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Meet the artists in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s new exhibit, “Art Connects: Across the Ages,” Thursday, June 16, 5-7 p.m. at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469. “Art Connects: Across the Ages” (until August 6) features contemporary glass sculptures by world-renowned sculptors Chihuly, Lino and Vallien; the evocative wooden wall “CONSTRUCTS” by artist Tom Casmer; original illustrations from the best-selling children’s book series “Fancy Nancy” by Robin Priess Glasser; original illustrations from two of author/illustrator Roxie Munro’s latest award-winning children’s books; and the fun Faulty Dogs 3D plastic dogs by Bryan Ballinger. The public is invited to meet two exhibiting artists , Tom Casmer and Roxie Munro, while enjoying the stunning art and signature ArtCenter appetizers and refreshments Admission is free for members and a $5 donation for non-members. are. For more information, visit

“Discover Tom Casmer’s inspiration for his hand-milled wooden CONSTRUCTIONS which contrast with sculpted glass pieces from a preeminent private collection in our Spencer Gallery,” says curator Janeen Mason. “At the Shorr Gallery, meet Roxie Munro, whose award-winning non-fiction children’s books are available for signing. Her original artwork is featured with illustrations from the popular Fancy Nancy series by Robin Priess Glasser.

Tom Casmer grew up in the Midwest and attended Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota where he earned a BFA in Fine Art/Drawing and Painting. He then studied design and illustration, earning a BFA at the School of the Associated Arts (College of Visual Arts), also in St. Paul. Casmer has served on the faculties of the College of Visual Arts and Brown College in Minnesota and Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida. During his career he has also worked as an illustrator/designer both in-house and as a freelance artist. The shapes and forms of her high relief wooden sculptures are reminiscent of Louise Nevelson and are influenced by machines, diagrams, plans and schemes which become the underlying themes of her work. These CONSTRUCTS are hand milled with a deep textured relief using a variety of durable woods.

Author and illustrator Roxie Munro, visiting from Manhattan, has written and illustrated more than 45 award-winning children’s concept and nonfiction books and published 14 New Yorker magazine covers. The exhibition features his original illustrations from “Dive In” and “Aneaters, Bats and Boas” and a selection of his New Yorker cover illustrations. Munro’s illustrations from both “Dive In” (2020) and “Anteaters, Bats & Boas” (2021) are displayed in a colorful segmented mural. The illustrations are of life-sized sea creatures and rainforest animals living in their colorful ecosystems. ‘Anteaters, Bats and Boas’ recently received the Bank Street Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year 2022 and was recognized by American Scientist as one of the 12 Best STEM Books for Children. Munro will be available for questions and autographs.

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