Lighthouse ArtCenter Bring Never-Before-Seen Exhibition “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” With Videos, Docent-Led Tours, Photos From January 17 – March 2

The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates 55 providing continual arts and cultural programming in Palm Beach and Martin Counties with one of its most important exhibits yet! “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim” celebrates an international architectural icon. Wright made Solomon R. Guggenheim’s name synonymous with contemporary art around the world. This exceptional exhibit plus two of Florida’s celebrated architects, Scott Hughes and Jane Davis Doggett (2017 Florida Artist Hall of Fame) will be available from January 17 through March 2.  The public is invited to numerous programs, which The Rickie Report shares here.  We suggest you make reservations for a docent-led tour and sign up your organization for a special excursion!





Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101








January 17 – March 2, 2019





Opening Reception:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $10



Videos of the Guggenheim’s exhibitions will be shown on large screen, and each Thursday docent-lead tours will be available with advance reservations.


Curated by Ashley Mendelsohn, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.



Hours:  Monday – Friday    10 am – 4 pm

Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

First Saturday of the month is free and open to the public



No charge for members, nonmembers $10.00



The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY; 1071 Fifth Avenue. Photo by William H Scott




In 1943, Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned by Solomon R. Guggenheim, the great industrialist, to create this upside-down edifice to modern art, and over the following sixteen years the structural design evolved.  After seven hundred sketches and six different sets of architectural drawings, the building’s construction began in 1956, and took three years to complete.  Ultimately it relied on the ingenuity of on-site workers to realize Wright’s intentions through pioneering construction techniques.  Frank Lloyd Wright never had the chance to walk the spiral exhibition space.  By the time the doors opened to the public Wright had been dead for six months.


“The Lighthouse ArtCenter is honored to bring this never-before-seen exhibition curated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to our little corner of paradise as we begin envisioning our own expansion program,” said Nancy Politsch, Executive Director.   With the support of Solomon R. Guggenheim’s grandson, one of our winter residents, the exhibition in Tequesta took as long to realize as the three years it took to construct the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 



“Our area is home to many of America’s philanthropic families, and with this exhibition we hope to attract those who might be interested in investing in the growth of the Lighthouse ArtCenter as we expand to meet the demand for arts and culture in our community,” said Janeen Mason, Curator.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum under construction, New York, 1957. Photo:  William H. Short



Visitors will experience a dramatic history through these recently discovered black and white photos taken by the General Contractor and his superintendent. In its day, the Museum was considered a Temple to Art and that interpretation has held ever since.  According to Wright, “The mother of art is architecture.  Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”


While half of the 5,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, the main gallery will feature two of Florida’s celebrated architects, Scott Hughes and Jane Davis Doggett (2017 Florida Artist Hall of Fame). 


This installation will show the noted works and architectural models made famous during their internationally successful careers. The exhibition is sure to engage the most discerning guest, from mid-century modernists to those who celebrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 


Beach House 2, Scott Hughes, Hughes Umbanhowar architects



Scott Hughes (born 1952) is an American architect based in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has been the architect of many high profile residential, commercial and public projects.  Hughes is the principal of HughesUmbanhowar Architects, a firm he co-founded in 2010. He is most known for designing Beach Road 2, which received global media coverage for its architecture.  He began his architectural studies at the University of Virginia, followed by a Master’s of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.




Hughes established his own architecture firm in 1981. Early in his career, he worked at Arthur Cotton Moore Associates. In 1995, following a three year collaboration with Philip Johnson, he began an 18 month design thesis at The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) under the direction of the office of Frank Gehry. After completing his thesis, he became a partner at Jones Partners:  Architecture, an architecture firm based in California.





In 2004, Hughes became a trustee of Southern California Institute of Architecture. Since 2005 Scott has been appointed to the Local Planning Agency of the Town of Jupiter Island. He founded HughesUmbanhowar Architects (huum) with John Umbanhowar in 2010. The firm has studios in Venice California and South Florida. The firm’s work has been recognized in a number of exhibitions and publications and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Dwell, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record, Architecture, and Progressive Architecture.




The firm’s most well-known project is called Beach Road 2, a two-story Atlantic beach house built between 2004 and 2005 on the foundation of a previous house in the North Beach Road area of Jupiter Island, Florida. The design was reviewed in multiple magazines and media outlets with The National writing that “…nothing takes fuller advantage of its sweeping Atlantic Ocean views than this Jupiter Island home designed by Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar…” In 2012, it was recognized as one of the 100 most important Florida Buildings of the last 100 years by the State of Florida



Jane Davis Doggett, Architect, South Beach Road




Jane Davis Doggett (born 1929) is a pioneer designer of wayfinding and graphics systems for airports.  A native of Nashville, TN, she graduated from Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) in 1952, and Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1956 with an MFA in graphics. Her first job was with George Nelson, working on the anthropological part of the permanent exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. She then worked in Europe for the magazine Architectural Record, photographing architects and engineers and their work.




Her first airport design job was for the Memphis airport in 1959. The project’s architect Roy Harrover brought her in to do the graphics. Jane’s first innovation was the development of a standardized font for use throughout the airport. This font became Doggett’s trademarked “Alphabet A” and was used in many subsequent airport projects, since it was very readable over long distances. Additional airport projects included George Bush-Houston, Baltimore-Washington, Newark, Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Cleveland-Hopkins among others.



As of 2014, Doggett had designed wayfinding systems for 40 major airport projects, which is said to be “more than any other designer in the world.” Each year, 20 million airplane passengers are guided by her way-finding signage and graphics. 


Doggett is credited with four innovations that are now commonly employed in airports and other large public spaces:  Use of color, letter, and symbol to guide visitors through large unfamiliar places;  Building the verbal or symbolic message into the architecture rather than tacking it on as a sign; Creating a visual symbol to brand the airport and represent it as a gateway to the surrounding region.  Designs that begin on highways outside the structure, simplifying and making the wayfinding process safer for drivers or other travelers while also reducing the number of signs needed. Doggett’s system eliminated two-thirds of the highway signs that had originally been proposed for the Tampa airport.




Other notable graphics and design projects that she has worked on include Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia subway system, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Niagara Falls International Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, and Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Doggett’s designs have been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ National Award of Merit, the Progressive Architecture Design Award, American Iron and Steel Institute’s Design in Steel Citation, and two Design Awards co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Endowment for the Arts.






In her fine art work since 2007, Doggett has developed the concept of the Iconochrome, which she has described as “geometric designs in colors expressing philosophically profound messages.” She has also described an Iconochrome as a colorful image or “Icon, an image with meaning, plus chrome, color.” Her work has been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL; Tampa International Airport; Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL; Northern Trust, North Palm Beach, FL; Maritime and Classic Boat Museum, Jensen Beach, FL; Chapter Two, Corea, ME; College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME; Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, ME; Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL.; and the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL.  In 2016, Doggett was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.






Thank you to Our Sponsors:

Woolems Luxury Home Builders, Fenton & Lang Real Estate, The Community Foundation, Martin St. Lucie Arts Alliance, Jupiter Island Arts Council





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


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   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986





Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection Takes You To The Art Hot Spots Of L.A.

Art Adventures and WhitesSpace Collection presents an exciting program taking you to the HOT ART SPOTS of Los Angeles! Visit Private Collections and meet the Collectors, including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation!  Enjoy special docent-led tours of the Museums, including LACMA, L.A.MOCA, the HAMMER, the GETTY and the GETTY VILLA. Explore The Broad – the new contemporary art museum exhibiting the world-class collection of Eli and Edy Broad and visit galleries. Meet emerging artists, International career artists and visit studios of world renown artists!  Elayne Mordes is offering a spectacular trip to L.A. that should NOT BE MISSED!  The Rickie Report gives you the details here.  We urge you to sign up quickly before the spaces are taken.




Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection


L.A. HOT!!

November 3 – November 8, 2015
……Contemporary art venues for the discerning collector


Portrait of Frederick R. Weisman by Arnold Mesches

Portrait of Frederick R. Weisman by Arnold Mesches


Los Angeles HOT!!

Tuesday November 3 – Sunday November 8

**********Just added**********

Frederick R. Weisman Collection!

Click here to tour his collection!



“THE FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART FOUNDATION is dedicated to continuing the legacy and vision of Frederick R. Weisman, an extraordinary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector”.




An exciting program which includes (but is not limited to):

-Private Collection Visits abound with this program – great collections and great private houses.
                See how collectors live and install there artworks!

– The Broad – the new contemporary art museum exhibiting the world-class collection of Eli and Edy Broad.

– Gallery visits highlighting young emerging artists and International career artists…       LA is hopping!

– Studio visits with world renowned artists

-Museums, including LACMA, L.A.MOCA, the HAMMER, the GETTY and the GETTY VILLA.

all with curated tours

As with all Art Adventures programs – fun, food, art and knowledge!



Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection in L.A.

Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection Takes You To  L.A.

-5 star Beverly Wilshire hotel with breakfast for five nights
-all lunches and dinners with wine at great restaurants
-a small intimate group of less than 18 persons
-deluxe motor coach for the program duration

Please call for pricing and space reservation ASAP.

We expect this program to be “Sold – Out”



Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection Take You To L.A.

Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection Takes You To L.A.




DON’T WAIT until its to late…..  Call to Reserve!!

L.A. always has a great art program… no matter how often you visit, it is always NEW! BRIGHT! and STIMULATING!


Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection Take You To L.A.

Art Adventures and WhiteSpace Collection Takes You To L.A.


2015: L.A.- HOT
Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015



***The number of participants for this program will be limited. Please send in your deposit ASAP***fully refundable deposit until Sept 1, 2015

Enclosed please find my check in full for $__________ for ______ place(s) on the enclosed proposed program.
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) accepted with a 4% fee.


Return by mail, a check (or credit card info – name as appears on card, billing address, zip, card number, expiration date and security code) made out to Art Adventures along with this signed and completed registration form (both pages) to:

Art Adventures
2805 N. Australian Ave
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Fax: 561.842.4132


Beverly Wilshire ( a Four Seasons Hotel) T:(310) 275-5200                     9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 90212

In downtown Beverly Hills, this luxury 1920s hotel is a minute’s walk from Rodeo Drive. Elegant, airy rooms and suites feature contemporary décor and beautiful marble baths with separate showers. All have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks and 24-hour room service is available. Other amenities include a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a spa.

The total amount per person for the complete LA program is:
Please circle your choice of room:
Double occupied signature room per person: $4450.00
Double occupied BW Studio (200 sq ft Larger) per person: $4675.00 Single occupied Signature room: $5750.00
Single occupied BW studio (200 sq. ft. larger): $6150.00
** rooms are available before or after this program at a special rate but must be secured ASAP.


Inclusive in this program are all meals (dinner with wine) , entrances to exhibitions, guides and curators, ground transportation by deluxe motor coach and 5 star hotel with breakfast.

Please purchase trip insurance for your protection
Suggested: Phyllis at Eileen’s Travel 561.655.2234


Not Included: Passport expenses (if required), alcoholic beverages, mini bar, room service, phone charges and meals other than those specified in the final itinerary; items of a personal nature; excess baggage charges; and all items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary which include airport transfers.
Air transportation is not included. It is the responsibility of each traveler to secure his/her own travel arrangements to and from the Host City including airport transfers and to insure their air travel, transportation arrangements and all land costs.


Identification: Passengers are responsible for carrying valid passports and visas, if necessary, for passage within the destinations described in the itinerary.


Transportation and Accommodations: Land transportation will be by air-conditioned deluxe motor coach. Hotel accommodations are as noted above. 
Air Transportation is NOT included. The program begins and ends in Los Angeles, California at the airport.
In case you need assistance with obtaining air transportation we suggest you contact Phyliss at Eileen’s Travel at 561.655.2234.



Program Changes: The itinerary is subject to change.



Deposits and Refunds: All deposits are fully refundable up to September 1, 2015. There will be no deposit refunds of any kind after that date. Registered participants are liable for the entire trip costs as stated on this form per person after September 1, 2015.


Balance Due and Refunds: All balances are due in full by September 15, 2015. No monies are refundable after September 1, 2015 and registered participants are fully liable for the entire trip costs as stated on this form per person after September 1, 2015.


Responsibility/Refund Policy: Elayne Mordes t/a Art Adventures and Travel, LLC., act only as agents for the passengers with respect to the hotels, transportation (either air, motorcoach, limousine, taxi or public conveyance), and all other services, and as such hold themselves free of liability for any injury, delay, cancellation or damage from any cause whatsoever. The Mordes’ t/a Art Adventures accept no responsibility for losses, damages or delays or cancellations occasioned by sickness, strife, war, quarantine, weather or any other acts beyond their control. There are no refunds for this program of any kind or any partial refunds of any kind regardless of reason or if any of the above mentioned actions are in anyway the cause for cancellation or delay by either party.





Each traveler must accept responsibility for insuring their total costs for this program. We suggest that each person purchase “all contingency” trip insurance. By signing the form you understand and agree to all policies listed in this document.



Please consider TRIP INSURANCE. We suggest Phyliss at Eileen’s Travel – 561.655.2234




Please Print information:


Phone:_____________ Fax:______________




If paying by credit card, please attached the completed form below:

Credit card #:__________________________ expiration:___________Security code:________

Billing Zip Code: ________________

Name on Card: ________________________________

Credit card payments will have a 4% surcharge.
Room type and occupancy number:  Single superior:_____ Single Deluxe: ________ Double superior: ____ Double Deluxe: _______
Double executive:____
Write in the number of persons and room option:


Thank you for joining Art Adventures! For more information please contact:

Art Adventures and Travel, LLC – Elayne Mordes
2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
Phone: 561.842.4131 Fax: 561.842.4132
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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


World Renown Artist, David Hayes’ Sculptures in Northwood

Thirteen large steel sculptures by noted Connecticut artist David Hayes will grace the Northwood Village shopping district of West Palm Beach for a year.  Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture. The Rickie Report suggests you stop by a little earlier for that dinner reservation, to take in all that Northwood has to offer!




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Jon Ward, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), states that “This brings an exciting, world-class display of modern sculpture to one of West Palm Beach’s most charming neighborhood shopping centers.” Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture.



The artwork will be sited outside of stores and shops in Northwood Village. Sculptures will be strategically placed on sidewalks, open spaces, grassy fields and courtyards where people walk on their way to work and shop. Artist David Hayes previously commented: “I like placing sculpture where people may view them on their own terms. It is important to bring artwork to public areas where anybody may enjoy it at their leisure.”



Son of the sculptor and exhibit curator John Hayes says that the exhibited artwork is part of a traveling museum exhibition and planning for this tour has been going on for over a year. Hayes worked closely with Jon Ward, who previously served on the Board of the Florida Council for Arts and Culture and had spearheaded major outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the region.
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The sculptures are all created from welded steel plate and are designed for long-term public art exposure. The show consists of a variety of the artists’ different phases, including some screen pieces as well as iconic totems and even one hanging piece. Hayes selected to paint the pieces either in a semi-gloss black finish or bright multi-colors, depending on the feeling of the sculpture. The exhibition enjoys strong support from the community, including the village’s numerous residents and store owners.



The late artist enjoyed a six-decade long reputation as one of America’s great contemporary sculptors and has work included in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum plus over 100 institutional collections across the country. He also designed jewelry for Pierre Cardin while living in Paris.


FEBRUARY 14, 2015

Second Saturday Each Month

CALL 561-506-4108 To reserve your space!


A one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Center for Art that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Our guides take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant art district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. While you sip a taste of wine and enjoy appetizers our artists will present demos and lectures on art related topics. This is an opportunity to see the latest in art trends and add to your own collections. Each visit is sure to offer something different and something for everyone.


FEBUARY 14, 2015






This is the first time that the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has mounted an exhibit of this importance. “As the first in a proposed series of bi-annual sculpture shows, we are pretty excited about this,” notes CRA Director Jon Ward. “People will see this artwork over a year’s time and it enhances Northwood Village’s reputation as an arts and cultural center, featuring 11 independent art galleries and a number of design shops.”



Northwood Village is located one mile North of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., between Broadway and Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. For more information: visit and Karen Grosser, 561.822.1551



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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420