Individuals, Adults, Children, Organizations Are Invited To World Wide “Chalk 4 Peace” Free Event At Lighthouse ArtCenter September 16th

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida on Saturday, September 16th!  Join international chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, using sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world. This event is FREE and chalk is provided.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register so there is enough chalk to go around! Groups of kids & adults can come and contribute to the large artwork, or do their own piece (6’x 6’ square).  The goal: is to get schools and groups of kids to participate and think about what global peace means to them and express it in chalk art on the street.









C  H  A  L  K  4  P  E  A  C  E


Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 am – 3 pm



Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot

400 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL



Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida!

For young artists of ALL ages. (Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a teacher or parent)

Join us as we use sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world.

This event is FREE and chalk is provided.


You may want to bring:

Knee pads

A small piece of carpet to sit on

Hand Wipes


Your own chalk

To Register and Get  More Info:


Entry Deadline: September 13

• Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive
• Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road
• Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 400 Seabrook Road


Coordinator and chalk artist extraordinaire, Jennifer Chaparro tells The Rickie Report, “It’s the first time we’ve done it here (or anywhere in South Florida). We want kids and families to come and fill in the giant peace sign, and chalk images of what peace means to them. The national and world wide reaching organization that is run by a fellow chalk/streetpainting friend of mine, John Aaron. Chalk is a great way to get kids involved in thinking about peace on a local and global level”.


Jennifer goes on to say, “We’d like groups to apply, but individuals and families can show up without an application, and as long as we have chalk and space, they can participate! It’s free and we will have chalk available, but we recommend they bring knee pads, hand wipes, carpet to sit on, water and their own chalk if they want. People can come and go at any time, but it will probably be cooler in the morning. There is no rain date, but we’ll try, even if it’s lightly raining in the morning, and hope for a nice sunny and cool day”.







Chalk4Peace is the global chalk art project about peace. We’re celebrating our twelfth year as a worldwide event. CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

We’ve had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 10 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk. We believe in “Drawing the World Together…”

CHALK4PEACE was part of the Student Peace Day Observance at the United Nations in New York last fall to honor the International Day of Peace.

Our goal: ONE MILLION artists chalking 4 peace at the same time…


From its beginnings in 2003 in Arlington, VA, as a Sunday sidewalk chalk project for children, CHALK4PEACE has been recognized and funded by the Arlington Arts Commission, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the DC Mayor’s Office, the Humanities Project of Arlington, Whole Foods Markets, the CSC Invitational Cycling Classic, the Boulder Arts Commission, the Pasadena (CA) Community Foundation, UNICEF, the Clown and Clown Festival (Monte San Giusto, IT), the Gooden School, Beach E.S., Berkeley Earth Day, and hundreds of peace-minded individuals from around the world.

CHALK4PEACE has grown through the efforts of hundreds of events organizers, teachers, parents, community outreach coordinators, libraries, arts centers and other peace minded individuals and organizations.

CHALK4PEACE is not encouraged as an anti-war demonstration; rather, it is a Pro-Peace creative presentation for young artists of all ages.


The campaign to make CHALK4PEACE worldwide began on July 16, 2005, the day after the first CHALK4PEACE event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. John Aaron, the Global Project Founder of CHALK4PEACE and chalk events coordinator, began a print and email campaign, sending out more than 5,000 personalized emails and 6,000 full color brochures about CHALK4PEACE for 2005-6.  The global campaign spread coast to coast across the United States, to Cape Town, South Africa and in places in Europe.



CHALK4PEACE Mission Statement:

– To promote the arts by coordinating assemblies of young artists of all ages to draw their vision of peace in public and private spaces with sidewalk chalk as a scheduled worldwide event;

-To advocate for peace in a non-partisan manner such that all people may share their visions and messages of peace without regard to their nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs;

– To encourage relationships between municipalities and artists so that communities around the world become united in supporting the expression of peace.


Questions? Please contact Jennifer at the School of Art or by email at

More info on Chalk4Peace, a non-profit organization at

For more information about other events, exhibits or classes at the Lighthouse ArtCenter:







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“Common Threads” Explores Color, Style And Texture At GalleRE. Behind The Scenes At Resource Depot: YOUR Resource For Materials, Classes And More Than You Can Begin To Imagine!

The Resource Depot and the Conniston Middle School art department invite the public to  “Common Threads”. Displayed at Resource Depot’s GalleRE, this art exhibition represents unity and diversity through different colors, styles, and textures of fabric that were found in Resource Depot donations.  There will be a Special Workshop Open to the Public on February 11th to create Fabric Portraits.  This is just one phenomenal place to explore for yourself, your students, and organizations!  The Rickie Report shares the details about Resource Depot, one of our Community Partners.




2510 Florida Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 (561) 882-0090


P R E S E N T S :



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Saturday, February 11th at 10 am

Resource Depot will be hosting a Fabric Portraits workshop featuring artists Lisette Cedeno and Jade Henderson, whose students have participated in the show.


Reserve your spot:

Cost to participate is $20 per person.

Workshop space is limited, so please register in advance.

For questions about workshops, email





Resource Depot and the Conniston Middle School art department join together for a creative project called “Common Threads”. Displayed at Resource Depot’s GalleRE, “Common Threads” is a student art exhibition representing unity and diversity through different colors, styles, and textures of fabric that were found in Resource Depot donations. Seeing all these mismatched materials and how they work together reminds us that the same is true for people.



“Common Threads” is now open through March 15th

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5.00

GalleRE hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am – 5 pm

Wednesdays 11 am – 7 pm, and Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm



The Resource Depot GalleRE serves as a space to not only display upcycled artwork, but also to inspire others to think about what they are throwing away and how it could benefit someone else. All art pieces exhibited in the GalleRE include some aspect of reusable materials.


We will be CLOSED Saturday, February 18th.
Come visit us at ArtiGras!


We need volunteers in the following areas at ArtiGras!

All volunteers receive free admission to the Festival.

Beer Booths
Help us serve beer to festival-goers.
Must be 21 or older to sign up. 10% of beer sales goes to Resource Depot!

for more details.

ArtiKids Area
Help us make art projects for their
Circus-themed kids area. Must be 14 or older to sign up.

for more details





Bins and Bins and Bins!



We fill minds, not landfills. We turn almost 200,000 pounds of reusable stuff a year into classroom and alternative art materials, equipping educational programs, public workshops, and the weekend tinkerer with all sorts of unusual and inspiring resources to build, make and create with in Palm Beach County.

We have one focus in mind: inspiring individuals to make a difference in our world through environmental awareness and to participate in the ripple effect of taking small, but immediate action towards making your community a better place.

Tinker Lab Area


Resource Depot was founded. Members from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County,Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County School District and Florida Power & Light, came together to divert clean, safe, reusable materials that would otherwise be destined for the landfill into the hands of people who can use them for educational and artistic purposes.

After several changes of location in the intervening years, we finally found the ideal home: 2510 Florida Avenue, off Belvedere in West Palm Beach. We made our big move in the fall allowing our role in the community to expand. We are still “the teacher place” but we are also SO MUCH MORE. We couldn’t be more proud of our space, and we invite you to visit any time during our shopping hours to check it out! Please note warehouse access policies.

A look at what’s coming:
Making Resource Depot a Destination Location. With additions of:
Artist GalleRe
Creation Station
Drop Stop
Tinker Lab
And more educational programs on and off site for all of Palm Beach County.




Project Ideas!   Materials!  Recycle!  Reuse!



Teaching Artists Wanted!

Send resume and photos of project samples to Chelsea at



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 more information visit: 

 or Call 561.882.0090

Shopping hours are:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 am – 5 pm,

Wednesdays 11 am – 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm







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Nationally Renown Artists Attending 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter

At the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, 50 award-winning artists who paint en plein air will be competing for $10,000 worth of prizes from March 12 to 15. Local as well as nationally award winning artists hailing from 18 states as far away as Alaska, will take part.  There will be MANY opportunities for art lovers, art patrons, children and painters to be involved.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year’s event.  The events take place rain or shine and promise to enthrall viewers!







March 12 – 15th



Quick Draw  

Open to All Artists and Public 


Marilyn Muller attracts a crowd as she

Marilyn Muller attracts a crowd watching her paint at Dubois Park at LAC Plein Air Festival 2014 (Photo Courtesy of David R. Randell)


On Sunday, the juried artists and any artist who would like to register, will compete in a “Quick Draw Paint Out” held from 9 a.m. to Noon at DuBois Park (Jupiter), with the top prize of $1,000 for first place.


LACPlein Air QUICK DRAW Entry Form p.1 rev. 2-19-15
LACPlein Air QUICK DRAW Entry Form p.2  rev. 2-19-15



LACCollector's preview ticket flyer for email




Art collectors will have several opportunities to purchase high-quality art with a local flair. On Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m., is the Collectors’ Preview and Reception where art lovers can meet the artists and have first pick of the art created that day. Tickets to the Preview are $50 per person and include a $50 credit toward a painting purchase at the Festival. Tickets also include the Collectors’ First Look on Friday evening at 5 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public on Friday at 6 p.m.
The community will enjoy seeing the artists paint on location, as well as painting demos by Symi of Rosemary’s Brushes, an English company specializing in fine brushes.





LAC Plein Air Festival Kid's Quick Draw, 2014

LAC Plein Air Festival Kid’s Quick Draw, 2014


On Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m., a “Kids’ Paint Out” event will kick off the Festival at Constitution Park in Tequesta. Children can register in advance at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road or on the day of the event. Painting supplies will be provided and the kids will receive certificates and prizes at a ceremony at the Museum at 5 p.m., followed by a reception where the public can meet the juried artists who will be officially painting in the festival.

LACPlein Air KIDS PAINT OUT Entry Form




The awards ceremony will be on Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum. The paintings will be judged by Marisa Pascucci (curator, Boca Museum), Morgan Samuel Price (nationally recognized artist and instructor), and Glenn Tomlinson (curator, Norton Museum of Art).


LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, DeAloia and Ralph Papa

LAC Plein Air Event Chairs: Ted Matz, Pat DeAloia (Board Member) and Ralph Papa


The Plein Air Festival is co- chaired by Pat DeAloia, Ted Matz and Ralph Papa.  “Plein Air painting has seen a worldwide resurgence in popularity,” said Ted Matz, Co-Chair of the Plein Air Festival and the ArtCenter’s Chair of Painting and Drawing. “We offer classes and workshops in plein air painting, which have become very popular.”
“We are excited to welcome the 50 juried artists who are outstanding painters on a national level, many of whom are featured on the covers of art magazines,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “This is an amazing opportunity to collect high-quality paintings by recognized artists.”



"My Alligator Alley" by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“My Alligator Alley” by Ted Matz, Co-Chair of LAC Plein Air Festival

“The co-chairs have assembled a Plein Air Festival committee that has been working hard to ensure the festival’s success from hosting fundraising events at members’ clubs to organizing volunteers to raising $10,000 in prizes,” Ms. Deits said. Festival sponsors include Guerilla Painter, Jupiter Courier, Jupiter Medical Center, Harbourside Place, Plein Air Magazine, Rosemary’s Brushes, Jenny and Larry Schorr and Wilmington Trust. Committee members include: Jean Chase, Barbara Fonner, Nancy Goldman, Terri Harrow, Barbara Kirsch, Jane O’Neill, Barbara Roehl, Edye Rollins, Manon Sander, Jenny Schorr and Kit Seidel.

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

Dennis Young Painting at LAC Plein Air 2014

The 2015 juried artists include Linda Apriletti, Thomas Buchs, Michele Byrne, Eli Cedrone, John Caggiano, Ken DeWaard, Charles Dickinson, Lee Englund, Pamela H. Giarratana, Nyle Gordon, Scott Hiestand, Karen A. Hitt, Jennifer Holmes, Neal Hughes, Maryanne Jacobsen, Michelle Jung, Shelby Keefe, Karen Kinser, Chris Kling, Deborah Lazar, Monique Lazard, Stephen C. Left, Susan Lindsey, Elaine Lisle, Greg Little, Kaaren Lundeen, Jeffrey Markowsky, Carol McArdle, Kathryn McMahon, Spencer Meagher, Kelly Medford, Mary Mirabito, Suzanne Morris, Marilyn Muller, Janet Onofrey, Joseph W. Palmerio, Jason Prigge, Quince Quaintance, Hope Reis, Jason Sacran, Manon Sander, Robert Simone, Mary O. Smith, Alex Stankiewicz, Lorrie Turner, Trish Vevera, Cathleen Windham, Lynn Wilson, Stephen W. Wysocki and Dennis Young.

If you would like to be a sponsor, a volunteer or get more information about the festival, call (561) 746-3101.



En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The mid-19th century saw working in natural light become particularly important to the impressionists, which only increased with the introduction of paint in tubes, giving additional portability to the artists.




The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides 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 & Gallery is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta, Fla. For information call (561) 746-3101 or visit The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information on classes, workshops or ArtCamp, call (561) 748-8737.



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