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VOL. 25 NO. 1                                                                             JANUARY 2024

      Pinot And Picasso: Unveiling The 2024 Art For Living Calendar

      By Glenna Parris
         Helping People Succeed’s Pinot and Picasso, An Evening
      of Fine Wine and Art, celebrated 10 years of distinction while
      unveiling the 2024 Art for Living Calendar at Harbour Ridge
      Yacht & Country Club on Nov. 18.
         Artists displayed their calendar pieces in addition to several
      other paintings available for purchase at the popular event. Artists
      include Kirsty Smith Innis, Marian Vitale, Charles T. White,
      Susan Clifford, Stacy Weller Ranieri, Pat Hoshino, Dan Mackin,
      Patrice Scott, Don MacIntosh, Sharon Ferina, Pamela Patterson,
      Sue Ann Mosley-Saleeby, Holly Cannon and Laura DeBerard.
         Fullhouse Entertainment livened up the room as nearly
      200 guests were greeted with an extravagant silent auction   Bill Lichtenberger, Linda and Randy Prange
      while sipping cocktails. Guests were later seated in a formal                                        Darcy Weir, Bill and Susan Clifford
      setting for a delectable plated dinner served with wine      Major  sponsors  included  host  Bill  Lichtenberger,
      pairings. Sponsors were recognized as well as event host,   Celebrities Fore Kids sponsored by Marlene Filer, Allen      A special highlight of the evening was the viewing of
      Bill Lichtenberger. Emcee Darcy Weir shared her personal   Herskowitz, Bob Weissman, John and Dot Coblentz, Bob   original Picasso pieces from a private collection. The works
      volunteer experience with Helping People Succeed and noted   Crandall, Jack and Ginny Luther, Live Hearty, James and   of art included the Tete de Femme – a linocut in color,
      that, in the end, as she learned from one of the clients with   Jayne Mondello, The Silvester Foundation, Fred and Patty
      disabilities, we are all winners.                  Pollak, Team Temara, and Treasure Coast Urgent Care.   Pinot And Picasso on page 3
      Education Foundation Of Martin                                                                        ArtsFest 2024 …

      County Announces Teacher Of The                                                                       What’s New?

      Year Award Winners                                                                                    By Jackie Holfelder

                                                                                                               ArtsFest has been dazzling the Treasure Coast since 1988.
         T he  E du c a t i o n                             The Education Foundation also recognized Joy    The 2024 version promises to continue the tradition … with
      Foundation of Martin                               Kastanias of the  Treasure Coast Classical Academy,   some special new twists to add to the excitement.
      County announced its                               who won the middle school category, and Kyle Gorton      Set for Feb. 10 to 11 at East Ocean Boulevard and
      Teacher of the  Year                               of  South  Fork  High  School,  the  high  school  category   Memorial Park in downtown Stuart, ArtsFest will run from
      winners during a special                           winner. In all, there were 24 nominees competing for the   10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
      celebration on  Nov.  3                            top spots.                                            Born of a desire by MartinArts to promote and celebrate
      at  the  MIDFLORIDA                                  In addition, Bessey Creek Elementary won the Spirit   local arts and culture, ArtsFest brings the community together
      Credit Union Event                                 Award, which was based on its theme, costumes, props   every year. The fine arts are the backbone of the event, thanks
      Center. Joshua Perry                               and enthusiasm.                                    to the reputation of the participating artists. But it doesn’t
      of  Crystal  Lake                                    Perry is currently a fifth grade teacher of gifted students   end there. Music, kids’ activities presented by community
      Elementary School                                  at Crystal Lake Elementary. He began teaching there in   organizations, student art, the Chopped competition, and
      took  top  honors  and                             2017. He also serves as the head coach of the Anderson   other events will ensure that ArtsFest will maintain its award-
      was named the 2023/24  Martin County School District’s   Middle School girls’ basketball team and an assistant coach   winning image.
      Martin  County Teacher  Teacher of the Year winner   of South Fork High School’s girls’ flag football team.     Southeast Tourism Society highlighted ArtsFest as one of
      of the Year. He will go  Joshua Perry of Crystal Lake      “Having a positive                         20 events not to be missed from across the entire Southeast
      on to represent Martin  Elementary School and Devin   i m p a c t  o n t h e  n e x t                 United States.
      County in the state  Carlson, partner and general   generation is what inspires                          Watch talented students and professional artists create
      competition  to  become  manager of Audi Stuart, Infiniti   me,” said Perry. “I consider              outstanding chalk art that is a part of a grant from the
      the Florida Department  Stuart and Alfa Romeo Stuart,   myself a beacon of light for                  State of Florida, division of arts and culture to bring new
      of  Education’s Teacher  the event sponsor. Photo by   my students – not out of
      of the Year.          Doreen Poreba                arrogance, but out of joyful
         De vi n  Ca rl son,                             acceptance of the onus that
      partner and general manager of Audi Stuart, Infiniti Stuart   comes with this profession.”
      and Alfa Romeo Stuart, the event sponsor, presented Perry      Kastanias began teaching
      with his award.                                    at Treasure Coast Classical

                                                                                 Ian Cotner and Joy Kastanias
                                                                                 of the Treasure Coast
                                                                                 Classical Academy, middle
                                                                                 school category winner.
                                                                                 Photo by Doreen Poreba     Entertainers at 2023 ArtsFest

                                                                                 Education Foundation       ArtsFest 2024 on page 3
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