Date(s) - 12/12/2019 - 03/08/2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Her Image
Juried exhibit focuses on women and women’s issues
STUART, Fla. — The Fort Pierce Art Club is presenting “In Her Image” — a themed, juried art exhibit that pays tribute to women and women’s issues — from Dec. 12 through March 8, at the Elliott Museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd. The exhibit is taking place in conjunction with the museum’s “Magnificent Me,” an interactive exhibition to explore the human body and its systems.
An opening night reception for both exhibits will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Reception admission is $5 per person and includes complimentary munchies and a cash bar. Reservations are encouraged; call 772-225-1961 to RSVP.
Using various mediums, 33 artists created their work of art on discarded mannequins provided by the Art Club. The exhibit is the brainchild of Jeanne Johansen with the Fort Pierce Art Club. The show’s pieces include creations by four male artists as well as female artists from four counties: Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach.
“I realized that throughout time, most sculptures have been done featuring men and warriors,” said Johansen. “So I got the idea to create an art show using mannequins with a women’s theme as a way to honor women.”
A portion of the entry fee and sales will benefit the Inner Truth project and the Fort Pierce Art Club. Both groups are not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organizations. The Inner Truth Project is committed to changing the conversation and eliminating the shame and secrecy of sexual abuse, violence or rape.
Adult admission to the Elliott Museum is $14, children 6 to 12 years, $6, and free 5 and younger. Operating hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for major holidays. For more information, call 772-225-1961 or visit www.elliottmuseum.org.
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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