LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibit Will Enchant You At Lighthouse ArtCenter November 11 – January 4 With Exhibit, Lectures, Workshops, Award Reception

To celebrate the success of Chad Steve and his Ceramics Department, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is hosting LUSH: A Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition from November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020.  Over 500 pieces were considered, but only 109 pieces were selected.  The artwork comes from as far away as Japan, and as close as down the street. On Thursday, November 21 during the artists’ reception which is open to the public, esteemed juror Alex Zablocki, will announce the winners from the juried entrants who will share four monetary awards that total $3,500. Alex is offering a two-day workshop, “Thinking Through the Vessel” on Saturday & Sunday, November 23-24.  Registration is open to non-members.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit and workshop plus some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

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

No charge for members, non-member adults (18 and older) $5.00

 First Saturday of the month no charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award Reception:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

 

Exhibit is available November 11, 2019 – January 4, 2020

 

 

 

Register NOW: 

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

 

 

 

Ceramics by Alex Zablocki

 

 

In a world where mobile phones are ringing, and pinging, where emails and text messages demand attention, where TVs run in the background in every nook and cranny it can be hard to imagine that quiet creative places, soothing to the soul, still exist. 

But, open the door to a working ceramics studio and tranquility billows out.  It. Is. Enchanting.  

This is the alchemy of earth, air, fire and water.  It’s the magic created by craftsmen who turn mud into high art and functional ware. 

You’re welcome to feel it yourself, visit Chad Steve, at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, just a stone’s throw away to the northern end of Palm Beach County.  Chad runs the ceramics department where the student enrollment has doubled and doubled again in the three years he’s been teaching there.

With a …thumpthumpthump… Students from 19 to 90 settle into a gentle rhythm as they methodically wedge their clay to remove any air pockets.  Some settle at a potter’s wheel, while others are hand building and although they are working at different levels of accomplishment there is an undeniable sense of comradery in the room.

 

 

Lettuceware Teapot by Dodie Thayer

 

 

 

Of great interest to collectors is an important selection of original Lettuceware that is featured in the west gallery where a retrospective exhibition celebrates the original ceramic works of Dodie Thayer, most well known for her iconic green table ware evocative of crinkly heads of cabbage.  Lettuceware collectors read like the Who’s Who of society from around the globe.  They include the Queen of England, Jackie Kennedy Onassis  and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.  Mrs. Marshal Field V is loaning two of her large soup tureens for the exhibition, while Mrs. Thayer’s daughter is pulling pieces from the family’s treasures which have never before been shown.  They are irreplaceable.  

 

 

 

Lettuceware platter by Dodie Thayer

 

 

If you’ve been in the area for a while then you may be aware that Dodie DuBois Thayer Hawthorn was one of the original eight artists who established the Lighthouse ArtCenter 56 years ago along with Christopher Norton.  Dodie’s ceramic tableware became synonymous with Palm Beach at a time when Palm Beach represented the epitome of culture.  Until a few years ago all of Mrs. Thayer’s lettuceware was handmade, a few short years ago she licensed Tory Burch to manufacture her iconic lettuceware.  Although the work on exhibit at the Lighthouse ArtCenter will not be available for purchase, the ware produced by Tory Burch is still available in their shop on Worth Avenue.

 

 

Douglas Basset Andrews, a noted collector and art consultant, is loaning pieces of his recently acquired contemporary ceramics by Kentaro Kawabata, and Masaomi Yasunaga.  These pieces were shipped directly from exhibition openings in Los Angeles in time for LUSH. 

 

 

Ceramics by Alex Zablocki

 

 

It’s the energy and the enthusiasm of the staff, the students, and the volunteers at the Lighthouse ArtCenter that continue to thrive in this vibrant community. While most arts non-profits are struggling, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is bursting at the seams.  The School of Art serves over 2,600 adult students and 700 children.  Faculty members provide outreach to underserved residents in the community and every month a free and accessible class for special needs adults is offered at no charge in the master studio.  “We are bursting at the seams” says Nancy Politsch, executive director, “And that explains why we are creating a capital campaign to build a second floor on the gallery. It will expand the school and increase the size of the gallery.  The distinguished architect, Scott Hughes, is working on plans that will pull the best kept secret in Tequesta out of the 1960s and into the 21st century.  His plans for the new building are clean, sleek and bright.” 

 

 

Wood fired Vase by Brian Kovachik

 

 

When she joined the ArtCenter, three  years ago, Nancy Politsch, unpacked 38 years of experience in wealth management, along with a special brand of belt tightening that has resulted in a streamlined operation with a small and mighty staff that serves up the arts with passion seven days a week.  

 

 

Vase by Kentaro Kawabata On Loan Courtesy of  Douglas B. Andrews

 

 

 

Janeen Mason, the curator, creates eleven exhibitions annually at the ArtCenter and installs satellite exhibitions in other venues such as the 22nd Floor Gallery of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, or in the new offices of the Community Foundation of Martin-St.Lucie.  It’s hard to believe her exhibitions, which some say are worthy of MOMA, are tucked away in Gallery Square North in Tequesta.  Earlier this year the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum created a special exhibition called Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim for the ArtCenter in order to honor Peter Lawson-Johnston, the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who now serves as the honorary chairman of the board of directors for the Lighthouse ArtCenter. 

The ongoing success of the ArtCenter is directly related to generous patrons like Mrs. Lehan, who give their time, talent and resources, to insure cultural programming at this level is available to all who want to enjoy it, regardless of their ethnicity or economic standing.  This insures the heartbeat of the community, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will continue to thrive into the next 56 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Jason Newsted Brings His Art And Music To Benefit Lighthouse ArtCenter School Of Art. Reception And Concerts Open To Public

Known as the bassist for the heavy metal band, Metallica, Jason Newsted is bringing his talent as an artist and musician to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  When Jason learned that the ArtCenter needed to purchase the School of Art building after 21 years of leasing, he wanted to be involved to make it happen.  As artists and art lovers, Jason and his wife Nicole, sprang into action to support the “Raising The Roof” capital campaign.  Jason will be painting one of his iconic murals on the School of Art building. Nicole and Jason will present a week-long exhibition of their work at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, and Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band will offer two benefit concerts at the Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the dates, details, and some sneak peeks.  Let’s all raise the roof!  Tickets are $10. and limited so make your reservations!

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101     www.LighthouseArts.org

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

Jason and Nicole Newsted

JOIN   US    IN

 “RAISING   THE   ROOF”  

 

 

SPECIAL  ART  EXHIBITION

WITH

JASON AND NICOLE NEWSTED

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

Monday, March 4

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Catering and beverages for the reception provided by Eric Pettersen of Evo Italian Restaurant and Tequesta Brewing Company

Tickets are $10.00

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter and Chophouse Records

Present Two concerts by:

Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band

Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, 2019

 6 – 10 pm

At the ArtCenter Gallery

Concert tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s campaign to purchase the school

 

PURCHASE  YOUR  TICKETS:

Call  to reserve tickets:  (561) 746-3101

 

 

“This is such a fantastic opportunity for the ArtCenter,” said executive director Nancy Politsch. “We are so grateful that Jason and Nicole have embraced the ArtCenter and the Tequesta art community, and are giving so generously of their time and talents to make our School of Art building purchase a reality. We invite the public to stop by the school in March to see Jason’s fabulous mural. ”

 

 

 

Jason Newsted’s “ROCKSTAR”, 2006. Acrylic & ink on canvas. 

 

 

 

In 2004, Newsted suffered a shoulder injury after trying to catch a falling bass amp head during a recording session. After surgery he turned to painting during his lengthy recovery period as a way to get “what was inside, out.” Painting continued to be a passion after his recovery and he had his first art gallery show opening on May 5, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

 

 

 

After a lifetime of playing loud and earth shaking music, Jason has shifted to the other end of the spectrum, rediscovering himself and playing acoustic guitar with the Chophouse Band. The band’s repertoire includes folk cover songs from legendary acts of the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Jason Isbell.

 

 

Artist, Nicole Newsted

 

 

Nicole Newsted has been pursuing an artistic life since growing up in a family of artists in upstate New York. Currently her practice includes painting, collage and wearable art. Nicole went on to study painting on scholarship to Arizona State University and her paintings are in collections across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America.

 

 

 

“My work is an ongoing survey of the objects around me, both past and present. I am drawn to the cute, kitschy and the saccharine,” states Nicole. “The paintings depict maximalism in a minimalist setting. My work is pure escapism in thought and time. They’re meditations on objects made of plastic and polyester, and the artificial flavorings that in youth, incited feelings of pure joy.”

 

 

“Nicole and I love our neighborhood, we love being a part of a community like the one we have here in paradise,” said Jason. “Cherishing and preserving the local music and arts of past, present & future generations is vital for all of us…everywhere!

 

 

ART is the center of the eARTh.

SOS!! Let’s get together and Save Our School!!

Join us!! SOS!!…please donate

 

 

Opening Night Reception for The Art of RAWK Jason Newsted and brighter is better Nicole Newsted

Monday, March 4, 2019  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

Tickets: $10 per person, to benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter School building

Meet artists Jason Newsted and Nicole Newsted at the opening reception for the exhibition of The Art of RAWK and brighter is better. Catering and beverages will be provided by award-winning Chef Eric Pettersen of Evo Italian Restaurant, Tequesta Brewing Company and Cheney Brothers, Inc. 

The Art of RAWK Jason Newsted and brighter is better Nicole Newsted Exhibition and Sale

Open Monday through Saturday, March 4th – 9th, 2019 

Hours Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

Tickets: Lighthouse ArtCenter members are free and non-members are $10 per person, to benefit the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s campaign to purchase the school. 

Call (561) 746-3101 or go online at Lighthousearts.org to purchase tickets.

Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band Benefit Concerts

Friday, March 8, 2019   Doors open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:30

Saturday, March 9, 2019   Doors open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:30

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

Tickets: $10.Call (561) 746-3101 or go online at Lighthousearts.org to purchase tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about these events, 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986