Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents Blockbuster Pop Art Exhibit: WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL! Of Rarely Seen Originals, Plus Hyper Realism Porcelain Sculptures By Ray Gross, A Pop Art Jewelry Sale, And James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy

The Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) opens 2022 with WARHOL!WARHOL!WARHOL! Open NOW through March 23, 2022. The exhibition is a celebration of pop art that includes rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol; ceramist Ray Gross‘s pop-art sculptures including a life size Harley-Davidson; a Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale; James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show of patented Thurmanite art; and Ethical Metalsmith’s Mini Radical Jewelry Makeover. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. We’ve always said that LAC is a prominent jewel in southeast Florida’s cultural crown. Don’t miss this!

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

 

 

CELEBRATE    POP   ART !

 

 

 WARHOLWARHOLWARHOL!

&

Ray Gross Pop Art Porcelains

 

NOW   thru  March 23, 2022 

 

 

Free admission for members        $5  for  nonmembers

For more information: lighthousearts.org/warhol/

 

 

Curator, Janeen Mason tells The Rickie Report, ” In recent years the gallery has brought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, Nick Cave’s renowned Sound Suits, and Kara Walker’s Sugar Babies. We’ve curated exhibits showing Clyde Butcher’s iconic photos of the Everglades and Edie Widder’s first photos ever takeoff a giant quid alive.  We’re keeping this trajectory of excellence with Warhol!Warhol!Warhol!”

 

Warhol!Warhol!Warhol! (Spencer Gallery) brings over 20 pieces of rarely seen original Andy Warhol art on loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody and Marshall Fields’ private collections. Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous artist in the last 100 years was an artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.  This exhibition gives locals and visitors the opportunity to view this iconic artist’s work in person.  Although original Warhol pieces will not be for sale, the other “Pop Art Inspired” work on exhibit in the Schorr Gallery will be available for purchase.

 

 

 

Ray Gross Pop Art Sculpture (Schorr Gallery) is a homage to Warhol’s Pop Art and includes a life-sized Harley Davidson made of porcelain.  Ray is a celebrated ceramist who is known for his hand-built, hand-painted, hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures.  His art depicts 3D items of everyday Americana, including utilitarian art objects such as paint cans, tubes, brushes, pencils, and other artist tools that have seized the attention of collectors, and have been installed in public and corporate spaces.

 

 

 

 

Also on display is a juried Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale featuring over sixty one-of-a-kind Warhol-inspired necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and broaches created by artists from across the country.

 

 

 

James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show includes over 30 contemporary pieces of jewelry and sculptural objects by talented national and international artists.  Paper Alchemy is a traveling exhibition of artwork that utilizes Thurman’s invention of handcrafted material created entirely of layered recycled paper and eco-resin, Thurmanite.

 

 

 

A mini version of Ethical Metalsmith’s Radical Jewelry Makeover features upcycled or broken jewelry that has been repurposed and designed into unique “new” pieces of jewelry.

 

“Art is what you can get away with.”-Warhol

The meteoric rise of Warhol in brief…

Andy Warhol arrived in Manhattan in 1949, carrying a portfolio filled with artwork from his days at Carnegie Institute of Technology and it wasn’t long before a family friend introduced the 21 year old to the art director at Glamour magazine.  This shy kid with patchy skin and a slight build had artwork that was entirely unlike the polished pieces she normally used.  Tina Fredericks gave him his first freelance job creating fresh illustrations to be used in ads for I.Miller shoes.

 

Warhol grew up in WWII Pittsburgh, the steel town that considered itself the backbone of America, and given this opportunity to work with Glamour Magazine, his work ethic went into overdrive.  He bore down on his future with ink and a brush, and painted for eighteen hours a day.

 

Destined to make a name for himself in the city, Andy’s commercial art career flourished when he reliably delivered high-quality designs ahead of schedule. But, it took over ten years for him to cross over from low to high art. It was 1962, when his first gallery show displayed the 32 iconic paintings of Campbell’s Soup.  One for each flavor.  The collection originally sold for a total of $1,000, by 1987 the soup cans claimed a page in history when they were purchased by MOMA for $11.7 million.

 

At the Carnegie he’d been taught to appreciate commercial art as well as fine art.  Although Warhol did not invent the Pop Art movement, he certainly joined it in the late 50s and 60s when he made popular culture the focus in his original paintings.  During a long stretch of his career he used silk screen as an unorthodox medium to create highly controversial, yet wildly collectible prints of Marilyn, Mao, and Elizabeth.  His later provocative pieces like the Death and Disaster pictures, made the art world practically apoplectic, and the fame that resulted, coupled with his childhood obsession for movie stars, gave rise to a celebrity conscious alt-society that filled his inner circle. Luminaries, including politicians, movie stars, and more than one heiress flocked to him for attention.

 

In a recent New York Times article, Alice Cooper claimed that although he knew Warhol from the Manhattan club scene, they weren’t friends.  “Warhol’s group was too weird for me.” Cooper said.

 

In 1967 Warhol barely survived a deliberate gunshot at close range. The wounds affected his mental and physical health until his unexpected death 19 years later. By the time “Warhol” was inscribed on his headstone, at 59 years old, he had become the leader of the Pop Art movement.  His was a household name, and this fragile kid from Pittsburgh had signature work held in significant public and private art collections around the world.

 

WARHOL! WARHOL! WARHOL!  The art exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter, shows a wide selection of his evocative works, from those early I. Miller shoe illustrations to the late career experimental Oxidation Paintings made of urine and metallic pigment on canvas.  Visitors can argue over the aesthetic value of his silk screen prints of lips, or they can take a walk on the wild side, back to the Red Hot Chili Peppers as they appear stitched together in six black and white silver gelatin prints created from 1976-86.

 

About Lighthouse ArtCenter: 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is 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. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations.

 

For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

Facebook: @lighthousearts.org

Instagram: @lighthousearts

Twitter: @LighthouseArtC

 

 

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY AND 2D STUDIO 

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm   Friday: 9 am – 4 pm   Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm    Sunday: Closed

 

3D STUDIO 

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm   Friday: 9 am – 4 pm    Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm    Sunday: Closed

 

STUDIO 385

Jewelry and Textiles

385 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469      561-746-3101

Monday: 2-5 pm    Tuesday: 10 am-1 pm

 

 

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Whitespace, The Mordes Collection Makes Gift Giving Personal And Unique

Now is the time to gift yourself!  There is no better place than at Whitespace  The Mordes Collection to find one-of-a-kind jewelry on sale, artwork, and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

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Meet Wilma Bulkin Siegel For A Festive Evening Of Conversation And Insight On Friday, January 10 At Whitespace, The Mordes Collection

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection invites the public to meet Wilma Bulkin Siegel on Friday, January 10.  Attendees will experience a festive evening offering conversation and insight into the soul and mind of this spirited artist.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Whitespace Col-lect Promises Most Unusual And Unique Wearable Art, Fine Art At Art Palm Beach January 17 – 21

Whitespace Col-lect’s booth at Art Palm Beach will be filled with the most unusual and unique wearable art and artwork you will see and experience!  From Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 21st, your destination should be the Palm Beach County Convention Center!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits or tours of Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

561.842.4131

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Announces Holiday Boutique And The Premiere Of Cocktails & Conversation With Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces its Holiday Season Boutique and kicks off “Cocktails & Culture” featuring renown artist and author Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel on December 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. Make your reservations now for Dr. Siegel, physician, artist, renaissance woman!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Whitespace Opening Weekend Festivities Begin Friday, November 3rd With New Exhibitions

Whitespace’s Opening Weekend Celebrations start Friday evening, November 3rd and continue Saturday, the 4th and Sunday the 5th with new exhibitions— “Paperworks” from the Benefit Print Project in New York is just the beginning!   See the newest body sculpture/wearable art in the Col-lect boutique.Be unique! Wear unique!  Visit Whitespace, The Mordes Collection.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information: 

www.whitespacecollection.com

whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Whitespace Announces Public Viewing Days, Opening Weekend Celebrations And Sneak Peeks Of This Season’s Events

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces this season’s opening events!  Understanding the importance of Arts Education, Whitespace invites the public to its Opening Days, beginning Friday, November 3rd. The Mordes Collection is open on Saturdays and Sundays for Public Viewing Days with no reservations needed.  On Sunday, November 5th, there will be a special fundraising event to benefit Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a Silent Auction of a prestigious art piece by sculpture El Anatsui. The Rickie Report shares the details here, including Save The Dates for  a renown Lecture Series.  

 

 

 

Whitespace,  The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
 561.842.4131 
info@whitespacecollection.com    whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

Public Viewing Days
Every Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm
Nov. 4, 2017 – March 25, 2018

Opening Weekend Celebrations:

Opening Evening

Friday, November 3, 2017

5:30 – 9:30 pm 

Cash Bar, Light Bites provided by Whitespace
Suggested Whitespace Donation $10 Students $5
No Reservations Required 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Dates for this renown Lecture Series, including art luminaries:

Wilma Bulkin Siegel, Claire Satin, and Thomas Lollar

Reserve your spot now!

561-842-4131

Partial proceeds will benefit the Arts and Art Education

Through the Community Foundation.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace The Mordes Collection Announces Opening Weekend Celebrations Plus Season’s Exhibitions

Whitespace The Mordes Collection announces Opening Weekend Celebrations, beginning Friday November 3rd.  In addition, The Rickie Report shares the dates of the Season’s Exhibitions, so GET OUT YOUR CALENDARS!  Beyond 2D and 3 D artworks, there will be artist lectures and new items in Col-lect, plus different venues to explore!

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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Whitespace Announces Seasonal Closing Date And Special Inventory Reductions

Art lovers can still visit Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by before Whitespace Collection closes for the season, on April 2nd.

 

 

 

 

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:

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Whitespace Col-lect Will Dazzle You During Art Palm Beach

You’ll have no trouble finding Whitespace’s booth #603 at Art Palm Beach, because it is always crowded!  Elayne Mordes has spent the entire off-season finding unique, unusual and wonderful pieces of art, wearable art and  body sculpture for this event!  Stop by at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information about Whitespace’s exhibits and docent led tours visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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