The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta will welcome visitors to experience a collection of visual art that celebrates artists near and far. The Art Across Cultures gallery will feature two concurrent exhibitions: “Women in the Visual Arts” and “Art by Aboriginal People,” both on view from September 7 through October 30. Both exhibitions are in person with art available for purchase. Admission is free to members and $5 for non-members.
Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) is a nonprofit organization that supports professional women artists in South Florida and has more than 200 members. The juried “Women in the Visual Arts” exhibition features paintings, photography, jewelry and other mixed media by WITVA members, most of which has been inspired by the natural beauty of South Florida’s landscapes, ocean scenes, and wildlife.
“Art by Aboriginal People” features a private collection of paintings and wood carvings primarily made by prominent female Aboriginal artists from the central desert region of the Northern Territory of Australia. The paintings use a dot technique that creates a 3D effect and a sense of movement. The dot paintings tell stories with hidden symbols that have a deeper meaning about Aboriginal life. The back of the paintings reveals the artists’ location and the meaning behind the painting. The art has been ethically sourced and certified.
“Compare the dreamscapes of the Women in the Visual Arts to those of the Aboriginal artists and you’ll feel the grandeur of our differences and our similarities,” said curator Janeen Mason. “It will make for a day you won’t soon forget.”