton Jewelers, Hotel Viking, Johnson & Johnson, Publix Super Markets Charities, and Anna Flowers. Media sponsor: Jupiter Magazine.

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Studio 385 Jewelry and Textile Studio, 385 Tequesta Drive. Open for classes and workshops at various times.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Powerful Photo Exhibition Showing Diverse People, “Humans of Tel Aviv” Debuts At Lighthouse ArtCenter December 2 -6

A powerful photo exhibition, “Humans of Tel Aviv” debuts at the Lighthouse ArtCenter from Monday, December 2- Friday, December 6.  It explores the rich and remarkably diverse lives of those who call Tel Aviv their home.  Artist/photographer Erez Kaganovitz features enlarged photos highlighting the vibrant cultures evident throughout Tel Aviv – Israel’s second most populous city – a contrast to what many envision of Israeli culture. The artist was inspired to photograph the melting pot that is Tel Aviv after experiencing the popular “Humans of New York” photographic project.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. You will be surprised!

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

“Humans   of   Tel   Aviv”

Photographic   Exhibition

Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6, 2019

 

Featuring the diverse people of Tel Aviv, Israel

 

 

 

 

Meet Dina, born in Addis Ababa and moved to Israel as a baby.  “Personally, I’ve never encountered racism but I know a lot of Ethiopians who have. In the bottom line it all comes down to education.  It’s about time people will understand that there is no difference between white & black, they’re only different shades, all on the same color spectrum”

 

 

To celebrate Israel and create a greater awareness of the diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of its people, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County invites the community to explore the international Humans of Tel Aviv photo exhibition. Presented by Federation’s Israel Program Center, the display showcases the multiculturalism that defines the people of Tel Aviv, Israel, as photographed throughout the city. 

 

Created by Israeli artist/photographer Erez Kaganovitz, the exhibition features enlarged photos highlighting the vibrant cultures evident throughout Tel Aviv – Israel’s second most populous city – a contrast to what many envision of Israeli culture. The artist was inspired to photograph the melting pot that is Tel Aviv after experiencing the popular “Humans of New York” photographic project. 

 

Artist/photographer Erez Kaganovitz

 

Erez says, “I believe that knowledge is a great power for change. The first step  towards multiculturalism and respect among different Humans is to get a better understanding of the unique culture and values that every facet of Humanity holds…In “Humans of Tel Aviv”, one can find all the ingredients of the melting pot: Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Muslims and Christians alongside the LGBT community refugees from Africa who fled to Israel right next to posh residents of Rothschild Boulevard”.

 

“We are proud that Federation’s Israel Program Center can introduce a unconventional view of Israel to our community in a way that has never been experienced before, broadening horizons, and providing an appreciation for the connection we all share – our common humanity,” shared Peter Eckstein, Director, Israel Programming and Education Innovation. 

 

 

In Spring 2019, students at two area public schools had the opportunity to view the exhibit and meet with the photographer. The entire project is part of Federation’s new Israel Program Center, aimed at empowering community members to connect to and engage with Israel through relevant and meaningful experiences that convey the beauty and complexity of Israel’s people and culture. 

 

 

 

For more information:

Visit jewishpalmbeach.org

Contact Peter Eckstein, Director, Israel Programming and Education Innovation at (561) 209-2611 or peter.eckstein@jewishpalmbeach.org.

The Israel Program Center is an initiative of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, aimed at empowering community members to connect to and engage with Israel through relevant and meaningful experiences that convey the beauty and complexity of Israel’s people and culture. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works to transform, inspire and save lives in the Palm Beaches, Israel and 70 countries around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Know What To Do With Your Old, Unwanted Jewelry? How About A Radical Jewelry Makeover! Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center And Resource Depot Bring Successful Project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​To South Florida During Winter/Spring Season 2020. You Can Take Part!

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM), Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot are seeking donations of old unwanted jewelry for the community jewelry mining project happening in Tequesta, FL this coming winter 2020. RJM has been traveling nationally and internationally to communities since 2007, educating jewelers of all levels about mining and material sourcing issues involved in jewelry making through a fun, fast paced, 8 week-long project.  Jewelry students and professional jewelers from the region will transform donations into radically fresh and responsible jewelry.  The project culminates in an exhibition and sale of these wearable creations at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery March 19-April 24, 2020. The Opening Reception is on March 19, 2020The Rickie Report shares the details of how/where to donate your unwanted jewelry NOW – December 21,2019, the Kick Off Party/Symposium on January 4, 2020.  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 -March 4, 2020.  Want to get involved? It is EASY!

 

 

 

Radical   Jewelry   Makeover   –

​South   Florida

 

 

 

 

 

​​A PROJECT OF: Ethical Metalsmiths 

SUPPORTED BY:

Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center, and Resource Depot

 

 

 

 

Those tangled chains, unmatched earrings and banged up bracelets sitting at the bottom of jewelry boxes around the South Florida area are exactly what jewelry artists participating in ​Radical Jewelry Makeover – South Florida ​want to get their creative hands on. Until December 21st the non-profit, Ethical Metalsmiths and Lighthouse ArtCenter are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several Palm Beach County area locations (see complete list below). Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece and sales will benefit student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths‘ efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.

 

 

RJM draws attention to the creativity and skills of local jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Currently, materials used in jewelry production are sourced from some of the poorest countries in the world, sacred lands and disputed territories. Often this sourcing comes at a great cost to the environment. In Tequesta, FL, RJM will bring together volunteer “miners,” who dig out and donate their old jewelry, with volunteer jewelers and students, working together as refiners and designers to collaborate on an exhibition of re-made jewelry. Radical Jewelry Makeover will​ ​offer an informed and creative alternative to traditional mining practices and jewelry production. ​You can help by donating some of the smallest items in your home, jewelry, for reuse and recycling.

 

WHY  IS  THIS  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

Did you know Titanium is mined in the State of Florida? Heavy minerals like Titanium have been mined in Florida since 1916. Titanium can be found in the sand of many of the beaches that line our State and is used for a variety of things from paint and makeup to helicopters and spacecraft. Today, the EPA estimates that hard rock mining is the most toxic industry in the United States. Additionally, Earthworks reports that an estimated 70% of the gold mined each year is used for jewelry, and that a single gold ring leaves more than 20 tons of mine waste. Ethical Metalsmiths, an artist run non-profit organization seeks to galvanize mining reform efforts by staging an “alternative supply chain” and is working with the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Armory Art Center and Resource Depot to bring their successful project, Radical Jewelry Makeover​ ​to South Florida in the Winter/Spring season 2020.

 

HOW TO DONATE YOUR JEWELRY:

 

To donate jewelry of any quality, quantity or material type please download and submit the official project donation form. It is available for download or in print at the various donation drop-off locations. Considering giving gold or silver? Consider this, if you get your jewelry appraised prior to donating, RJM can honor your donation if given with an official appraisal document at its full value as a tax-deductible donation to Ethical Metalsmiths. **** Donation Form can be found below.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

 

●  Drop-off Donations will be accepted now through December 21 (drop of locations listed below).

●  Kick off Party/Symposium January 4, 2020 from 10am – 2 pm at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

●  Jewelry students and professionals will transform the donations between January 4 – March 4, 2020

●  The exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery will take place March 19-April 24, 2020.  There will be an Opening Reception March 19, 2020.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

 

 

●  The Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Dr or 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

●  The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Pl, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Resource Depot, 2501 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

●  Jewelry Creations Workshop, 1400 NE 131 St. North Miami, FL 33161 (By appt.  only, call or text 305-610-6560

 

MAIL-IN DONATIONS CAN BE SENT ANYTIME​:

 

● Mail to: Lighthouse ArtCenter Attn:

Maria Tritico- RJM   373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

For More Information, please contact:

●  Lighthouse ArtCenter, Maria Tritico

373 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469   (561) 746-3101 maria@lighthousearts.org

●  Armory ArtCenter

811 Park Pl.   West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 832-1776

●  Resource Depot, Chelsea Odum

2510 Florida Ave     W. Palm Beach, FL   (561) 882-0090

About Ethical MetalsmithsEthical Metalsmiths is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage social change that values jewelry made with ethically sourced materials. They do this by educating people about irresponsible mining, promoting transparency in jewelry supply chains and highlighting the collective efforts of jewelers actively changing their practices. ​Ethical Metalsmiths’ vision is a world in which people can create and enjoy jewelry made with materials from responsible sources that protect and sustain the earth, its peoples and cultures.​ ​www.EthicalMetalsmiths.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

LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibit Will Enchant You At Lighthouse ArtCenter November 11 – January 4 With Exhibit, Lectures, Workshops, Award Reception

To celebrate the success of Chad Steve and his Ceramics Department, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is hosting LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition from November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020.  Over 500 pieces were considered, but only 109 pieces were selected.  The artwork comes from as far away as Japan, and as close as down the street. On Thursday, November 21 during the artists’ reception which is open to the public, esteemed juror Alex Zablocki, will announce the winners from the juried entrants who will share four monetary awards that total $3,500. Alex is offering a two-day workshop, “Thinking Through the Vessel” on Saturday & Sunday, November 23-24.  Registration is open to non-members.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and workshop plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award Reception:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

Exhibit is available November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020

 

 

 

Register NOW: 

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Ceramics by Alex Zablocki

 

 

In a world where mobile phones are ringing, and pinging, where emails and text messages demand attention, where TVs run in the background in every nook and cranny it can be hard to imagine that quiet creative places, soothing to the soul, still exist. 

But, open the door to a working ceramics studio and tranquility billows out.  It. Is. Enchanting.  

This is the alchemy of earth, air, fire and water.  It’s the magic created by craftsmen who turn mud into high art and functional ware. 

You’re welcome to feel it yourself, visit Chad Steve, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, just a stone’s throw away to the northern end of Palm Beach County.  Chad runs the ceramics department where the student enrollment has doubled and doubled again in the three years he’s been teaching there.

With a …thumpthumpthump… Students from 19 to 90 settle into a gentle rhythm as they methodically wedge their clay to remove any air pockets.  Some settle at a potter’s wheel, while others are hand building and although they are working at different levels of accomplishment there is an undeniable sense of comradery in the room.

 

 

Lettuceware Teapot by Dodie Thayer

 

 

 

Of great interest to collectors is an important selection of original Lettuceware that is featured in the west gallery where a retrospective exhibition celebrates the original ceramic works of Dodie Thayer, most well known for her iconic green table ware evocative of crinkly heads of cabbage.  Lettuceware collectors read like the Who’s Who of society from around the globe.  They include the Queen of England, Jackie Kennedy Onassis  and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.  Mrs. Marshal Field V is loaning two of her large soup tureens for the exhibition, while Mrs. Thayer’s daughter is pulling pieces from the family’s treasures which have never before been shown.  They are irreplaceable.  

 

 

 

Lettuceware platter by Dodie Thayer

 

 

If you’ve been in the area for a while then you may be aware that Dodie DuBois Thayer Hawthorn was one of the original eight artists who established the Lighthouse ArtCenter 56 years ago along with Christopher Norton.  Dodie’s ceramic tableware became synonymous with Palm Beach at a time when Palm Beach represented the epitome of culture.  Until a few years ago all of Mrs. Thayer’s lettuceware was handmade, a few short years ago she licensed Tory Burch to manufacture her iconic lettuceware.  Although the work on exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter will not be available for purchase, the ware produced by Tory Burch is still available in their shop on Worth Avenue.

 

 

Douglas Basset Andrews, a noted collector and art consultant, is loaning pieces of his recently acquired contemporary ceramics by Kentaro Kawabata, and Masaomi Yasunaga.  These pieces were shipped directly from exhibition openings in Los Angeles in time for LUSH. 

 

 

Ceramics by Alex Zablocki

 

 

It’s the energy and the enthusiasm of the staff, the students, and the volunteers at the Lighthouse ArtCenter that continue to thrive in this vibrant community. While most arts non-profits are struggling, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is bursting at the seams.  The School of Art serves over 2,600 adult students and 700 children.  Faculty members provide outreach to underserved residents in the community and every month a free and accessible class for special needs adults is offered at no charge in the master studio.  “We are bursting at the seams” says Nancy Politsch, executive director, “And that explains why we are creating a capital campaign to build a second floor on the gallery. It will expand the school and increase the size of the gallery.  The distinguished architect, Scott Hughes, is working on plans that will pull the best kept secret in Tequesta out of the 1960s and into the 21st century.  His plans for the new building are clean, sleek and bright.” 

 

 

Wood fired Vase by Brian Kovachik

 

 

When she joined the ArtCenter, three  years ago, Nancy Politsch, unpacked 38 years of experience in wealth management, along with a special brand of belt tightening that has resulted in a streamlined operation with a small and mighty staff that serves up the arts with passion seven days a week.  

 

 

Vase by Kentaro Kawabata On Loan Courtesy of  Douglas B. Andrews

 

 

 

Janeen Mason, the curator, creates eleven exhibitions annually at the ArtCenter and installs satellite exhibitions in other venues such as the 22nd Floor Gallery of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, or in the new offices of the Community Foundation of Martin-St.Lucie.  It’s hard to believe her exhibitions, which some say are worthy of MOMA, are tucked away in Gallery Square North in Tequesta.  Earlier this year the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum created a special exhibition called Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim for the ArtCenter in order to honor Peter Lawson-Johnston, the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who now serves as the honorary chairman of the board of directors for the Lighthouse ArtCenter. 

The ongoing success of the ArtCenter is directly related to generous patrons like Mrs. Lehan, who give their time, talent and resources, to insure cultural programming at this level is available to all who want to enjoy it, regardless of their ethnicity or economic standing.  This insures the heartbeat of the community, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will continue to thrive into the next 56 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Nearly Nude Runway Show” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Brings “TATTOO: The Renaissance Of Body Art” To Life On October 17

In lieu of the regular October 17th 3rd Thursday reception, the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art presents a special ticketed event, the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show!  Bringing the astonishing art of the exhibition TATTOO: The Renaissance of Body Art” to life, the Runway Show will capture the variety and exquisite artfulness of this very personal and individual form of artistic expression. The models wear creatively devised garments highlighting their body art designed and fashioned by Bosha Stone, of Bosha B. designsThis fun evening includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and the chance to view the exhibition with a docent.  As a special treat, check out the Bosha B. pop up tattoo runway sale, featuring garments from the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show! This pop up runs Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:

Hours:  Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 10 am – 2 pm

Admission to the exhibition is free for members, $5 for nonmembers

 First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

 

 

“Nearly” Nude Runway Show

with fashion designer, Bosha Stone

 

 

Thursday, October 17th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

 

Photo credit: Fernando Porras

 

 

Featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos.

 

Tickets $50 in advance, limited seating

Call (561) 746-3101 to reserve yours today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bosha B. Pop Up Tattoo Runway Sale

Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20

 10 am  –  2 pm

 

 

 

Featuring garments from the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show!

 

Photo credit: Fernando Porras

 

 Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive        Tequesta, FL 33469

 

Call 561-746-3101 or reserve at Lighthousearts.org 

 

 

 

 

In lieu of the regular October 17th 3rd Thursday reception, the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art presents a special ticketed event, the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show!

Bringing the astonishing art of the exhibition “TATTOO: The Renaissance of Body Art” to life, the Runway Show will capture the variety and exquisite artfulness of this very personal and individual form of artistic expression. The models will be wearing creatively devised garments highlighting their body art designed and fashioned by Bosha Stone, of Bosha B. designs.

This fun evening will include delightful hors d’oeuvres and wine and the chance to view the exhibition with a docent. Hair and makeup for the models will be generously provided by Salon 26° North.

As a special treat, check out our Bosha B. pop up tattoo runway sale, featuring garments from the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show! This pop up runs Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, from 10 am to 2 pm.

 

 

 

Photo credit: Fernando Porras

 

 

 

TATTOO: The Renaissance of Body Art

September 3 – November 2, 2019

 

Come and experience this exciting, one-of-a-kind exhibition featuring original art on loan from the incomparable Ed Hardy, the iconic Sailor Jerry, and a wide array of incredible 2D and 3D tattoo-inspired pieces from contemporary artists across the country.

Immerse yourself in the tradition of tattoo and explore primitive, tribal, Japanese, Americana, black and grey, contemporary, and vintage flash styles.

 

Custom Detail by Ron Finch

 

In conjunction with the TATTOO exhibition, the art and outrageous custom motorcycles of Ron Finch, the internationally-known motorcycle artist, are on display.

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tattoo: The Renaissance Of Body Art” Features Original Art By Ed Hardy And Custom Motorcycles By Ron Finch

The Lighthouse ArtCenter‘s new exhibit, “Tattoo: The Renaissance of body Art” is a display of the legends, including Ed Hardy.  Not all legends in this show are tattooers, however.  Ron Finch, recognized worldwide for his outrageous custom styled motorcycles is showing the best of his motorcycle art in the gallery along with Hardy.  Fifty other artists from around the country, all whose work is tattoo inspired, applied to this exhibition and the juried results are 2D, 3D, and photography that fill the bright open spaces with color and joy. On October 17, LAC presents the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show with fashion designer, Bosha Stone, featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Get there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” TATTOO: The Renaissance of Body Art “

Featuring 

 

Original Art by Ed Hardy

Honolulu, Hawaii 

& 

 

Custom Motorcycles by Ron Finch

Finch’s Custom Cycles, Pontiac, Michigan  

 

 

Thursday,  September 19th

Artists’ Reception, Awards Ceremony

5:30 – 7:30  pm

 

Free to members, non-members $10

 

 

Thursday, October 17th

 

“Nearly” Nude Runway Show

with fashion designer, Bosha Stone

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos.

 

 

Tickets $50 in advance, limited seating

 

Claudio Napolitano’s “Tattoo Artist, Stefano Alcantara”

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

 

Hours:  Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(New: First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public)

 

Exhibition dates: Now through November 2, 2019

No charge for members, Nonmembers $5

 

Sculpture by Diane Lublinski

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, “Walk into any coffee shop in the country and you’ll see things that would make your Grandmother’s hair stand on end.  Tattoos, once an act of rebellion or a rite of passage are now sported by everyone from purple haired baristas to hip executives.  Those who can will pay as much as $20,000 for a whole sleeve.  Who is responsible for this renaissance of tribalism; for the common sighting of what used to be strictly taboo”?  

How??  What?? When did tattoos become fine art?

 

 

 

Detail by Ed Hardy

 

 

 

Ed Hardy knows.  He started tattooing neighborhood kids when he was eleven years old.  Granted he was using Maybelline eyeliner in those days, but that flame burned bright from the first time he saw hula girls dancing on the biceps of a WWII vet.  If there is a trail of ink that can answer these questions it leads back fifty-five years to 1965.  Ed Hardy, then a young man, turned down the offer of an advanced degree and a teaching position at Yale to open a tiny tattoo studio on his father-in-law’s dime.

 

 

 

Since then Ed Hardy’s iconic art has grown into a $52 billion brand with global sales of licensed goods on everything from lighters to leather jackets.  Today, he has two elite venues in the entire country that are exhibiting his fine art: one is the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, while the other is the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida.  Visitors to the ArtCenter’s show explore his original paintings after they cross the gallery’s threshold where a discreet sign states, “This exhibition may not be suitable for all audiences.”  Although the dynamic pieces by Ed Hardy are G-rated, this exhibition also hosts vintage original flash and memorabilia from crusty, long-gone tattooers like Sailor Jerry, Percy Waters and Mike Malone, whose work on display is not quite so conservative.

 

 

It’s a display of the legends.

 

Custom Detail by Ron Finch

 

 

 

 

Not all legends in this show are tattooers, however.  Ron Finch, recognized worldwide for his outrageous custom styled motorcycles is showing the best of his motorcycle art in the gallery along with Hardy.  Fifty other artists from around the country, all whose work is tattoo inspired, applied to this exhibition and the juried results are 2D, 3D, and photography that fill the bright open spaces with color and joy.

 

 

Meaningful life events commemorated by this permanent art are on living display October 17, when the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents the “Nearly” Nude Runway Show with fashion designer, Bosha Stone, featuring models wearing carefully crafted garments that expose their artistic tattoos.  Tickets are $50 in advance, limited seating.  The exhibition is generously sponsored by Douglas B. Andrews, Lucky Supply and Stephen Stone.

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

(New: First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public)

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Window On The World”, Original Art Exhibit From National Award Winning Author/Illustrators Opens June 3 At Lighthouse ArtCenter. Tequesta’s Cultural Jewel Offers Plethora Of Events Including Summer Camp!

Galleries in Florida’s metropolitan areas would give anything for an exhibition like the one planned this summer at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  For the 3rd summer in a row, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is celebrating an installation with some of the biggest names in the world of the children’s publishing industry. “Window On The World” will exhibit from June 3 – August 10. A docent-led tour for Groups or Field trips is available, which includes a make-and-take art object! You could expect a show of artwork by internationally known cultural icons in Miami, Orlando, or Tampa, but right here, in the Village of Tequesta, the most famous children’s book illustrators in the world show their original paintings.  How lucky are we? In addition, Summer Camp starts June 3, with lots of activities. Rickie Report shares the details about Summer Camp, the Exhibit, some sneak peeks, and information about making advanced reservations for tours/field trips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Cover, “The Word Collector”, by Peter H. Reynolds

 

 

 

 

“Window on the World”

Original Art Exhibition from picture books

by National Award Winning Author/Illustrators

June 3 – August 10, 2019

 

 

Group tours/ Field trips:

Docent accompanied group tours with make and take art project $5.00 each.

All group tours must be scheduled and prepaid in advance.  Call Sheri (561) 746-3101

 

 

3rd Thursdays:

The Meyer Law Firm generously sponsors 3rd Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

No charge for members, nonmembers (18 and older) $5.00

• June 20, Performance by students at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts

• July 18, Presentation based on the creation of the ArtCamp students’ temporary art installation

 

 

 

“Sisters and Champions” Illustrations by Floyd Cooper

 

 

 

 

Visitors interested in acquiring new paintings for their collection will find many pieces available for purchase.  Summer camps looking for cultural experiences for their students are able to schedule docent-lead tours of the exhibition along with make-and-take art projects. During the dog days of summer, when another afternoon at the beach doesn’t inspire enthusiasm, bring your friends, neighbors and your Great Aunt Velma for a cultural experience they’ll always remember.

 

 

Google any one of these names and you’re sure to find pages upon pages of national and international awards: Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Ish, The Word Collector), Floyd Cooper (The Blacker the Berry), Brian Lies (The Rough Patch, Bats at the Beach), Emily McCully (Mirette on the High Wire), Erin E. and Philip Stead (A Sick Day for Amos McGee).  Today’s elementary school generation know and love the books, teachers and librarians around the country watch closely for their new titles and you should, too.  Picture Books are often a child’s first introduction to the arts.  They act as a mirror as well as a window on the world.  

 

 

 

 

From “Mirette on the High Wire”, illustrated by Emily McCully

 

 

 

 

Floyd Cooper is probably one of the best known, most celebrated, and highly regarded artists in the industry.  He has won the Coretta Scott King Award and Honor multiple times.  In an online interview about his 2019, “The Rough Patch”, Brian Lies says, “We all experience rough patches in our lives: loss, disappointment, and darkness. I wanted Evan’s story to provide readers with a safe way to experience those feelings and know they can come back from them. Ultimately, I see this as a book about hope!”  

 

 

From the Horn Book Review, “Sometimes a children’s book is so heart-warming it needs no greater purpose for reading than just to enjoy it. And sometimes you get lucky and a book is not only sweet, but perfect for that lesson you want to teach about characters! “A Sick Day for Amos McGee”, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead, is one such book.”

 

 

And, the reviews read like this for an extraordinary new tale, “The Word Collector”, by Peter H. Reynolds:  “Peter H. Reynolds always manages to walk a delicate line with his books – make that a couple lines: weighty but not weighed down. Universal yet kid-centric. No easy feat.”-Travis Jonker, School Library Journal   “Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome?  Jerome collected words . . . “In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him — short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multi-syllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower.   From the creator of “The Dot”, “I Am Human”, and “Happy Dreamer” comes a celebration of finding your own words — and the impact you can have when you share them with the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About 500 ArtCampers (some who hail from as far away as California or New Jersey) hop, skip and fly into the School of Art each summer to exercise their creative muscles using traditional mediums like clay and paint.  But for the second year in a row the campers will also spend a portion of each day inside the Gallery, surrounded by the artwork they already recognize.  Different from any other summer, in 2019, the Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCampers are working collaboratively with the students of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts to craft a play with music based on the bestselling book “The Word Collector” © 2018 by Peter H. Reynolds, originally published by Orchard Books, Scholastic, used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

 

 

• Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtCamp hours:  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (before and aftercare can be arranged)

• ArtCamp runs for 8 weeks, beginning June 3, ending August 2, and closed for the week of the 4th of July.

• Scholarships are available with proof of need

 

 

 

1001 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter, FL 33477

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Expansion Of Jewelry And Glass Studio With New Classes, Workshops, Select Fridays Plus Hosting January 2020 International Traveling Event, “Radical Jewelry Makeover”

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces the expansion of the jewelry and glass studio. They are offering more classes, workshops and Select Friday events in both disciplines. The ArtCenter is also excited to announce that they will be hosting the international traveling event Radical Jewelry Makeover presented by the Ethical Metalsmiths in January 2020, the first time it will be held in Florida. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.   

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

“Glass Wave” by Carolyn Austin

 

 

 

Whether you are just curious to see if making jewelry or creating a beautiful piece of art glass is something you’d like to try or using the expanded studio space to work on your personal artwork, there are many opportunities to utilize the new equipment and working space.

Select Fridays are a fun way to try your hand at a new artful experience and we have many for jewelry and glass. There are Technical and Conceptual Workshops, classes and Open Studio times available.

 

 

Glass

 

 

Carolyn Austin

Carolyn Austin has recently joined the ArtCenter faculty teaching and facilitating the fused glass classes, workshops and studios. Carolyn has been professionally designing and creating glass art for over 25 years in South Florida as owner/artist of Unique Glass Art. She specializes in custom glass etching and carving for residential and commercial areas as well as yachts. She combines etched and carved glass with fused glass in a wide variety of styles from tropical Florida scenes of wildlife and intensely detailed ocean life to contemporary, modern and traditional designs creating unique one-of-a-kind art glass. Carolyn brings this experience and design know-how to her fun and inventive classes at the ArtCenter. She has work in many area homes and can also be found in local galleries as well.

 

 

Glass Select Fridays 6-8 pm

Instructor: Carolyn Austin
​Learn how to create a one-of-a-kind, gallery quality fused art glass with instruction in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Supplies included. All levels welcome.

June 21 – Fun with Faces Learn about fusing glass working with stringers, frit and a variety of glass to create unique  faces into   5” x 5” dish or a piece of art glass.

July 26 – Geometrics – Learn about fusing glass working with stringers, frit and a variety of glass to create a unique 5”x 5” dish or piece of art glass.

$50 per person  All levels welcome. No experience necessary.

 

 

Glass Face by Carolyn Austin

 

Glass Workshops

“Frit Happens”     Saturday, June 15th  10am-1pm

 

Learn to utilize glass frit to create a wide variety of designs in your fused glass art piece. You will have 12” x 12” piece of glass and a variety of colors and sizes of frit to work with to create a dish, bowl or hanging art piece.   No experience necessary. $125 member/$150 nonmember  

 

“Sail Away with Summer”   Saturday July 20th  10am-1pm

Learn to utilize glass to create a wide variety of designs in your fused glass art piece. You will have 12” x 12” piece of glass and a variety of colors, frit and stringers to work with to create a dish, bowl or hanging art piece. No experience necessary. $125 member/$150 nonmember  

 

Glass Fusion Open Studio (Members Only)

Open glass fusion studios are for members who have previously taken a glass fusion class at the ArtCenter. ​$20 per session, plus any additional materials used. Call 561-748-8737 for availability.

 

LATE SPRING/SUMMER: Thursdays, 1-4 pm (through July)

Glass Fusion Workshops

Wednesdays, June 12, 19, July 10 or 17 from 2 – 4  p.m.

Learn about fusing glass into dishes, bowls or wall art. Using a wide variety of glass you will create a 9” x 9” piece of glass art with instruction in a casual relaxed atmosphere.   No experience necessary. $75 member/$100 nonmembers 

 

 

Necklace by Maria Tritico

 

 

Jewelry

 

 

Led by award-winning jewelers Tracey Roedl and Maria Tritico, classes cover learning the basics to honing your skills, all in a creative and imaginative atmosphere. 

 

 

Tracey Roedl

Tracey Roedl’s diverse experience in the jewelry industry spans nearly four decades. Studies with The Gemological Institute of America have earned her a GIA Diamonds Graduate Degree along with Pearl Grading and Colored Stones Certificates. Tracey’s studies include jewelry design and fabrication at University of Wisconsin, design with GIA, high-fire enameling at The Colorado Rocky Mountain School, and a goldsmithing apprenticeship with one of Aspen’s top jewelry designers. She has taught jewelry making at Martin County Continuing Education, and finds sharing her experience, love of metalsmithing, and the inspiration from her students an absolute joy.

 

 

Maria Tritico

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Maria Tritico is a Metalsmith, Art Instructor and Art Therapist currently residing in Tequesta, Florida. She received her BFA from Texas State University in Photography and in Studio Art with an emphasis in Metals/Jewelry before receiving her Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Maria exhibits in local, national and international art shows and during her years working in arts education and art therapy, Maria has worked in a variety of settings which span age ranges 3 – 101 years of age and population types from assisted living/skilled nursing care, to youth and adult classes to incarceration. Maria is currently growing the Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Art Therapy departments at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

 

 

Bangle Bracelet by Tracey Roedl

 

 

Jewelry Select Fridays

Money Clips

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6 – 8 p.m. $50 per person

Having trouble shopping for Dad? Make him a one-of-a-kind copper or brass money clip!

Bangle Bracelets

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Friday, July 12, 2019  6 – 8 p.m. $50 per person

Make a unique set of bangle bracelets. Using a combination of copper, silver and gold filled wire, each student will form, solder, texture and patina their individualized set of bangles.

 

 

Pin by Tracey Roedl

 

 


Summer Sessions Jewelry Classes (June 3 – 28, 2019 or July 8 – August
2, 2019)   

 

Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Smithing

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m. $175 per session

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instructions and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts and torches. Beginner, ages 13+.

Metalsmithing/Stone Setting/Beautiful Jewelry

Instructor: Tracey Roedl

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 pm.  $175 per session

Learn more about design, soldering, detailed piercing, carving, forming, filing and polishing metal. Intermediate to advanced. 

Linear Designs and Stone Setting

Instructor: Maria Tritico

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. $175 per session Intermediate to advanced.

While exploring linear designs, you will also make prong, bezel and tube settings for irregular stones, sea glass or found objects to complete a pendant, ring and/or bracelet.

Jewelry Open Studio

Fridays, 1 – 4 p.m. $10 per person. Open to any member currently enrolled in a jewelry class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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