Discover Local Artists: Debbie Lee Mostel

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 2nd annual Landscape Exhibition Show awarded Debbie Lee Mostel’s SouthWest By Sky as Best in Show. The piece is an abstract mixed media expression from her collection “Technology Deconstructed/Nature Reconstructed,”and  features integrated circuits, a vintage globe and Tiffany Glass, all layered over a dramatic Southwest landscape.

Best-In-Show

Mostel with “SouthWest by Sky,” Mixed Media on Wood,  48 by 24 by 12 inches, $3,200

Mostel has two other pieces in the show, which runs through December 31.  JoAnne Berkow, gallery owner of Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery in Jupiter,  judged the show, which is comprised of 130 paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces.

As an avid nature lover and environmental activist, Mostel asks, “From the oceans to the deserts, are we going to take care of these gifts? Technology makes our lives more exciting and interesting but we still need to use this legacy wisely. Stepping back can be as important as stepping forward.

Mostel, trained as a goldsmith and glassblower with a BFA from California College of the Arts, is an avid collector of the unusual.  Combined into her works, the viewer will find tin wind-up toys, mummified amphibians, vintage hood ornaments and optically perfect Pyrex glass. To see her collection, go to Mostel’s Web site.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For information, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

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