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Exhibit Dates: August 6 - September 17, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, August 6, 5:30-7pm
HORIZONS, a retrospective exhibition, will feature the works and careers of artists Jim Houser and Dan Mackin – both long time Hobe Sound residents. The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, August 6th from 5:30-7pm and will continue through September 17, 2021, at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery in downtown Stuart, FL.
Dan Mackin is a world-renowned artist who has captured his memories of travels to the Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, Asia and the Amazon River - where he spent time working as a tour guide. Dan’s work takes us all on a journey to paradise every time his brush touches a canvas, surfboard, guitar, Harley tank or piano. Dan has collaborated on projects with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Wyland Galleries, created posters and graphics for Quicksilver and various vineyards and breweries, and is one of only 29 artists worldwide to have a Disney license. His work is displayed both locally and across the globe, carried by galleries across Florida, and is collected by many.
“Everyone, at some time in their life, yearns to find their own peaceful paradise and escape from the demands of today’s hectic world,” Mackin says describing his artistic credo. “I offer viewers their own tropical paradise, embody my desire to preserve Earth’s fragile beauty, and encourage the harmony that exists between people and nature.”
Jim Houser’s career began over 50 years ago as both an artist and art educator. His works focus on the essentials to capture a scene or mood; all rendered in flat, sharply defined shapes and straight lines, with little or no scenic detail, and a minimal color palette. His award-winning works have been in numerous exhibitions since the early 1950s and can be found in many gallery and museum collections from Florida to California.
“I want the elements of my painting to be direct and simple so the viewers become immediately engaged in completing the painting from their experiences. I choose the flat clear colors of sea, sky, earth and create linear challenges in the perspective. The paintings can be appreciated as traditional landscapes, or as abstract design, or, preferably, as both.
Viewers can experience the spirituality of often overlooked portions of their visual life like the quiet beauty of a lone mailbox against a pure, blue sky; the drama of a busy intersection in familiar territory; or the lonely vista of a small house set against a line of open beach.” – Jim Houser
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October 12 - November 20
31st Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show
Featuring all Florida Artists in All Media
October 12 - November 20, 2021
Kirk Ke Wang, Juror
Juror's Lecture: Saturday, October 16, time TBD
: A Journey from the East to the West: Via PPT presentation, I will discuss the development of my creative career as an artist and educator, as well as my life experiences, from a labor camp to the high educational institution, from a traditional Eastern cultural background to the contemporary Western environment, from the pleasure of fulfilling an American dream to the struggle of facing challenges as a diaspora.
Cover Image:1st Place 2020 “Protect Us” by Stephanie Cunningham
December 4 - 29
Court Room Sessions
December 4 - 29, 2021
Contemporary Art Exhibition & Music Showcase
January 11 - February 26
Floridian Flavors - Characters, Culture & Cuisine
A Juried Exhibit of Textile Artwork by Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Florida Region.
We are proud our state is one of diversity and inclusion. People in Florida come from all over the globe and all walks of life. We have astronauts, mermaids, cowboys, pirates, princesses, and pioneers. (And Parrotheads!) This collection of juried art quilts made by Florida SAQA members celebrates the rich and varied cultures, clothing, food, holidays, languages, history, and customs of our inhabitants, visitors, and even the rare individuals who are Florida-born and lifelong residents.
January 11 - February 26, 2022
Marvin S. Cone 36th Annual High School Juried Art Show (2021)
Featuring art work from students of Martin County, Jensen Beach, and South Fork High Schools, The Pine School, and Clark Advanced Learning Center
Cover Image: Best of Show 2021 “Marine Imitation” by Cassidy Bean, Jensen Beach High School
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Gallery Location: 80 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
**Gallery Hours (only during an exhibit)
Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM | Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
A donation of $5 in support of our exhibitions and programs is requested.
**Court House Cultural Center is monitoring current Covid-19 health and safety regulations and will follow these guidelines:
- Per the recent CDC recommendations, we are strongly recommending that everyone visiting the Court House Cultural Center Galleries should wear a mask.
- Masks will continue to be made available at the entrance..
- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
- We ask that you do not come to the gallery if you have a fever or any flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with anyone presumed or confirmed to have COVID-19 within the past two weeks.
- Note that while we have done our best to minimize the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus, this risk cannot be completely eliminated. You will enter at your own risk.
Sponsored in part by the Florida Dept. of State, Div. Of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.