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MartinArts magazine



Thomas Bollinger



Arts Essential for Strong Communities

“The arts are essential to building strong communities and successful companies. Through the arts, we expand our horizons; we learn to communicate more effectively and to appreciate diverse ways of thinking—critical skills in today’s world. The arts also help us think more creatively, which can lead us to greater innovation in our more technology-focused pursuits. Science, technology and business would be the poorer without the arts.” - Jim McNemey, President and CEO of The Boeing Company I don’t think a stronger case could be made for keeping the creative arts as a critical component of a student’s education; and moreover, a case to encourage collaboration among diverse organizations and artists. Through collaboration, unique ideas lead to projects that might never have been created otherwise. For over 33 years, the Council has fostered collaboration between artists, students, organizations and classrooms. We are a stronger community and will be long into the future thanks to the creativity that has resulted. Thanks to everyone who is a part of that vibrant legacy! We are now dreaming about the next 30 years. Let us hear your ideas on building a stronger community for the next generation… our eyes and ears are open! Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director Lisa P. Young, Chairperson

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The Arts Council of Martin County 80 E. Ocean Boulevard, Stuart FL 34994 772-287.6676 • Fax: 288.5301 General email: info@martinarts.org Web address: MartinArts.org


Lisa P. Young, Chairperson Tom Winter, Chair-Elect Mary Ann Loomis, Vice Chair Nicki Schoonover, Secretary Neil Capozzi, Treasurer Matt Hollister, Member at Large Deborah Owens, Member at Large Jim Simoneau, Past Chairman


Lynne Barletta Roni Bartolini Hank Gonzalez Marie Jureit-Beamish Robert Kilbride Tim Kimes Sheila Kurtz Richard Levenstein Malia Schramm Nancy Scully Clint Starling


Mayor Eula Clarke City of Stuart Commissioner Anne T. Scott Martin County Rebecca Negron Martin County School Board


Nancy K. Turrell Executive Director Judy Walker Communications Coordinator Elaine Keller Community Relations Coordinator Karen L. Barnes Finance & Operations Manager

PROFILES MICKEY PLANKER has always been an “outdoorsy” and adventurous kind of guy. After high school, his love of the outdoors took him south to enjoy the sun and surf of South Florida where he attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale.

It was the surf that helped him to stumble upon Stuart and the Treasure Coast where he’s been since 1998, continuing to enjoying the area and all it has to offer. With more than 20 years of experience in design, Mickey Planker has won numerous ADDY Awards for logo and graphic designs for clients such as Delta Airlines, Siemens Corp., TKO Boxing, the Stuart Air Show and others. In 2007, he diversified his professional portfolio and joined the Army National Guard. He was deployed to Afghanistan in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom” from October of 2012 to August of 2013. While deployed, he learned about the logo contest for the new bridge being built in Stuart and saw it as an opportunity to connect with home. He realized that if his design won, he would be a part of Martin County’s history. Contact info: (772) 349-3558 mickeyplanker@gmail.com

DOREEN POREBA has a love and passion for “all things creative,” always open to seeing life from a fresh perspective. She accomplishes much of that as a singer-songwriter and also through a camera lens as a photographer.

She has written lyrics and music for more than 60 original songs and released her debut CD, “Time To Play,” in 2010 with her music partner. She has written lyrics and music for more than 60 original songs and released her debut CD, “Time To Play,” in 2010 with her music partner. A WSA recipient in 2012, she also is a freelance writer with both her writing and photography currently being published in several magazines and she is finalizing her first book. She also serves others as a creativity coach, both one-on-one and in groups, to help empower them to realize and act upon their own creative talents. Her full-time creative endeavor is as owner and operator of The PR Czar® Inc., a fullservice public relations firm. To reach Doreen, call 772-221-2425 or visit her websites, www.creativecaboose.com, www.connected-souls.com or www.prczar.com.

PROFILES THOMAS LIVINGSTON BOLLINGER has a love of art, history, and geography Tom attended Parsons The New School for Design in the early 80s. Since then he has developed a career as a portrait, landscape, and environmental photographer with his current focus as a Mixed Media Artist.

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Tom’s photographic work spans 30 years with hundreds of corporate clients ranging from Ford Motor Company to Microsoft. He has also worked with dozens of non profits from Greenpeace to The Kennedy Center. He has shot and produced photography assignments in over 32 countries. Tom and his wife Rhonda (pictured below)recently moved from Coconut Grove to Hobe Sound, Florida. He will be featured artist at the November 7th, Inspired By… About the Cover: A transformative self-portrait by Tom Bollinger using photo montage of a 1950s pressure suit, from the first mixed media piece he executed, called “Universal Destiny.”

Contact info: Thomas Bollinger Photographer Inc. Hobe Sound & Miami, FL 305-323-11 00 | www.ThomasBollinger.com | www.BollingerArts.com


Featuring the equestrian artists: Anthony Alonso, Mindy Colton & Anne T. Converse Opening Night Reception: Thursday, December 5th Exhibition runs through Friday, February 7th

Anthony Alonso


The Winners Circle Diamond Dinner has custom designed a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pendant for the Arts Council, from an oil painting by famed thoroughbred horse portrait artist, Anthony Alonso. This piece, “Funny Cide,� was crafted by Terry Reiger to honor the artist. It is set with diamond baguettes and one round brilliant (1/3 ct total weight of diamonds) set in 14 kt yellow gold. The sterling horse and rider is hand-enamel on a Florentine neck wire. Tickets include a 5-course gourmet dinner at Diamonds Tea Room & Bistro plus a chance to win this exquisite pendant. They are now available for purchase. Tickets are limited to the first 40 sold. This exclusive event will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 6 pm. Tickets are $125/ person and can be purchased on-line at the martinarts.org or by visiting the office located in the historic Court House Cultural Center.

ANTHONY M. ALONSO’S passion was creating fine arts paintings of famous thoroughbreds, their owners and their environment. A coffee table book entitled The Fine Art of Anthony Alonso was published in 2007 and contains 150 images of Mr. Alonso’s original oil paintings. Original paintings are on permanent display in public collections at Arlington, Belmont, Churchill Downs, Laurel, Santa Anita andWoodbine Race Tracks, The National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame and the Seacoast National Bank, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Alonso was a graduate of both The High School of Music and Art in New York City and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. He also studied at The Art Students League in New York under Samuel Oppenheim and John Howard Sanden. Sadly, Mr. Alonso passed away earlier this year.

MINDY Z. COLTON Award-winning Orlando artist Mindy Z. Colton, originally from New York City, was classically trained in all the traditional arts: painting, sculpture, drawing, print making and photography, she pursued a career in Graphic Design & illustration. She eventually left behind her successful career to follow her true passion as a fine artist. Her focus in recent years has been on sculpture in various materials and large outdoor art. Involved with horses her entire life, she chose to combine her passion for both art and equine in her unique sculptural works. Colton lives on a small horse farm in East Orlando and is also invited to judge, jury and curate exhibits. She also judges dressage horse shows. Her work is in museums and galleries and in public and private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe.

ANNE T. CONVERSE grew up with photographsthe black and white snapshots of relatives: stately portraits, candids and fond family moments. Also photographs from the LIFE magazines, National Geographic and the US Camera helped shape her intuitive sense and personal vision of photography. In the early 1990s, Converse pursued a longtime desire to photograph the thoroughbred scene. Since then, she’s photographed in the winter months at Payson Park Thoroughbred Training Center in Florida. And has visited many tracks in the US and in France and England. Photographing the people and the lifestyle has helped fine-tune my personal vision, in all aspects of my photography. Her book released October 2013, The Mystique of the Thoroughbreds, A Visual Journey, is a collection of photographs from these last twenty years.


Viva Florida Awards were presented to an unsurpassed crowd on the evening of September 20th at the Elliott Museum. The crowd roared with delight throughout the evening as each category was announced. Viva Florida 500 was the first of its kind, a collaboration between the Arts Council and the Elliott Museum. It hosted more than 100 artists for a five week exhibition held in the galleries of both organizations. Judges Jeff Ripple (photographer) and Caroline Jasper (painter) presented workshops while they were visiting, and engaged our cultural community in new techniques and inspiration. Best in Show: Dennis Aufiery

Best in Show: Dennis Aufiery, Burnt-Over Florida Scrub Best of Theme: Thomas Bollinger, Ad Vitam Aternam Special Award presented by Mrs. Jean Schafer Cox 2D - Best in Category: Marcia Moore, Surrounded by Innocence 2D – 2nd Place: Leslie Stokes, Riverbank 2D 3rd Place: Elizabeth Kelly, Changing Worlds

3D - Best in Category: Mindy Colton, Florida Cracker Horse: Wish You Were Here 3D – 2nd Place: Daniel Oliveira, FL 500 Galleon 3D –3rd Place: Thalia Sizemore, Ocean Mystery Photography - Best in Category: Jeffrey McGregor, Florida Flora Photography – 2nd Place: Chris Kalmbach, An Inadequate Shelter Photography – 3rd Place: laird, Fairchild, FL (blue) Judge’s Merit Awards: Laurie Aguera-Arcas, Four Beach Bags Bobbi Baugh, Florida Garden with Critters Bill Brody, Mangrove Woodcut Judy Flescher, Palm on Sprite Hood Julia Kelly, Sail Time Valerie Lally, Sunlight Dancing Taylor Loughlin, Pool Steps Paul Marcellini, Mangrove Magic Marc Sitkin, Bliss John Stiles, Swing

MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: The Saelzer | Atlas Group of Raymond James, TCPalm Social, Jean Schafer Cox, Jeanette & Larry Mueller, and Jane Oster.

WOMEN SUPPORTING THE ARTS UPDATES FROM WSA GRANT RECIPIENTS Lisa Jill Allison and her cohorts at SafeSpace. Serving as a tiein with SafeSpace and beyond, this artistic and emotional book, “The Book of my Sorrows,” will be shared with women who are victims of domestic violence. The book contains journaling and drawing areas for each picture and verse developed by Lisa, to allow the user to express whatever is touched in their healing process. Sandy Newville and Sandy Henry, Library Manager in Indiantown presented an update on the 2013 WSA grant award for the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories exhibit that opened on Saturday, October 19, at the Elisabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown. This grant gave WSA a chance to partner with The Florida Humanities Council to bring the Smithsonian exhibit to this unique community on the Treasure Coast. If you would like information about how to be a part of this dynamic women’s giving circle, please contact Nancy Turrell, 77-287-6676 ext 14 or visit www. mar tinar ts.org/suppor t_us/ women_supporting_arts.html. Annual membership is $1,000 / year and grants for 2014 will be announced in January 2014. WSA is a fund managed by the Arts Foundation for Martin County.

Mayor Eula Clark with grant recipient Lisa Jill Allison

THROUGHOUT THE year, Women Supporting the Arts invites their grant recipients to share new and updated information about their projects. Through this on-going dialogue, WSA members develop a deep connection with the grant recipients and their projects. Through these gatherings, members of WSA are fostering new friendships and a greater appreciation of the impacts their philanthropic efforts have made in our community.

“Duck in the Truck Puppets” representatives David and Susan Opasik visit with WSA Member, Nisha Pulliam. Duck in the Truck’s program “By My Own Two Hands” was a 10-week workshop at Martin Girl’s Academy for rehabilitation using theatre and drama skills.


Georgia Abood’s Alizarin Crimson Art Studio 2611 SE Ocean Blvd., Cedar Pointe Plaza, Stuart 772.287.7030 • www.alizarincrimsonstudio.com glabood@aol.com A professional teaching facility for artists of all levels. Along with Georgia Abood, our exceptionally talented teaching staff also includes: Kate Wood, Kevin Hutchinson and Jennifer Pollack. All levels, all ages. Oil painting supplies and frames are also available at the studio. Morning and afternoon classes 6 days a week. For class schedule, prices and up-coming exhibits please go to our website. You can also visit us on Facebook. Artists are available for commissions, portraits, murals; all subjects. Art Gumbo 4745 SE DeSoto Ave., Stuart (Port Salerno) •772.210.2950 Carolyn@artgumbo.biz www.artgumbo.biz Fine art and craft gallery featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. Art Gumbo is located in the Port Salerno area of Stuart at the Fish House Art Center, an art colony of candycolored art studios on the boardwalk of the Manatee Pocket, surrounded by more than five lovely restaurants. Classes are also offered. Open year ‘round, Wed.- Sun. Noon – 6 PM. (Closed Mon & Tues). ART-TEE-DA!!! 307 Colorado Ave., Stuart • 772.600.5235 artteeda@gmail.com, ART-TEE-DA.com ART•TEE•DA!!! is an American Fine Art and Fine Craft Gallery located in historic downtown Stuart, Florida just north of Confusion Corner. In addition to fabulous original paintings, giclees, photography and sculptures, ART•TEE•DA!!! features hand-crafted fiber art, table art, ceramics, pottery, garden art, stained and hand-blown glass, writing instruments and unique jewelry, all “homegrown in America”. Open 7 days a week during season (November 1st through April 30th):Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM; Sunday: noon - 4 PM. Summer hours (May 1st through October 31st): Tuesday - Saturday: 11 AM -6 PM; Sunday: noon - 4 PM; Mondays: available by appointment or serendipity. Facebook.com/ArtTeeDa Artist Framing Gallery 1052 NE Country Way, Jensen Beach 772.225.2500 • aristframinggallery.com Located in a home, the gallery has 40 feet of hanging space and a full service professional frame shop. We host monthly art shows, details posted on our website. The Jensen Beach Art League meets October- April. Space is available for teaching and art demonstrations. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-4; closed Wednesday. Monday and Saturday by chance or appointment. Contact Marilee Lee for more information. Artists For A Cause 2688 SE Willoughby Blvd, Suite B. Stuart 772.419.8778 • www.A4AC.org Artists for a Cause creates professional and educational opportunities for visual and performing artists whenever their art is being used for community improvement. We take on issues like poverty, health concerns, and support culture at the same time. As an artist, donor, or volunteer, you can join us in creatively building better communities. Visit www.a4ac.com today! Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM, Mon-Fri.

Bamboo Beach Gallery 3836 SE Dixie Hwy (Country Club Plaza)Stuart 772.359.6221 • codypic@aol.com Specializing in “Highwaymen” paintings for 14 years; now at this new location in Stuart. We also carry vintage art of various disciplines, sculpture, antiques and designer costume jewelry. We accept consignments and also handle entire estate liquidations. Owner: Hamilton McQueen (Cody) Hours: Every day of week including Sunday, 10:30 – 4:00 PM; Thursday by chance. Call if coming any distance. Blue Water Editions Gallery 4665 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart • 772.286.0484, 772.600.2513 • www.bluewatereditions.com Blue Water Editions’ gallery exhibits and sells limited edition prints by a select group of emerging and established artists and photographers. Our art consultants work with individuals, from first-time buyers to seasoned collectors, businesses, and interior designers on corporate and residential art projects. Clay Habit Studio 1811 NE Mango Terrace, Jensen Beach • 772.341.1334 www.clayhabitsupply.com • miasclaysupply@aol.com Clay Habit Studio/ Natures Way, a one stop, full service, working / teaching studio. Facilitating / distributor for all your pottery supply needs, clay, glaze and more. Ample studio space, fully-equipped production area. Patrons welcome to come for the day, or attend regularly scheduled classes, basic to advanced. Workshops year ‘round “Come Clay With Us”. Tues-Fri 10 AM-6 PM and/or by appt.; Sat 10 AM -2 PM Court House Cultural Center 80 East Ocean Boulevard, Stuart • 772.287.6676 www.martinarts.org • info@martinarts.org Managed by the Arts Council of Martin County, the Court House Cultural Center Gallery hosts fine art exhibitions.Designed in the art deco style and built in 1937, as a federal Public Works Administration project, the building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1997. Tues-Fri, 10 AM – 4 PM; Sat 11 AM -2 PM F-R Fine Arts, Inc. 2514 SE Willoughby Boulevard, Stuart 772.223.0032 frfinearts@gmail.com www.frfinearts.com F-R Fine Arts, Inc. gallery and studio is owned and cheerfully managed by Sharon Raab. Currently offered are still life, oil and pastel painting classes continuing most of the year, and life drawing studio January through March. We are open by appointment. Geoffrey C. Smith Galleries 47 W. Osceola St., Stuart • 772.283.8336 www.geoffreysmith.com, neil@geoffreysmith.com The Geoffrey C. Smith Galleries offers unparalleled wildlife artistry, crafting bronze sculptures featured locally, such as the “Stuart Sailfish.” His works exhibit evanescent glimpses of the natural world, transforming them into eternal, stately pieces as timeless and evocative as the ancient lost-wax casting method utilized in their creation. Hours: Mon-Sun, 11 AM-4 PM or by appointment. Marsh Rabbit Gallery 3216 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach • 772.225.5005 www.marshrabbit.com • bonneyschermerhorn@gmail.com

Marsh Rabbit Gallery in the pink house (built in 1913) in downtown Jensen Beach displays and retails local artists. Each month in “Season” begins with a First Thursday reception for current featured artists. Tues-Sat. 10 am – 4 pm and Thurs nights, and by appointment. Summer hours: June 1 – Sept; Th 12-9 PM; Fri 9-4 PM; Sat 10-3 PM, or by Appointment, 225-3094. Mimi McCallum Studio & Gallery 3748 SE Ocean Blvd., Sewalls Point, Stuart, FL 772.341.1021 www.mimimccallum.com • mimi@mimimcallum.com In Harbour Bay Plaza, Sewall’s Point, it is a working/gallery studio with opportunities to enjoy classes, guest artists, and Mimi’s work. Mon-Sat, 11-6 PM. Molly’s House Gallery 430 SE Osceola Street, Stuart • 772.223.6659 www.mollyshouse.org • lmurtaugh@mollyshouse.org Molly’s Gallery hosts local artists each month in a variety of mediums. The exhibit area covers three floors of the Victorian style house. The Gallery is open daily from 10 AM – 7 PM. On the first Thursday of each month, a reception is held for the artists from 5:30-7 PM. Vicki Villa Fine Art/Peter’s Gallery 3750 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart 772.286.0696 petersgallery@comcast.net, VickiVillaFineArt.com Nestled between the Indian and St. Lucie rivers in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Peter’s Gallery is a collection of visual works that include fine art originals, watercolor and sculpture. The gallery’s pieces capture a variety of imagery and feelings, from the southern tropics to classical style. 11-5 PM Tues-Sat &or by appt. The Pottery of Carlee Weston & Friends 344 Alice Avenue, Stuart • 772.692.3586 www.carleeweston.com • carlee@carleeweston.com We are a group studio and Gallery. We offer classes in Clay Art and Using the Potter’s Wheel. Rental space is available for visiting potters. Stuart Art Supply & Studio/The Artist’s Nook 43-45 Kindred St., Stuart • 772.220.4500 neil.capozzi@gmail.com • www.stuartartsupply.com The Artists’ Nook at Stuart Art Supply exhibits work by local artists and art education. The studio gallery offers art classes and workshops. Stuart Coffee Company Café & Gallery 55 Flagler Avenue, Stuart • 772.600.8243 stuartcoffeeco@aol.com Take a stroll through the Stuart Coffee Company & Gallery and check out our unique artwork from locally established and new, up and coming artists. The gallery walls feature mediums in oil, acrylic, watercolor and multimedia. Coffee, food, art, beer & wine, all at the Stuart Coffee Company - Café & Gallery. Located next to the Lyric Theater in historic downtown Stuart.

Cultural Venues Audubon of Martin County, Inc. 621 SE Palm Beach Rd., Stuart 772.288.2637 • www.http://audubonmartincounty.org Audubon of Martin County & Possum Long Nature Center. A 4.7-acre urban forest in the heart of Stuart with walking trails, butterfly garden, restored wetlands, historic structures, an extensive natural history library, bird art and more. The Barn Theatre 2400 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart 772.287.4884 • www.barn-theatre.com The Barn is a 169-seat community theatre celebrating its 40th anniversary. It is the oldest Community Theatre on the Treasure Coast. They present 6 main stage productions of plays or musicals from September - June, as well as several special events throughout the year. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast 1706 NE Indian River Dr. • 772.225.7575 www.childrensmuseumtc.org The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is a hands-on, interactive safe learning environment located in Indian Riverside Park, Jensen Beach. Court House Cultural Center & Gallery 80 E Ocean Boulevard • Historic Downtown Stuart 772.287.6676 • www.martinarts.org Managed by the Arts Council serving Stuart and Martin County, the Court House Cultural Center Gallery hosts fine art exhibitions. Designed in the art deco style and built in 1937, as a federal Public Works Administration project, the building was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1997. Elliott Museum 825 NE Ocean Blvd. • 772.225.1961 www.elliottmuseumfl.org A museum of Art, History, and Technology that blends traditional museum experiences with interactive exhibits designed to enhance visitors understanding of the Treasure Coast, its rich history and cultural value. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center 890 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart 772.225.0505 • www.floridaocean.org Located on Hutchinson Island, and situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the 57 acre parcel houses the Society’s headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Children’s Activity Pavilion, Sea Star Touch-Tank Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion and the Frances Langford Visitors Center. 10 AM- 5 pm Mon.-Sat.; noon-4 PM Sun. $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, Children under 3 Free, Members Free. House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar MacArthur Blvd, Hutchinson Island, Stuart 772.225.1875 • http://www.elliottmuseumfl.org/p/20 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the House of Refuge, built in 1875, is Martin County’s oldest building and once served as a refuge for shipwreck victims along our rocky coastline. The House is now a museum operated by the Historical Society of MartinCounty.

Lighthouse ArtsCenter 373 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta • 561.746.3101 www.lighthousearts.org As northern Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest visual arts museum, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is a two-building operation featuring a stand-alone school of art with classes for children and adults, beginner though professional levels; a popular summer camp for kids ages 4-12; and diverse and educational exhibits. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM – 4 PM; Sat. 10-2 PM. Lyric Theatre 59 SW Flagler Ave., Historic Downtown Stuart 772.286.7827 www.lyrictheatre.com For over three quarters of a century, the Lyric Theatre has played a leading role in bringing quality entertainment to the Treasure coast. Built as a silent movie house in 1926, the restored Lyric attracts more than 80,000 theatergoers annually for a full slate of concerts, shows and cultural events. The Lyric is on the National Register of Historic Places. Lyric’s Flagler Center 201 SW Flagler Ave., Historic Downtown Stuart • 772.286.7827 • www.lyrictheatre.com (In the former Flagler Park Recreation Center) The Lyric’s Flagler Center is a versatile multi-purpose venue that can be easily transformed into a black box theatre, a dance club, a dinner theatre or an intimate concert setting. The Center is owned by the City of Stuart and is operated by the Lyric Theatre. The venue is available for rent for everything from meetings to weddings; it will accommodate up to 370 people. Road to Victory Museum 319 SE Stypmann Blvd., Stuart • 772.692.0302 http://www.roadtovictorymilitarymuseum.org StarStruck Theatre 2101 S. Kanner Hwy. Stuart • 772.283.7787 www.StarStruckFL.com StarStruck Theatre celebrates its 13th season providing the Treasure Coast with top quality theatrical productions. StarStruck boasts a 203 seat state-of-the-art theatre where every seat is great! Take classes in our award winning academy, rent the theatre for your next party or fund-raiser or buy tickets to a great show! Stuart Heritage Museum 161 SW Flagler Ave., Historic Downtown Stuart 772.220.4600 www.stuartheritage.org

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Programs/Organizations Art Associates of Martin County 772.283.3146 www.artassociatesmartinco.com AAMC provides the opportunity for local artists to gather, share and learn in a supportive atmosphere. Our aim is to assist and encourage creativity in the arts for our members. Meetings provide demonstrations by prominent artists, information, social time & a student of the month award. We sponsor shows & exhibits, grant art scholarships, foster a paintings on loan program in the community & fund raise for charity. All are welcome! 2nd Mon of the month, Oct-May, 7:30 pm, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Smith Hall, 623 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994 Artists for a Cause, Inc 2688 SE Willoughby Blvd, Ste. B. Stuart • 772.419.8778 www.A4AC.org • terry@a4ac.org Artists for a Cause creates professional and educational opportunities for visual and performing artists whenever their art is being used for community improvement. We take on issues like poverty, health concerns, and support culture at the same time. As an artist, donor, or volunteer, you can join us in creatively building better communities. Visit www.a4ac.org today! Hours: 10:00-5:00 PM Monday-Friday Atlantic Classical Orchestra 772.460.0850 • www.acomusic.org The Atlantic Classical Orchestra is an all-professional orchestra in its 22nd season of presenting highly artistic performances at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart. Bach’s Children Music School 772.458.8820 www.bachschildrenmusicschool.org The Dance Academy of Stuart 333 Tressler Dr., Stuart • 772.220.9440 www.danceacademyofstuart.com Duck in the Truck Puppets, Inc. 772.334.3022 •www.puppetime.com Duck in the Truck Puppets educates and entertains children through the art of puppetry, bringing original puppets and music to festivals, schools and homes. All ages will enjoy the antics of Professor O and his merry band of characters and participating in puppet making. Florida Arts & Dance Company 938 SE Central Parkway, Stuart• 772.288.4150 www.fladance.org Florida Arts & Dance Company is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing individuals with dance education, training and performing opportunities. In addition to its regular dance and fitness classes for children and adults, FADC conducts community outreach programs for under-served segments of our community. Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society 772.460.5299• www.jazzsociety.com info@jazzsociety.com The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society presents Jazz and Blues music to the public in a variety of ways, including: festivals,

performances, free jam sessions, hands-on workshops, clinics, community education, and outreach initiatives. Garden Club of Stuart 772.286.4718 • www.gardenclubofstuart.org Hobe Sound Fine Arts League 8879 SE Bridge Rd., Marketplace Plaza, Hobe Sound 772.546.2946 • www.hobesoundartists.com keppca@bellsouth.net Classes, workshops, two art shows, member gallery artwork for sale, college entry art scholarships. Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Monday at 7 PM from October through April. Hours: 10-2, Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. Jensen Beach Art League 1052 NE Country Way, Jensen Beach 772.692.1884 The Jensen Beach Art League has the unique position of being the only organization on the Treasure Coast that host outdoor shows through the season from November to April. We show on the 2nd Sunday of the month at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach from 10 AM to 4 PM. The league strives to present the best art by the best artists at one of the most beautiful riverside settings. Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month at 10 AM at the Artist Framing Gallery at the above address. Call for information. Kids Need More Art 555 S. Colorado Ave., Ste. 104, Stuart 561-746-4576 • www.kidsneedmoreart.com info@kidsneedmoreart.com • facebook.com/kidsneedmoreart • twitter.com/kidsneedmoreart A teacher-created, advocacy-based children’s art studio offering classes, camps, programs and more at the Jupiter studio, the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in WPB and our brand new location in beautiful Downtown Historic Stuart. Hours depending on the various programs. Log Cabin Senior Center Langford Park • Parks & Recreation Department 772.334.2926 • www.martin.fl.us.com The Martin County Parks and Recreation Log Cabin Senior Activity Center is a beautiful building. In 2006 the Cabin was placed in the Martin County Historic Register. It serves the community as a Senior Center and congregate meal site. Our Art classes are well received and their beautiful work hangs on walls for to all enjoy. Multi-Cultural Outreach Center 772.228.4595; 888.859.8774 www.Martinmcc.org • wodmulcul@att.net Palm City Art Associates, Inc. 772.286.6589 Palm City Art Associates, Inc., an organization of active artists, is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the fine arts among our members and within our community. They hold an Annual Art Show & Sale; award scholarships; & sponsor ongoing art exhibits; Palm City Art association meetings with interesting demonstrations. 2nd Wednesday from Oct - May. Donohue Room at the Cummings Library. 1 - 3 p.m. Guests Welcome! Shiloh Theatrical Productions 772.221.1113 • www.ShilohTheatrical.com

South East Florida Archaeological Society 772.225.6508 • www.sefas.org StarStruck Performing Arts Center & Theatre 2101 S. Kanner Hwy. Stuart • 772.283.2313 www.StarStruckFL.com is an award winning Academy & Theatre offering performance opportunities as well as classes in musical theatre, acting, dance, voice, guitar & piano. StarStruck has won national acclaim and boasts students performing on Broadway! The professional place to take a class or see a show! If your child is serious about being a performer there is no better place to train! Stuart Community Concert Band 772.487.4449 Stuart School of Music 1608 S. Kanner Hwy., Stuart • 772.221.8000 www.stuartschoolofmusic.com Founded in 1993 and offers private lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass and guitar for beginners through advanced including adults. The school hosts the National Federation Music Clubs’s “Festival” and the National Guild Piano Playing Auditions each year. Treasure Coast Community Singers 772.224.8807 • www.tccsingers.org The Treasure Coast Community Singers is a 80-member community choir comprised of singers of all levels from St. Lucie and Martin Counties. Meet each Monday at 7 p.m. at North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N. Federal Hwy for rehearsal. Treasure Coast Flute Choir 772.288.5277 Includes fifteen professional and amateur musicians from Vero Beach to Miami. The ensemble was started by Lindsay Hager and is conducted by her husband Al. They play classical to jazz arrangements which include using the piccolo, C, Alto and Bass flutes. Treasure Coast Music Teacher’s Association 772.283.8087 • www.TCMTA.org A professional association of accredited music teachers on the Treasure Coast. Offering a variety performance opportunities including recitals and musicales in additional to master classes for students. Treasure Coast Woodcarvers 772.529.5190 Treasure Coast Youth Symphony 772.486.8175 • www.treasurecoastyouthsymphony.com The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is composed of the most talented student musicians selected by annual audition from Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin and northern Palm Beach counties in Florida. The orchestra performs standard and classical literature, as well as modern transcriptions of Broadway scores. Visionary School of the Arts 1650 S. Kanner Hwy. 772.834.8844 • visionaryschoolofarts.com A center for fine arts instruction in most mediums, drawing skills and more for the development of beginning and emerging artists from age 6 to adults. Semester programs, internships and shows.

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Florida Viva 500! Award-winning artists!

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We need 4 volunteers who can give us 2 hours a week twice a month to work in classrooms in Martin County High School and David Anderson Middle Schools in Stuart. You don’t have to be an artist. You need only to be capable of supervising a project and distributing materials (which we will provide) to the students. The teacher and at least one aide will be in the classroom with you and can also help you. Please, if you can find time in your schedule to give us 2 to 4 hours a month please contact Jordan Bernstein at Classiccaddy5@gmail.com or 561-351-7075.

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Florida Arts & Dance Company

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the patrons who have contributed $250 or More to The Arts Council*: Alizarin Crimson Studio Awareness Technology BB&T Blue Water Editions Community Foundation of Palm Beach & Martin Counties Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House Dunn Capital Management E. W. Consultants, Inc. Electrical Connections, Inc. Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride Waters and McCluskey LLP FPL Hollister Insurance Jerry’s Artarama Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Martin County OPUS Booster Club New York Times Publix Super Markets Charities RV Johnson Insurance Stuart Art Supply Stuart News / Scripps J.J. Taylor Distributors, FL Inc. Target Stores Wallace Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Waste Management Water Pointe Realty Group of Stuart, Inc. Wilmington Trust FSB YP The Real Yellow Pages Mr. & Mrs. Howell Adams Karen Barnes Roni Bartolini Betty Brain Jim Bruner Craig & Patricia Chindemi Ethel F. Christin Charles & Judy Coffman Janie Laemel Copes Paula Costa Peter & Julie Cummings Mark & Debra Duvall M. Lanning & Jane Fox Cheryl French

Marvin Frenkel Debbie Friedman Marjorie Gildor Lauri Goldstein Henry (Hank) Gonzalez Andrea Gregory-Pooley Gayle Harrell Catherine (Katie) Hesse Matt Hollister Marie Jureit-Beamish Tim & Diane Kimes Phyllis Kordick Sheila Kurtz Ellie Lafer Donna Linton Mary Ann Loomis Michael Lurie Andrea Lutz Carolyn Mortell Jeanette & Larry Mueller Vianne Nichols Deborah Pitts Nisha Pulliam Gary Pyne Peggy Ranger Laurence A. Schiffer Nicki Schoonover Malia Schramm Nancy Scully Carmen L. Sherbert Brenda Simpson Mr. & Mrs. John W. Sullivan Joan H. Thomas Lee Todd Mrs. Edward C. Trimble Mr. & Mrs. George L. Turrell Nancy K. Turrell & Ted Astolfi Robert E. Valle Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Walgreen Thomas Warner Nichole West Susan Wilson Thomas Winter Lisa P. Young

**Listing as of print date, reflecting the previous 12 months. Please advise the Arts Council office if you notice any errors. Thank you.

“The Arts Council has grown and accomplished great things in 33 years: arts education, exhibitions of fine local art as well as national and international exhibits, WSA, conferences serving local artists, ArtsFest and much more. My mother was one of the original docents at the Court House Cultural Center and over the years she loved to talk about the experiences and friendships she enjoyed at the CHCC. Let’s come together as a community to ensure that the Arts Council continues to grow and serve during the next 30 plus years. That’s what my family has done. Please ask about Arts Legacy today and how your family can help.” Maureen O’Connor Deighan, Arts Council Board Chairman, 1993-1996

One of the Court House Cultural Center’s galleries.

Thomas Winter

THE ARTS LEGACY SOCIETY welcomes Maureen O’Connor Deighan and the Pettengills to the growing roster of local individuals who have stepped forward to join fellow arts lovers who are keeping the ARTS in mARTin flourishing for the next generation by making a commitment for a legacy gift. To learn more, to discuss a potential gift, or recognition for a gift that you intend to make, please call Nancy Turrell, executive director, 772-287-6676 ext 14.

Thomas Winter


Mike Pettengill with the lights provided by the Art of Light program

About Terri & Michael Pettengill: As an art student beginning at age 7 with Saturday classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and continuing through to a degree in Commercial Art, Terri knows the value of the great community service the Arts Council provides. This is just one of the reasons Michael and Terri feel it is so important to contribute their time and resources to help in any way they can in bringing the culture of art to Treasure Coast. Michael was especially pleased and proud to design and install the beautiful lighting of the Court House Cultural Center which is the home of the Arts Council through their company’s “Art of Light” program. Whether through volunteer hours, donations or planning a legacy it is their pleasure to continue their contribution to the arts here at home in Martin County.

Paul Careccio


The Arts Council of Martin County will be hosting the 2014 mARTies Award Ceremony Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Pittenger Center near downtown Stuart.


nominations have changed slightly this year. For a start, the winners of the four categories will receive $500 scholarship awards. In addition, there are now two Performing Arts categories, Instrumental and Theatrical which includes actors, vocalists and dancers, as well as awards for outstanding Digital Media and Visual Artist. The professional artist categories remain the same: Digital Media, Visual Artist, Performing Artist, and Volunteer in the Arts. “The arts community in Martin County continues to strengthen and evolve, and its social and economic influences in our area make a huge impact on our quality of life,” said Arts Council executive director Nancy Turrell. “We wanted to make a statement by expanding the award recognition with a financial incentive for students who want to continue to develop their artistry. With the right partner we hope in future years to also award the outstanding professional artists with a financial award to acknowledge their contributions both on a financial and artistic level within this community.”

Event highlights include: • Nancy Scully and Karen Janson are serving as co-chairs • Nominated student artists will perform at the mARTies Award ceremony • Chef Melissa Major, along with other top notch area chefs, will be delight guests with creative appetizers and desserts • Artist Lynn Barletta will not only paint a “Starry Night over Stuart” original work for the event to auction, she will also teach guests how to create their own painting • Former news anchor Bryan Garner will emcee the event • And a special guest, hot from the Broadway stage, will perform

Sponsorship information is available by calling Elaine Keller at 772.287.6676, ext 12 or by emailing ekeller@martinarts.org.

Thomas Winter


Inspired By… Tom Bollinger November 7

The Art of the Race December 10

Wynwood Arts District January 18

Inspired By… Lindsay Garritson April 6

November 7, 2013 | 7 pm | Court House Cultural Center INSPIRED BY… Tom Bollinger, artist

An intimate interview led by veteran Inspired By host, Janeen Mason, with Tom Bollinger. Tom recently received the Best of Theme award in the Viva Florida 500 exhibition. Tom’s work as an international corporate photographer and his current work with encaustics will be part of the interesting subjects covered during the session.

December 10, 2013 | 4:30 - 6:30 | Court House Cultural Center

“THE ART OF THE RACE” Lecture on equestrian art by Zina Davis

Among history’s most enduring visual images, the horse continues to capture our imagination through its majesty and quiet beauty, gentle nature and raw energy. Zina Davis is a nationally known curator of contemporary art. The lecture will start promptly at 5:15 pm.

January 18, 2014 | ALL DAY!

MIAMI MOTOR COACH EXCURSION – Wynwood Arts District & the

New World Symphony Tour A full day of art and music in Miami. To include a private tour of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Symphony and a personalized tour of Wynwood Arts District and time for self-exploration. Lunch will be on your own.

APRIL 6, 2014 |4:30-6:00 | LOCATION TBD

INSPIRED BY… Lindsay Garritson, pianist

An intimate interview led by Inspired By host, Janeen Mason, with musician Lindsay Garritson. Lindsay recently competed in the prestigious Van Cliburn competition. An awardwinning performer, Lindsay has received top prizes at the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition and the 2011 Yale Woolsey Concerto Competition. PRESENTED BY WILMINGTON TRUST, N.A. Reservations required for all Cultural Conversation Sessions. Seats limited, fees or membership required.

Cultural Conversations represents a new concept to tie together our many efforts to engage the community in all things artistic with a goal to inspire greater participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. Through our Cultural Conversations, we intend to provide interesting and evocative dialogue designed around P.L.A.C.E. (people, land, arts, culture and engagement).

PICTURE PEOPLE Impact on Young Students DURING THE 2012 –13 SCHOOL year, the Picture People Program visited with third graders at Jensen Beach and Citrus Grove Elementary Schools, compliments of the Arts Council of Martin County, who created the program. Each month two artists were showcased to approximately 200 students who learned about each artist’s life and their rich legacy in the annals of visual art. Touched and inspired by their paintings, the children’s eyes opened to the world of art, not only in the past, but in their own lives as well. Debra Magrann and Debra Alessandra happily volunteered their love and service to the students of Martin County and were fortunate to experience the impact they made. Lead teacher, Kim Brown, speaks for all the teachers when she explains, “Picture People is a great program that enriches our students. The students look forward to Ms. Alessandra’s visits and can’t wait to learn about the artist each month. This program allows the students an opportunity to learn about the great artists that have made an impact in the past. We are very fortunate to have this program available to our students.” Story contributed by Debra Alessandro

“It was a joy to share with such an eager and attentive audience,” Mrs. Alessandra noted.

“A few of their many comments are quite telling.”

THE ARTS COUNCIL ENCOURAGES YOU to immerse your child in the arts! Let them find their passion for Dance, Drama, Sculpting, Drawing, Music, Painting and more… Let us know if you are working with kids to enhance their creativity… we’ll add you our growing list of resources!

New Arts Resources for KIDS! Artistic Refuge artisticrefuge.com

Thomas Winter

Bach’s Children Music School bachschildrenmusicschool.com/

Arts Day – a plein air day for high school students who are serious about their visual artistry. Since 2012, 75 high school students have enrolled in an intensive day-long workshop with some of our areas best artists in pastels, acrylics, watercolors, drawing and photography. Target Stores is a sponsor of this program. In 2014, the venue will change from Memorial Park, downtown Stuart, to a horse farm in Indiantown as we collaborate for the Inside Track exhibition.

Dance Academy of Stuart danceacademystuart.com Duck in the Truck Puppets puppetime.com Elliott Museum elliottmuseumfl.org Florida Arts & Dance Company fladance.org Kids Need More Art kidsneedmoreart.com

Thomas Winter

St Lukes’s School of the Arts stlukesfl.org/arts “Cultivating Creative Self Expression”

Marvin S Cone High School Juried Art Show – a tradition since 1988, this exhibition showcases the best of the best high school visual arts students and provides them with the experience of exhibiting in a professionally designed exhibition. Awards are selected by a non-partial jury in a variety of media plus Best of Show. (Photo: artists and teachers from Jensen Beach High School)

StarStruck Performing Arts Center and Theatre starstruckfl.com GOT TALENT? Stuart School of Music stuartschoolofmusic.com Visionary School of the Arts www.artofbreakthrough/ classes.com


Thomas Winter

A COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS the schools where the art, dance, or music encourages and advances its cultural asexperience may be lacking? We must cresets and achievements will thrive not only ate and seize those opportunities that help economically, but also in terms of qualMartin County to be a place where the arts ity of life its reach is far and wide. Focusand artists thrive. ing on the arts can lift a community from As a working artist in the role of chair of mediocrity to greatness faster than comthe council I have found it to be extremely munities that don’t. Cultural preservation rewarding and sometimes challenging. and growth are vital for a community. It is I’ve met countless people that care deeply what gives us our humanity, our soul, our about the state of the arts in our commuhistory, and our purpose. The arts are the nity and work hard to make sure the arts “jewelry” of the community. thrive and grow. The challenges come As the lofrom realizing cal advocate just how many for the arts people don’t and cultural have access to assets of our some form of community, cultural enI am proud richment. Unof what we fortunately in at the Arts bad economic Council times it seems have done that it’s the arts to advocate that are first to for the onbe cut. So our going culchallenge then tural story is to fill that of our town. gap. Lisa P. Young, Chairman We take It has been a our cultural fun year with and fiscal stewardship role seriously. Our the Arts Council of Martin County. We goals are aligned to our mission, which is have accomplished a lot but there is always aligned to fiscal sustainability. Even durmore to do. I want to inspire everyone to ing these trying economic times we have become more involved in the cultural stomanaged to get debt free, operate more efry of our town. Introduce someone new to ficiently, and yet maintain those programs our cultural experiences. The rewards will and services that serve and support the come back more than you will ever give. arts in our community. But if our town is to thrive culturally we must continually Lisa P. Young, challenge ourselves to lead, to nurture, to Chairman create, and to inspire the creative growth of our town. We must ask ourselves what can the arts do for the community? Can we help bring attention to the sad health of our river and estuary? Can we help in

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Meet this year’s class of new board members

RONI BARTOLINI After attending New York City’s High School of Art & Design, Roni pursued her art and psychology degrees in Connecticut. Time spent as an art educator and school psychologist followed. She continues to be a on the Board of the Hartford Art School, having served on the Board for many years, chairing the alumni committee and inaugurating the now yearly alumni show. Getting back to her artwork and serving her new community are now top priorities.

NEIL CAPOZZI Neil is the owner of Stuart Art & Supply located on Kindred Ave in downtown Stuart (near the Post Office). Neil has been in the art field as a painter for 48 years and a retailer of art materials for 40 years.

RICHARD LEVENSTEIN Richard is a partner in the law firm of Kramer, Sopko and Levenstein located on Monterey Road in Stuart, specializing in commercial and healthcare litigation; business and hospital law; physician practices; medical staff issues; and trust and probate litigation. When not practicing law, Richard is the principal cellist for the Treasure Coast Symphony.

They join returning members Lisa P. Young, Hank Gonzalez and Jim Chrulski in comprising this year’s slate. Retiring from service after two terms are Donna Linton, Robyn Mendez and Nicki van Vonno. Board members typically serve two three-year terms. The board plays a vital role in the activities of the Arts Council from assisting with fund raising goals, providing leadership and oversight to our financial and policy decisions and in being visible advocates for the Council and the arts as a key element of the quality of life in our community. Many serve as volunteers on our committees before taking on a role as a board member. When recruiting board members, we seek to find a diverse set of talents and treasures to ensure a well-rounded point of view.


Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc., the citizen support organization for Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs, proudly presents Convening Culture 2014: Connecting the Arts with Environmental Conservation, January 28th - 29th, in the inspiring setting of the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Albers & Heirs:

Josef Albers, Neil Welliver, &Jane Davis Doggett THE ELLIOTT MUSEUM’S 3rd exhibit in commemoration of its grand re-opening celebrates

Thomas Winter

THIS STATEWIDE CULTURAL conference will provide opportunities for meaningful professional development for Florida artists and individuals involved in Florida’s cultural organizations. Convening Culture 2014 will also offer specific opportunities for participants to learn about the potential long term collaborations and crossover between arts programming and environmental conservation. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about these two areas from nationally recognized leaders in addition to having the opportunity to network and learn from one another. The conference fee of $70 per person includes attendance at the Tuesday evening Opening Reception and Talk from 5:30 to 7:30 in the beautiful Laura and Bill Buck Atrium at the Museum. Conference attendance includes lunch and the full day of all conference sessions on January 29th. For more information and other event details visit: www.florida-arts.org/conveningculture/

Josef Albers’ extensive contribution as an artist and educator. A number of Albers’ paintings will be on display, as well as the work of two of his students; Neil Welliver and Jane Davis Doggett. Welliver and Doggett mastered Albers’ discipline of the interaction of color, and made it, in decidedly different ways, central to their work. In this exhibition, the Elliott Museum will continue its commitment to combine traditional museum experiences with interactive learning. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will take part in hands-on color experiments, allowing them to create their own color palettes, to experience and explain color-blindness, and ultimately, how colors combine to complement and confound - inviting you to experience color as never before.

Elliott Museum 825 SE Ocean Blvd, Hutchinson Island 772-225-1961 www.elliottmuseumfl.org

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