LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER’S LOCALS ONLY: A FLORIDA STATE OF MIND, MAY 18 – AUGUST 5
May 18 @ 8:00 am - August 5 @ 7:00 pm
CELEBRATE FLORIDA ARTISTS WITH LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER’S
LOCALS ONLY: A FLORIDA STATE OF MIND, MAY 18 – AUGUST 5
Featuring work from ‘The Miami School Art Movement: Sun, Beach, Water & Sky,’ talented Florida-based artists, and the newly published children’s book and original illustrations from
‘Life & Lilly: A Palm Beach Adventure’ by Lilly Pulitzer’s granddaughter Lilly Leas Ferreira
Tequesta, Fla. (May 2, 2023) – Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) celebrates Florida artists with Locals Only: A Florida State of Mind, May 18 – August 5. The exhibition features work from “The Miami School Art Movement: Sun, Beach, Water & Sky,” talented artists from Miami through Stuart, and the recently published children’s book and original illustrations from “Life and Lilly: A Palm Beach Adventure” by Lilly Pulitzer’s granddaughter Lilly Leas Ferreira.
The opening reception is on Thursday, May 18, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m. at Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469. Highlights include an artist meet and greet, a book signing by Lilly Leas Ferreira, and the ArtCenter’s signature hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Admission is free for members and a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers. For more information, visit lighthousearts.org.
“Artists who call Florida home hail from all over the world, and in this lush melting pot, cultures blend to inspire a rare creative spirit,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Curator, Janeen Mason. “At Lighthouse ArtCenter, we honor the sense of wonder these gifted artists evoke.”
“The Miami School Art Movement: Sun, Beach, Water & Sky” is a collection presented by Manolis Projects Gallery. Located in Miami, Manolis Projects Gallery is the studio gallery of critically-acclaimed abstract expressionist painter J. Steven Manolis. The exhibition celebrates the natural beauty of South Florida’s ideal beach weather and sun with color-themed art that uses combinations of blue and yellow and unique interpretations of visual joy to express the natural phenomenon of the sun, beach, water, and sky.
The collection brings fourteen pieces of original abstract art from the following extraordinary artists: Ismael Acuna, Ron Agam, Ron Burkhardt, Carol Calicchio, Olivia Daane, Bruce Helander, Jill Krutick, Fernanda Lavera, Aurelia Majorel, J. Steven Manolis, Maite Nobo, Timi Ogundipe, Annemarie Ryan, and Camilla Webster.
The ArtCenter is also featuring the work of four local artists: Ron Garrett of Boca Raton, Bob Gibson of Tequesta, Julia Kelly of Stuart, and Dan Mackin of Hobe Sound, and a coral reef ceramic installation by the monumental class of Amalia Mermingas. Garrett is an artist and educator whose work is inspired by the sea and maritime tragedies below the sea. He utilizes texture, form, and color. Kelly is an impressionist painter who brings nature alive on canvas using color against color with watercolor and oil. Gibson, an award-winning photographer and educator, focuses on wildlife and landscapes. His work includes photography and resin epoxy pour pieces. Mackin’s work captures life in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Asia, and the rainforests of the Amazon. His paintings aim to find the harmony between people and nature.
Lilly Pulitzer’s granddaughter and 4th generation Palm Beach native Lilly Leas Ferreira’s recently published children’s book “Life and Lilly: A Palm Beach Adventure” will be available throughout the exhibition. Ten original illustrations in ink and colorful watercolors from the Lilly Pulitzer Print Studio will be displayed. The book tells the story from a child’s perspective of growing up in Palm Beach as readers follow little Lilly navigating the beaches, bike paths, and landmarks of her hometown. Ferreira will do a book signing at the opening reception on May 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. On June 2, from 1 – 3 p.m., the community is invited for a book reading and signing.
About Lighthouse ArtCenter:
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations. For more information, visithttps://www.lighthousearts.org.
LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY AND 2D STUDIO
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469