After providing artistic entertainment and craft projects to people of all ages at home, The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery unveiled its first completely virtual art exhibition, the “Faculty Exhibit & Treasures from the Collection,” on August 1. The exhibition features more than 200 works by the center’s talented faculty as well as pieces from the gallery’s private collection for art lovers, collectors, and artists to enjoy and purchase, with proceeds supporting the ArtCenter’s faculty and programs.
Faculty artwork in mediums like ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings will be on display and available for purchase from the exhibition. Standouts from the ArtCenter’s private collection include landscape artist John Lee Fitch’s Woodland Waterfall, Mark T. Smith’s Son of Apollo, and multiple pieces by Purvis Young, one of Florida’s most celebrated artists. Young’s work depicts the struggles and joys of Miami’s Black community and can be found at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and two Smithsonian museums.
“The Lighthouse ArtCenter has provided uninterrupted arts and cultural programming for over fifty years. This virtual exhibition, shown through a digital magazine, is one way the ArtCenter has adapted to current times to continue to bring art to our community,” says curator Janeen Mason. “The pandemic has given us an opportunity to lay the groundwork for the future through the addition of online exhibitions and classes that have expanded our reach.”
For more information or to purchase featured art, visit the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Gallery’s website.