December 28, 2021, Tequesta, Fla. – Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) opens the new year with Warhol! Warhol! Warhol!, January 13 - March 23, 2022. The exhibition is a celebration of pop art that includes rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol; ceramist Ray Gross’s pop art sculptures including a life-sized porcelain Harley-Davidson; a Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale; James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show of patented Thurmanite art; and Ethical Metalsmith’s Mini Radical Jewelry Makeover. On opening night, January 13, 2022, guests will enjoy beverages and the ArtCenter’s signature hors d’oeuvres served alfresco in front of the gallery. The exhibition is free to members and $5 for nonmembers.
“In recent years the gallery has brought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim, Nick Cave’s renowned Sound Suits, and Kara Walker’s Sugar Babies,” states Curator, Janeen Mason. “We’ve curated exhibits showing Clyde Butcher’s iconic photos of the Everglades, and Edie Widder’s first photos ever taken of a giant squid alive. We’re keeping this trajectory of excellence with Warhol! Warhol! Warhol!”
Warhol! Warhol! Warhol! (Spencer Gallery) brings over twenty pieces of rarely seen original Andy Warhol art on loan from Beth Rudin DeWoody and Marshall Fields’s private collections. Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous artist in the last 100 years was an artist, director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. The exhibition gives locals and visitors the opportunity to view this iconic artist’s work in person. Although the original Warhol pieces will not be for sale, the other “Pop Art Inspired” work on exhibit in the Shorr Gallery will be available for purchase.
Ray Gross Pop Art Sculpture (Shorr Gallery) is a homage to Warhol’s Pop Art and includes a life-sized Harley-Davidson made of porcelain. Ray Gross is a celebrated ceramist who is known for his hand-built, hand-painted, hyper-realistic porcelain sculptures. His art depicts 3D items of everyday Americana, including utilitarian art objects such as paint cans, tubes, brushes, pencils, and other artist tools that have seized the attention of collectors, and have been installed in public and corporate spaces.
Also on display is a juried Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale featuring over sixty one-of-a-kind Warhol-inspired necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, and broaches created by artists from across the country.
James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show includes over thirty contemporary pieces of jewelry and sculptural objects by talented national and international artists. Paper Alchemy is a traveling exhibition of artwork that utilizes Thurman’s invention of handcrafted material created entirely of layered recycled paper and eco-resin, Thurmanite.
A mini version of Ethical Metalsmith’s Radical Jewelry Makeover, features upcycled or broken jewelry that has been re-purposed and designed into unique “new” pieces of jewelry.
For more information visit, lighthousearts.org/warhol/.
About Lighthouse ArtCenter:
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. The center has grown into a three-building campus consisting of a Gallery & 2D Studio, 3D Studio, and a Jewelry & Textile Studio. Supported by memberships, tuition, grants, and donations, Lighthouse ArtCenter serves over 20,000 visitors, 3000 students, 45 faculty members, 400 summer art campers, and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit under-served populations. For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.
LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY AND 2D STUDIO
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
Monday-Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
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Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
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Jewelry and Textiles
385 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
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January 13 - March 23, 2022, Lighthouse ArtCenter celebrates pop art with Warhol! Warhol! Warhol! exhibition that includes rarely seen originals by Andy Warhol; ceramist Ray Gross’s pop-art sculptures including a life-sized porcelain Harley-Davidson: a Pop Art Jewelry Show & Sale; James Thurman’s Paper Alchemy show of patented Thurmanite art; and Ethical Metalsmith’s Mini Radical Jewelry Makeover. The exhibition takes place at the gallery located at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469. The opening reception is January 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm and guests will enjoy beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and pop art. The exhibition is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.