Lighthouse ArtCenter Hosts The Manoogian Collection And Invites You To View The Most Significant Private Collection Of Art By American Artists

The Lighthouse ArtCenter will be hosting the Manoogian Collection and offering art lovers an opportunity to view extraordinary artworks by American artists that are not seen often. The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. Visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. A lecture series will feature Dr. Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discussing the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.  The opening on November 19th will be an elegant affair with cocktail attire strongly suggested. This exclusive opening event is free for members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art and $10.00 for non-members.  This year’s Annual Beaux Arts Ball – Art Dine & Dance will be held on January 16th and tickets are already on sale. The Rickie Report shares the details here with some sneak peeks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – mark your calendars now!





Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL


You Are Invited :



Selections from The Manoogian Collection:

Two Centuries of American Art


Opening Reception:

(Cocktail Attire Suggested)

November 19, 2015  

5:30-7:30 pm





Exhibit Runs:

November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016

Museum Hours:

Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To view exhibition:

Members free; $10 nonmembers ages 13 and up; Saturday and Sunday admission is free.

 (561) 746-3101




The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is proud to present selections from The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art, November 19, 2015 through March 5, 2016. It is generously underwritten by Detroit industrialist, Richard Manoogian and his wife Jane. The Manoogian exhibition will fill LAC’s galleries with priceless, diverse collection of works from 1856 – 1999.



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“Ferry Watch” by Doug Brega




The Manoogian Collection is one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. A number of paintings in the collection have been exhibited at the White House, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. The National Gallery considers the collection to be “a comprehensive survey of American painting, a remarkable one in capsule form.”






“1929 Duesenberg” by Peter Maier




When Richard Manoogian was asked why he collects American Art, “Collecting American paintings is important to me,” he said. “Those from an ethnic background like mine often have a great appreciation for America because of the opportunity this country has created for their families. The result is a deep love for one’s country and a particular appreciation for the period in which the country grew and expanded.”



Although the Manoogians lead a very private life, they enjoy sharing their collection. “To some extent my collecting has been driven by wanting to share my paintings with others as a way of giving something back to the country that has been so good to our family,” Mr. Manoogian said.  The exhibition includes works that range from mid-19th century to 1999, including paintings of renowned artists, such as Frederick Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and Andrew Wyeth.



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“Lady in a Park” by Childe Hassam


“As these works are in a private collection, the Manoogian Collection exhibition presents an opportunity for our community to view extraordinary art by American artists that cannot be seen often,” said Katie Deits, the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. “Museum visitors can browse the exhibition or attend docent- led tours. Our lecture series will feature Joan Lipton speaking about William Merritt Chase on December 17 and Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., discusses the Statue of Liberty as an American Icon on January 21. There will be special tours and evenings for private clubs and organizations, as well as educational programs for children.”



The collection reflects Mr. Manoogian’s belief that, “It is important for people to appreciate the unique character, diversity and quality of American art. I hope that our collection will encourage others to both appreciate and collect American art.”  Mr. Manoogian served as Chairman of the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA dedicated its American Wing as the Manoogian Wing) and has also served on the boards of Archives of American Art, the White House Preservation Fund and the Fine Arts Committee of the Department of State.


Tickets On Sale NOW!


Beaux Arts Bash 2016



Saturday, January  16, 2016

6:30 – 11:00 pm

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum







3rd Thursdays:

December 17th


January 21st




5:30 -7:30 pm



On Thursday, December 17th the Lighthouse ArtCenter presents a special lecture by Dr. Joan Lipton about William Merritt Chase. Dr. Lipton, a well-recognized and very engaging regional art historian, will discuss the important influence that Chase has as a celebrated American Impressionist, art teacher and family man.




“Portrait of Caroline Allport” by William Merritt Chase



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“Statue Of Liberty Celebration” by Frederick Rondel





On Thursday, January 21st published author and art historian Dr. Anne Palumbo shares important insights as she presents her lecture  “Goddess, Guardian and Grand Old Gal: The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Please note that the Frederick Rondel painting correlates with Dr. Palumbo’s lecture described below.






Since 1964, the Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported, nonprofit organization, has been providing visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive and the School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For exhibition or Museum information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit




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Delray Art League Celebrates 50 years with CALL TO ARTISTS, New Members, Special Banquet And Events

Please join the Delray Art League (DAL) in celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education!  DAL is opening a CALL TO ARTISTS for a Plein Air Contest (DEADLINE: January 30th), extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join, sharing the INDOOR and OUTDOOR EXHIBIT dates, and selling tickets to their CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.  Congratulations, DAL, here’s to 50 more!









Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015    8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue  Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)
Cash awards totaling $2000
Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.
Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra


Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival


Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015       9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers


Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015  and  March 1, 2015     10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home
No registration, just show up


Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015     10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

Celebration Banquet

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015


The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet.

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle and more…
Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.

For more information and/or tickets contact:  Manny Jomok  or call 732-208-3842




Call to Artists to participate in DAL’s 50th Year Celebration Plein Air Contest, Thursday, Feb. 26th, 2015




Inaugural Plein Air Competition in Delray Beach, FL

Artists can register and apply at:

This event is part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Delray Art League and hosted by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square in Delray Beach on their 25th Anniversary.

Artists will have the opportunity to enjoy not only painting, but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewer, this art form can be very exciting because it invites you into the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists’ world. The competitive side of the process pits artists against each other for prizes to be awarded at the end of a day of painting “en plein air” (outside on location).


Judges for the event will be Marisa Pascucci, Curator at the Boca Museum of Art; Violeta de la Serna, Regional Sales Manager for Plein Air Magazine; and Michele Byrne, Nationally Renown Plein Air Artist and Art Educator.


The Competition: February 26, 2015:


  • 8 to 9 am: Artists check in and stamping of canvases at the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL.
  • After check-in, artists may paint anywhere in the downtown area of Delray Beach. That includes the area within 4 blocks north or south of East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton Avenue to the Ocean Beach
  • Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium, except photography will be accepted.
  • 3-4 pm: Competing artists can turn in up to two framed, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed on the artist easel(s) under the Big Top Tent at Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm
  • 4:30 pm: Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Tent Area


The Plein Air Painting Locations:

Each artist will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. In case of rain, there will be a list of covered locations where artists are invited to paint. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intra-coastal waterway views, small shops and much more.

The Awards:

Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

Entry Deadline – January 30th , 2015
Application fee – $40

For more information contact:   Ralph Papa   561-3740837


Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners

Delray Art League City Hall Exhibit WInners


DAL Invitation for New Members




 New Member’s Artwork

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information:


Delray Art League’s Artists

in the Park Outdoor Show Schedule


DAL Outdoor Schedule (2)


Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

The Delray Art League’s outdoor art shows are one of the longest running fine art venues in South Florida. Artist works represent a variety of mediums including acrylic, ceramics, oil, pastel, photography and watercolor. Members donate a portion of all sales to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts. DAL is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2015.


Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

Delray Art League Crest Theater Exhibit Winners Bob Birkenes and David Cohen

2015 Outdoor Show Schedule:

Shows run 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 Old School Square

Feb. 7 & 8 Veterans Park

Feb. 14 & 15 Old School Square

Feb. 21 & 22 Old School Square 

Feb. 27, 28 & March 1 Old School Square

March 7 & 8 Veterans Park

March 21 & 22 Old School Square

March 28 & 29 Veterans Park

Veterans Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and the Inter-coastal in Delray Beach.

Old School Square is located on the corner of Atlantic Ave and Swinton Ave in Delray Beach.



Delray Art League Artists in the Park

Delray Art League Artists in the Park


For more information please visit:


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Can a Library Card Help You Learn A New Language? Yes! And Learn a Lot More…

The new year begins and resolutions are easily made but not as quickly accomplished.  The Mandel West Palm Beach Public Library has a number of solutions to help you.   It’s not “rocket science”, it is Rocket Languages™, a new language program and all you need is your library card (FREE)!  This Rickie Report article includes the details about this as well as other FUN lessons.


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411 Clematis Street

West Palm Beach, FL






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Learning a new language or improving your foreign language skills is within your reach!  All you need is a FREE library card to the Mandel West Palm Beach Public Library!


  • Brush up on conversational skills before you go on vacation!
  • Learn a new language!
  • Improve your fluency in a language you learned long ago
  • Learn American Sign Language


Rocket Languages for Libraries, an interactive audio program, helps you master a foreign language on your own terms and in your own time, and you can even learn American Sign Language.

Through both language and culture lessons Rocket Languages uses both language and cultural lessons to help you speak a language with a natural flair.  You build on your own vocabulary and improve your audio recognition of common words and phrases (and have fun at the same time) using the in-demand “MegaGames” range.  With Rocket Languages’ comprehensive multi-media packages you take part in modern, everyday conversations and you actually learn to speak like a native.


Rocket Languages is friendly and easy to use.  Reviews rate it as the most inviting language-learning tool available!

Go to

Click on “Services”

Choose Learn a Language”

Register as a new user

Select a language

Start Learning!

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Coming up:   Star Spangled Heroes



From February through March, 2014 the West Palm Beach Library Foundation will honor Veterans residing in Palm Beach County as part of a photo display, entitled “Star Spangled Heroes”.   In addition, the Library Foundation will host films, a high school essay contest and other programs which look at various aspects of the US armed services.  Dorothy and Sheriff Ric Bradshaw are serving as the Honorary Chairs and Fred Storch and Lesley Hogan, Library Foundation Board Members are the event Co-Chairs.



Special thanks to our sponsors who, as the date of this printing, are Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, Sandy and Stanley Trockman, Alexander “Sandy” Myers and Dorothy and Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.  Stanley Trockman, who served in the Korean conflict, and is one of the sponsors, will be one of veterans featured in the photo display.  


As of this printing supporters of Star Spangled Heroes are as follows:

West Palm Beach – Mayor Jeri Muoio, Commissioner Keith James, Commissioner Shanon Materio, Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell, Commissioner Sylvia Moffett, Commissioner Isaac Robinson Jr. Palm Beach County – Commissioner Steve Abrams, Commissioner Paulette Burdick, Commissioner Priscilla Taylor, Commissioner Hal Valeche, Commissioner Shelley Vana, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock, Town of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio, Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, Public Defender Carey Haughwout,
Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits, Constitutional Tax Collector Anne Gannon
Florida – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Attorney David Aronberg, Senator Jeff Clemens, Senator Maria Sachs, Representative Joseph Abruzzo, Representative Lori Berman, Representative Bill Hager, Representative Mark Pafford, Representative Bobby Powell, Representative Irving “Irv” Slosberg National – Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Ted Deutch, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Congressman Patrick Murphy, Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Service, Battle of the Bulge Veterans, The Children’s Coalition, Inc., Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO), Combat Infantry Association, Dial 2-1-1 for Veterans/Family Services and Crisis Intervention, Disabled American Veterans’ (DAV) South PBC Chapter #152, Faith*Hope*Love*Charity, Historical Society of PBC, Jewish War Veterans Post 440, Korean War Veterans-Chapter 17, Operation Homefront, PBC Democratic Veterans Caucus Foundation, PBC Division of Human and Veterans Services, PBC Veterans Court, School District of PBC, Stand Down and The Rickie Report.


For sponsorship information please go to or call 561-822-9972.



More Than Just Books


The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is much more than a traditional library.  We hope you will consider making a donation to support the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.   Give a Gift that Keeps on Giving!     For more information:  Foundation for the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach  411 Clematis Street  – 3rd Floor  561-822-9972

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420