Grammy-Winning Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Famer Jason Newsted ‘Rocks the Roof’ With Art And Music At Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Peace & Love 2020” Exhibit Features Jason And Nicole Newsted February 14- March 4

Back by popular demand, Jason and Nicole Newsted bring their affinity for the arts to the Lighthouse ArtCenter through various art forms: painting, drawing, glassworks and music. The couple’s Peace + Love 2020 Exhibition opens fittingly on Valentine’s Day with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 14. Two special musical performances will benefit the ArtCenter’s ‘Raising the Roof’ Capital Campaign on February 15 & 29. (At press time, the February 15 performance is sold out – GET YOUR TICKETS for February 29).  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:

 

 

Jason and Nicole Newsted’s

Peace + Love   2020   Art   Exhibition

 

 

 

Friday, February 14

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members; $5 for non-members

 

This Exhibit is available February 14 – March 4, 2020

 

 

 

Jason and Nicole Newsted (photo by Gail V Haines)

 

 

Grammy-Winning Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famer Jason Newsted ‘Rocks the Roof’ with Art and Music at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  A special performance benefit the ArtCenter’s ‘Raising the Roof’ Capital Campaign on  Saturday, February 29.

 

Back by popular demand, Jason and Nicole Newsted bring their affinity for the arts to the Lighthouse ArtCenter through various art forms: painting, drawing, glassworks and music. The couple’s Peace + Love 2020 Exhibition opens fittingly on Valentine’s Day with an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery. Tickets are $5 per person at the door or free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members. In conjunction with the exhibit, Jason Newsted will perform two benefit concerts.

 

 

Jason Newsted and The Chophouse Band

 

 

Acoustic Performance

by Jason Newsted and Friends

 

 

Saturday, February  29

6:30  – 8:30 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

 

 

Proceeds benefit the ‘Raising the Roof’ Capital Campaign to add a much needed 2nd floor and 5additional classrooms to the gallery building.

Tickets are $10 per person

Purchase Tickets:  https://www.lighthousearts.org/peace-and-love-2020

 

 

“Once again Jason and Nicole are front and center to support our efforts to literally raise the roof of our gallery building. The additional space will allow more classrooms for new programs such as art therapy for veterans.” said Nancy Politsch, CEO of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “We are so thankful and excited and invite the community to experience the Newsted’s Peace + Love 2020 exhibition and unforgettable concerts.”

 

“Pink Sweetheart” by Nicole Newsted

 

“Nicole and I look forward to sharing our most recent works with our neighborhood art community, friends, and supporters in our second annual dual exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery. Please join us in this special celebration of art and music in your own backyard,” said Newsted.

 

 

Painting by Jason Newsted

 

 

Peace + Love 2020 will exhibit the talented Nicole Newsted’s brightly colored and whimsical paintings, filling three of the galleries with her brilliant work. Legendary rock musician and multi-media artist Jason Newsted will show large and small-scale works in the main gallery. The Chophouse Band, led by Newsted on guitar and lead vocal, will perform original and classic Americana selections. In this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, guests will enjoy Newsted’s adventurous musical stylings surrounded by the couple’s art.

 

 

About the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is a not-for-profit art center dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY

​(Gift Store is open when Gallery is dark)

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469  561-746-3101
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm ​Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm; Sunday, closed

​LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER SCHOOL OF ART

(Art Supply Store is open during regular hours)

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469 561-748-8737
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, closed

 

 

 

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Sally Cooper Is Featured Artist At Cornell Art Museum Spotlight Gallery In Delray Beach. Public Welcome To Opening Reception And Exhibit On February 7

Celebrated and published artist, Sally Cooper, will be honored with a SOLO Exhibit at the Spotlight Gallery, part of the Cornell Museum of Art in Delray Beach, FL.  The public is invited to view over 17 of Sally’s artworks at “Painting Outside the Lines” on Friday, February  7 for an Opening Reception and to meet the artist. The exhibit runs through March 1, 2020.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We also suggest you check out Sally’s classes and workshops!

 

 

 

 

 

AT    THE     SPOTLIGHT      GALLERY  PRESENTS:

 

PAINTING  OUTSIDE  THE  LINES

BY

SALLY COOPER 

 

Sally Cooper (Photo courtesy of Angie Meyers)

 

 

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist

Friday, February 7

6 – 9 pm

Refreshments will be served

Free admission during Art Walk (First Fridays  6 – 9 pm )

Cash bar and light bites.

Exhibit is available February 7 – March 1, 2020

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL 3344

561-243-7922

 

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday: 11 am – 6 pm; Friday:  11 am – 8 pm; Saturday:  Noon – 8 pm; Sunday:  Noon – 5 pm; Monday & Tuesday:  CLOSED

Admission:  $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans

 

 

“Bougainvillea”  by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

Sally Cooper tells The Rickie Report, “My artistic journey began at a young age.  At that time I was only interested in capturing an image or photo likeness.  A big change occurred in my work in 1980 when I was introduced to painting non-objectively in a Creative Watercolor workshop taught by Miles Batt.  A whole world opened and I was hooked.  I began to experiment in non-traditional ways with acrylics, gesso and various polymer mediums. I also became extremely interested in Asian calligraphy and sought out different books on the subject.  The powerful flying brush strokes, the splashes of fresh ink/paint and the spontaneous fluid movement have been influential and I began to incorporate my own personal calligraphy and mark-making into my paintings”.

 

 

 

“Edgewater” by Sally Cooper

 

 

It has been almost 40 years since taking that Creative Watercolor Workshop and Sally’s work today is about a creative process rather than a specific image or place.  She works intuitively and enjoys the direct experience of the art-making —the process, the spontaneity and surprise elements of painting.

 

 

“Zen Garden”  by Sally Cooper

 

 

Sally explains, “Starting with a primed large unstretched canvas or sometimes  stretched canvas I build my abstracts layer by layer.  I start by placing triadic colors (three hues, equally spaced on the color wheel), plus raw umber, white and black for tinting and shading the colors — mix a few together, grab a brush and then follow intuitive promptings and apply a big gestural linear mark or brushstroke that comes from deep within.  These intuitive promptings are like a dance.  I quickly move back and forth applying marks, keeping some, veiling over others, stepping back every so often, studying, looking, moving, deciding which marks to keep and which marks to take away.  This play or process continues until a painting evolves”.

 

 

 

“Daybreak” by Sally Cooper

 

 

 

Sally’s painting Everglades 2 was selected as one of 350 out of over 1,000 applicants for publication in Studio Visit Volumes 47 and 48 which will be out in the Summer, 2020. This is a magazine of contemporary artwork.  Sally took First Place in 2017 in The Artist’s Magazine’s National competition for Conversation in Blue which was published in the March 2018 issue.  In 2017 her work was included in the publication Art Journey Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art.  In 2015 Sally’s painting Blue Horizon was chosen for the cover of The Artist’s Magazine along with a feature article and her work has been featured in Acrylic Artist, Professional Artist and The Artist’s Magazine.  Sally is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and a member of Chroma Paints Independent Teaching Program for their Atelier Interactive acrylic paints and mediums.  

 

 

 

 

Sally teaches Discovering Abstract Painting and a unique Expressive Abstract – Large Scale Painting Workshop (this workshop takes place in a 1925 Vintage Gymnasium which plenty of space to paint) at Old School Square Creative Arts School in Delray Beach.  For more information on these classes and workshops go to www.oldschoolsquare.org.

For more information about Sally’s artwork and workshops:

My websitewww.sally-cooper.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/sallycooperart/

Instagram:www.instagram.com/sallycooperart/

 

 

 

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Whitespace Offers Free Passes To Art Palm Beach 2020. Don’t Miss This International Art Fair January 31 – February 3

Whitespace invites the public to ArtPalmBeach 2020, starting tomorrow, January 31 through February 3.  Whitespace will be offering a special exhibition of  “The European Approach”, including a selection of collectable paintings, sculptures, and objects for the discerning collector.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how to get your Free Passes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get a Free Pass  please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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Art Adventures In London Adds Studio Visit With Internationally Renown Filmmaker And Installation Artist, Isaac Julien. Only A Few Spots Open!

Art Adventures in London has added a Studio Visit with internationally renown filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien.  His work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, Guggenheim Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and more!  Only A Few Spots Are Still Open! The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:  www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Erica Ando, Presenting : “Who Is The CEO Of Your Art Business? Career Coaching For Artists” On Tuesday, February11.

The Armory Art Center brings Erica Ando to the next Art Salon, led by Elle Schorr on Tuesday, February 11.  The public is invited to hear Erica speak about “Career Coaching for Artists”. Erica Ando is an independent curator and art writer.  In another life, she owned and operated a profitable fashion accessories company for eight years. (Fun Fact: her first client was the store at MOMA).  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks.Kudos, Elle, for bringing us internationally, nationally, and locally based artists who help us better understand the creative process!

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776armoryart.org

 

 

AT    THE    ART    SALON:

Tuesday , February 11, 2020

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Featured Artist:

 

ERICA  ANDO

 

 

 

“Career Coaching For Artists”

 

 

 

IN  THE  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  MEDIA  ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erica Ando asks a very important question: “WHO’S THE CEO OF YOUR ART BUSINESS?” Our next Art Salon is a ‘Take It To The Bank’ Salon, something we haven’t done in a long time. Erica has founded “The Empowered Artist”, a new business & career coaching service and resource for artists, and will be sharing some of the career building secrets that she’s learned during her over 20 year career working with artists, non-profits, museums and commercial galleries, and as a curator of exhibitions and public programs. Erica has also been a successful grant writer, editor and project manager, as well as a respected art writer for regional, national and international publications, like BOMB, Sculpture, ArtPress, Art Papers, The Miami Rail, and others.

 

 

Erica earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. She went back to school in her 40s and earned a PhD from Florida Atlantic University in the Fine and Performing Arts.  In another life, she owned and operated a profitable fashion accessories company for eight years. (Fun Fact: her first client was the store at MOMA).  Through all of her adventures, she’s learned the hard way about how important it is to balance the creative and business sides of work. She’s also learned about selling and marketing, which, as an introvert, did NOT come naturally!

 

 

It’s her personal mission to empower artists to thrive creatively, build a successful career with purpose and authenticity, make more money, and have the knowledge and confidence to keep it going.  In this presentation, Erica will be talking about her background and what inspired her to start “The Empowered Artist”. In the second hour of the Salon, she’ll be answering your art business and career questions! This is definitely a “Don’t Miss” Salon.

 

 

Art Salons meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries.

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

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Grassy Waters Conservancy Announces Nature Photography Classes And Opens Call For Annual Amateur Photography Contest, Including New Photography Contest For Junior Nature Photographers

The City of West Palm Beach, Mandel Public Library, Armory Art Center and the Grassy Waters Conservancy are partnering to promote the 2020 Grassy Waters Annual Amateur Photography Contest. The Mandel Public Library will host classes on iPhone photography (January 18), Beginner and Intermediate Nature Photography (February 8), and Intro to nature Photography for Families (February 22).  Award winning photographer, Barry Schein will teach these classes. Guided Nature Walks take place on January 19 and February 8.  For the first time, there will be a Junior Nature Photographer component!  The Deadline for entries is February 28.  All entries must be taken on or of Grassy Waters Preserve.  The exhibit opens at the Armory Art Center on April 3 and runs through April 11.  The exhibition continues at the Mandel Public Library from April 18 – May 17. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to go out and take some photos!  You MUST sign up for classes and nature walks. You will find the information in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRASSY   WATERS   PRESERVE

Amateur photographers and Junior photographer are invited to showcase the natural beauty of the Preserve’s environment and wildlife by submitting work to our 17th annual competition.

 

 

Entries are being accepted February 1 through February 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

For details:  grassywaters.org  or email  gwcphoto@grassywaters.org

 

 

Grand Prize photo by Ken Craig

 

 

Grassy Waters Conservancy  Nature Photography Classes

January – February 2020

 

 

 

Saturday, January 18th, 2020: Introduction to iPhone Photography

The iPhone photography class will give you a real sense of using the iPhone as a camera, and provide some photography basics, and the opportunity to use the skills learned in the classroom on an escorted nature photography photo shoot.

You will have classroom instruction from 10:00am until noon, then, after a 2-hour break, meet again at Grassy Waters Preserve from 2:00 – 4:00pm and have the chance to practice what you learned in the pristine Everglades environment of the Preserve.  In the morning session, Barry Schein will sow you how to set up you iPhone, how to compose a picture, and how to pick the right time of day (lighting) to shoot great pictures.  He will go over all of the tools built into the iPhone and how to use them, and also show you an Adobe editing app and how to use it.  Barry will provide information on how to get the free app prior to class.  After the 2 hours of classroom instruction, you will a good sense of iPhone photography.  In the afternoon session you’ll have the opportunity to put into practice what you learned earlier in the day with an escorted photo shoot at the Grassy Waters Preserve, the Everglades in West Palm Beach. Barry will be there with tips and suggestions, answering your questions, and he’ll be available for one-on-one help.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.  The maximum class size is 12 participants.

Cost is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

Barry Schein, Instructor

Barry Schein is an award winning photographer, educator and photo editor.  During his career he has created photography for many nationally branded Fortune 500 companies and their advertising agencies.  He received an Eastman Kodak Professional Photographers award and both Nikon and international journal Graphis have recognized his work.  Barry’s photographs have been displayed at Nikon House in New York City, the Kodak Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, numerous group shows in South Florida, and in many private collections.  Currently, he teaches photography at the Armory Arts Center in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

Saturday, February 8th, 2020: Introduction to Nature Photography

 

Your day begins in the classroom at 10:00am.  Barry Schein will teach you how to use your camera to capture stunning natural landscape photos, and in the afternoon you will have the chance to practice what you learned in the pristine Everglades environment of Grassy Waters Preserve.  Barry will begin the morning session with camera basics and settings – going beyond point-and-shoot photography, It will continue with a discussion of the fundamentals of photography including composition and using light, and how to apply them to nature photography. Bring the camera you intend to shoot with to class.  During the photo walk at Grassy Waters Preserve, the Everglades in West Palm Beach, you’ll have an opportunity to practice taking photographs using the techniques discussed in the classroom.  Barry will be with you to make suggestions, answer question and provide one-on-one help. You’ll come away with a new perspective of the Grassy Waters Preserve and nature photography.

All participants must be at least 18 years old.   The maximum class size is 12 participants.

Cost is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020: Introduction to Nature Photography for Families

 

Spend a day with your child in a beautiful setting, and together develop an appreciation for nature photography you can share for a lifetime.

Barry Schein will teach your child and you how to use your camera and/or iPhone to capture stunning natural landscape photos and you will practice in the pristine Everglades environment of Grassy Waters Preserve.

Your day stars with a classroom presentation by Barry from 10:00am – Noon.  Bring your camera and iPhone to class.  Barry will start by going over camera and iPhone basics, then he will teach and demonstrate his guidelines for creative composition that will set your child’s pictures apart for school projects, in albums, or on Facebook or Instagram.  After a 2 hour break, we’ll meet at the Grassy Waters Nature Center where you’ll have a chance to practice what you learned in the classroom.  Barry will lead a photo walk around the Preserve dock, Nature Center and boardwalk, providing tips and advice on composition, camera and iPhone settings, and answering your questions.

The class is open for children between 9 – 18 years old who must be accompanied by a paying adult over the age of 18.  The maximum class size is 15 participants.

Cost for adults is $65 for Grassy Waters Conservancy Members and $75 for non-members (You can join the Conservancy ($25/year membership) while you are registering for the class).  Cost for children, 9 – 18 years old, is $25 per child.

The schedule is:

10:00am – Noon: Classroom instruction in the Hibiscus Room, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Noon – 2:00pm: Free time for you to get lunch and drive to the Grassy Waters Nature Center – we’ll meet at the dock next to the parking lot.

2:00 – 4:00pm: Escorted photo shoot.  All walking during the photo shoot will be on pavement near the parking lot or on boardwalk.

 

To Register For Classes Or Get More details:  grassywaters.org  or email  gwcphoto@grassywaters.org

 

 

 

 

Photo by Barry Schein

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Conservancy Nature Walks With Nature Center Naturalist

January – February 2020

 

 

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

4 – 6:30 pm

Sunset Walk with a Nature Center naturalist.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Free for Conservancy members. 15 attendees maximum

 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

4 – 6:30 pm

Sunset Walk with a Nature Center naturalist.  Meet at the Nature Center.  Free for Conservancy members. 15 attendees maximum

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY   EXHIBIT:

 

 

The Armory Art Center will host an Exhibit of accepted entries.  Winners will be announced at the Opening Reception, Friday, April 3  6-8 pm.  The Exhibit will be available through April 11, 2020.  The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place  West Palm Beach, FL.       561.872.1776

 

The Mandel Public Library will host an Exhibit of accepted entries from April 18 through May 17.  The Library is located at 411 Clematis Street  West Palm Beach, FL.  561.868.7700

 

 

 

For contest details:

www.grassywaters.org

 

 

All photo contest questions should be emailed to gwcphoto@grassywaters.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Invites You To Art Palm Beach 2020. Free Passes Available For Public Viewing Days January 31 Through February 3 At Palm Beach County Convention Center

Whitespace invites the public to ArtPalmBeach 2020 from January 31 through February 3.  Whitespace will be offering a special exhibition of  “The European Approach”, including a selection of collectable paintings, sculptures, and objects for the discerning collector.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including how to get your Free Passes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and to get a Free Pass  please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com 561-537-0291

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Whitespace Announces Special Trunk Show Event On January 11. Shop For One Of A Kind Body Sculptures And Wearable Art Pieces. Meet Rona Cutler, Jewelry Artist

The public is invited to visit Whitespace, The Mordes Collection on Saturday, January 11 for a Special Trunk Show.  Meet jewelry artist, Rona Cutler and peruse the artwork on exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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

 

Only 4 Spaces Open For Art Adventures To London With Whitespace! Reserve Your Spot For The Trip Of The Season.

Only 4 spaces left!  Sign up NOW to visit London in style with Whitespace The Mordes Collection! The Rickie Report shares the newest details, including a private back lot visit to a London auction house and a night at Covent Garden, private tours, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:  www.whitespacecollection.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