Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces “Resident And Collected Artists Of Jupiter Island” At Exhibit Premiere December 14th

America’s most celebrated philanthropic families with such recognized lineages as Guggenheim, Johnson, Bush and Field are all represented in this spectacularly unique exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art. It’s an assembly to dazzle the most fervent art aficionado.  Viewers will see the artwork created by and collected in the residences of Jupiter Island. This colorful, evocative, multi-media exhibition celebrates the quiet enclave of culture on Florida’s Treasure Coast. It provides an extraordinary opportunity for area residents and visitors to get a peek at the talents and the collections in this once in a lifetime show. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




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



Lighthouse ArtCenter Introduces:


Resident and Collected Artists of Jupiter Island









Thursday, December 21st

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10


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


Exhibit runs December 14, 2017 – January 18, 2018


Lose yourself in the darkly romantic large-scale oils of Clay Kanzler (collected by the Guggenheim), celebrate the original paintings created by the talented James Johnson, . Visitors will engage with the irresistible Alice in Wonderland-inspired large scale chess set created by the nationally recognized clay sculptor, Joan Wobst, and enjoy the graphic genius of the 2016 Florida Artist Hall of Fame Award Inductee, Jane Davis Doggett.


Clay Kanzler


Another feature in the exhibit is on loan from the grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, a commissioned art that has unlimited sentimental value, a gift from the Guggenheim children. It is a tile-topped coffee table painted with an image of the family’s famous museum in New York City. Further, as a tribute to the work in the collection of the Jupiter Island Arts Council, the Lighthouse ArtCenter will exhibit original Highwaymen pieces as well as the celebrated Florida scenic oils from A. E. “Beanie” Backus and his great nephew, Kevin Hutchinson Hutchison. Selected pieces of the exhibited art will be available for purchase.



James Johnson


According to curator Janeen Mason, “We are honored by this opportunity to share the creative spirit of our gifted neighbors who enjoy homes just a stone’s throw from the Lighthouse ArtCenter. To see through the eyes of another, to recognize meaningful art, whether of great monetary value, collectible value, sentimental value, or simply curiosities that make you scratch your head in wonder… This is an experience you won’t want to miss.”

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter, says, “We hope all of Palm Beach and Martin counties will make time to visit the gallery while we have this inspiring collection of extraordinary art. Through their gracious philanthropic gesture, these families are sharing a look at their personal commitment to the humanities. Now more than ever it’s imperative we celebrate their support.”



Joan Wobst

The work of the following artists and collectors will be on exhibition:
– A. E. “Beanie” Backus
– Sharon Collinson
– Jane Davis Doggett
– Stefan Elliott
– Jamee Field
– Stephanie Flinn
– Kevin Hutchinson
– James Johnson
– Clay Kanzler
– Peter Lawson-Johnston
– Robin Lee Makowski
– Romagean Personne
– Ann Scott
– Jerry Strawbridge
– Kathy Wallace
– Roseanne Williams
– Joan Wobst
– Selected Original Highwaymen Paintings





Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00




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Ocean Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter: Meet Justin Riney, Open Ceramic Studio, Family Fun Event

Justin Riney, Founder of Mother Ocean, will be at the Lighthouse ArtCenter on Sunday, May 26th!  Justin will share his adventures of circumnavigating Florida by paddle board.  In addition, there will be Open Ceramic Studio, Raku Firing,  An Ocean-themed art exhibit, Art Contest for Children, Interactive Mural Painting, Refreshments, Raffles and Music!  The Rickie Report will see you there!



 Lighthouse ArtCenter


Mother Ocean Festival, featuring Justin Riney

Mark the Arrival of Expedition Florida 500 in Tequesta

Florida Artists celebrate ocean-themed art


Sunday, May 26, 2013  11:30 am – 2:30 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta

Free admission


Justin at Pavilion photo by

Justin at Pavilion (photo by Constance Mier)

The Lighthouse ArtCenter will be presenting an ocean-themed festival on Sunday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This community celebration for all ages will feature an art contest for children, open ceramic studio, interactive mural painting, raku firing, raffle, music and refreshments.


Justin Riney, founder of Mother Ocean, will share the tales of his adventure of circumnavigating Florida on a standup paddleboard. He will be arriving in Tequesta on Day 147 of his 365-day journey. Riney will present a slide show about Mother Ocean’s Expedition Florida 500 (“XF500”) at 1 p.m., followed by a question, discussion, photo opportunity and autograph signing.


The children’s art contest will be judged at 2 p.m. The grand prize winner receives a 1 week scholarship at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 42nd Annual Summer Enrichment ArtCamp. Raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind raku-fired Florida inspired pottery created in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s kiln will be at 2:30 p.m.


An invitational exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art showcases ocean- and water-inspired art created by Florida artists. The works of art highlight humanity’s deep connection to waterways in Florida, and will celebrate the arrival of Justin Riney to Tequesta.

Justin Riney

Justin Riney (Photo by Jackson Berger)


A signature event of VIVA Florida 500, XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastlines and aquatic ecosystem, as seen through the eyes of waterman Justin Riney. As founder of Mother Ocean, a non-profit foundation, Riney is “creating, inspiring and empowering ocean advocates worldwide.”


As Riney explores Florida on a standup paddleboard, he focuses attention around the state on environmental challenges within coastal communities, as well as honoring the local history and culture.


As Floridians, our lives are deeply connected to the water. It’s our need for healthy oceans for our livelihoods, recreation and inspiration that makes XF500 such a powerful project. “It is our passion that leads to action, and the desire to protect what we love and believe in,” says Riney. Follow his journey at


The Mother Ocean Invitational Exhibit will be spotlight select pieces in various media, including paintings by Gerri Aurre, Julie Silk Beaumont, Jackson Berger, Judith Boland-Caruso, Tony Cisek, Gwen Eyeington, Duane Hatfield, Ashton Howard, Jack Keough, Deborah Lawrence, Ted Matz, Deborah Neuhaus, Lisa Leffler Riney, Manon Sander, Randall Scott, Roseanne Williams. Also included will be mixed media works by Judy Flescher, Debbie Mostel, Paul Slater and David Willison. Photographers include Tony Arruza (surfboard art), Malcolm MacKenzie, Melinda Moore, Greg Panas, Ruth Petzold and Barry Seidman. Norman Gitzen’s famous mermaid sculpture, “The Siren,” will grace the School of Art’s front yard.


Justin Riney

Justin Riney (Photo by Billy King Kraus)

Justin Riney’s original Mother Ocean Tahoe standup paddleboard, which he rode from Pensacola to Key West, will be on display. The 14-foot custom paddleboard carried more than 130 pounds of gear, and shows the wear and tear of hundreds of miles of rough passage. The board features an original painting of a whale’s tale by famed ocean artist Wyland.


Justin and Wyland, Islamorada

Justin and Wyland, Islamorada

Children and adults will be inspired by the ocean art on display, as well as informed about Riney’s environmentally focused adventure.


Following the festivities at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, there will be a group paddle on kayaks and paddleboards. The public is invited to join Riney on the water, leaving from Tequesta at 3:30, and arriving at Guanabanas Restaurant, 960 A1A, Jupiter, for an early evening reception. Call Cynthia Trone regarding launch details (561) 629-3765.


The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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.   Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta, Fla, 33469. (561) 748-8737.




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