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• Peter & Jennifer Jones: A StarStruck Duo • mARTies 2011 • High School Juried Art Show • Congressional Art




Thomas Winter

MartinArts magazine

Summer 2011

about the Arts Council

Arts Education

Martin County students have an advantage. As other school districts across the state have reduced and eliminated arts education, our schools have a continued tradition of strong arts programs at every level. Our schools and their students are winning awards at every turn; examples include both MCHS, OPUS and JBHS Jubilate’s Heritage Awards and the selection two years running of a JBHS visual arts student as Congressman Rooney’s Congressional Art Award winner. How is this level of arts achievement possible? One reason: dedicated teachers. Several such as Judy Nordenbrock, Robbie Roadman, and Tom Prestopnik have retired in the last several years to be joined by Tom Wetzl this year. However many remain steadfast in their efforts to inspire their students to be the best, to include Jimmy Paul, Krystal Wion-Eckhardt, Anne Marie Schwartz, Ron Corbin, and Tracy Canada. It gives us great hope as we look forward with optimism for what these students will bring to the world either as practicing artists or as leaders with an innovative and creative spirit for finding solutions to the challenges that face our society. The Council remains committed in its efforts to promote, encourage, and enhance programs countywide for arts education. Throughout this issue of MartinArts are great examples of the creativity found in our local schools. We invite you to take a look and see for yourself.

Jim Simoneau, Chairman Nancy K. Turrell, Executive Director The Arts Council 80 E Ocean Boulevard, Stuart FL 34994 772-287.6676 • Fax: 288.5301 General email: info@martinarts.org Web address: Martinarts.org


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Jim Simoneau, Chairperson Lisa P. Young, Chair-Elect Robyn Mendez, Vice Chair Nicki Schoonover, Secretary Bill Howard, Treasurer Karen Barnes, Member at Large Jeanette Mueller, Past Chairman DIRECTORS Ken Baker Hank Gonzalez Mary Houston Marie Jureit-Beamish Bob Kilbride Matt King Sheila Kurtz Ellie Lafer Sean Lewis Donna Linton Mary Ann Loomis Barbara Scharlau Tanya Spain David Vaina Nicki Van Vonno Tom Winter EX-OFFICIO DIRECTORS Patrick Hayes Martin County BOCC Eula Clarke City of Stuart Maura Barry-Sorenson Martin County School Board Tammy Simoneau Economic Council Krissy McNicholas Junior League STAFF MEMBERS Nancy K. Turrell, CFRE Executive Director Judy Walker Communications Coordinator Elaine Keller Executive Assistant


profiles Congressional Art Award 2011 Thomas’ photo, Wave Action, a thrilling sunrise seen from a storm-tossed beach, was chosen by Congressman Tom Rooney for the Congressional Art Competition for 2011. Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The contest is an opportunity to encourage and recognize the artistic talent from around the nation, as well as our Congressional District. This annual competition is open to all district high school students. Thomas is a student at JBHS, and also won a photo contest this year at the Environmental Studies Center. Wave Action will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

ariana martinez

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Outstanding Student Visual Artist Ariana will be attending Brown University/ RISD this fall after being graduated from the Clarke Advanced Learning Center. Her artistic skills led her to win a Gold Key from the Scholastic Art Awards, Best of Show at the IRSC Annual Digital Media Show. Ariana was awarded a grant from Character Counts which funded her after-school art programs for children with Autism Spectrum disorders. Ariana also spearheaded a fundraiser for Helping People Succeed, The Taste of Success, which augurs good things for her future. Ariana is passionate about enriching her community and Martin County has been fortunate to nurture her talents.

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Outstanding Student Performing Artist One of the many talented nominees for a 2011 mARTies Award, Kevin Connor is a skilled and versatile young performer with multiple awards and accomplishments to his credit as he leaves Martin County for the larger venue of Boston. While attending MCHS, Kevin worked behind the scenes as crew, onstage as an actor, as a singer with OPUS, organizing and performing in fund-raising events and running Drama Club meetings. He taught piano to children and adults in the community and sang in the Christ Memorial Chapel Choir while entertaining twice a month for the Stuart Nursing and Restorative facility - and maintaining a 3.98 GPA. He is about to take the Boston Conservatory by storm.

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kevin connor

Congressional Art Award 2010 Kelsea, a recent graduate of JBHS, is an award-winning fiber artst. Her quilts reflect the many hours she spends in the careful design and execution of complex sewing techniques, with strong colors, imagery and composition. Her works are not traditional home-spun pieces. She is a 21st century artist who has been recognized with a Congressional Art Award and a Gold Key from the Scholastic Art Awards. Kelsea volunteered her time and talents for the Invisible Children Art Auction, the Stuart Beach Community Mural and the American Cancer Society. Kelsea will be attending the School of the Arts in Palatka, continuing her studies in Fiber Art.

cultural news

cultural news The Arts Council and Harbour Bay Plaza proudly present… 2nd Annual HOT SUMMER ARTS!

2nd Thursdays! July 14th, 5-8 pm Bastille Day French Market Stroll August 11th, 5-8 pm Bahamian Florida Day Island Market Stroll Join us for two very special summer evening strolls through the beautiful promenade of Harbour Bay Plaza. Enjoy live music, plein-air artists working live, local live performing arts organizations sharing their talents, ongoing art demonstrations by local art instructors with art workshop bazaar, special displays and discounts throughout the courtyard by Harbour Bay shops. For more information, visit www.MartinArts.org or www.HarbourBayPlaza.com

21st Annual Court House Cultural Center Juried Exhibition The 21st Annual Court House Cultural Center Juried Exhibition will be chaired by Noreen Stewart, Cheryl Ritland and Maggie Griner. All artists residing in Florida are eligible to apply through CaFÉ. A link to the artist call is located in the Calls to Artists section under Resources, at www.martinarts. org. A non-refundable entry fee of $30.00 covers 1 image per artist. A maximum of three images may be submitted per artist, with a $5.00 fee for each additional image. Applications, fees and images must be received by CaFÉ on Sunday, July 24, 2011 by 12:00 midnight to be considered.

CaFÉ, www.CallForEntry. org, is an online application and adjudication system for exhibitions, art fairs, festivals and shows. Juror for the exhibition is Florida artist Jill Cannady. Cannady’s recent artwork, The Naturalists, is a series of drawings and encaustic paintings. The Opening Reception and Awards will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011, from 5:30 7:00 PM. Awards will be presented by the juror at the reception. The exhibition continues through Thursday, November 17, 2011.

Women Supporting the Arts (WSA)

Women Supporting the Arts (WSA), a women’s giving circle, announced its recent grant awards for artists and artsrelated programs. Thirteen projects were selected totaling $16,000 from among the nearly $60,000 requested from twenty-three proposals.

Terry Barber •Vignettes

Outreach for Artists & Arts Organizations

Arts Council, Inc. • Private Beauty:

Martin Schools’ Environmental Studies



Elliott Museum • Art-Empowered Learn-

Art is Part of the Living Lagoon Mural



Hope Rural School • Projects with

Nadia Utto • 911 Memorial World Foun-



Arts Council, Inc. • Marketing & Technol-

Indiantown Middle School


African Drums & Mask-making

In addition to these grants, Women Supporting the Arts also allocated $10,000 to a future public art project in the environs of Memorial Park and the Martin County Court House Cultural Center. WSA welcomes grant applications from organizations and individuals who present cultural programs for Martin County. Visit martinarts.org, Quick Link to WSA. The deadline for 2011 applications is September 30, 2011. WSA’s mission is to build a community of women philanthropists who inspire, educate and encourage women to strengthen the arts and cultural environment in Martin County. WSA is affiliated with the Arts Foundation of Martin County and the Arts Council. Membership is open to all women with a $1000 minimum contribution. For more information, contact Nancy Turrell at The Arts Council, Inc., nturrell@martinarts.org.


The Summer Sizzle with the Arts is BACK!

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cultural news Demolition Making way for the New Elliott as a cultural and educational resource for thousands of residents, tourists, automotive and baseball enthusiasts. A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting our region’s history, the mission of the Elliott Museum is to interpret and celebrate the genius of innovation, creativity and the historical events in Martin County and the surrounding region, all within an environment of learning and discovery. For more information, visit www.elliottmuseumfl.org

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Construction of the New Elliott Museum began on June 1, 2011 with demolition of the old building which is expected to be completed by midJune. A concrete slab is scheduled to be poured in July, launching the beginning of the new 44,000 square foot museum, a venue that will be twice the size of the old building. Scheduled to reopen in early 2013, the museum will meet requirements for traveling exhibitions. For five decades, the Elliott Museum, owned and operated by the Historical Society of Martin County, has served

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Jennifer & Peter Jones: StarStruck and Following Their Dreams

CRIME SCENE: 3 VALUABLE PHOTO PANELS STOLEN. Police reports filed. Please call 772.287.6676 with information.

Last month, Jennifer and Peter Jones announced the exciting news that StarStruck, their theatre and training center, was moving to a new location: the former Palm Beach Post Newspaper building in Stuart. This new space means a new performance theatre and workshop space in this culturehungry community. Currently, StarStruck produces over 10 shows per year—a number that will increase in their new facility. The new building is about 12,000 square feet and will house all of StarStruck’s training classrooms, private music studios and rehearsal areas, as well as a 200 seat stateof-the-art theatre with a lobby

and adjoining backstage area for dressing rooms, costumes, props and scenery storage. StarStruck hopes to provide a venue that is affordable and accessible to the community at large. Non-Profit and For-Profit organizations will now have the ability to produce a variety of events including, but not limited to band concerts, improv troupes, cabaret shows, school recitals, innovative arts programming and more. StarStruck Performing Arts Center

2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart

772.283.2313 • www.StarStruckFL.com

As the second of our new, exclusive series, Inspired By... welcomed Jill Sonke Henderson, director of the Center for Arts in Healthcare at the University of Florida, and Jenny Lee, director of Creative Clay to the brand new StarStruck Performing Arts Center. Jill and Jenny were interviewed by Janeen Mason about the many lives they have impacted both here in their Florida-

A series with our artists to inspire our creativity and connect us with our passions!

our patrons

based programs, as well as an international missions in Africa. Jill captivated the audience with a beautiful story of healing through dance with one of her patients who suffers from sickle cell disease. Nearly 50 members and guests attended this full-to-capacity event. Many thanks to our hosts, Peter & Jennifer Jones for letting us meet in their dance studio. Sorry you missed it? Upgrade your membership to $125 (or more) or join today to get your invitation to our next Inspired By… which is in the planning stages for this Fall.

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Inspired By

the patrons who have contributed $250 or More to The Arts Council*: Allegro Artichoke Cafe Bank Atlantic Channel 5 Children’s Services Council College Connection Inc. David Lerner Association Dunn Capital Management Electrical Connections By Mike, Inc. Florida Vision Lasik FPL Gulfstream Business Bank Harbour Bay Associates HCG Group The Eddie Huggins Land Grading Co Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Leighton Security Management Lucido & Assoc. , P. A. Martin Memorial Health Systems McNicholas & Associates Northern Trust Oculina Bank Publix Super Market Charities Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Seacoast National Bank Straticon Construction Suburban of So. FL LLC Treasure & Space Coast Radio Waste Management Water Pointe Realty Group of Stuart, Inc. Womens Health Specialists Robert Baratta Karen L. Barnes Sally Batz Lisa Beckers Jody Bond Betty Brain Lelia “Sis” Carroll Brenda Cavallaro Ethel F. Christin Janie Laemel Copes Peter & Julie Cummings

Maureen & Dan Deighan Edith Donohue M. Lanning & Jane Fox Lauri Goldstein Matt & Deborah Hollister Mary Houston Lars & Karen Janson Marie Jureit-Beamish Bob Kilbride Phyllis Kordick Sheila Kurtz Ellie Lafer Lisa LeFort Donna Linton Mary Ann Loomis Michael Lurie Andrea Lutz Donald MacIntosh Jeanette Mueller Vianne Nichols G.A. Olofsson Nancy O’Malley James & Pat H. Pendergast Nisha Pulliam Joan Pyne Peggy Ranger Jean Schafer Cox Barbara Scharlau Nicki Schoonover Jim & Tammy Simoneau Mr. & Mrs. John W. Sullivan Mrs. Edward C. Trimble George & Kathy L. Turrell Nancy K. Turrell & Ted Astolfi Tony & Karen Vaina Robert E. Valle Nicki Van Vonno Jo Vent Tom & Martha Warner Nicole West 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.

In Vivid COLOR

Lighting up the Court House Cultural in vivid color is a new lighting system installed by Electrical Connections who partnered with Bright Ideas LED. The new stateof-the-art system, currently set to rotate in all the colors of the rainbow, brings new attention to the historic building at night! Already new daytime visitors have be heard to say, “I came in today because I noticed the building last night when it was lit up.” Mike Pettengill of Electrical Connections said, “We wanted to make this historic art deco building more visible, highlighting its unique architectural details and creating more awareness of its artistic functions.” Nancy Turrell, executive director of the

Arts Council said, “the lighting, combined with the extensive landscaping installed two years ago during Stuart’s entry in the America in Bloom contest, has improved our curb appeal. We are grateful that local businesses like Electrical Connections and Kenny Teardo’s landscape company are so willing to give back to us and the community.” She added, “now all we need are some beautiful benches to allow visitors to relax and enjoy the courtyard.” The Court House Cultural Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1937. To learn more about its former uses, visit the photo gallery located on the landing inside the Court House Cultural Center. The Center is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm.

A Summer Place Don’t miss “A Summer Place” at the Court House Cultural Center, through August 26. Nearly 60 local artists are featured in this summertime-themed fun exhibition. All artists are members of one of the local art leagues (Art Associates of Martin County, Palm City Art Associates, Jensen Beach Art League, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, and Seabranch Art League). Most of the art is for sale, and prices are reasonable. Come in look at the show, and consider adding a new piece to your collection!




The 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11 will be acknowledged on that day at Jensen Beach High School with a memorial event showcasing local artists. On September 16, a show called constellation 911 will open at Osceola32. many groups will come together to remember and heal as a community. Featured artists include Helen Kagan, Michael Penn, Lisa Young, Lynne Sterner Barletta, Rachel Tribble Jane Blatt, Julia Aleszczyk and Rebecca Goessel. Please remember to save the date.

Jane Blatt

Carol Kepp Jim Simoneau, Nicki Van Vonno, Annelies Van Vonno

Harry McVay Nancy Steinberg

Have a heart for the Arts Remember the Arts Council in your will or estate plan. If you have already, let us know so we can add you to the list of donors for the Mahlon Cline Legacy Society.

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Thank you to our volunteers who presented Picture People to Martin County Elementary Schools: Barbara Lapham

October 3, 2011 Up to $15,000 for visual & media artists Application to be released, mid-August

Port Salerno

Debra Magrann Felix A. Williams

First Thursday Gallery Night begins on October 6th download the gallery map at www.martinarts.org

SFCC Fellowship Application Deadline

Frank Spera Jensen Beach

Jane Wheeler Bessey Creek

Kendra Deltano Crystal Lake


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Congressman Thomas Rooney Photographer Thomas Goebel

Board Chairman Jim Simoneau and Executive Director Nancy Turrell, recognized Judy Walker (center) for 10 years of dedicated service to the Arts Council at their June 2011 Board of Director’s meeting.

Countertenor Terry Barber, Children’s book author/ illustrator and board member, Citizens for Florida Arts Janeen Mason

The 25th Annual Marvin S. Cone High School Juried Art Show

The Arts Council is proud to announce the award recipients for the Marvin S. Cone 25th Annual High School Juried Art Show. These awards, totaling over $3,000, recognize the artistic talents of our high school students and were presented on Friday, May 6 at the Court House Cultural Center. Represented were approximately 200 area high school students, their teachers, parents, school officials and sponsors of the event.

Best of Show: Jessica Luloh, JBHS Creative Portal Drawing: 1st Place: Elizabeth Upton, PS Old Bridge 2nd Place: Christy Schneyman, JBHS Inside Out 3rd Place: Arianna Martinez, CALC As Stable as it Gets Mixed Media: 1st Place: Elyssa Finkelstein, SFHS Together 2nd Place: Siera Feketa, JBHS Untitled 3rd Place: Katie Kinard, PS Green Party

Painting: 1st Place: Elizabeth Upton, PS Blue Steel 2nd Place: Makaila Stierlin, JBHS One Afternoon 3rd Place: Hitomi Uezu, JBHS Hana Sculpture: 1st Place: Jordan Schultz, SFHS The Power Within 2nd Place: Juan Jaramillo, JBHS Loggerhead 3rd Place: Caitlyn Moss, JBHS Simple Complexity

Photography: 1st Place: Emily Farr, PS Looking Back 2nd Place: Casey Daye, JBHS City Scape 3rd Place: Erin Williams,MCHS 1958 Corvette

Martin County High Honorable Mention Purchase Awards: School Awards Supervisor of Elections Erin Williams Makaila Stierlin, JBHS Sarah Wiemart, 1958 Corvette Untitled Loxahatchee Children’s Services South Fork High School Kelly Kuhlers, SFHS Council of Martin County Kelly Kuhlers, Shattered Shattered Clark Advanced Caitlin Justice, Tyler Roberts, PS Learning Center Fountain of Youth Trails End Nick Vorraso and Delaney Connolly, SFHS Eyelash Viper Marissa Weisse, Fragile Freedom Jensen Beach High If the Shoe Fits Vanessa Harrison, SFHS School, Hitomi Uezu, Elliott Museum Around the Bend Hana Elizabeth Upton, Allison Ruby, SFHS Old Bridge The Creation of Fear Superintendent’s Christy Schneyman. JBHS Purchase Award Girls Best Friend Becca Negron Nick Vorraso, CALC The Colors of Savannah Eyelash Viper The Pine School Kelly Logan, SFHS Gianna Izzolo The Lady and the Lamp Vivid Life Kelly Smith, MCHS Shade Chair

cultural venues


2611 SE Ocean Blvd. • 287.7030



1052 NE Country Way, JB 225.2500

3216 NE Maple Ave. • 225.5005

CC KEY ART STUDIO 1960 Jensen Beach Blvd • 225.0339

MIDTOWN PAYSON GALLERIES 11870 SE Dixie Hwy •546.2999

1811 NE Mango Terr., JB • 341.1334


MIMI McCALLUM STUDIO & GALLERY 2650 NE Dixie Hwy • 341.1021

COURT HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER 80 E. Ocean Blvd. • 287.6676

430 SE Osceola St.• 223.6659

COTTAGE BY THE SEA 2332 Maple St. • 342.3151

OSCEOLA 32 32 SE Osceola St, Ste B • 872.6072

CRISTINA DE LA VEGA 20 East Ocean Blvd. • 530-2362 ELLIOTT MUSEUM

Under Renovation• 225.1961

FISH HOUSE ART CENTER & GALLERY 4745 SE DeSoto Ave. • 223.6303



3750 SE Ocean Blvd • 286.0696


41 SW Flagler Ave • 287.7744

F-R FINE ARTS, INC. 2514 SE Willoughby Ave. • 223.0032

307 Colorado Avenue • 600.8044

GALLERY AT JAY MAR 2375 SE Federal Hwy • 283.5507

WORDEN ART STUDIO 4789 SE Dixie Hwy. • 349.0452

GEOFFREY C. SMITH GALLERIES 47 W. Osceola St. • 221.8031



1999 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. • 334.3070

A.E. Bean Backus Gallery & Museum

500 N Indian River Dr, Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce 772.465.0630 • www.backusmuseum.com

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 Coast1707 NE Indian River


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 & Gallery80 E Ocean Boulevard, Historic Downtown Stuart 772.287.6676www.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.

The Dance Academy of Stuart

333 Tressler Dr., Stuart 772.220.9440 www.danceacademyofstuart.com

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. 10am-5pm Mon.Sat.; noon-4pm Sun. $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12, Children under 3 Free, Members Free.

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House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar Above galleries are listed as a benefit of Membership.

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 Martin County.

Lighthouse ArtsCenter

373 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta, FL 561.746.3101 www.lighthousearts.org

As northern Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest visual arts museum, the Lighthouse Center for the Arts is a two-building operation featuring a stand-alone school of art with classes for children and adults, beginner through professional levels; a popular summer camp for kids ages 4-16; and diverse and educational exhibits.

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.

Maritime and Classic Boat Museum1707 NE Indian River Dr., Jensen Beach 772.692-1234 • www.mcbmfl.org

The museum provides visitors a portal through time where they can experience maritime history’s greatest eras. Memberships available. Hours: Daily: 10–5 pm, Tues 10–7 pm, Sun 1–5 pm

Road to Victory Museum319 SE Stypmann Blvd., Stuart 772.692.0302 http://www.roadtovictorymilitarymuseum.org/

StarStruck Performing Arts Center

2101 S. Kanner Hwy. Stuart 772.283.2313 • www.StarStruckFL.com

StarStruck/Peter Jones Productions is aPerforming Arts Center offering classes and private lessons in: acting, singing, dancing, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, piano, guitar and musical theatre. They also present several stage productions each year.

Stuart Heritage Museum

161 SW Flagler Ave., Historic Downtown Stuart • 772.220.4600 www.stuartheritage.org


programs/organizations Academy of the Performing Arts 772.485.4044

The Academy offers private instruction on piano, voice, guitar, violin and other instruments. All activites of the Academy are located at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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, Women’s Club, 729 E Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

Artists for a Cause, Inc

802 SW Lighthouse Drive, Palm City 917.338.6319 • www.A4AC.org

A4AC facilitates artist support of the community, creating essential opportunities for artists in every genre while raising funds and awareness for important causes. We invite you to get involved as an artist, a non-profit, donor, or volunteer. Visit www.a4ac.com today to become a member, and witness the power of art.

Atlantic Classical Orchestra 772.460.0850 • www.acomusic.org Bach’s Children Music School

772.463.1186 www.bachschildrenmusicschool.org

Bach’s Children Music School is dedicated to providing music education in string instruments and piano to the children and adults of the Treasure Coast. Currently the music school offers private lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar and piano, as well as classes in chamber music for beginners through advanced students, group lessons for violin and cello for beginners, and an adult guitar class.

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 workshops.

Florida Arts & Dance Company

57 SW Monterey Road, Stuart 772.288.4150 • www.fladance.org

Florida Arts & Dance Company is a not-forprofit 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.

Garden Club of Stuart

772.286.4718 www.gardenclubofstuart.org

Hobe Sound Fine Art League

8879 SE Bridge Rd., Marketplace Plaza Hobe Sound • 772.546.2946 www.hobesoundartists.com (in process)

HSFAL is the only local art league which has its own space in which to exhibit members’ art for sale. We offer varied-media weekly classes, 2-day workshops by prominent artists, exhibit in indoor and outdoor art shows. We participate in numerous community charitable outreach programs, fund-raising events and promote fine art education among our youth via our scholarship fund. Our monthly meetings include an artistic demonstration (the public is welcome) on the 3rd Monday of each month from October thru April at 7:00 pm

Jensen Beach Art League

1052 NE Country Way, Jensen Beach 772.692.1884

The Jensen Beach Art League is the only organization in the Stuart area that provides art shows on the 2nd Sunday of the month at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach during the season from October through April, 10 am - 4 pm. Meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month at Artist Framing Gallery.

Log Cabin Senior Center

Langford Park Parks & Recreation Department 772.334.2926 • www.martin.fl.us.com

Martin County Library System

Public information line: 772.221.1403 www.library.martin.fl.us

Martin County Library System provides a gateway for meeting the educational, recreational, cultural and intellectual needs of our diverse communities by continuing to provide free and equal access to information, lifelong learning resources and services to people of all ages and abilities.

MSJ Artist Series

2655 SW Immanuel Dr., Palm City 772.287.8188 www.msjartistseries.com

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; monthly meetings with art programs: 3rd Mon of each month @ 1 pm Sept.May; Immanuel Lutheran’s fellowship hall, Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City.

Seabranch Art League

PO Box 6235, Stuart, FL 34994 www.seabranchart.com

“Open the Doors of Art to Our Communities” As a true artists’ cooperative, this group of skilled artists, some professional, meet once a month to share ideas and discuss exhibits and create art events. Each year the League is engaged in several charitable fund-raisers for the schools, organizations and communities in and around Martin County. The League has distinguished itself as a progressive presence in the cultural community.

Shiloh Theatrical Productions

772.221.1113•www.ShilohTheatrical.com Shiloh Theatrical Productions, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation offering musical productions at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Stuart. Our mission is to present quality musical experiences, theatre education, and support for developing theatrical and musical talent.

South East Florida Archaeological Society

772.225.6508 • www.sefas.org

StarStruck Performing Arts Center

2101 S. Kanner Hwy. 772.283.2313 • www.StarStruckFL.com

StarStruck/Peter Jones Productions is a Performing Arts Center offering classes and private lessons in: acting, singing, dancing, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, piano, guitar and musical theatre. They also present several stage productions each year.

Stuart Community Concert Band 727-487-4449

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 Assoc. 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

Visionary School of the Arts

772-834-8844 • visionaryschoolofarts.com 1650 S. Kanner Hwy.

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.

Gala Grand Opening of Allegro More than 100 people gathered on April 29 to celebrate the Treasure Coast arrival of a community acclaimed for transforming senior living. Arts and culture served as the centerpiece of the grand opening gala for Allegro, who donated all proceeds for the event to the Arts Council. Guests were entertained with music by jazz vocalist Sybil Gage as well as performances by the Bach Children’s Orchestra. The audience included notables such as Jim Simoneau, chairman of the Arts Council’s board; Stuart City Commissioners Mike Mortell, Eula Clarke and Troy MacDonald; Martin County Commissioners Patrick

Hayes, Doug Smith and Ed Ciampi; Steve Leighton, Rep. Tom Rooney’s Treasure Coast congressional liaison, and others. “We are excited to be partnering with Allegro in the spirit of the arts which is a shared passion,” enthused Nancy Turrell, executive director of the Arts Council.

pARTners ourour pARTners Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation

Frances Langford Foundation

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July 14, August 11 5-8 pm Harbour Bay Plaza Sewall’s Point


Free Summer Movies at the Lyric:

Get Shorty To Kill A Mockingbird Double Indemnity Kingpin The Wedding Singer Waiting for Guffman Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Witness for the Prosecution A Man for All Seasons All the King’s Men My Cousin Vinny For movie dates and times, visit www.lyrictheatre.com


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Periodic Event Discounts New in 2011: Inspired by Sessions

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ARTISTS: On-line Artists’ Registry



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Recognition in MartinArts Magazine VIP access to selected events




Benefactor Director’s $ Circle 500

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MartinArts Magazine Summer 2011  

Featuring the launch of the new Starstruck Performing Arts Center with Jennifer & Peter Jones, and the 25th Annual High School Juried Art Sh...

MartinArts Magazine Summer 2011  

Featuring the launch of the new Starstruck Performing Arts Center with Jennifer & Peter Jones, and the 25th Annual High School Juried Art Sh...