Art Exhibit Takes Viewers Beyond The Individual: “When We See Further” Offers Unique Perspective Of Four Artists

The Wasmer Art Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL) is offering viewers a unique experience.  Gallery Director, John Loscuito, has connected four disparate artists to pull together this deep-thinking exhibit, “When We See Further”.  Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. The Rickie Report invites our readers to see the exhibit and urges you to listen to the Gallery Talk which are available online.  See beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Talk interviews are also available on our website 
or the FGCU Arts YouTube channel

 

 

“Beyond the Individual”

 

Essay by John Loscuito, Gallery Director

 

The physical condition is a subject that artists have been reflecting on throughout history. While the human body is something that joins us, it is also something that divides us, or at the very least separates us. “When We See Further” is an exhibition about seeing beyond the individual and how those differences expand the definition of being human.

 

The artists in this exhibition, Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renée Rey and Terre Rybovich, offer four distinct ways of looking, feeling and thinking about the body. Each of their perspectives offers a unique tactile and psychological experience. They do this through their varied mediums that present the limits and potentials of the body’s physical and psychological state.  For these artists, depicting the body is just the beginning of a journey to something else. The works reveal many themes including impermanence, transformation, and resilience. Approaching their work for the first time is similar to encountering each other in life, it begins with a surface understanding of each piece that deepens through repeated encounters, and from the associations derived between the works.

 

 

John goes on to say”,The variety of approaches depicting the human body was the impetus for the exhibition, but through studio visits and group conversations, the artists revealed a different purpose. It became clear that a larger work was being created as each artist found connections and overlaps between the pieces they were creating for the exhibition. This was also during the first six months of the Covid-19 outbreak and the protests over racial inequities. It is impossible to separate the exhibition from the context in which it was created. The artists themselves see their work in new ways based on these events and through their collaboration. The human condition is clearly only limited by the context in which we choose to imagine it to exist. These artists provide ever-expanding hopes for that condition”.

 

 

 

“WHEN   WE   SEE   FURTHER”

 

 

 

 

Heather Couch uses clay, fibers and wood to create stand-alone objects and installations. Her ceramic forms range in size from a few inches to a few feet, but they all share evidence of her hands and fingers. Rather than smoothing the clay surface, Couch is purposely revealing her process and her body in the work. The bulbous forms of her sculptures are opened as though they once were occupied. They suggest the presence of a body while recording the body’s act of making. Couch also creates organic ladder structures with handles immersed in bundles of wool. They hang from the ceiling implying movement to another place. The combination of these elements creates a landscape of possibilities open to interpretation that we find repeated in the other artists as well.

 

 

 

 

Marina Font is explicit in her use of the human body in a different way. Photography is the basis of her work and an entry point for the viewer. The model she photographs can be seen as a representation of “any woman”. This model is used repeatedly throughout her work, but is always positioned in the same pose. Font then layers the photograph of the life-size nude with explosive patterns that recall star systems, energy and past generations.

 

These patterns are made using thread, fabric, and ceramics, creating a visceral juxtaposition against the photographic image. The abstract patterns exist in our physical space, more real and active than the photographic image itself, suggesting a static body that is in the process of exposing the emotional, spiritual and psychological being.

 

 

 

 

 

The large-scale paintings by Renée Rey are figurative and depict fantastical landscapes. Her paintings allude to an ethereal space of atmospheric beings that float and merge with each other and their surroundings. The physical laws break in a multitude of ways. The bodies themselves are fluid in gender, age and size. They intersect with each other, becoming one, as the sky and landscapes create symbolic forms celebrating this state of flux. Much like the abstract patterns in Font’s works, Rey’s bodies become the patterns, fragmenting into possibilities beyond the static form. Rey also describes her figures as self-portraits. They are interpretations of herself over the course of her life.

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portraiture is seen again in Terre Rybovich’s process. She begins with placing her body directly onto the drawings. It is a performative act that creates a literal imprint or tracing of her physical self within the work. This ghost of her body begins the drawing.

 

From there, Rybovich generates infinite possibilities for her drawings, from formal investigations to morphological evolutions with animals. Birds are a recent addition to her work. Their larger than life depictions are gridded over her body print, morphing and transforming it. The body’s scale and form change in relationship to both the birds as well as her other additions. Out of this process new structures are defined that map out the body’s relationship to itself, to nature, and mythic narratives.

 

 

 

HEATHER COUCH

 

Heather Couch is an emerging south Florida artist working primarily in installation with ceramic forms, fiber, and raw construction materials. Her work plays with fragility in a way that brings liveliness and nonchalance through materials that are both timeless and ephemeral. The seemingly irrational ways in which we move and make decisions are echoed in the process of this work. Nurturing, caretaking, risk, and transformation are themes that repeat themselves in her work, informed by emotional, spiritual, and ideological tension. The forms inform each other in a dialogue of growth and discovery, responding to experiences in the artist’s life and in empathy to stories that resonate with her own.

 

Raw materials actively respond to the maker, as the artist indulges in the character of the material. The repetition of finger marks in wet clay, the warmth of billowed wool, the grittiness and raw presence of concrete and wood… these serve as grounding consistencies that allow for continued exploration and the expression of intuitive gestures. In this process is found comfort, fear and metaphor in repetitively approaching a dynamic precariousness. There is an underlying strength that sits beneath any fragility.

 

 

Heather Couch is an Assistant Professor of Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She earned a BA in Sculpture at Union University in 2007, and an MFA in Ceramics at Arizona State University in 2015. She also studied ceramics and sculpture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Chautauqua Institute of Art in upstate New York, Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. She has been a resident artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona, and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

 

 

 

MARINA FONT

 

 

 

Marina Font was born in Argentina in 1970. She studied design at the Martin Malharro School of Visual Arts, Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 1998 she studied Photography at the Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami in 2009. She has exhibited extensively at galleries, museums and cultural institutions in the US and abroad.

 

Her work is present in various public collections such as the MDC Museum of Art+Design, Miami, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Frost Art Museum at FIU, the LOWE Art Museum at The University of Miami, FoLA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Bunnen Collection in Atlanta, the Girls’ Club collection in Fort Lauderdale and various private collections throughout the world.

 

She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, mixed media, installation and video. Her studio practice explores ideas about identity, gender, territory, language, memory and the forces of the unconscious. Her visceral and intuitive works, strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, often focuses on women and the domestic sphere.

 

Her first monograph “Anatomy is Destiny” in collaboration with Minor Matters Books + Dina Mitrani Gallery was selected for the Photo Book Spotlight by Aperture at aipad The Photography Show, NY, 2019. Marina is also part of the multidisciplinary collaborative RPM Projects, as well as the Instagram-based collaboration “Instacorrespondences”. She currently lives in Miami Beach and works at her studio at The Collective 62, located in Liberty City, Miami.

 

 

 

 

RENÉE REY

 

Renée Rey is an award-winning painter and mixed media artist working in Southwest Florida and New York City. In large and intimate-scaled artwork, Rey challenges traditional landscape and human figuration. In alternate universes and transformative self-portrait, she explores movement, metamorphosis and the sublime. Existential and societal narratives of age/gender/cultural identity, cross-cultural connections, environmental sustainability, inclusiveness and equality flow through her artwork. As she intuitively applies, wipes, scratches and manipulates traditional and non-traditional materials, Rey investigates intersections between abstraction and realism, two and three dimension, and intensity and delicacy of materiality by the artist’s hand.

 

Rey’s artwork has been selected for numerous national exhibitions by museum curators and gallery directors including the exhibition Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM and Florida Contemporary Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artist-Naples, Naples, FL  Awards include Best of Show, Art Encounters National Competition by Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK, Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History Emerita (Santa Fe College, Gainesville,FL).

 

Rey was invited to the School of Visual Arts Summer Painting Residency, New York, NY in 2019 and Sun Peak Center for Art and Sustainability, Colorado Springs, CO in 2016. She has taught painting, drawing and creative thinking to adults and children for 8 years. The artist studied drawing, painting, 3D design, film, performance art, computer art and art history on the undergraduate and graduate levels in New York and Florida. Rey holds an MBA in Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, an AAS in Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, an MA in Jewish Education, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY and a BA in Judaic Studies, University at Albany, Albany, NY.

 

 

 

 

TERRE RYBOVICH

 

A third-generation native of West Palm Beach, Terre is a daughter of Tommie Rybovich, the noted sports-fishing boat designer/builder. Like her father, Terre opts to work at the edge of what she knows, in a process of continual questioning.

 

Her drawing technique came to her years ago, while delirious with the flu. “Drawing backward” was the initial idea. In other words, creating an image by removing charcoal from paper, instead of making marks on a clean page. Since that day, Terre has been drawing backward. She staples a large piece of paper to a sheet of plywood, then scrubs the entire surface with a thick stick of charcoal. Next, she works spontaneously to imprint her hands, limbs and torso in the charcoal. Her aim is to start the drawing with random marks.

 

 

Ultimately it is those marks that determine the outcome of the drawing. Spending as much time looking as she does drawing, Terre relies on her intuition and her drawing skills to find the final image in the spontaneous marks. Working without preconceived results allows her to draw imagery she never could have imagined.  Since becoming a serious birder, Terre also makes drawings of birds based on photos she takes. Increasingly, birds also appear in her figurative works.

 

 

Terre has her Bachelors in Politics and Economics from New York University. She has a Masters in Rural Sociology from Wisconsin-Madison. Her first career was in grassroots activism and grant-making. That experience forged an enduring commitment to this world. It also instilled a courageous drive that Terre now channels into art-making.

 

Terre now lives in Homestead, Florida with her husband Jon Ward. Her drawings have been exhibited widely in South Florida; they are in a number of private collections. Terre’s drawings have been part of the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City since 2004.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit:

Wasmer Art Gallery is located on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965

Phone: (239) 590-7199

Website:  fgcu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Public Invited To Art Show Benefitting Children With Special Needs On Sunday, December 16th

The season of gift giving has begun and Artists And Charities Hand In Hand has an offer we can’t refuse!  The Constance and David Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs, the artists, and you art lovers will all benefit on Sunday, December 16th from a curated Fine Art Show at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  Over 35 artists who sell nationally and internationally will be showing their works.  The $18 couvert includes catered hors d’oeuvres  and wine plus a raffle ticket for an art piece.  Kudos to Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of this effort!  Kudos to everyone who participates!  The Rickie Report shares the details and we look forward to meeting you there!  Please RSVP ahead to accommodate food planning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES  YOU

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16TH

10 am – 5 pm

A R T      S HOW

   To  Benefit  The  Constance and David  Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs

Suggested Donation: $18.

Easy entrance when you RSVP here:

Or send your check:  Mandel JCC  Att: Rachel Karpeles

( Please note Special Needs)

 

Mandel JCC

 5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Free parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Elliott Museum Hosts Florida Watercolor Society’s 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibition. Enjoy Reception, Meet Artists, Live Demos November 8 To January 27

The Elliott Museum in Stuart, FL will host the first leg of the Florida Watercolor Society’s 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibition.  The Florida Watercolor Society (FWS), one of the largest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the US, holds an Annual Exhibition in different areas of the state. The public is invited to an Artists’ Reception on November 15th and Live Watercolor demonstrations every Tuesday for the duration of the show (Except for holiday weeks).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Congratulations to all of the artists and the Elliott Museum for this eye catching exhibit which runs November 8th, 2018, through January 27th, 2019.  Some of the work is available for purchase with sales benefitting both the Elliott Museum and the artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  825 NE Ocean Blvd.  Stuart, FL. 

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Days

Regular General admission,  Museum Members free   

 772-225-1961     ElliottMuseum.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Reception admission is $5 per person

Exhibit Available November 8, 2018 – January 27, 2019

 

 

The Florida Watercolor Society, now in its 47th year, is one of the largest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the country.  Each year, about 600 artists submit their work hoping to be among the 100 artists selected for the FWS Annual Exhibition.  .  More than 40 of the paintings are traveling onto two additional venues, and the Elliott Museum is proud to once again host the first stop for the FWS Traveling Show.

 

 

 

 

Robin Lee Makowski – “Symphonic Sea Grape”

 

 

 

In conjunction with this very special Exhibition, the Elliott’s own Robin Lee Makowski will give a live watercolor demonstration each Tuesday* from 1-3 pm in the Changing Gallery. *Except for holiday weeks.

 

 

 

 

Pat Dews – “Ink Spot”

 

 

On Saturday, December 15th from 1-3 pm, award-winning artist, Pat Dews, will give a demo on her abstract painting techniques in advance of her two-day workshop, Abstracting Nature, on January 26& 27 at the Elliott Museum.

 

 

 

Edie Fagan – “In the Spotlight”

 

 

 

 

This year, judge Tom Schaller had his work cut out for him!  The FWS 47th Annual Exhibition was held at ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton from September 7th through October 26th.  Participating artists have the option of having their work travel onto two additional venues in different parts of the state.  The Elliott Museum hosted this show in 2015 and is proud once again to host the 2018-2019 FWS Traveling Exhibition.  

 

 

 

Carol Staub – “Celestial Expression”

 

 

 

 

 

FWS, now in its 47th year, showcases the best of the best in Florida watercolor and watermedia artwork in their Annual Exhibitions.  Artists vie for a coveted place in the show and compete for over $20,000 in awards.  Participating artists must be FWS members in good standing whose work must conform to strict rules in execution and presentation.  The Annual Exhibition is hosted in different venues around the state depending on the location of the FWS President for that year.

 

 

Helen Burkett – “Sun & Shadow”

 

 

 

The 2018 Annual Exhibition was held in Bradenton, FL under the supervision of Jerome Chesley, 2018 President.  ArtCenter Manatee hosted this event.  FWS is one of the only organizations in the country to host a Convention & Trade Show in conjunction with its Annual Exhibition & Reception offering demonstrations by noted watercolor artists, critiques, and a Trade Show where artists can get great deals on art supplies and see demos by noted artists working with new supplies offered by vendors.  This year, the festivities were held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on joining the Florida Watercolor Society, visit http://www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops :

Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibitions Coordinator
The Elliott Museum
825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL 34996
772-225-1961, ex 121
www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

Start Your Engines!  Get ready for Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars in the Changing Exhibitions Gallery, February 7th – April 7th, 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Artists & Charities Hand In Hand” Premieres Outstanding Art Show To Benefit The Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program December 16th

Ingrid Robinson, Founder and Curator of Artists And Charities Hand In Hand, offers art lovers, charities, and artists a win-win-win on Sunday, December 16th!  Over 35 nationally and internationally renown artists who call South Florida their home will be selling their works to benefit the event which takes place at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.  The couvert of $18 and 18% of all sales benefit the charity.  The Rickie Report, a proud sponsor, shares the details here.  We urge you to RSVP ahead to go to the head of the line!

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVITES  YOU

SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 16TH

10 am – 5 pm

A R T      S HOW

   To  Benefit  The  Constance and David  Blacher Childrens’ Special Needs Programs

Suggested Donation: $18.

Easy entrance when you RSVP here:

Or send your check:  Mandel JCC  Att: Rachel Karpeles

( Please note Special Needs)

 

Mandel JCC

 5221 Hood Road   Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

Free parking

 

 

 

 

 

ARTISTS AND CHARITIES HAND IN HAND: Artists and Charities Hand in Hand brings artists and charities together.

 

https://bit.ly/2yEEF7E

 

Questions? Call Ingrid Robinson:  415-419-4292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“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