Tequesta, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2014) —The Lighthouse ArtCenter has named Cynthia Trone director of its School of Art.
“New leadership means new opportunities to grow,” said Katie Deits, executive director of the Tequesta museum and art school, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Over the past year, Ms. Trone has proven her leadership abilities, first as executive assistant and now as director of the school, which offers courses in painting, drawing, ceramics, jewelry making, photography and sculpture. She also will oversee the ArtCenter’s summer camp programs.
It’s something that comes naturally for her.
Ms. Trone managed Jupiter Outdoor Center and Jupiter Pointe Paddling for six years and taught thousands the simple pleasure of the glide. She also is the volunteer Project Lead for Expedition Florida 500, a statewide conservation effort.
“We look forward to Cynthia guiding some of our relationships with other local organizations by integrating environmental themes in the art projects our students create,” Ms. Deits said.
Ms. Trone graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
A Jersey girl who was raised with Manhattan in her backyard, she spent her 20s and early 30s on the coast of Maine. She raised her three children in Burlington, Vt., and moved to Tequesta in 2005.
“I invite everyone to stop by the School of Art, see what we do, then enroll in a class,” Ms. Trone said.
The School of Art is around the corner from the museum, at 95 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Call (561) 748-8737