ArtReach & Community
The Lighthouse ArtCenter continues to collaborate with local organizations to celebrate global harmony. Through the power of art, we gather together to share the rich cultural heritage of our neighbors from Guatemala. In memory of Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos, our community initiative One Jupiter reminds us of the importance of respect and unity through art. Please look for the brightly painted Peace Poles installed at the School of Art, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, El Sol, Head Start, Jupiter High School and the Town of Jupiter!
The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s outreach program, ArtReach, offers art instruction and materials to individuals who would otherwise not have the exposure to fine arts. We serve students with mental and/or physical handicaps, as well as those who are economically
disadvantaged or elderly. Our accomplished faculty utilize comprehensive curriculum to address the specific needs of these students. We have the privilege of working with Head Start (Jupiter and West Palm Beach), Martin County Special Needs, New Day Adult Care, El Sol Community Resource Center, Jupiter Medical Center, Cayuga Centers, Sandy Pines, as well as numerous
local schools and special needs programs (both offsite and onsite). The positive impact this program has had on the individual students is remarkable and would not be possible without the continued support of our members, donors and grants.
As Florida faces devastating pollution to our waterways, we are fishing for artistic development and environmental change! Solidarity Fish, created by our curator, Janeen Mason, have become an icon of the clean water movement in Florida. They have been seen in the Everglades and at the White House, on the steps of the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, in most major media outlets in Florida, as well as the New York Times. We continue to raise awareness and inspire stewardship with this striking
participatory art project. This summer, more than 300 children in our ArtCamp created solidarity fish revealing the potential we all have to TURN IT AROUND. For more information, visit SolidarityFish.com and like us on Facebook!
We are a proud member of Think Local Palm Beach County, often collaborating with locally owned, independent businesses. The Lighthouse ArtCenter participates in community building events, supports local artists and entrepreneurs, and is grateful to be active in the innovation and growth of our unique local economy.
As part of an international effort to fight hunger, the Lighthouse ArtCenter was the source for 1,000 ceramic bowls at Empty Bowls 2015. More than 350 people volunteered in our ceramics studio in the five-month effort to create the one-of-a-kind bowls that were sold at two events in February. We are proud to have been a part of this successful fundraiser that raised nearly $50,000 for the Palm Beach County Food Bank! Participants in the ceramics studio ranged in age from 2 to 89, from complete novices to professional
ceramic artists. Helping to feed the hungry families in our county through this local effort raised awareness of the power of art, teamwork, community and the need for volunteerism in our culture. We thank the many kind people who helped us make Empty Bowls 2015 a success!
To participate, sponsor or contribute to any of these programs, please contact
Cynthia Trone, Director of Education, at (561) 748-8737.