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Alliance of Artist Communities

ACA - Atlantic Center for the Arts

Fine Arts Work Center

Upcoming Events

Sebastian Art Studio Tour, February 9, 2019

The Sebastian Art Studio Tour is an effort to raise the awareness of the quality of art and the growing community of artists and artisans in this small city on the shores of the Indian River Lagoon. Tour artists' studios in the beautiful riverfront city of Sebastian, Florida. For more information, visit the SAST website at www.sebastianartstudiotour.com.

Meet 'n Greet the Artist

STOUTHOUSE recently welcomed their latest Artist-in-Residence, painter Mary Pratt. Please join us for a “Meet ’n Greet” event at Café Latte Da on Thursday, February 28th from 5 to 7pm. The event will feature artwork by Ms. Pratt for viewing and sale. Stop by and say hi, enjoy a coffee featuring beans from local Vero coffee roaster Rio Coco Café as well as a biscotti and other Café Latte Da treats, and the music of guitarist Alesandra Valenzuela, the first alum of STOUTHOUSE’s residency program.

Café Latte Da is located in The Village Square, 1101 US Hwy 1 in Sebastian. For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sebastiancoffeehouse.

Click on the image above for a printable copy of the event flyer

Martini Madness, March 2019

Martini Madness will be our spring fundraiser, featuring the art of our latest Artists-in-Residence, Mary Pratt. Please check back for details as they become available, or subscribe to our email list and be the first to receive notice of our events and happenings!

Past Events

Poetry, Wine & all that Jazz, Saturday, November 24, 2018

The STOUTHOUSE fall fundraiser will feature our latest artist-in-residence, John Lunar Richey. Richey is a poet and song writer who hails from New Jersey.

When it comes to poetry, its strength is proven in New Jersey poet John Lunar Richey’s new book Dark Pastures (Iniquity Press/ Vendetta Books, 2018), a selection of old and new songs and poems. Richey is no stranger to the scene. He has played with such greats as Thomas Chapin in the cult band Machine Gun, as well as in the bands Lunar Bear Ensemble and Lunar Ensemble along with musicians like Bob Musso. As Danny Shot puts it in his blurb, this book is “the story of a life…as impossible as it sounds, decadent and innocent simultaneously.” The work is dark, at times, frightening but also tender.
- "Galatea Resurrects" blog, April 11, 2018

Richey will be joined by Indian River County Poet Laureate, Sean Sexton, for a select reading of his poetry, as well. The event will feature jazz music by the Ron Pirtle Quartet while enjoying enticing hors d'oeuvres, wine and coffee provided by Cafe Latte da, and the opportunity to bid on the following silent auction works-of-art items:

  • Jim Cohoe, ceramic vase
  • Mark C. Kirby, mixed media
  • Greg Hills, photograph
  • Don Ray, fish print
  • Quentin Walter, "Jazz Series" watercolors
  • Riverside Theatre Evita tickets

The event will also feature a special performance by musicisn and songwriter Alesandra Valenzuela, a STOUTHOUSE Artist-in-Residence Program alumni. And an additional treat, the amazing Xaque Gruber has graciously agreed to be our Master of Ceremonies!

Xaque Gruber
Xaque Gruber’s first TV writing credit came with reuniting the cast of his favorite 80s soap “Dynasty” for the 2006 CBS special “Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar.” Since then, he’s written many other TV and film projects, hundreds of pieces for The Huffington Post, The Press Journal, and other news outlets. He is author/illustrator of the book, A Big Adventure In The Smallest State: A History of Rhode Island For All Ages. His fine art has been shown in galleries from Maine to Los Angeles. Through the 1990s, Xaque taught art in New England to thousands of schoolchildren. In 1999, he was nominated for Massachusetts Art Teacher Of The Year. He teaches art all around the country including at The Vero Beach Museum of Art. He runs the Monhegan House Watercolor Workshop in the summer. Xaque holds a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute, a Masters in Education from Tufts University and a Masters in Television Production from Boston University. He recently wrote and directed his first film, a short comedy called The Pistol, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival - making him the first Vero Beach filmmaker to be accepted at the world's largest film festival. He is currently working on directing his first comedy feature film, Sallywood.

Poetry, Wine & all that Jazz is generoulsy underwritten by Robert Beeman, Peter Roberts, and an anonymous donor. In addition to our silent auction items, sponsors also include Varietals and More of Vero Beach. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact STOUTHOUSE Artistic Director Quentin Walter at 772.589.8826, or send us an email.

TWO CHORDS, March 25, 2018

STOUTHOUSE is excited to present Peter Myers, current artist-in-residence in a benefit concert, TWO CHORDS. The event will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mr. Myers composes his own songs and plays guitar. Mr. Myers received the Jersey Acoustic Music Award for TOP FOLK/AMERICANA ACT in 2013 and Album of the Year for his CD release “Jigsaw Monet.” Daniel Boone, his friend who is also from New Jersey, will perform on bass and Geoffrey Myers, Peter’s brother, will complete the trio on mandolin.

George Ireland, a local thespian, will read a compilation of poetry written by Mr. Myers as well.

The location for TWO CHORDS is the art filled Lagoon front home of sculptor and musician Geoffrey Myers, and brother of Peter, at 13725 North Indian River Drive, Sebastian, FL.

Wine will be provided courtesy of Varietals and More of Vero Beach, and will feature the culinary talents of "Chef Huey."

Thanks to our sponsor Leeward Roofing of Sebastian!

Please reserve in advance for $40.00, check payable to STOUTHOUSE 13700 Ruffner Lane Sebastian, FL 32958 or by using the PayPal option below. Price at the door, if seating is available, is $50. Funds benefit the STOUTHOUSE artist-in-residence program and building fund.

Click on the image above for the event flyer
Peter Myers at STOUTHOUSE

viva STOUTHOUSE !, November 18, 2017

Thank you everyone for your participation and support of the viva STOUTHOUSE ! fundraising concert, on November 18th, for the STOUTHOUSE "Artist in Residence" program and new building fund. The event was held at the Marsh Island Club, featuring classical guitarist Miguel Bonachea, hors d'oeuvres and sweets, with refreshments. The food, weather, setting, and music were all spectacular!. Please see the very nice article the VeroBeach 32963 newspaper did on our event, with photos of some of those attending.

Marsh Island is an exclusive private residential community located along the County Route 510 causeway in Wabasso. The address is 9155 Marsh Island Drive, Vero Beach and you may find more information about the community at www.marshislandvero.com.

For more information about Maestro Bonachea, click here.

To listen to a sample of Maestro Bonachea's playing, visit this YouTube site.

At the home of artist Geoffrey Myers, Sebastian
Performing Artists - Geoffrey Myers, Penny and Mike Brown, Bob Bronar, Chris Campbell, Robert Johnson, Richard Powell, Chris Salerno, and Al Scortino.
Click here to link to the full-length video from the House Concert, on the STOUTHOUSE Facebook page.
Video by David Bazinet, Director, STOUTHOUSE

NURTURE THE FLEDGLING, Saturday, April 18, 2015
Photos by David Bazinet, board member of STOUTHOUSE

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"Writing the check to STOUTHOUSE" left Suza Talbot, right George Ireland Musician, Geoffrey Myers; Artistic Director of STOUTHOUSE, Quentin Walter; supporter George Ireland; guest Diane Rose, and guest from Baltimore, Maryland, Seth Foster.
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"Magnificent Thirteen" left to right: David Bazinet, Tim Glover, Chris Salerno, Marlin MacLaughlin, Geoffrey Myers, Richard Wise, Lisa Angell, Suza Talbot, Diane Rose, Quentin Walter, George Ireland, Seth Foster, and Dawn Miller. "In Conversation" Dawn Miller and Seth Foster.


Sebastian Art Studio Tour February 7, 2015

House Concert with Thomas Wesley Bowman
December 19, 2014

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