“Drawn To The Arts” Brings International And National Icons To Lighthouse ArtCenter This Summer

The Lighthouse ArtCenter has outdone themselves with their upcoming summer exhibit, “Drawn to the Arts”. Fifteen Children’s Picture Book Author/Illustrators (the list reads like Who’s Who in American Picture Book Award Winners!) will share 20 pieces of art each! The Exhibit runs June 8 – August 11, 2017.   The Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, June 15th.  In addition to the exhibit, small groups (including organizations) can sign up for docent-led tours. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to stop by!






Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

www.LighthouseArts.org   561.746.3101




The Public is Invited To:




Opening Reception:

Thursday, June 15th

5:30- 7:30 pm

No Charge for members, Non members $10


Exhibit runs June 8 – August 11, 2017

Docent-lead tours of this exhibition are available

Call (561) 746-3101 today to schedule your group!

Gallery hours:

Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm



This stunning exhibition will shine a light on some of the finest Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators, with our Summer ArtCampers enjoying the unique opportunity to interact with the magical process of children’s picture books.



Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, “Indians and robots, monsters and bunnies, heroes, history and humor.  The Lighthouse ArtCenter is brimming with illustrations by artists that we know and love.  Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Purla Belpre and Bank Street Book of the Year Award Winners – the original artwork from America’s bestselling author/illustrators are here in LAC’s world class exhibition right in the heart of Tequesta”!


“Funny Farm” by Mark Teague


Kevan Atteberry www.KevanAtteberry.com (Kevan draws monsters digitally. Delightful monsters. Google the picture book titled “Bunnies!” and “The Tickle Monster”. He is the artist who designed Clippy. Clippy. The helpful little paper clip character that pops up when you’re working in Microsoft Word? Yes. You either love him or hate him.)


“Christopher Is Not Afraid Anymore” Illustrated by Priscilla Burris Written by Craig Burris

Priscilla Burris www.PriscillaBurris.com (Priscilla does adorable young characters – digital illustrations.)

“Amanita Monsteria” by Kevan Atteberry

Henry Cole www.HenryCole.net (Henry does funny picture books with meaning – Bestsellers. Henry illustrated the #1 banned children’s picture book in the USA titled “Tango”. You might know it as the story of the two boy penguins who adopted an egg and raised the hatchling at the New York Aquarium.)



Raul Colon http://www.morgangaynin.com/artists/colon/ (OMG! Raul Colon! Look at his work! He’s illustrated who knows how many award winning picture books. He’s worked for the New Yorker, etc. etc. His work is magical realism, and it definitely has roots in Central/South America – you’re going to love it.)


“Buoy” by Raul Colon

Tomie dePaola www.tomie.com (Seriously. Caldecott Award, Newbery Award…!!!)


Patrick Girouard http://www.pgirouard.com/Patrick_Girouard_Illustration/welcome.html (Patrick does a lot of work for Highlights magazine. His robots are amazing. )


Layne Johnson www.LayneJohnson.com ,his fine art page, or Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=layne+johnson&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Alayne+johnson (Layne is known for his historical illustrations and sweeping vistas of big sky country. He sent originals from Farmer George Plants a Nation, Voices of Pearl Harbor, and The Poppy Lady, as well as others.)



“Farmer George Plants A Nation” by Layne Johnson

Fred Koehler http://www.freddiek.com/ (A relative newcomer to the world of picture books, Fred just received the Bank Street Book of the Year Award!)



E.B. Lewis www.EBLewis.com (E.B. won the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King Award,etc…He’s an amazing watercolorist and terrific speaker. He undeniably uses his art as an agent of change internationally. We will have E.B. Lewis here at Lighthouse ArtCenter teaching workshops in watercolor to young adults.)


Assorted Undersea Paintings by Janeen Mason


Janeen Mason www.JaneenMason.com or  http://www.therickiereport.com/2016/12/11/a-conversation-with-janeen-mason-curator-of-the-lighthouse-artcenter/



Frank Remkiewicz www.FrankRemkiewicz.com (Frank has created iconic art forever! His Froggy series sold millions…)


Carol Schwartz http://www.csillustration.com (Astonishing scientific, botanical illustrations that focus on everything from the Fibonacci Sequence to My Busy Green Garden.)


“A Hunter’s Promise” by Bill Farnsworth

Linda Shute www.LindaShute.com (Linda is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in the Florida region)


Mark Teague https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_11?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mark+teague+books&sprefix=Mark+Teague%2Caps%2C182&crid=1SB0PV1JY0HSX&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amark+teague+books (You have to look at Amazon.com to see all of Mark’s amazing books. I don’t know how many bestsellers he has… Many….Mark illustrates for Jane Yolen’s How do Dinosaurs…. Series as well as a number of other books he has written AND illustrated.)



For more information about this exhibit, classes, summer camp and lectures:






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Artwork Of Anita Lovitt And James Rabidoux Is Featured At “Opposites” Exhibit At Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Public Library invites you to “Opposites”, an exhibition in their Art Series, 2017.  There will be a Free Public Reception on Friday, April 14th to meet artists Anita Lovitt and James Rabidoux.  This exhibit is available now through April 29th and will bring you truly varied elements of creativity!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  





2nd Floor Gallery

100 E. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL



“O   P   P   O   S   I   T   E   S”


Featuring the Artwork of

Anita  Lovitt    &   James  Rabidoux


Friday, April 14th

3:00 – 4:30 pm




“Everglades” by Anita Lovitt



Anita Lovitt is an award-winning painter, illustrator, designer, teacher and collaborative artist.  She tells The Rickie Report, “My theme for this exhibition is “The Solace of Nature.”  Graduating from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in Illustration, Anita also studied with some legendary teachers (Milton Glaser at School of Visual Arts in New York, Charles Reid, and Robert Beverly Hale at the Art Students League in New York City). Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards, surface designs and graphic designs for the home and gift industry.



“Transcendence” by Anita Lovitt



In 2006 Anita worked with a team of counselors to produce a series of illustrative legacy quilts for Project Hope to document the impact of Hurricane Wilma on local communities. She is the creator of the large “Dancing Pineapples Mural” which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.  Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist. Her favorite medium, however, is watercolor.



“Gray Sunrise” by Anita Lovitt





Anita Lovitt may be reached at: lovittland@gmail.com  

To see more of Anita’s artwork and about her classes:  anitalovitt.com






“Food” by James Rabidoux


“Love You Too” by James Rabidoux


“Sky” by James Rabidoux

James Rabidoux may be reached at: jamesrabidoux.artist@gmail.com

To see more of James’ artwork: www.facebook.com/jimrabidoux






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