“Handmade For The Season” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery And School Of Art On December 8 – Everyone Can Create!

The Lighthouse ArtCenter invites you to make Saturday, December 8 an artful day!  Located at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, the ArtCenter will offer a chance to create one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the afternoon. Stay and enjoy the annual performance of the Palm Beach Pipes and Drums bagpipers and Holiday Open House in the evening.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Register NOW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handmade Ceramics

 

Do you envy your artistic friends their creativity and ability to create the perfect handmade gift? Now is your chance to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts that will wow your family and friends.

 

Handmade Glass Pendant

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter invites you to enjoy the afternoon creating the perfect gift for the holidays! Experience working with glass, metal, clay, paint and paper engineering. Keep your beautiful pieces for yourself or share your handmade gifts.

 

 

Handmade Metal

 

$15 per person per project
$35 per person for 3 projects
$55 per person for all 5 projects

All supplies are provided and instruction from professional artists.

 

Limited spaces available, please register NOW online or call 561-746-3101Age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

“Deck the Walls Pop-Up Exhibition”

Mahlon Cline Pop Up Sale

December 3 – 8, 2018

 

 

If you are in a holiday shopping mood you will have the opportunity to purchase the art of Mahlon Cline, ceramic works and the new merchandise at the Gallery Gift Shop.

 

 

 

Through the generosity of Mahlon Cline, a former instructor and gifted artist, and our largest single contributor, the Lighthouse ArtCenter has grown into the crown jewel of visual arts and culture in Northern Palm Beach and Southern Martin counties. This pop up exhibition of his captivating paintings allows our patrons to own a piece of this history. During this short window of time, Mahlon Cline’s works are available for your collection and are perfect for gift giving during the holiday season.

 

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery has expanded and reimagined the Gallery Gift Shop. It’s now home to an amazing collection of artist-made items including clothing, jewelry, stationery, sculpture, paintings and, of course, some of the most fun and unusual greeting cards ever! Find a special gift that will be treasured and unique.

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art will also be holding a ceramic sale at the School across the street on Seabrook Road in the aftenoon. The sale will benefit the Ceramic Department of the School of Art.

 

Plan to stay and enjoy

“Gallery Square North’s Jingle and Mingle” 

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

The merchants of Gallery Square North invite you to their Holiday Open House with each store offering holiday cheer for the whole family. Experience the Palm Beach Pipes and Drums bagpipers as they march through the shopping center. There will be live music, shopping, arts and crafts for the kids and so much more!

 

The Square will be collecting unwrapped toys for local underprivileged children. Please drop them off in front of Marie Antoinette’s Furniture Store.

 

Help us keep it local this year!

 

 

 

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

Call the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or go to our website at 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 through 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 through 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors Shares “The Alchemy Of Indigo” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Thursday November 15

Suzanne Connors, the noted textile artist, says “the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes is like opening a gift on Christmas morning.” Join us at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL on Thursday, November 15th, when she reveals the mysteries of Indigo, once more valuable than gold, now taught in contemporary art and design.  3rd Thursdays at the Lighthouse ArtCenter are monthly receptions that bring together artists and art lovers to relish tasty hors d’oeuvres, quaff a nice wine and enjoy a variety of presentations. From cultural conversations with renown artists to exhibition openings and award ceremonies, guests are surrounded by the art installation in the gallery.  This month visitors will delight in Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The  Alchemy  Of  Indigo”  

With  Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $5

 

 

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

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Variety of Indigo Dyed Fabrics by Suzanne Connors

 

 

Suzanne Connors is a Fiber Artist in Stuart, Florida, who creates beautiful hand-dyed works of art at the Aya Fiber Studios located in the Fish House Art Center. She draws her inspiration from life in South Florida and her time spent living in the Caribbean Islands. She says that she is “enchanted by the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Indigo Dyed Tote Bag by Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

About Indigo from Aya Studios:

Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating, and rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

Indigo Dyed Shawl by Suzanne Connors

 

 

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

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art And Surface Design” Featuring Renowned Fiber Artist Mary Fisher, Fashion Show, Suzanne Connors Demo, And More At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers. Mary Fisher, renowned fiber artist, author, and advocate will be featured in the main gallery. The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th.  Make your reservations for the Runway Show and Reception on November 1st, curated by Bosha Stone.  Thursday, November 15 will feature a textile demonstration by Suzanne Connors.  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Opening Reception and Meet The Artists

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Vivre Canvas Couture Jellyfish Dress

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers.

 

Cornelia Wende  “The Weavers”

 

 

 

During Elegant Threads, visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit of luxury pieces, both classic and trendsetting. Patrons, vacationers, and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care.

 

 

Mary Fisher

 

 

 

The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s special feature is the Runway Show curated by Bosha Stone on Thursday evening, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets to this fast paced event are going fast. Attendees can enjoy wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation, and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

And there’s more…

The centerpiece of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition is celebrated artist, author, and advocate Mary Fisher’s magnificent textile art, on display in the Main Gallery. Launched into a career of international HIV/AIDS advocacy after giving what is widely considered one of the best American speeches of the 20th century, Fischer is also an illustrious name on the international art scene. Her work has been widely exhibited in public and private collections around the world, including the collections of President George H. W. Bush, President Gerald Ford, and President Mwanawasa of Zambia. Mary Fischer’s contemporary stylized textiles are at once elegant and evocative.

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter says, “The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates our 55th year as we continue to provide exceptional art and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Our motto is ‘learn, grow, create and collect’.”

 

 

 

Plan To Go:

Thursday, October 18, Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artists and members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Thursday, November 1, Runway Show and Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 limited seating call (561) 746-3101

Thursday, November 15, 3rd Thursday textile demonstration with Suzanne Connors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   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 Announces Summer Art Programs

Summer is around the corner and the Lighthouse ArtCenter is ready with their 46th Annual Summer Enrichment Camp program for ages 4 through 12!  There are scholarships available, based on financial need and the applications are available now! Sign up for The Time Machine, as your children will be immersed in creativity and artistic delight.  Each themed week takes ArtCampers on a journey through a virtual Art Time Machine, exploring famous pieces of art while revealing the history, customs, art techniques and cultures of each time period. Kids will create their own masterpieces in ceramics, drawings, mixed-media, painting and sculpture. Each adventurous week ends with a special “music Friday” featuring local musicians and drum circles.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up now!

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737    www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

46th  Annual Summer Enrichment Camp

 

 

 

 

LACSummer ArtCamp 2016 page

“Our amazing camp art instructors are all professional artists, with degrees in education and art. This ArtCamp experience introduces children to fine arts, in a fun and innovative way. The Time Traveler Sketchbook will bring children through weeks of art concentration from prehistoric times to Cubism, from Renaissance to Modernism!” says Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art.

 

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Campers from 2015 LAC Summer Enrichment Camp

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter also hosts presentations from local professional artists, giving campers an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the most passionate, talented and dynamic people in the area. Each week will be a fabulous adventure of artistic discovery and wild creativity.

Dates: June 6-August 12
Ages: 4-5
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon.
Cost: Members, $120, Non-Members, $150

 

 

Ages: 6-12
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Member $200, Non-Members, $230
10% Sibling Discount!

Scholarships based on financial need available:

 http://www.lighthousearts.org/scholarships.html

Before- and After-care available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

LACcamerasCampers from 2015 LAC Summer Enrichment Camp

For more information please contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
www.LighthouseArts.org
561-748-8737

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Sacred Art Tour Returns To Lighthouse ArtCenter To Share Tibetan Traditions

The monks are returning! The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes back the Sacred Art Tour from January 25-31! Eight Tibetan refugee Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala and share Tibetan traditions at the museum.  Last year, more than 1,500 visitors enjoyed the Dalai Lama-sanctioned tour in Tequesta. The mandala is created with naturally dyed sand from India; the monks painstakingly create the intricate design grain-by-grain. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to mark your calendars now. Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to participate in sand painting, rock painting, culinary evenings, traditional ceremonies, yoga and meditation with the monks.  Registration is required for most of the events.

 

 

 

 

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Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL

(561) 748-8737 or LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

Sacred Art Tour

Celebrates Tibetan Culture

January 25 – 31, 2016  

9:30 am to 4 pm

 

 

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The Lighthouse ArtCenter welcomes back the Sacred Art Tour from January 25-31! Eight Tibetan refugee Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala and share Tibetan traditions at the museum.  Last year, more than 1,500 visitors enjoyed the Dalai Lama-sanctioned tour in Tequesta. The mandala is created with naturally dyed sand from India; the monks painstakingly create the intricate design grain-by-grain.

 

 

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The public is invited to experience their daily meditative chanting as they begin and end their days at the Museum, at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and quietly watch the creation of the World Peace mandala throughout the day. Tibetan merchandise will be on sale daily, with proceeds benefiting the 2,000 monks at the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India.

 

 

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2015 Visit to Lighthouse ArtCenter (Photo Courtesy Jen Scott)

 

 

 

Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to participate in sand painting, rock painting, culinary evenings, traditional ceremonies, yoga and meditation with the monks. Please visit www.LighthouseArts.org for registration and details, or call the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

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Dissolution Ceremony, 2105 (Photo Courtesy of Jen Scott)

 

 

The dissolution ceremony will remind us of the value of impermanence. The monks will gather at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on Sunday, January 31, at 4 p.m. to offer the sacred sand from the mandala as a blessing to our waterways.

 

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Culinary Evening

 

 

This year, Director of Education, Cynthia Trone, visited the monks at the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion in Kentucky, and attended the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday celebration at the Global Compassion Summit in California. She says, “There is a deep sense of peace, joy and positivity in the monks that soothes our souls. A sense of true kindness and compassion is clearly evident in their presence; it is a delight and an honor to learn from them. I chose the World Peace mandala this year to infuse our community with a sense of global respect and cooperation.”

 

 

 

 

For more information on how to get involved, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, cynthia@lighthousearts.org, (561) 748-8737.

Visit www.drepunggomang.orgto learn more about the monastery and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visitLighthouseArts.orgor call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Offers Three Exciting Events Including Art School Open House, Contemporary Art Lecture And Art Stroll

Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta is hosting three exciting events! The LAC School of Art Open House (Saturday, October 10th)offers the opportunity to meet the faculty and get an inside glimpse of the classes that will be offered Fall Semester.  Gerri Aurre presents on 3rd Thursday, October 15th.  “Contemporary Art: Looking with Fresh Eyes and Open Minds” is in advance of Art Basel. LAC is offering tours of the exciting and sometimes overwhelming art fair. More details are in this article. The public is invited to an Art Stroll of the Back Alley Mural Festival on Friday, October 16th. All ages are welcome to this free event. Enjoy music, refreshments, meet the artists, and enjoy a leisurely tour of the murals. The Rickie Report shares the details of all of these events and more.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter offers so much!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL 33469  
(561) 746-3101

Mon.- Fri. 10 am – 4 pm/  Sat.10 am – 2pm/  Sunday Closed

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art
395 Seabrook Road   Tequesta, FL 33469
(561) 748-8737

Mon.- Fri. 9 am- 5pm/ Sat. 9 am – 4pm/ Sunday Closed

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School of Art Open House

 

Having a hard time choosing the right class for you?

FREE  and Open to the Public

Saturday, October 10th        Noon – 4 pm

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Faculty Member, Gary Antonio

 

During our Fall Open House, you’ll have a unique opportunity to meet some of our teachers, ask questions and watch artist demos. Stop by and meet the faculty of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, including  40 of the finest artists in Palm Beach County.

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Gary Antonio, LAC Abstract Painting teacher. He teaches on Fridays from 1 to 4 pm. The next 8 week session begins the week of October 19.

 

 

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3rd Thursday

Thursday, October 15

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Featuring:

Gerri Aurre

 

 

 

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Gerri Aurre 

 

On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. Gerri Aurre will give a lecture, “Contemporary Art: Looking with Fresh Eyes and Open Minds”.  Gerri’s insights is in advance of Art Basel and will be very helpful. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.  All 3rd Thursday events are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers.
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 Gerri wants to offer the audience a review of Contemporary Art from the Impressionists up to the 21st century, showing that Contemporary Art all has to do with artists relating their artwork to the times. Their art expresses concepts and ideas that are current and includes what the public is involved with and thinking about. Very often the general public thinks that contemporary art is out of context and taken from left field but that is not the case, at all. All in all, the lecture will heighten the experience of people who take advantage the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s bus tour opportunities.

 

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Gerri Aurre earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and was a career Art teacher in New York. She has traveled worldwide throughout her life. Her art is about landscape, the figure and abstraction coming from the essence of those travel experiences. Aurre is the President of the North County Artists Association.

 

 

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“Reflection” with Gerri Aurre

 

 

Gerri Aurre is co-chair (along with Julie Silk Beaumont) of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s upcoming “D’Art for Art” event, the exhibit of artwork opens on November 1st and the event is on November 7th, 2015.

 

 

 

Celebrate the Artful Back Alley 

Award Winners surprise with cutting-edge paintings!

 

Twenty local artists created large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall, while more than 300 visitors enjoyed watching the acrylic paintings come alive. The inaugural Back Alley Mural Festival was a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta on September 19-20, 2015. The murals will be on view in the public space for one month, culminating with a festive Art Stroll to celebrate the artful back alley on October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free to members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter and to the public.

 

 

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“Flamingo” by Mark Rupprect

Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival was a celebration of the power of art in public places. “As the ArtCenter is eco-friendly, no aerosols were used for the paintings,” said Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “The murals created conversation, new friendships, artistic inspiration, and fueled a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.”

 

 

 

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“Florida Faucet” by Manon Sander

 

Julie Silk Beaumont, muralist and owner of Village Art Studios, saw the potential of creating a local, neighborhood art-centered outdoor painting event for “sunbirds, so we intentionally scheduled the event before the arrival of the busy ‘snowbird’ season.”

 

  • In keeping with the easy-going camaraderie of the event, winners were chosen by Peoples’ Choice Award votes:  First Place was awarded to Mark Rupprect, a local graffiti artist and fine art teacher. Signing his work “Bulks”, he is known for his bold and colorful designs, Mark was a crowd favorite with his striking chrome, black and white Flamingo and Alligator.

 

  • Second Place went to Lighthouse ArtCenter faculty member Marta Llorens. An artist and conceptual thinker from Barcelona, Spain, Marta created her first large-scale contour painting. Her abstract portraits are gaining an audience both abroad and locally and her background in graphic arts, fine arts and historical research is apparent in her fantastic and detailed work.

 

 

  • Manon Sander, a local artist and faculty member at Lighthouse ArtCenter, won Third Place. Her “Florida Faucet” was a surreal and delightful departure from her familiar plein air paintings that continue to win her awards and a devoted following of collectors and students. It features a quote by Thoreau which captured the essence of the day, ”It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

 

 

LACMuralMarta Llorens, Second Place Winner

Mural by Marta Llorens

 

 

Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the businesses of Gallery Square North: Village Art Studios, Gallery Grille, Marie Antoinette’s, Lollie’s Designer Boutique, and L.E.T Group, URVISIBLE Inc., Original Elements, Travel Gallery, A White Penquin and Agape Healing Arts. For more information, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, cynthia@lighthousearts.org, (561) 748-8737.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291