Suzanne Connors Shares “The Alchemy Of Indigo” At Lighthouse ArtCenter Thursday November 15

Suzanne Connors, the noted textile artist, says “the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes is like opening a gift on Christmas morning.” Join us at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL on Thursday, November 15th, when she reveals the mysteries of Indigo, once more valuable than gold, now taught in contemporary art and design.  3rd Thursdays at the Lighthouse ArtCenter are monthly receptions that bring together artists and art lovers to relish tasty hors d’oeuvres, quaff a nice wine and enjoy a variety of presentations. From cultural conversations with renown artists to exhibition openings and award ceremonies, guests are surrounded by the art installation in the gallery.  This month visitors will delight in Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The  Alchemy  Of  Indigo”  

With  Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $5

 

 

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Variety of Indigo Dyed Fabrics by Suzanne Connors

 

 

Suzanne Connors is a Fiber Artist in Stuart, Florida, who creates beautiful hand-dyed works of art at the Aya Fiber Studios located in the Fish House Art Center. She draws her inspiration from life in South Florida and her time spent living in the Caribbean Islands. She says that she is “enchanted by the colors of a setting sun and the Indigo blues of the sky and the sea.”

 

 

Indigo Dyed Tote Bag by Suzanne Connors

 

 

 

 

About Indigo from Aya Studios:

Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves ‘make blue’ by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating, and rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

Indigo Dyed Shawl by Suzanne Connors

 

 

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

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

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

(561)748-8737

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art And Surface Design” Featuring Renowned Fiber Artist Mary Fisher, Fashion Show, Suzanne Connors Demo, And More At Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers. Mary Fisher, renowned fiber artist, author, and advocate will be featured in the main gallery. The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th.  Make your reservations for the Runway Show and Reception on November 1st, curated by Bosha Stone.  Thursday, November 15 will feature a textile demonstration by Suzanne Connors.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Opening Reception and Meet The Artists

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – First Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs October 18 – November 21, 2018

 

 

Vivre Canvas Couture Jellyfish Dress

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery celebrates the unconventional and avant-garde in the second Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition, Oct. 18 –Nov. 21, 2018. One-of-a-kind wearable art made from test tubes, canvas, rubber bands, mulberry bark, and other non-traditional material rests alongside fine silks, gemstones, hand-woven textiles, as well as 3D printed shoes and accessories. Award-winning artists from around the country come together in a never-before-seen collection of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the fashion conscious and the most discerning of designers.

 

Cornelia Wende  “The Weavers”

 

 

 

During Elegant Threads, visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit of luxury pieces, both classic and trendsetting. Patrons, vacationers, and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care.

 

 

Mary Fisher

 

 

 

The Opening Reception and Artists’ Award Ceremony is Thursday, October 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year’s special feature is the Runway Show curated by Bosha Stone on Thursday evening, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets to this fast paced event are going fast. Attendees can enjoy wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation, and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

And there’s more…

The centerpiece of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design exhibition is celebrated artist, author, and advocate Mary Fisher’s magnificent textile art, on display in the Main Gallery. Launched into a career of international HIV/AIDS advocacy after giving what is widely considered one of the best American speeches of the 20th century, Fischer is also an illustrious name on the international art scene. Her work has been widely exhibited in public and private collections around the world, including the collections of President George H. W. Bush, President Gerald Ford, and President Mwanawasa of Zambia. Mary Fischer’s contemporary stylized textiles are at once elegant and evocative.

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter says, “The Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates our 55th year as we continue to provide exceptional art and cultural experiences for people of all ages. Our motto is ‘learn, grow, create and collect’.”

 

 

 

Plan To Go:

Thursday, October 18, Artists’ Reception and Award Ceremony  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artists and members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Thursday, November 1, Runway Show and Reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 limited seating call (561) 746-3101

Thursday, November 15, 3rd Thursday textile demonstration with Suzanne Connors 5:30-7:30 p.m. Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986