Institute for Jewish Living Makes Debut

Institute for Jewish LivingOne of the first public events at the new Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13, 2013, when eight local artists will participate in a festive reception and fundraising exhibition.

Caron Bowman, Tammy Frand, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Jan Stein, Raine Teel and Mikki Viccoli are among the artists who will be presenting their pieces, along with Nina Fusco, who lives near The Loxahatchee Club, and Fern Samuels, who lives near BallenIsles. Mediums include acrylic, ceramics, mixed media, oil, photography and sculpted paper.

A reception and exhibition will take place every quarter, featuring a slate of new artists, said Bruce Benson, founder and executive director of the institute. All artwork is for sale, with a portion of proceeds from art sales going toward the institute’s mission of providing community and camaraderie to Jews in northern Palm Beach County.

For information, call 561-372-6188.

Beaux Arts Ball Exceeds Fundraising Goal

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art took in $110,000-plus during the 49th-annual Beaux Arts Ball, which had the theme ’50s Glamour and Rock ’n’ Roll.

Patrick and Jane O’Neill served as chairs of the Feb. 9, 2013, ball at The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter. Former actress, current artist and generous philanthropist Dina Merrill served as honorary chairwoman.

The ball’s fundraising success exceeded its goal, said Katie Deits, executive director of the center.

The center is in the heart of Tequesta and provides arts instruction for the community as well as exhibits of local, regional and national artists’ works. For information, call 561-746-3101.