MartinArts Magazine Spring | Summer 2019

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martinartsmagazine Spring | Summer 2019

Tom Winter

The Arts Council of Martin County

spring| summer 2 0 1 9 UP & COMING ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS

Use the on-line Cultural Calendar at to see these events and others throughout Martin County. Your best source for all creative happenings in Martin County!


ON VIEW February 22 – April 11

Submit your mARTies Nomination. Due June 1st. Adult and Student (rising 12th graders) accepted for Literary, Performing, and Visual Artists.

Marvin S. Cone 33rd Annual High School Juried Art Show

April 18 – May 23 Awards May 2, 5:30-7:00 PM


June 7 – July 25

Courtroom Sessions III

August 3 – 30 GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Saturday, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Storytime in the Gallery

10 AM – Last Thursday of the Month

March 28 April 25 May 30 June 27

July 25 August 29 September 26 October 31

Attention All Florida Artists in All Mediums The All Florida Juried Show will start taking applications no later than May 1st. The application window closes July 31st. 2 MartinArts | Spring | Summer 2019

Cultural Conversations Join us for Inspired evenings of conversation about the arts!

March 21 April 18 May 16 Court House Cultural Center


Art is all around us!

Tom Winter

Wow! We just finished ArtsFest 2019, and after spending 36 hours traversing Stuart’s Memorial Park and East Ocean Boulevard, I can say that I am invigorated that the arts are alive in Martin County. It is amazing that with the help of our valued volunteers, and our small Arts Council staff, we hosted a really professional event. During the weekend I fielded many questions about our event. As I greeted and thanked our artists, sponsors and our attendees, I received many questions, “Why do we charge admission?” to “Where is the art in ArtsFest?” I reminded them that ArtsFest is our largest fundraiser. In 2019, the state legislature reduced arts investment by 97%, necessitating a modification in our priorities. We could either cut spending in programing or increase income by other means. We chose to create a first–class event, expand promotion and engagement, and increase our admission price. The ArtsFest committee seriously debated the effect the increased cost would have and we didn’t take this lightly. The second question surprised me, “Where is the art?” This question was easy to answer: art is all around us. The culinary arts were represented by the “Chopped” event on Saturday and Sunday, musicians and performers were in the various locations throughout the park, an aerialist on the ribbons, an eco-artist arranged twigs to create habitats. We had painters, jewelers, potters, and metal workers. I am sure I missed something, but you get the idea: “Art is all around us.” As we head into 2020, the 40th Anniversary of the Arts Council, I hope you will take some time and volunteer. Volunteers are needed everywhere as gallery docents and theater ushers. Volunteering also includes sharing your passion for events on Facebook and Instagram, telling your family and friends, or just getting the word out.


Neil Capozzi, Chairman Marie Jureit-Beamish, Vice Chairman Robert Ankrom, Vice Chairman Ed Smith, Treasurer Liz Bonan, Secretary Sharon Holt, Member at Large


Jeff Bowers Vicki Davis David Deakins Gabriella Ferraro Elizabeth McKinley Maria Miele Paul Nunley Kimberly Perron Terri Pettengill Jennifer Powers


Becky Bruner, City of Stuart Commissioner Doug Smith, County Commissioner, Anthony Anderson, Martin County School Board Member, Mark Brechbill, Economic Council


Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director Chris Coller, Operations & Finance Manager Laura Daniel, Development & Marketing Manager Jennifer Hearn, Arts Projects Manager Elise Raffa, Communications & Membership Manager

The Arts Council | Court House Cultural Center | 80 SE Ocean Boulevard | Stuart, FL 34994 | 772.287.6676

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MCHS Mural Artists

Tom Winter

The Prescription Shop Mural adds Beauty to Downtown Stuart


By Jackie Holfelder

he mural that graces the wall on The Prescription Shop in downtown Stuart is much more than a mesmerizing and fascinating work of art. It also demonstrates what is possible when people with a similar vision work towards a goal selflessly and

without ego. Kim Jones has owned The Prescription Shop, located just west of the roundabout at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, for five years. Every morning when she pulled into the parking lot and saw the big blank wall, she thought what an improvement it would be if she could get some students to paint on it to perk it up. Considering that the wall is 70-feet long and between 12-14 feet high, Kim knew it couldn’t be a casual little project. She approached Amanda Jones (no relation), an art teacher at Martin County High School (MCHS) in 2016, but Amanda was involved with another project and couldn’t undertake the mural. In January, 2018 Amanda, joined by fellow MCHS art teacher Bryan Johnson, met again with Kim. The store owner was still enthused and definitely wanted to go ahead with the mural, stressing it should be the brainchild of the students.

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She repeated her willingness for them to paint anything they wanted, so long as it was tasteful. Thus began a process that would result in work on the mural finally beginning on October 20, 2018. On December 29, 2018 the impressive work of art was completed. During that period, volunteers worked on the project virtually every weekend. In the intervening months, there were many tasks that needed to be undertaken, although one major one was not met with enthusiastic support. After making the decision to have the history of Stuart as the subject, Bryan decided to take the lead art students to the Feed Store (the Stuart Heritage Museum) located on Flagler Street to do research and get ideas about what should be included in the painting. He recalled that initially they had some difficulty buying into history as the theme, but after discovering so many fascinating details about the area, they became more and more enthusiastic. Simultaneously, says Amanda, the nuts and bolts of the permitting process needed to be attended to. She had the young artists participate every step of the way. The end result was that they all learned so much about Art in Public Places that what could have been a tedious process became a great learning experience. As the project unrolled and the mural

MCHS Mural Artists

Tom Winter

started garnering attention, many student-painters and other volunteers participated. There were three MCHS art students were involved in every facet of planning and implementing the painting: 18-year old Hannah Ball, 16-year old Nick Currenti and 15-year old Erin Whelpley. The three are members of the National Art Honor Society and advanced students in MCHS art program. Selecting what to include in the mural was no easy task. Although Stuart isn’t terribly old by international standards, it has a rich and diverse history that begs to be told. Ultimately, Amanda, Bryan, Nick, Erin and Hannah chose to paint likenesses of a sailfish, rays of sun, Felix A. Williams, 500 East Ocean Boulevard, pineapples, The Feed Store, Dade County Pine (used to build many homes in early Stuart), Governor John W. Martin meeting with a Seminole chief, The House of Refuge, Hubert Bessey, a sign reading “Potsdam” (the former name of Stuart), Trapper Nelson and a chrysanthemum. A formidable amount of work needed to be done and Hannah recalls they were concerned they weren’t going to meet the deadline. But Nick says the philosophy of all the painters was “if you see something that needs to be done, just do it” and they finished on time. The height of the wall necessitated use of scaffolding, motorized lifts and other equipment and Bryan shares that in addition to donating the

wall and the moral support, Kim Jones paid to rent everything. Bryan, Amanda and Kim can’t stress enough how many people in Stuart and Martin County jumped on board, helping the process along in a variety of ways. Stuart City Commissioner Eula Clarke was instrumental in getting the city’s Minor Code Registration Fee waived. Regal Paint Center donated nearly all the Benjamin Moore Paint. And local mural expert Brenda Leigh lent her expertise and keen eye as she painted one day. Regal will also be donating the clear coat that will be applied to protect the painting from the elements. Lights are to be added so that the mural is visible at night. The experience was a positive and gratifying one for everyone involved. For her part, Kim Jones – the mother of two high school students – says she loved seeing the young artists’ passion fueled. Bryan Johnson says the generosity of Stuart businesses, residents and government officials played a key role in the success of the project. Amanda Jones, who had never worked on a mural of this scope, says the entire experience was, “totally cool.” Nick Currenti says it was a lot of fun working on the mural and seeing the amazing number of volunteer painters (including his own mom) who turned out.

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Nina Davidowitz Rick Eggert Tina Kraft Gail McCarthy Jane Saull Exhibition Runs through April 11 Five artists, completely different mediums: painting in tempera, acrylic, and oils; working in clay, glass, and photography – making magic in their chosen way. Nina Davidowitz received her MA in art history and MFA in design. Although she has been making art since she was a child, painting in acrylics is mostly self-taught. As a recent transplant from Pennsylvania, she has embraced the forms and shapes of her new home in Florida which now appear in her work. Houses, yards, streets and hedgerows form her subject matter and they radiate light, cast shadow and occupy space in unique ways. Her work has garnered many awards, and she has appeared as a featured artist in the Acrylic Artist Magazine.

Rick Eggert, the glass artist, received his BFA in glass sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Before completing his graduate degree, he roamed the far corners of the world absorbing the cultures, art, and flavors of Korea, Thailand, Australia, Tahiti, Moorea and New Zealand. Rick operates Lotus Design Group Inc. where he creates his blown work as well as cast glass and mixed media work. We are excited to share his Dynamic Cosmos series of blown glass sculpture. Beautiful, undulating, vibrant forms organic in nature, and a wonder to see.

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ON VIEW: LIGHT COLOR LINE TEXTURE Tina Kraft received her BA in fine art from FAU and her MA from the New York Studio School. She has furthered her studies in classes and clinics in New York and in Italy. Her evocative landscapes and interesting pallette create mood and atmosphere. She is a master of brushwork, color, composition and near abstraction. She has taught at the Armory Art Center in Palm Beach, and continues teaching private students.

Gail McCarthy is our mystical magician of clay. A special alchemy of secret formulas gives her forms lusters of unexpected brilliance. While living in Washington, D.C. in the 1960s she studied with the master potter Valley Possony. She received her MFA in sculpture at the University of Buffalo where she was strongly influenced by another master, Beatrice Wood. Gail has exhibited throughout the world and her work is held in museums and private collections. Since moving to Port St. Lucie, Gail has been involved in the arts community especially with the Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls project which raises money for the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Jane Saull is also a wanderer. Only she roams the world’s oceans with camera, tanks, and lights to photograph our underwater environment. While she also captures pictures on land, this exhibit focuses on her mesmerizing macro underwater work. Through her images she hopes to promote conservation, and to enhance the viewers’ awareness of the world’s resources and ecosystems. Jane comes to Martin County from Mississippi, and has been active in the arts community since her arrival in 1975. She holds several Masters degrees and practices as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

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SERENDIPITY in EcoArt Old Palm City Ripple Project and the Work of Artist Lucy Keshavarz


Native Impression™ by Lucy Keshavarz

n important and exciting project, that is happening in our Old Palm City neighborhood, combines art, science and the community. “Ripple…as a drop of water becomes a river” is a unique combination of stormwater treatment and EcoArt that creates creative placemaking through community engagement. The creative process and conceptual design of the Ripple Project, along with a retrospective of Ripple’s lead artist, Lucy Keshavarz, had been on display at the Court House Cultural Center since November 30 and continued through February 14. From there it traveled to the Cummings Library in Palm City (2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City) for the month of March. Included was a video compilation of the community workshops that gives an overview of water treatment requirements, creative placemaking and community input as well as interviews of participants that includes history specific to Old Palm City. Ripple provides the opportunity to reconnect the Old Palm City neighborhood with the St. Lucie River at four interconnected storm water treatments areas by integrating a series of artist designed/ community inspired elements. As one of a select few projects across the nation, Ripple received grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. This storm water treatment project, integrated with artistic and educational elements, will not only enhance and beautify our community, but will be an environmental asset as well.

Conceptual rendering for a bench by the Ripple Project

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CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS Cultural Conversations | 2019

Cultural Conversations represents 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). Tickets: $15/person. Member benefits include tickets at the $125 level and above. Register online or call 772-287-6676 for more info. Doors open at 5:30 PM with light refreshments and the conversations begin at 6:00. The 2019 season started in January with:

EcoArt: Ripple Project Panel Discussion

The panel included members of the team from the Ripple Project: Lucy Keshavarz, lead artist; Leo Giangrande, Principal at Giangrande Engineering and Planning; Dianne Hughes, Senior Ecosystem Specialist for the Ecosystem and Restoration Management Division; Vincent Encomio, PhD., FL Sea Grant Extension Agent II, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, UF/IFAS Extension; and Kerry Sees, citizen participant. The panel expanded on the benefits of EcoArt/Creative Community Place making in our community and each of their unique roles in bringing the project from concept to design, and at some point, implementation.

March 21 | For the Love of Opera Conversation of the art and production

of opera, with some personal stories about the Santa Fe Opera experience, and specifically about the opera “La Bohème,” composed by Giacomo Puccini. Guests will include Karen L. Barnes and Marie Jureit-Beamish. Our talk will be led by board member, Sharon Holt. Karen L. Barnes has served in leaderships roles with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra and the Long Island Symphony. She was an apprentice in 1975 with the Santa Fe Opera for two years and received her B.M, Voice/Performance from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Karen has served as both part-time staff and as a board member for the Arts Council of Martin County. Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish is the Professor Emerita of Music from Principia College and formerly the Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professor of Music. She serves on the Arts Council of Martin County and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra board of directors. She is the founder of Sunset Concerts at the Gallery and launched the Cultural Excursion program.

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CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS April 18 | A Civil Tongue: Poetry and the Common Good In celebration of National Poetry Month Cultural Conversations will feature Roderick Hofer, PhD. Dr. Hofer who will discuss some ways in which poetry can and cannot refine public discourse, and using brief poems by Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Louise Glück to support his judgments. Roderick Hofer, Ph.D. earned his B.A. from Pace College in New York City and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. His dissertation is on the poetry of W.H. Auden. He has taught at several universities and colleges, retiring from Indian River State College in 2017 after teaching there for twenty-seven years. He is a published poet and literary critic, having written most recently on the value of a liberal arts curriculum, a value he clarified by a review of the conventions of drama.

May 16 | Georgia O’Keefe Having a decades long attraction to the artwork and life of Georgia O’Keefe, Nancy K. Turrell will take participants on a journey through O’Keefe’s life and work as we prepare for our Cultural Excursion to Santa Fe in July 2019. This will be a great overview for anyone attending the trip, but anyone who is interested in the role O’Keefe played in art, society and Santa Fe. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the twentieth century, known internationally for her boldly innovative art. Her distinct flowers, dramatic cityscapes, glowing landscapes, and images of bones against the stark desert sky are iconic and original contributions to American Modernism.

Taos Mountains 1930 by Georgia O’Keefe

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Not Included in the package: • Transportation to Santa Fe (travel suggestions will be provided later) • Travel Insurance • Incidental Room Charges • Specialty Drinks Including Alcohol • Discretionary activities of your choosing


STUART HIGH SCHOOL Saving a Part of Historic Stuart and Enriching our Vibrant Culture


Conceptual rendering of a renovated Stuart High School as a Cultural Center.

his fall we gathered some of the key stakeholders for the cultural center project together to create a vision for how the space could be used and why it would be a benefit to our community. Our sessions were expertly facilitated by Paul Hamaty, Rand Strategic Solutions. Participation in the stakeholder meetings included the following individuals/ organizations in addition to members of our strategy committee: Renay Rouse/Florida Arts & Dance Company, Linda Reymore/Treasure Coast Youth Symphony, Alan Hopper/Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Amanda Jones/MCHS-Art teacher, Kia Fontaine/Lyric Theatre, Doug Jewett/Treasure Coast Community Singers, Ted Astolfi & Eric Kiehn/Economic Council, Inez Frid/Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Systems, and Elizabeth Barbella & Robin Cartwright/ Community Foundation Martin St. Lucie.

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Our Vision:

We believe converting the STUART HIGH SCHOOL into a community CULTURAL CENTER will provide access to and create experiences in the arts and serve as an anchor for downtown expansion. The self-sustaining Center will incorporate multiple mixed-use venues including space for working artists, performances, lectures, commerce, and office space. Some examples of how the Center would work in our community: • Preserve the historical art deco buildings and transform the surrounding grounds into a regional destination • Offer historical and cultural walking tours and lectures • Interact with local artists including demonstrations and classes • Incorporate a SMART Technology space to be shared among tenants and visitors • Design Eco Friendly buildings

Strategizing the Business Side of the Arts with Rand


ave you ever thought about the actual “business” side of the arts? Paintings and performances, sculptures and stages, and galleries and museums don’t magically appear. In addition to creativity and talent, there is much hard work that happens long before we see the final product. There is the “art” of the arts as well as the “business” of the arts. For example, a gallery is usually housed in a building which means there is insurance, utilities, office equipment, cleaning service, and display cases. Additionally, what about marketing and advertising materials, supplies, Internet, websites, secure payment options? As you admire the beautiful bronzes and murals in Martin County, remember that the physical locations had to be found, approved, zoned, prepped, painted, cast, installed, and finally unveiled. So how does all this happen? In the same way it happens in any business: a plan to get your product or service to market! Whether you’re an opera singer, an artist, an orchestra, a hospital, the

CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a small business, or an entrepreneur, your business has to have a game plan to succeed. The Arts Council has consulted with Rand Strategic Solutions, our partner in this collaborative project. Their projections envision an improved performance through measurable outcomes, with increased profits and executable plans for our road map to success! Paul Hamaty is the CEO of RAND Strategic Solutions, and brings over 25 years of experience to the strategic planning and risk management arenas, having served clients in a variety of disciplines and organizations, including small businesses, nonprofits, and the public sector.

STORY TIME IN THE GALLERY With support from our partners at PNC and the “Arts Alive” program, Story Time in the Gallery continues in 2019 on the last Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM. Do you have a pre-K class or group you’d like to visit the gallery and be a part of story time? Let us know! Our “celebrity” volunteer readers love to have a roomful of kids and parents.

Robert Ankrom

Laura Daniel

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One High Note

A By Amy Dahan

fter twenty-one years of stepping on each others’ toes, we try to take a dancing lesson. I arrive first at the counselor’s office. Bonnie is her name. She comes highly recommended by both divorce attorneys. With my hand on the gate, I peer into her carport at the compact car with its trunk cover open, expecting a delivery, or unloading something big? The ordinariness of the stained concrete and old Rubbermaid container by the step, the dirty garden gloves curled like dry leaves on the floor, these things do not portend the miracle that I think may be required to transform blood into wine or bone into bread. I sigh, and turn to the front of the house. She must be a gardener. The path to the front door is sprouting an odd mix of plants and pottery. I press the doorbell, leaning my ear to the dark green door. Is the doorbell is working? Should I knock? The door flies open and a woman - Bonnie - embraces the space by flinging open her arms. “Come in, come in!” She is a master of transitions and emptiness and filling in. She earns her living on uneasiness and the messy stuff we want to deny. “Come in!” I step inside and take in the bookshelves lining the walls, the piano in the center of the room, the small lamps on cocktail tables and wonder, are there parties here? Concerts? Cultured tête-à-tête? In the far corner, an elegant bronze nude reaches up from a marble topped stand. In this corner...I jump at the sound of the doorbell announcing my opponent, my enemy, my lover and my friend, the father of my children, the man of my dreams, my nightmare.

My significant other. My other half. I am no longer whole. Bonnie, confident, commanding, compassionate counselor, escorts us to another room. A sofa, two chairs. I want to lie down and pour everything out, and be cured. I think my other half wants to demonstrate that he is civil, kind and considerate as he allows us to choose our seats, standing like a courtier. King Jack. The leather on the sofa squeaks companionably as I sit. Bonnie chooses the recliner and Jack is forced to decide between the Edwardian wingback on her side of the room or the sofa with me. He stands. “Sit,” says Bonnie, giving no hint as to where. He sits on the edge of the distant end of the sofa with his body turned slightly away from me and only part of his gaze on Bonnie. I want to lie down on the cool quiet leather, and spill my beans, boil over, simmer down, have someone stick an IV in my arm and a cool cloth on my head. Ease my pain or put me to sleep. I am suddenly very tired. I can’t remember why I am here. Wouldn’t it just be easier to go home and carry on as a half human creature ignoring all my instincts? Outside the open window, a mockingbird flits out of the dense bougainvillea. It lifts its head and lets loose a glorious song of perfectly high unfettered notes. “Well,” says Bonnie. “Where shall we begin?” Amy participated in the Fall 2018 writer’s workshop with Betty Jo Buro held at the Court House Cultural Center. A spring session is in the works, call Laura Daniel for information, 772-287-6676, ext 6.

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ArtsFest 2019

Tom Winter Brent McAhren working on his Best of Show mural.

ArtsFest 2019 Enticed you to Succumb to your Senses Treasure Coast residents are sincere and sophisticated lovers of the arts. And when we say “arts” we mean everything in the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts. Local residents, as well as visitors, have helped elevate the culture of our entire area. And we have responded accordingly. Located in downtown Stuart, ArtsFest is one of the longest running arts events in the area at 32 years and counting. Each year, the ArtsFest Committee and the Arts Council’s staff has intentionally upped the quality and diversity of our attractions and exhibits to cater to their tastes and introduce bold new artistic expressions. That spirit made ArtsFest 2019 the best one ever. And it’s why we were named as one of the top 20 tourist events in the southeast, again this year.

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ArtsFest 2019

Tom Winter ArtsFest 2019 After Dark

The theme of ArtsFest 2019 was “Succumb to Your Senses” because the attractions appealed to all five senses. • Nearly 100 artists in multiple mediums displayed their wares. Congratulations to Greg Davis, photographer, for Best of Show among his fellow juried artists. • The Off the Wall Urban Art Contest debuted. Congratulations to Best of Show, Brent McAhren for his masterpiece. • Stuart Chopped contest returned, and returning chef, Jose Peralta took top honors for the second year in a row. Also in the Culinary Pavilion, guests learned about using essential oils in recipes and how to prepare lionfish. • The ARTivity Zone offered dozens of hands–on activities including, learning classical guitar with the Treasure Coast Guitar Society, paint-by-number flamingos with the Marine Resources Council, spin art with Stuart Ceramics, and splatter art with Pinspiration. • Saturday evening during ArtsFest After Dark we had an unforgettable time watching performances honoring the cultures of India, Asia, South America and the Polynesian Islands. Das Biergarten featured several local craft breweries. There was a lot to see and do at ArtsFest 2019, all for a great price of $10. The admission fee is used to support the 365-days-a-year programs and efforts of the Arts Council to nurture and grow Martin County’s cultural community.

Tom Winter

Tom Winter

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“Counting the Days”

Liz McKinley

Rob Steele Named CEO of the Historical Society of Martin County

Nationally, the arts are part of the military continuum. The National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Partnership enables creative art therapies and arts engagement activities to support wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. Local children’s book author and illustrator, Janeen Mason, is working on a new book in partnership with the Council and the Division of Cultural Affairs that focuses on challenges children with parents who are deployed in military face. This children’s book, Counting the Days, will be distributed on military bases throughout the state of Florida.

Rob Steele is honored to join ranks with the talented and committed Staff and Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Martin County to help chart a new course for the Elliott Museum and Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge. He humbly submits that he will do his very best to “stir the pot” in an animated fashion to assure that both of these iconic campus’s become beacons of fun and entertainment. “We hope to very quickly shake off the dust normally associated with historical societies, and reach into every corner of our community by providing an eclectic mix of challenging and entertaining experiences.”

Be a Floridian: Join the Flamboyance

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ALL–FLORIDA JURIED ART SHOW For the 28th year, the Arts Council invites artists residing across the State of Florida to submit artwork for our annual All Florida Juried Art Show. This highly competitive exhibition showcases contemporary artists from every corner of Florida. The fee is $40 and includes up to 3 submissions. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2019 at midnight.

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Color Me Joyful By Alice Laputka

Patchwork Flamingo By Leah Krumme

The Marine Resources Council is encouraging everyone to “Be A Floridian” and to refrain from using fertilizers on their property during the summer months. Stuart Art Supply and the Arts Council have partnered with them to make their mascot, the flamingo, seen all over town with creative plumage. Artists were quick to jump on the team, making very creative flamingos that will make the invisible, visible.

MEET OUR NEW BOARD At the annual membership meeting of the Arts Council, new board members were sworn in and new officers were introduced. Neil Capozzi, proprietor of Stuart Art Supply, was introduced as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Capozzi has been a longtime advocate for artists in our region and provides opportunities for people to learn about art and painting at the Artist’s Nook with a notable cast of local teaching artists. He and spouse, Ken, are collectors of art and both volunteer for the Council, as well as the Martin County Open Studio Tour. Fellow new officers of the Board include: Marie Jureit-Beamish, Vice Chair; Robert Ankrom, 2nd Vice Chair; Liz Bonan, Secretary; Ed Smith, Treasurer; Sharon Holt, member at large. New members join a team of 15 dedicated individuals who serve as volunteers offering fiscal and fiduciary oversight to the Arts Council: David Deakins, Jr., Kimberly Perron, Jennifer Powers, and Ed Smith. Terms for board members are 3 years and members may serve two consecutive terms. Retiring Board members included Nicki Schoonover and Sheila Kurtz. Both had served for six years and contributed great value to us over that time. Sheila remains an active part of Women Supporting the Arts, while Nicki will continue to serve on our Governance Committee.

Pictured from left to right: Nancy Turrell, executive director, Ed Smith, Jennifer Powers, David Deakins, and Neil Capozzi, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Neil Capozzi and Nikki Schoonover

Neil Capozzi and Sheila Kurtz

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Arts & Culture are vital to Florida’s economy and yet, the investment by Florida in the sector has plummeted. Help us change the trajectory. Tell your legislators that you VALUE the ARTS and want to see the State of Florida make an investment.

Support the Arts During the Great Give. April 24.

Thanking WPBF for their support of ArtsFest!

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Investing in our Arts Community Women Supporting the Arts is proud to announce the recipients of their 2019 grant awards. This year’s list represents an array of artistic media, project type and interest areas. Several grant recipients are new, and others are returning projects. What they have in common is a valuable outcome for the enhancement of Martin County’s arts community. The challenge for members is in selecting the grant recipients, since the funds are not unlimited. The grants below represent a $20,000 investment in music, art, scholarships, arts education, and arts therapy. Interested in learning more about the vision for a women’s giving circle that supports the arts? Call Nancy Turrell, 772-287-6676 ext 4 to discuss. The annual investment to become a part of WSA is $1,000, unless you are under 40, then it is only $500. Members have an opportunity to work closely with the grant recipients throughout the implementation of the grant, gathering information to share with fellow members of Women Supporting the Arts. Becoming part of a community of women who share a love for the arts is an integral part of the success of Women Supporting the Arts since it was created in 2004. Acquaintances have become life-long friends through their engagement in Women Supporting the Arts. They travel together, visit museums, attend concerts and share in the best life has to offer in our community and across the globe.

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Thank you to the WSA Members who make these grants and the enhancement of our cultural community possible: Betty Brain, Polly Campenni, Sarah Coleman, Taylor Gilmour, Carol Goulding, Barbara Grimmer, Jane Helsing, Sharon Holt, Kate Hudson, Paula Hundt, Sheila Kurtz, Anita Lamb, Mary Ann Loomis, Andrea Lutz, Anne McCormick, Allola McGraw, Judith Mitchell, Jeanette Mueller, Rosalind Neilen, Vianne Nichols, Pat Pendergast, Kimberly Perron, Linda Prange, Peggy Ranger, Aviana Shapiro, Anne Schmidt Patricia Stewart, Alean Timm, Lee Todd, Nancy Turrell (ex-officio) and Joan Wilcox.

Women Supporting the Arts Grants 2020 Grant Application Deadline

September 12, 2019

Download the application at women_supporting_arts.html

Vyacheslav Gryaznov, pianist, presented a concert and master class for the Treasure Coast Music Teacher’s Association on March 3, Blake Library, in Stuart, Florida.

WOMEN SUPPORTING THE ARTS Women Supporting the Arts Grant Recipients

Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Inspiring Young Musicians, Bach’s Childrens Music School: Student Scholarships, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County: Youth Mural Project, Creative Caboose: Vibrational Voyages, Duck in the Truck Puppets: Tales from the Universe, Indian River Pops Orchestra/New Gardens Band: Copeland Davis Concert, The Lyric Theatre: The Lyric KidTix, Martin Artisans Guild: Martin County Open Studio Tour, Michael Robbins: Education iPad, Treasure Coast Community Singers: Support for 15th Anniversary Concert “Treasured Encores”, Treasure Coast Music Teachers’ Association: Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Pianist: Concert and Master Class, Treasure Coast Youth Choir: Banner/Sheet Music, Treasure Coast Youth Symphony: Scholarships, Tykes & Teens: Coping with Middle School, Creatively Visionary School of Art: Scholarships.

Hobe Sound Murals #24 - “Color My World”, was started at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County – at the Cole-Clark Branch, 11500 Lares Avenue, in late February. Nadia Utto started painting this 75 x 35 foot wall with a special all-terrain boom lift and was then joined by club members during the final phase with splashes of spontaneous color - when the imagery is closer to the ground! Artist Nadia Utto’s vision statement for the mural: “Everything original is born from the creative process and formed by the hands of individuals... This joyous mural is going to celebrate these ideas with our colorfully diverse world as the grand backdrop for achieving personal vision and community.”

The Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society presented this year’s Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition Winner TY Zhang in concert on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at the Blake Library in Stuart. Ty was born in Hebei, China. He began to study classical guitar at the age of five and was accepted to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2012 he was accepted at Juilliard Music School and has spent the last six years studying with Sharon Isbin receiving his Bachelor and Master of Music.

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Marvin S. Cone 33rd Annual High School Juried Art Show – 2019

Inspiring Students to Achieve More

“Flower Child” by Gina Resciniti, Best of Show 2018

Since 1987, the Marvin S. Cone High School Juried Art Show is a community-wide favorite that showcases the best student artists from all local high schools: Clark Advanced Learning Center, Jensen Beach High School, Martin County High School, The Pine School and South Fork High School. Jurors for the 2019 exhibition are Carol Staub and Veronica Hatch. Staub is a nationally and internationally award-winning artist who lives in Port St. Lucie. Many of Staub’s works are included in private collections and can be viewed in museums and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Hatch is the assistant to the associate curator of education at the Norton Museum of Art and has a BA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University. The exhibit opens April 18 and runs through May 23; Awards Night is Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 PM. The awards ceremony will take place promptly at 6:00 PM. Returning as exhibition chair is retired art teacher Tom Prestopnik, who continues to show much passion for this project. His commitment is truly inspirational. The most rewarding part of connecting with the alumni from the 33 years, is hearing stories about those who are paying it forward, sharing their art, and staying creative. As renowned author, Daniel Pink, writes in The Whole New Mind, the creative thinking skills that are exercised and stretched with artistic endeavors, be they visual, musical or other, are powerful forces for success. Arts education truly matters.

ArtsFest Artist Shares Techniques with Middle School Students Students at Stuart Middle School learned from Wisconsin artist Richard Cooley. On the Monday following ArtsFest, he shared his whimsical spark plug assemblages in the classroom to talk about how he collects materials and designs his art. Thanks, Richard for taking the time out of your travels from show to show to share a some of your creativity with our middle school students.

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Picking Up STEAM in Martin County

Picking up STEAM STEM has been a widely known concept of cross-curriculum instruction that encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Recently, Educators have been adding an ‘A’ for the Arts, to further creative thinking and innovation. Typically STEAM programs are hands-on, exploratory, project-based learning that encourages strong collaboration skills: design projects that give students freedom to express their artistic side as well. • The Education Foundation of Martin County is on board and has set STEAM initiative goals to advance the expanded curriculum and increase innovation in our County. They graciously host STEAM Fairs at our schools in collaboration with the South Florida Science Center, where students and their families can come and participate in hands-on-activities, and gaze at the stars in their mobile planetarium. • Felix A. Williams Elementary School is holding their STEAM Fair on 2/20/19 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. • The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is working on new curriculum ideas to engage even the youngest of learners with STEAM ideas Many STEAM projects are happening in our schools here in Martin County. Melissa Chagnon, art teacher at J.D. Parker Elementary School, has been working on a Light Box project with her students that incorporates world culture along with beautiful design using technology. “To introduce the lesson, I show them beautiful stained glass from around the world. Then they use the computer lab to create geometric shape mandalas (www.mandalamker. online) which we put in clear sheet protectors to act as the glass”. Students then add color, then on to the next step of making a light box for their stained glass. Students use their knowledge of open and closed circuits to create a working light switch on the back of the box, using copper tape, mini LEE light bulbs and batteries. This aligns not only computer skills, but science as well.


Martha Saum, art teacher at Palm City Elementary School engages her fourth and fifth grade students with a radial paper relief sculpture project. Art terms they discuss are origami, pattern, movement, sculpture and relief. Students are given a large piece of construction paper and work the paper in half vertically, then horizontally and one time diagonally. This creates eight perfect shapes mathematically and allows the students to create unique and beautiful reliefs in a variety of layouts.

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q Jensen Beach High School has a Maker Space lab where technology is used for making great artistic productions. This space enhances skills in electronics, robotics, sewing, 3–D printing, and stop motion animation. There’s even a space to dismantle and rebuild computers. JBHS Makerspace is freestyle workspaces where you can make and create anything you want (school appropriate of course). South Fork High School has their own 3–D Tech Club, that was actually created and led by the efforts of student Lucas Debonet. The 3–D Club meets weekly to work on design challenges, introducing students to use the 3–D modeling and printing techniques. More experienced members are partnered with new members to mentor thought the process. Sponsored by media specialist Pat Phillips, “We received our start from a generous donation from the Education Foundation of Martin County which provided us with all of the tools we need to get started.” As you see there are some great things happening in and around our county. In the bigger picture, with the current climate of educational cuts and underfunding of the arts, it’s so important to keep them as a core area of knowledge that all students can be a part of it and a part of all discipline. Martin County educational groups and institutions have embraced this cross-curriculum catalyst for learning.

Not only are they working on STEAM in the classroom, but they are designating creative ‘spaces’ to further the exploration. Bessey Creek Elementary School has an amazing ‘Innovation Lab’, where STEAM learning is the focus. Students visit the Innovation Lab during the day both with their homeroom classrooms and during Related Arts. They are learning many great skills like coding, programming robots, 3–D Printing, green screen video productions, stop–motion movies, video game making, Legos, M–Bots, Ozobot, EmojiBot, Coji, Osmo, Dash & Dot, Makerspace and believe it or not… so much more! This is the one-stop shop for all things engineering and programming. Students learn the fundamentals of being an innovator. Here’s a photo of them designing and programing their own robot course.

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By Duncan Hurd Have you ever considered the priceless art collection residing in your smart phone? These are the photos that may have no real monetary value, but the sentimental value of cherished memories of friends, family and events is incalculable. And, yet, there they are - hidden, often forgotten, fading memories. Of the thousands of photos your phone contains, certainly some are worth displaying. Why don’t you find your very best, joyful photos and print them on aluminum, acrylic, or even canvas, and proudly hang them on your walls? You can hang them individually, of course. But one of your best options is to create a themed gallery wall of multiple photos clustered together. Prints of digital photography on aluminum are modern, durable and lightweight. This process produces rich colors and creates spectacular results.

Photographs on acrylic create a sophisticated statement on your walls. This look affords maximum depth and richness of color in an ultra-brilliant format. Unique moments, captured in photos, become beautiful works of art when printed on canvas. You can even add a “painterly” effect with software designed to mimic the look of watercolor, oil or ink drawings. Many retailers today can print your photos in all of these formats, in a wide range of price points. As always, there is a price versus quality tradeoff. Be aware that for the sharpest image possible, you will need a digital photo with 300 dots per inch. I am happy to answer your questions, and I encourage you to contact me at The Gilt Complex. Duncan Hurd is the owner of The Gilt Complex, framers and art conservators in downtown Stuart. You can find him online at

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October marked the beginning of the Sunset Concerts in the Gallery season. We started off strong with The Music of Michael Daugherty. The music of local composer Dr. Daugherty was performed by many musicians from this area, including flutists Gabbi Small, Adriana Varn, the Gunter Family Trio, and pianist Addison McGee. November was a special month as we were entertained by several of the 2018 nominees of the mARTies Awards. Performing were Charlotte Strohl, Samantha Stewart, Sophie McClung, Julia Vitale, Brooke Gunter, Rowdy Carlton and Lorrianna Collozzo. December followed strong with Blessings, Bernstein, and the Beatles! featuring pianist Marie Jureit-Beamish, Professor Emerita of Music at Principia College and former Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professor of Music, who presented a concert highlighting spirited and uplifting music celebrating two of the most significant musicians of the twentieth century—American conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-2018) and the revolutionary Beatles from England. The new year brought us pianist Lindsay Garritson, who is soon to complete her doctorate from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and is internationally recognized having soloed with orchestras around the world.

Every chair, from every corner, was brought out to seat the crowd for the February concert featuring The Treasure Coast Flute Choir, led by Lindsay and Al Hager, Directors.

The balance of our 2018-2019 season includes: March 12: Soprano Lorrianna Colozzo Sings Songs of Joy and Praise. Lorrianna sings with the voice of an angel and will warm your heart with the magic and purity of her expressive singing. April 9: Suzuki Lighthouse Strings. Directed by Cynthia Hinkelman. Many young string players will share the joy of music in the spirit of founder Dr. Shinichi Suzuki who proclaimed in his seminal book, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education: “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” These young people will inspire all of us! May 14: Young Artists of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony. Tom Servinsky, Director. This concert highlights some of the most accomplished youthful instrumentalists of the Treasure Coast performing solos and ensembles. June 11: Stuart School of Music. Directed by Cindy Kessler. Many outstanding young people study music throughout the year at the renowned Stuart School of Music where many instruments are taught by some of the finest artist teachers on the Treasure Coast.

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mARTies – A NIGHT TO REMEMBER Since 2003, the mARTies have been one of the premier celebrations of the arts on the Treasure Coast, recognizing performing, visual and literary artistic excellence in addition to the people and businesses who help them flourish in our community. Each year, the Arts Council of Martin County honors artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders at the mARTies. The passion of these individuals makes our hometown a better place to live. Proceeds from the mARTies support yearround initiatives of the Arts Council, including arts education, the Court House Cultural Center, advocacy, and cultural information services and support. A special aspect of the award ceremony is the recognition of students who are Martin County residents and who are in their senior year of high school. The awardee in each student category receives a $500 scholarship. Throughout the night our student nominees provided exceptional performances, showcasing their talents. The performances included instrumental solos, dramatic readings, dance, and vocalists covering the range from classical to rock. The mARTies was a beautiful tropical evening, thanks to the creativity of co-chairs Lisa Renee Ludlum and Terri Pettengill and their hardworking committee: Barbara Bucci, Sharon Hagin, Karen Janson, Marney McKee, Liz McKinley and Kristal Wion-Eckhardt. The October 25th event was held at the Kane Center, which served as a perfect venue. The inimitable KC Daniel hosted the live auction which included a Day with executive director Nancy Turrell, an ArtsFest Bungalow, and huge gift baskets with items donated by many local businesses. The following honorees were announced by the Board, prior to the mARTies Awards: Lifetime Achievement in the Arts James Hutchinson Excellence in Arts Education Thomas Dougherty Philanthropy in the Arts David Smythe Arts Leadership Tom Prestopnik Arts Service Glenn Webber Corporate Leadership The Terrio Group

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Liz McKinley mARTies Award-winner for Excellence in Art Education, Tom Docherty with Nancy Turrell.

Liz McKinley mARTies Award-winner for Philanthropy in the Arts, David Smythe with the Arts Council’s Nancy Turrell.


Liz McKinley mARTies Award-winner for Leadership in the Arts, Tom Prestopnik.

Liz McKinley mARTies Award-winner for Outstanding Performing Artist, Rowdy Carlton with Nancy Turrell.

In our nominated categories, the awardees were announced during the program. Our honorees in those categories are: Adult Literary Ambika Devi Adult Performing Rowdy Carlton Adult Visual Mallo Bisset Student Literary Bianca Grosso Student Performing (Theatre) Sophie McClung Student Performing (Music) Daniel Bentz Student Visual Jacqueline Rouse A special award was given in Debi Owens’ name to Charlotte Strohl who plays the flute and piccolo. Our judges were so impressed with Charlotte who has demonstrated leadership abilities at the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony and has had many notable performances already in her young career. Nominations for the 2019 mARTies Awards are due June 1st. The online nomination form will be available no later than April 1st at

Liz McKinley mARTies Award-winner for Student Performing Artist (Theatre), Sophie McClung.

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Cultural Conversations: Wildlife in Art

Guy Coheleach and Geoffrey Smith were the featured artists at our Cultural Conversations, Wildlife in Art held in 2018. Interviewed by the director of Martin County’s tourism office, Nerissa Okiye, the lively conversation engaged a standing room only crowd.

Liz McKinley

Liz McKinley

Ann & Knight Kiplinger

Pam & Guy Coheleach with Aleta Smith

Liz McKinley Dale & Mary Hudson, Corky Hudson, Sandy Thurlow

mARTies Awards

The mARTies celebrate the philanthropy and talent that makes our cultural sector vibrant. Held each fall, the awards honor and recognize artists – performing, literary and visual – in addition to the private and corporate leadership that it takes to make a thriving arts community. A few of our attendees are featured in these photos.

Liz McKinley

Liz McKinley

mARTies Audience

Al and Lindsay Hager with Tom & Collen Dougherty

Liz McKinley Liz McKinley, Society Seen photographer

Peter Jones and David Smythe

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Liz McKinley David Powers, Ted Astolfi & Liz Bonan

Liz McKinley Polly Campenni, Mallo Bisset & Alex Murray

Florida Council on Arts & Culture Reception

In October, during Arts & Humanities Month, members of the Florida Council on Arts & Culture met in Stuart. Members voted on capital project funding for applicants and the recommendations to the Secretary of State for the Florida Artist Hall of Fame. A reception held at the Court House Cultural Center to welcomed members and encouraged advocacy supporting funding the grant requests received by the Division of Cultural Affairs.

Liz McKinley Anita Prentice, Barbara Hoffman, Holly Theuns, Terry Olson

Liz McKinley Donna Crary, Denise Belizar, Diane Kimes

Liz McKinley Commissioner Doug Smith

Liz McKinley Geoffrey and Aleta Smith

Liz McKinley Debbie Textor, Robert Ankrom, Binney Caffrey

Liz McKinley Pat Williams Sandy Shaughnessy, Nancy Turrell Janeen Mason

Court Room Sessions II

The second installment of Court Room Session enticed visitors to explore the visual and performing arts during the opening evening reception. Mark your calendar for Court Room Sessions III – August 3, 2019.

Liz McKinley Dan Gorostiaga

Liz McKinley

Liz McKinley

Gabz Rodriguez, Aidan Wells, Elisa Raffa

Jessica Seymour, Annalise Cooper, Jackie Vitale, Caitlynne Palmieri, Mimi Fry

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Martin Artist Guild Member and Arts Council Artist Member Spotlight: Denise Justice Denise Justice has been a professional artist for forty years, and is as enthusiastic today about making art as when she was a young girl. She is a painter, restorer, innovator and an instructor. Justice was born in New York, and grew up in New England. She apprenticed at Rotogravure Color Separation, and worked in quality control both in the United States and abroad. She studied Fine Art in both the U.S. and Germany. During these four decades she’s maintained a working studio where ever she lived often embarking on plein air excursions. Justice spent many of her adult years in Europe and just prior to the second millennium she moved to Florida, opened her own art studio: Denise Justice Gallery. Justice’s talents are many. Today she focuses primarily on painting, exhibiting, traveling and giving art instruction. During the winter season she teaching at the Artist Nook in Stuart. Justice’s recent fine art projects incorporate 23 karat gold and genuine silver. “I would like the viewer to escape through light, movement and color, and let the paint dance.” If you haven’t seen her paint before a live audience you’re missing out. In one hour, Denise creates a huge original painting using her hands, tools, found objects and sometimes audience member interaction. Justice’s home studio is a private sanctuary for art exploration. She spends hours keeping up with technology. Justice embraces new technology, converting her brick and mortar gallery to full Internet access and online shopping. Art lovers can now view and shop, 24 hours a day at their convenience. And after rediscovering love later in life, she’s happily married. Denise and Bruce paint and travel together at every opportunity. To watch her live performances, online art gallery or more visit:

The Martin Artisans Guild-A Florida 501(3)c non-profit The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing opportunities for our members.

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The Dance Academy of Stuart (772) 220-9440

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League (772) 288-6371

Alchemy Fine Art Restorers (772) 287-0835

Duck in the Truck Puppets, Inc. (772) 334-3022

Jensen Beach Art League (772) 692-1884

Alchemy in Art (561) 632-1471

The Elliott Museum / The House of Refuge (772) 225-1961

Kim Rody Creations (772) 341-6566

A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum (772) 465-0630 Alizarin Crimson Studio (772) 287-7030 Art Associates of Martin County (617) 263-1060 Atlantic Classical Orchestra (772) 460-0850 Audubon of Martin County (772) 288-2637 Bach Children’s Music School (772) 463-1186 Barn Theater (772) 287-4834 The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast (772) 225-7575 Clay Habit Studio (772) 232-2677 Court House Cultural Center (772) 287-6676 Danceworks Co. (772) 283-4432

Florida Arts & Dance Company (772) 288-4150 Florida Aerial Dance & Circus Arts, LLC (760) 845-3139 Florida Oceanographic Society (772) 225-0505 Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society (772) 460-5299 Gallery 36 (772) 888-3408 Garden Club of Stuart (772) 286-4718 Gateway to the Arts (772) 324-8598 Geoffrey C. Smith Galleries (772) 221-8031 Ground Floor Farm (772) 600-4230 The Gilt Complex LLC (772) 463-0125

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Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor (772) 678-6949 Library Foundation of Martin County (772) 221-1409 Lighthouse ArtCenter (561) 748-8737 Lyric Theatre (772) 286-7827 Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo Studio (772) 888-3827 Martin County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Martin County Library System (772) 221-1403 Painting with a Twist Stuart (772) 341-3304 studio/stuart/ Palm City Art Associates, Inc. (772) 288-4428 Palm City Art & Frame (772) 288-6945 Road to Victory Museum (772) 334-2990

ARTS DIRECTORY - VENUES | PROGRAMS | ORGANIZATIONS Robert Moore Art (603) 616-6359 StarStruck Academy & Theatre (772) 283-2313 Stuart Art Supply/Artists’ Nook (772) 220-4500 Stuart Ceramics Studio (772)-287-7000 Stuart Coffee Company Café & Gallery (772) 600-8243 Stuart Heritage Museum (772) 220-4600 Stuart Main Street (772) 286-2848 Stuart School of Music (772) 221-8000 Treasure Coast Flute Choir (772) 288-5277 Treasure Coast Youth Symphony (772) 486-8175 Visionary School of Arts (772) 283-4888 Wings to Fly Dance Company (772) 320-9233

Key: Gallery or Visual Arts Literary Arts Performing Arts Community Partners

Artist Members

To see information about these artists – use our online artist registry! Karen Angstadt Leo Arbeznik Jensen Beach Art League Marjorie Biddle Tara Biek Jennifer Turner Brand Nanette Carton Valerie C Clark Susan M. Clifford Ann Cofone Laura K. Darvill Jean DeFrancis Kendra Deltano Pat Dews Hugh Douglas Sr. Sheila Dwyer Sharon A. Ferina Heather Forman Julia Gabrielov Dot Galfond Randy Globus Lorraine Goss Jillane Heveron Ruthann Hewson Mary Jo Horton Pamela Huden Carol Hughes Gisela E. Hunnicutt Patricia C. Jayne Denise Justice Donna Kasprzak Julia Kelly Rosemary King Mary Lou Knox Tina Kraft Jill Krasner Leah Krumme Rosalia Kung Valerie Lally Anita Lamb Richard Langbert Alice Laputka Randy Lenna Lois Looby Linda Machado Karen Massengill Brenda McCullers Harry W. McVay III Joseph Melanson Victoria L. Merritt Iris Messina Jane Miller Marcia K. Moore

Amber M. Moran Patricia B. Murchison Richard Myers Mary Neal Harvey Nolen Sally Painter Aimee Perez Marcy Pitkin Doreen Poreba Tom Prestopnik Yorka Ralwins Jose Rouco Earleen Rowell Diane Russo Carolyn Sadowski Bonney Clewes Schermerhorn Leona Schneider Palm City Art Associates, Inc. Laura Tarquinio Barbara Thommes Peggy Trainer Francia Trosty Susan Vachon Marian Vitale Judith D. Walker Sheri Walker Nancy Wasserman Nicole Winchip

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