H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition At Lighthouse ArtCenter: Follow The Flow From The Aquifer To The Ocean’s Deep. Opening Reception January 16 Open To The Public

What do you really know about our Florida water system?  The Lighthouse ArtCenter brings us seven of Florida’s greatest devotees to our wild places, using film and photos that enchant visitors to this new exhibition, ” H2O Trickle Down Photography Exhibition: Follow the flow from the aquifer to the ocean’s deep”.  The Opening Reception on Thursday, January 16 is Open To The Public.  These photos deepen the understanding of our need to protect our wilderness and by extension connect us with water – that life-giving property without which we would all perish. It was through the awe-inspiring paintings of the canyons and mountains of the West, that Americans came to know and love its majesty, and as a result the National Park System was born.  As an added bonus, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201        www.LighthouseArts.org

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm      Saturday 10 am – 2 pm

No charge for members, suggested donation for nonmembers $10 

First Saturday of the month is free

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces:

3rd Thursday

Thursday,  January 16

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception

Free for Lighthouse ArtCenter members and $10 for non-members

 

 

 

 

 

“Hatchling” by Tom Fitz

 

 

“Using photography, a medium we all know, this astonishing group of photographers and filmmakers leads us into realms we might otherwise never experience,” said Janeen Mason, Curator. “Like the artists of yore who used brushes and paints to bring the West to life, these modern-day explorers lure us into a sense of wonder. They know that wonder is respect for life.”

Tom Fitz, six-time Emmy award-winner, has filmed all over the world for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian. He is responsible for portions of the beloved Blue Planet series with Sir David Attenborough. During a dive into Ginnie Springs in North Florida, Mr. Fitz explored deep underwater caves and caverns, where he filmed some of the Floridan aquifer, the little-understood freshwater source that serves over 20,000,000 people in the southeastern United States. His resulting documentary has been seen around the world, and it is running in the gallery along, with some of his other meaningful films. Mr. Fitz established Schoolyard Films, a series of environmental documentaries that are freely shared with educators and students worldwide.

 

 

 

“Clyde” by Woody Walters

 

 

Clyde Butcher, considered Florida’s Ansel Adams, hauls his large format camera out into the Everglades to capture the endless river of grass and towering cloud formations in breathtaking black and white photos. His beloved photography evokes a deep sense of respect for our wild and scenic places.

Carlton Ward, Jr., a conservation photographer and National Geographic Explorer, with a passion for nature that was born from the Florida landscape, is showing his stunning stills and films. Mr. Ward’s mission is to inspire appreciation and protection of Florida’s original nature and culture – the endangered wilderness that is often hidden in plain sight, but very much needs our attention to be saved. He is the recipient of the 2019 Photojournalism Story Award from the Natural History Museum in London, for his film The Path of the Panther.

 

 

Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

 

 

 

Edie Widder, PhD, received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for her work with Ocean Research and Conservation Association, where she serves as the Sr. Scientist and CEO. Dr. Widder was invited to participate in the esteemed TED Mission Blue Voyage to the Galapagos Islands, along with other leading thinkers and advocates of ocean conservation, including Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and Mike DeGruy, to name a few. Dr. Widder’s TED presentation was recorded from the deck of the ship Endeavor. She is responsible for the first film footage of live giant squid in their natural habitat, the first one off the coast of Japan, and most recently in the Gulf of Mexico. Her unique photography and films use technology she developed specifically for deep water marine life. Her work enables us the opportunity to see the astonishing range of previously undiscovered creatures who thrive in the darkest underwater zones once deemed unable to support life.

Mac Stone, a native of Gainesville, grew up on the swamp, wandered the hammocks, and explored the springs where his love blossomed for all creatures that swoop and swirl, slither and slide. Mr. Stone’s photos invite the viewers to look up through branches heavy with Spanish moss, where they can focus on a bird delicately preening in the late afternoon sun. A patient conservationist, Mac Stone has spent untold hours camouflaged in blinds, whether a hundred feet in the air or standing up to his chin in the swamp, quietly waiting for the perfect shot. His perseverance pays off.

These two national award-winning environmental photographers, Mac Stone and Carlton Ward, Jr., recently finished a film which is running in the gallery titled Ghost Orchid, in which they documented previously unknown pollinators of a rare botanical treasure, and their exciting discovery that rocked the world of Orchidaceae.

 

 

 

 

The ghost orchid is an endangered plant in the Everglades because of heavy poaching. Hard to find, there are still small populations deep in the swamp. Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, USA.

Photo by Mac Stone

 

 

Ruth Petzold followed her passion for nature and photography to exotic and remote locations of the world, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Ms. Petzold is an avid supporter and spokesperson for the Wild Dolphin Project. Her photos of marine life have garnered awards from the Caribbean to the Red Sea.

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter continues to provide meaningful exhibitions that engage our hearts while we are bombarded with news that challenges our souls. This keeps the Lighthouse ArtCenter the cultural hub of our vibrant community,” said Nancy Politsch, CEO.

As an added bonus to this timely exhibition, the original artwork of Charles Walker, one of Florida’s surviving Highwaymen painters, is on display in the pop-up gallery. Mr. Walker brings rich memories of abundant wildlife to mind with his brush and leads the way for us to understand the meaning of shifting baselines. These highly collectible works tell of a time of plenty. If we are to set a course to inspire environmental stewardship then we must ensure today’s children see these memories of plenty, so they can imagine how their choices can affect the future. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Mr. Walker’s pieces benefit the Hobe Sound Nature Center.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501 c (3) nonprofit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 56 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 is bursting at the seams. It currently serves over 22,000 visitors, 2,500 adult students, 45 faculty members, 600 children, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community. Phase II of a capital campaign is underway. It is designed to raise the roof in order to expand the gallery and provide much-needed additional classroom space.

 

 

For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to www.LighthouseArts.org

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

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com 561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Local Non-Profit Resource Depot Promotes Plastic-Free Through Music with Jack Johnson, Unveils New “Sew For Sustainability” Project

Jack Johnson’s upcoming concert on October 5th at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach will be more than just entertainment for his fans, but also an avenue to raise awareness. As a former surfer, Johnson is passionate about environmental causes. His campaign “All At Once” is affectionately named as a “social action network” that advocates for sustainable local food systems and plastic-free initiatives all across the country. Local non-profit, Resource Depot, whose mission aligns with keeping plastic and other harmful debris out of our oceans, has been selected as a benefitting partner for the Jack Johnson 2017 tour. Individuals are encouraged to donate to the cause by texting GIVERD to 71777. All funds raised prior to October 31st will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.  Stop by The Resource Depot on October 28th when the newest project, “Sew For Sustainability” will be unveiled.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to sign up.  As “All At Once” states: “Your Action * Your Voice * Your Choice”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Depot
2510 Florida Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-882-0090        www.resourcedepot.net

 

Saturday, October 28th

9:30 – 11:30 am

VIEW  JACK  JOHNSON’S  “The Smog of the Sea”

Be the FIRST To Participate In “SEW  FOR SUSTAINABILITY”

Includes breakfast provided by Whole Foods

RSVP FOR RESERVATIONS NOW:

561-882-0090 www.resourcedepot.net

 

Cost to attend is $20 per couple or for those that donate before Oct. 28th, they will receive a complimentary ticket to attend.

 

 

Local non-profit, Resource Depot, whose mission aligns with keeping plastic and other harmful debris out of our oceans, has been selected as a benefitting partner for the Jack Johnson 2017 tour. As part of the campaign, individuals are encouraged to donate to the cause by texting GIVERD to 71777. All funds raised prior to October 31st will be matched by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.

 

Tire Drummer, Courtesy of Resource Depot

 

 

Following the concert on October 28th, Resource Depot is hosting a special breakfast event at their facility located at 2510 Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach where patrons can catch a viewing of Jack Johnson’s new documentary, “The Smog of the Sea”. After the film, attendees are invited to stick around for an info session about a brand new volunteer project called “Sew for Sustainability”, wherein participants will be designing and distributing unique reusable bags in an effort to shift the common mindset of single-use plastics. Breakfast for this event will be provided by Whole Foods Market and will be available from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Cost to attend is $20 per couple or for those that donate before Oct. 28th, they will receive a complimentary ticket to attend.

 

 

To learn more about the All At Once campaign, visit www.AllAtOnce.org.

 You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

For more information about Resource Depot:

Please visit www.resourcedepot.net or call 561.882.0090

 

 

About Resource Depot:

Resource Depot is a non-profit organization in Palm Beach County that has been inspiring the masses for 17 years to reduce waste by way of creative reuse. Each year, Resource Depot rescues approximately 83 tons of waste from our landfills transforming that into supplies for classrooms, educational programs, and the weekend tinkerer. They spark imagination through their annual memberships, field trips, a summer Junk Camp, and in-house DIY workshops for all ages.

 

 

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

 

 

“Environmentally Engaged” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Stimulates Conversations About Eco Awareness

“Environmentally Engaged” is an exhibition of different artists’ work that stimulates conversations to develop strategies and policies to foster awareness and positive environmental change in Florida’s ecosystem. This Lighthouse ArtCenter Exhibit is co-curated by Lucy Keshavarz and Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice/BAN) and judged by Paul Fisher.  The artists give us much to consider and will hopefully spur us to ACTION.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including the Opening Event at 3rd Thursday, September 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  We also highlight the creativity and thoughts of the curators.  Don’t miss this event!  The Exhibit continues through October 24th. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the family, to discuss the subjects and how everyone CAN make a difference.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

Presents:

“Environmentally Engaged”

3rd Thursday, September 17th

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Opening & Awards Reception and special lectures by co-curators

Co-curated by Lucy Keshavarz and Diane Arrieta (aka Birds are Nice/BAN)

Judged by Paul Fisher

Exhibit Runs: September 10 – October 24th

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

 

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

"Environmentally Engaged" Artwork by Carol Erenrich

     “Environmentally Engaged”       Artwork by Carol Erenrich

 

 

 

Meet Diane Arrieta  and Lucy Keshavarz

 

Diane Arrieta (aka Birds Are Nice/BAN) is an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes various printmaking techniques with cut vinyl, illustration, sculpture and animation. Her work has a distinct urban feel, with a style rooted in the comic book genre, but also has strong influences from artist like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Daisy Youngblood.  Her work has been categorized as socio-eco-political and often focuses on difficult subjects. Currently, her work focuses on environmental topics.

 

"Making Connections" by Diane Arrieta

 

Diane holds a BFA in ceramic sculpture from Florida Atlantic University and a MSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. She works as the science and art outreach coordinator at FAU libraries in Jupiter, FL; as well as the research assistant for the Taras Oceanographic Foundation; studying wild dolphin populations off the Coast of Palm Beach County.  Diane (aka Birds Are Nice/BAN) is an internationally recognized artist.

 

 

 

Her latest body of work is used as a communication tool for raising awareness of biological concepts related to biodiversity, species loss, habitat degradation and the relationship of these things to human health and well-being. Having Native American roots and Taoist beliefs, this artist focuses on an ecocentric mindset that places nature and animals above humans. She utilizes materials and certain processes that are typically used for commercial and  industrial  purposes as her way of turning consumer based items into works of art that speak about the environment. Parallel to the ecological topics, much of the work of (Birds Are Nice) BAN focuses on social-political issues, mainly affecting women and children.

 

 

"Frog" by Diane Arrieta

“Frog Protection” by Diane Arrieta (BAN)

 

 

 

 

Diane shares her insights with The Rickie Report, ” Amphibian populations have been plummeting for the following reasons: Habitat destruction, Chytridiomycosis (a fungal disease), introduction of non-native species, overexploitation, climate change, UV-B radiation from increased ozone depletion, chemical contaminants from pesticides, acidification and nitrogen based fertilizers. Second meaning…we have to kiss a lot of frogs to find our prince!  Strongly associated with the water element, the frog connects us with the world of emotions and feminine energies, as well as the process of cleansing, whether it’s physical, emotional, more spiritual or energetic”.

 

 

 

"Save The Whales" by Diane Arrieta (BAN)

          “Save The Whales” by Diane Arrieta (BAN)

 

 

 

Diane shares, “Whales are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment. Unfortunately their large size and mythical aura does not protect them; seven out of the 13 great whale species are classified as endangered or vulnerable, even after decades of protection. Collisions with ships, entanglement in fishing gear (known as bycatch) and pollution are a threat to all whales and dolphins. Shipping activity and oil development causes damaging noise that can disrupt their hearing, which disrupts critical feeding and breeding activities. Commercial whaling still kills over 1000 whales a year”.

 

 

Children are a reoccurring theme in the works of Birds Are Nice (BAN). Nietzsche said, “The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a sport, a self-propelling wheel, a Sacred Yes”. BAN’s work strives for the simplicity of that childhood innocence. Moreover, research shows that how children relate to the environment directly correlates to how they view nature in adulthood. The work is visually engaging and allows both adults and children to investigate social and environmental issues without feeling threatened.

 

 

"Life Or Death? Mask" by Lucy Keshavarz

                 “Living Or Death Mask” by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

Lucy Keshavarz is a fifteenth generation Floridian and graduated with a BFA from Florida Atlantic University. In 1987, she assisted her husband in opening Keshavarz & Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and survey firm in West Palm Beach. Lucy has worked with various performing arts organizations and directed the GardensArt program in the City of Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

 

Artwork by Lucy Keshavarz

                                                   Artwork by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

 

Lucy founded Art & Culture Group, Inc.(ACG) in 1999. Through ACG, her work has included developing and facilitating art in public places projects, curator of rotating public art programs, and managing multi-media exhibitions traveling across the US. Lucy’s work includes clay, glass and mixed-media as well as public art and EcoArt projects.

 

"Blooming" by Lucy Keshavarz

“Blooming” by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

Lucy is acutely aware of the environmental degradation that has taken place in Florida. Through her art she promotes the cultural paradigm shifts needed to bring about healing and restoration of our environment. An example is Native Impressions™, a new series of works in clay that brings her recent EcoArt projects into the gallery. These pieces illustrate the beauty of Florida native plants species and the need to bring these back to all places in Florida.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit, classes, lectures and art events at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, please visit:

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Exhibit and Art Auction

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibit of nature-themed art that includes forty-four artists and almost 90 pieces of work. The Kimbell Center Gallery will host an Opening Reception Friday July 11th.   In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an art auction from June 21 – August 15th.  You can leave your bid and be assured that you’ll be able to keep track of the auction on line.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will also be a People’s Choice award given at the Closing Reception on August 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will not want to miss this!

 Please note there have been date changes since this original article was published. This article reflects those changes.

 

 

The Friends of  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Announces

Art Auction through August 15

In Person at the Gallery or On-Line

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center Gallery

16450 SE Federal Highway               Hobe Sound, FL 33455

                                             

Opening Reception:

 

                                      Friday, July 11  at 6:30PM

                      Closing Reception: Friday August 15th  6:30 pm 

 

 

 

"Belted King Fisher" Sculpture by  David Cericola

“Belted King Fisher” Sculpture by David Cericola

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibition of nature-themed art. This is sure to be a great exhibition with submission made from artists throughout the state .  Forty-four artists were selected to display their art with close to 90 pieces in the show with various media represented, including standard and creative photography, paintings, drawings, multi-media, and sculpture. The work will represent nature from parks, all created with each individual artists own interpretation.

 

"Perspective" by Ilene Adams

“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery with an Opening Reception Friday July 11 at 6:30PM.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will be a People’s Choice award that will be presented at the Closing Reception on August 15th at 6:30 pm.

 

"Cry of the Wild" by Wendy Somero Bello

“Cry of the Wild” by Wendy Somero Bello

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an auction from June 21 – August 15th. Visitors can bid on items at the center, any day between 9:00 and 5:00, or there will be bidding online at www.friendsofjdsp.com. with a catalog of all available artwork. Proceeds from the show will benefit the artists and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which supports programs at the park.

 

"Egret Wings Spread" by Mary Taylor

“Egret Wings Spread” by Mary Taylor

 

 

The Friends of JDSP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization advocating for the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. Its mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

"The Wave" by Gabriel Kraus

“The Wave” by Gabriel Kraus

 

The park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson , email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

 

"Calla Lily" by Wendy Klein

“Calla Lily” by Wendy Klein

 

"The Oracle" by Steve daPonte

“The Oracle” by Steve daPonte

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291