Meet the artists from Lighthouse ArtCenter’s newest exhibition, “Art Connects: Across the Ages,” on Thursday, June 16, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469. “Art Connects: Across the Ages” (running through August 6) features contemporary glass sculpture by world-renowned sculptors Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, and Bertil Vallien; evocative wooden wall CONSTRUCTS by Artist Tom Casmer; original illustrations from bestselling “Fancy Nancy” children’s book series by Robin Priess Glasser; original illustrations from two of Author/Illustrator Roxie Munro latest award-winning children’s books; and Bryan Ballinger’s playful plastic 3D Faulty Dogs.
The public is invited to meet two exhibiting artists, Tom Casmer and Roxie Munro, while enjoying the stunning art and the ArtCenter’s signature hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Admission is free for members and a $5 donation for nonmembers. For more information, visit lighthousearts.org.
“Learn about Tom Casmer’s inspiration for his hand-milled wooden CONSTRUCTS that contrast with sculpted glass pieces from a preeminent private collection in our Spencer Gallery,” Curator Janeen Mason said. “In the Shorr Gallery, meet Roxie Munro, whose award-winning nonfiction children’s books are available for signing. Her original illustrations are showcased along with illustrations from the popular Fancy Nancy series by Robin Priess Glasser.”
Tom Casmer was raised in the Midwest and studied at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning a BA Degree in Fine Art/Drawing and Painting. He later studied Design and Illustration, earning a BFA at the School of the Associated Arts (College of Visual Arts), also in St. Paul. Casmer has served on the faculties of the College of Visual Arts and Brown College in Minnesota and the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida. Over his career, he has also worked as an Illustrator/Designer both in-house and as a freelance artist. The shapes and forms of his high relief wood sculptures are reminiscent of Louise Nevelson and influenced by machines, diagrams, blueprints, and schematics which become the underlying themes in his work. These CONSTRUCTS are hand-milled with deep textural relief using a variety of sustainable woods.
Author and Illustrator Roxie Munro, visiting from Manhattan, has written and illustrated more than 45 award-winning nonfiction and concept children’s books and has 14 New Yorker magazine covers published. On exhibition are her original illustrations from “Dive In” and “Anteaters, Bats and Boas” and a selection of her New Yorker cover illustrations. Munro’s illustrations from both “Dive In” (2020) and “Anteaters, Bats & Boas” (2021) are exhibited in a colorful segmented mural. The illustrations are true-to-size sea creatures and rainforest animals living in their colorful ecosystems. “Anteaters, Bats & Boas” was recently awarded Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year 2022 and was recognized by American Scientist as one of the Top 12 STEM Books for children. Munro will be available for questions and book signings.
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.
LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469