Armory Art Center Announces “Jewelry Lunch & Learn” Plus Bus Trip To Art Basel & Art Miami

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free “Lunch & Learn Jewelry Casting Demo” on Thursday, November 29th.  Bring your own lunch and an open mind!  On Friday, December 7th, skip the driving and parking hassles and attend Art Basel & Art Miami with the Armory’s Bus Trip!  The Rickie Report shares the details on both and urges you to sign up before all the bus seats are taken!







811 Park Place    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401





Lunch & Learn: Jewelry Casting Demo

Thursday, November 29, 2018

12:45 –  1:30PM


Jewelry Casting Demo




Join us for a jewelry casting demonstration with our metalsmithing department!

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

*This Lunch & Learn will be held in the Jewelry Studio. Head to the registration desk and they will direct you.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.



Trip  to  Art  Basel  &  Art  Miami

Friday, December 7, 2018





Skip the driving and parking hassle. Join us on our bus trip. Tickets are $95 and includes bus ride, tickets to Art Basel and Art Miami/Art Context.

Call (561) 832-1776 to order or purchase tickets!


9:30 a.m.    Bus arrives at the Armory

10:00            Bus leaves Armory

11:15              Bus arrives at Art Miami

2:30               Bus leaves Art Miami

2:45               Bus arrives at Art Basel

6:45               Bus leaves Art Basel

8:15 pm        Bus arrives at the Armory


Call the registrar for tickets at (561) 832-1776




About The Armory Art Center:



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:



Call (561) 832-1776







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Armory Art Center Offers Art Basel And Art Miami Bus Trip

Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory Art Center visit to Art Basel on Thursday, December 1st.  The cost includes tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article.







1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401








Bus Trip

Art Basel & Art Miami




Thursday, December 01, 2016

9:00AM – 8:00PM




Photo courtesy of Art Basel


Avoid driving and parking hassles by joining the annual Armory visit to Art Basel. Tickets are $85 and include tickets to both Art Basel and Art Miami with the bus trip. Register today as space is limited.

Check in at the front desk at the Armory at 9 AM sharp! The bus will leave at 9:30 AM. Contact Tristyn Bustamante with questions.       561-832-1776




The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information: or call 561-832-1776 x33



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Port St. Lucie, FL 34986




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!






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.






3rd Thursday

Thursday, October 15

5:30 – 7:30 pm


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.




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,, (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 or call (561) 746-3101.






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