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Article by Chris Kling
The Martin Artisans Guild is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour on March 6th & 7th, 2021! This is an amazing opportunity to meet and get rare personal insight into the creative processes of 30 different artists! FREE! The weekend event is a totally free, self-guided tour allowing visitors to meet and talk with the artists inside the world where they create, their unique studios. Curious art lovers can view original new work and purchase one-of-a-kind treasures directly from the artists. In 21 studios of 30 artists, you can see artwork creations in a variety of media including fiber, ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, mixed media, photography, and sculpture.

A free tour booklet has been provided by the Martin Artisans Guild that lists the artists and their studios with examples of their work. Art Explorers can see which artist interests them the most and plan their weekend accordingly. These booklets can be picked up in several local businesses; CourtHouse Cultural Center, Stuart Art Supply, Elliott Museum, Kling Gallery, Wine & Décor, Red Barn Furniture, Palm Room of Harbour Bay Plaza, to name only a few. You may go to MCOST.org to see a listing of all the studios. Each studio will have extra booklets to give out.

The MCOST event runs Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm daily, March 6th and 7th. It is held in the communities of Martin County including Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Salerno, Stuart and Jensen Beach. Don’t miss this chance to discover a treasure of your own!

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Right of Way: The Highwaymen

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A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, 500 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, USA
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While you're at the museum, take a break from your exploration and stop in for a bite to eat at the all new Philly Down South Café, which is located on the second floor.

No museum admission is required if you're only coming to the restaurant. Come as a couple, a family or plan to conduct your next business meeting there over lunch or dinner.

On Wednesday through Saturday, the Philly Down South Café serves lunch from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour is held from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday where an assortment of beer and wine is offered, two for the price of one. On Sunday, patrons can enjoy outside dining from the café’s food truck from noon until 4 p.m. The café is closed Monday and Tuesday.

The menu includes daily specials along with some of proprietor Jim Leary’s specialties, including Philly cheesesteaks, prime rib, seared salmon, pasta dishes, chicken Alfredo, chicken parmigiana and Caesar salad. The café also provides unique Chef specials as well as delicious homemade desserts. For pickup, reservations or private events, call 772-225-1961, or visit the website, www.phillydownsouth.net.

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The Elliott Museum is bursting with creativity with the addition of the Martin Artisans Guild Exhibit to kick off the group’s much anticipated annual Open Studio Tour. Twenty-nine artists are exhibiting their work in the museum's upstairs art gallery through May 31. You'll see inspirational artwork in mediums that include oil paintings, mixed media, jewelry, photography, watercolor on paper, acrylic paintings, ink on paper, bonded marble, pastel paintings, ceramics, fused glass and fiber art.

As an added treat for those who attended the exhibit’s preview reception held on February 17, an exclusive presentation of artwork also was exhibited in the museum’s downstairs Forum room.

"Any possibility for an elegant exhibition in Stuart is a prized opportunity," said Jane Lawton Baldridge, one of the participating artists. "Stuart is unique in its lack of gallery spaces. For the Elliott to offer guild members a chance to exhibit all together is of special value to those of us participating but hopefully also to the community who do not get to see us exhibit our artworks regularly. As both the Guild and the Elliott continue to form partnerships, it provides the community with the chance to learn more about the artists and their practice."

The Martin Artisans Guild is a nonprofit group of professional artists of Martin County. Many of its members are award-winning and some have shown internationally. Come and see for yourself what this exhibit is all about! For more details on the Open Studio Tour, please visit https://martinartisansguild.org/mcost-details.

The Barn Theatre Presents Neil Simon's Award Winning Comedy Play “RUMORS

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Stuart - One of Neil Simon's most celebrated comedy plays “Rumors” hits The Barn Theatre stage, March 11th thru March 28th. A Tony Award winner, “Rumors” takes place in a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples, about to celebrate the Deputy Mayor's tenth wedding anniversary, converge into an evening of confusion and mis-communication, all leading to classic farcical hilarity. Why did he shoot himself? Rumors abound!

Cast members include Hannah Jackson, Dave Murray, Katelyn Johnson, Jason Fisher, Tony Richards, Martha Kelley, Kevin Korman, Carey Anne Elmquist, T.J. Martinelli, and Vanessa Posso. The production team consists of Bryan Childe, Director, Jeanette Mazzella, Producer, Marcia Molinari, Costumer, Gus McGall, Set Designer and Set Construction, Mia Karrh, Stage Manager, and Elle Plasencia, Sound and Lighting.

Tickets are now on sale. All seats reserved. For tickets, call 772-287-4884 or visit The Barn Theatre website at www.barn-theatre.com. Call the box office for group and student discounts.

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Book your Private Lesson Today!

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Learn secrets from Master Local Artist, Mike Nolan! Mike is available for private lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. Please call Visionary office for available time slots. Mr. Mike has been teaching for Visionary School of Arts since 2014. His degree is from the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale. He and has been a professional artist and teacher for most of his life and loved painting since he was a child. Mike is well known locally and nationally for his amazing underwater paintings, reptiles, animal portraits and murals.

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Historical Society Welcomes New Car Curator


Stuart — The Historical Society of Martin County is welcoming Jim Ferrare as the new car curator of the Elliott Museum, one of two museums that the nonprofit organization oversees.

Ferrare’s responsibilities include managing the Elliott’s antique car collection of some 100 cars dating back to the early 1900s and utilizing the museum’s car assets to involve the community by participating in car shows and other car-related activities.

“This will allow us to bring membership and donors into the museum forefront, and to let the community know we have an excellent car collection and other activities so we can grow the museum and participate in community activities,” said Ferrare.

Ferrare has had a lifelong interest in cars and motorcycles and has volunteered as a docent at the Elliott Museum for over five years.

“I specialize in high end supercars but I’m learning all the details about the Model A’s and older cars, such as Model T’s,” said Ferrare.

His interest in high performance cars has included driving them on the track, which evolved into a teaching job and teaching high performance driving at different race tracks. He has taught at professional driving schools, qualified by Motorsports Safety Foundation, level 1. He teaches at all of the tracks in Florida; National Corvette Museum Track in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Virginia International Raceway; Barbar Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama; and Roebling Rode in Georgia.

“I’ve always had an interest in cars … actually raced motorcycles when I was younger, but I moved away from that and started doing the tracks with cars, which is significantly safer,” said Ferrare.

His personal car collection features a 1966 Corvette Coupe, a 2018 McLaren, a 2020 McLaren 600 LT Spyder, and a 2017 Audi R8.

Ferrare’s career spans 35 years working for FPL at its Turkey Point Nuclear station where he served as an engineering supervisor for 25 years and a maintenance department head for five years. He also spent 10 years in the United States Navy on a nuclear submarine.

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

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In Photo: J. Marshall Adams and LeVan Fee

Article by J. Marshall Adams/Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham

Museum members and the public gathered on December 5-6 for timed entries to safely enjoy the Opening Weekend for the special exhibition Insight: Photography of Jon Kral. The show features work from the renowned photojournalist, who spent his formative youth growing up in Fort Pierce back when it was a scruffy town on the edge of Florida’s cowboy country. Kral made a special trip from his home in North Carolina to greet visitors.

Throughout a long and diverse career of subjects, assignments, and publications (including the local favorite "Cracker: Florida's Enduring Cowboys"), Kral has always focused on his documentary interests, with a special attraction for people, places, and capturing just the right moment.

More than thirty black and white photographs depict many familiar Florida places and people, spanning the years from 1970 to 2020, with several never published or displayed before. The exhibition is on view through January 3, 2021.

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Helping People Succeed’s 2021 Art for Living Calendars Available for Sale and Online Virtual Gallery Launched!

20 Nov 2021 Helping Calendar

It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed distributes its popular Art for Living Calendars, available for residents and guests at local business outlets, including Barnes & Noble Book Store in Jensen Beach. Looking for that perfect gift? Helping People Succeed's 2021 Art for Living Calendar reflects the beauty we have right here on the Treasure Coast! Each month is represented by one of our talented local artists. The calendars sell for only $20.00 each.

Our featured artists this year include: Pam Patterson, Susan Roberts, Mary Neal, Marian Vitale, Diane Raymond, Dan Mackin, Chris Kling, Pat Hoshino, Stacy Ranieri, Julia Kelly, Sue Ann Saleeby-Mosley, Arundathi Wijetilleke and Amber Moran. We are also thankful for our underwriters: Water Pointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Green Design, Sandhill Cove, All Creatures Animal Hospital, NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating, Mark Brechbill, PLLC, Dave’s Plumbing, EW Consultants, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Arlington Electric and VITAS Healthcare.

The calendars are available for sale at the Helping People Succeed office, 1601 NE Braille Place, off Savanna Road in Jensen Beach as well as throughout the Treasure Coast. For a complete listing of outlets where you can purchase a calendar – visit our website at hpsfl.org.

Something special we are doing this year is showcasing the artists’ artwork through our online Art for Living Gallery. Not only can you view (and/or purchase) the artwork that is featured in our 2021 Art for Living Calendar – you can also see additional works of art displayed by the artists. Their artwork is also for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Helping People Succeed. The gallery can be found on our website at hpsfl.org. This state-of-the-art exhibit will be available for viewing from now through November of 2021.

Serving our community for over 56 years, Helping People Succeed helps develop healthy families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties by providing numerous parenting, mental health and behavioral support programs. Helping People Succeed also provides support services designed to enable adults with special needs to fully participate in volunteer and employment roles in our community.

For more information, visit our website at hpsfl.org or contact Glenna Parris at 772.320.0778.

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Discover Your Own Creative Super Powers!

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Exhibit now open through January 31, 2021. The Elliott Museum has installed a very cool exhibit that will allow you to explore your creative side! The exhibit features a Makerspace Lab with eight computer stations, four 3-D printers and two die-cut machines. You can create your own animated movies and paper engineering projects, and make designs that can be sent to our in-house 3-D printers and laser cutters. Helpful docents will be on hand to introduce you to our easy-to-use technology! All of this is included with the price of museum admission.

Additionally, we welcome you to the world of animation! It’s a world that’s larger-than-life, where a picture has the power to convey a thousand words, ignite an infinite realm of imagination, and create a limitless source of smiles.

On loan from the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, this captivating exhibit is a whimsical gallery of madcap characters from six of the world’s leading animation artists.

The exhibit showcases the art of six very popular animation artists, including Carter Goodrich, character designer for Despicable Me, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Hotel Transylvania, Brave, Open Season, Coco, as well as 17 New Yorker magazine covers (and counting).

We will introduce you to more of the participating artists over the weeks to come.

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