The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta will unveil two exhibitions to kick off the cultural season in October: works by widely-collected neo-expressionist artist Hunt Slonem in “The World According to Hunt Slonem” and contemporary ceramics exhibition, “LUSH2.” Admission is free for members and a $5 suggested donation for nonmembers.
“The World According to Hunt Slonem” will show more than two dozen small and large-scale original works. Slonem, based in Manhattan, is known for his neo-expressionist style paintings of bunnies, tropical birds, and butterflies. His endearing subject matter, predominantly in oil on canvas, works in both contemporary and traditional settings.
Slonem’s work can be found in more than 250 museums across the world and is collected by celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, and Julianne Moore. The exhibition is sponsored by Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas Inc.
“LUSH2” is a contemporary ceramics exhibition that showcases current and innovative pieces that employ clay as a primary material. The juried exhibition features more than 75 works by artists from all over the country. Esteemed Los Angeles-based ceramicist Brian Rochefort will judge the entries and award more than $4,000 in cash and prizes. The ceramics range in scale and form, bringing exotic textures, glazes, and colors. The pieces are a combination of functional, sculptural, and experimental artistic expressions. First Republic Bank sponsors “LUSH2.”
Join Lighthouse ArtCenter for an opening reception and the “LUSH2” Awards Ceremony on October 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. A “Meet the Artist” reception is scheduled for November 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., where guests can meet and mingle with Hunt Slonem.