LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER KICKS OFF SUMMER WITH A FREE KIDS EVENT ON MAY 31

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Tequesta, Fla., (May 9, 2024) – Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) is gearing up for the summer season with an exciting Summer Kick-Off Event on Friday, May 31, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Held at LAC’s location at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469, this event offers free admission to the family-friendly “Stitching Spectacular” exhibition and engaging children’s activities, including storytimes, arts and crafts, a coloring contest, and light bites and refreshments. For more information, visit lighthousearts.org.

“Our Summer Kick-Off Event is a fantastic opportunity for families to come together and celebrate the beginning of summer with art and creativity,” expressed Jeni Licata, Executive Director of Lighthouse ArtCenter. “We’re delighted to provide complimentary admission to the ‘Stitching Spectacular’ exhibition and to offer children an array of interactive activities.”

Running through August 2, the “Stitching Spectacular” exhibition features the intricate textile art by Irem Yazici, which vividly brings to life scenes from the beloved children’s book ‘Princess Pinecone and the Wee Royals’ by C.C. Bernstein. Additionally, the exhibition will showcase eight collaborative textile yarn upcycle projects crafted by LAC’s summer campers. These pieces, aligning with the weekly summer camp themes, are available for a $300 donation, with each contribution funding a scholarship for a child to attend a week of LAC’s ArtCamp.

‘Princess Pinecone and the Wee Royals’ was inspired by stories Bernstein’s mother used to tell her before bedtime. The book centers on Princess Pinecone, who is the size of a grain of rice, and her friends and carries messages of empathy, forgiveness, and kindness. Bernstein earned an MFA in fictional writing from NYU and a B.A. in English from Georgetown University. She now resides in Connecticut, working on her debut novel.

Irem Yazici, the talented hand embroidery artist behind the intricate stitchings, is from Eskisehir, Turkey. Self-taught and endlessly creative, Irem’s work has garnered international acclaim and has been featured in prestigious publications such as TextileArtist.org, Vice’s The Creator’s Project, and Vogue.

Summer ArtCamp runs from June 3 to August 2 and provides kids aged 5 to 11 with an immersive artistic experience. From “Surfin’ Safari” to “Space Odyssey,” each week of camp offers exciting themes and hands-on projects, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more. LAC offers dynamic one-day workshops for teens aged 12 to 16 for $136 that explore fused glass, jewelry making, and recycled collage techniques.

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 with a Gallery & 2D Studio, a 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

561-746-3101

3D STUDIO

395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469

STUDIO 385

Jewelry and Textiles

385 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469

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Friday, May 31, 2024, 1 pm – 3 pm – Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) is gearing up for the summer season with an exciting free Summer Kick-Off Event. The event includes admission to the family-friendly “Stitching Spectacular” exhibition and engaging children’s activities, including storytimes, arts and crafts, a coloring contest, and light bites and refreshments. “Stitching Spectacular” features the intricate textile art by Irem Yazici, which vividly brings to life scenes from the beloved children’s book ‘Princess Pinecone and the Wee Royals’ by C.C. Bernstein. The event occurs at LAC at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469. For more information, visit lighthousearts.org.