Last Thursday night, guests for the opening reception of two exciting shows at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, Landscapes: Painters of Scenery and the Halloween celebration Hocus Pocus, were also treated to a room filled with work by Mahlon Cline, painter, Lighthouse ArtCenter instructor and benefactor.
Mahlon A. Cline, who passed away in 2000 at the age of 94, was born February 13, 1906. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City, he later returned to teach and serve as chairman of their Visual Communications Department for thirty years. During that time he directed the curriculum for young aspiring artists, and at the same time he was actively engaged in design for business and industry. He managed the Mahlon A. Cline Agency, was foremost in the art of designing annual reports for national businesses, and published several books on advertising layout and criteria for judging works of art.
After retirement, he settled in Stuart, Florida where he continued to paint and exhibit his unique art in solo shows locally and in the New York area. Versatile in oil, acrylics, watercolors, collage, monoprints and drawings, Cline’s landscapes, seascapes, florals, and abstracts have an individualistic style with impressionistic and traditional qualities.
Throughout his life, he gave freely and generously of his many gifts and talents for the enrichment and enjoyment of others. When he died, he gifted his entire collection of art works to the Lighthouse ArtCenter as well as a large financial gift. In memory of the ten-year anniversary of his passing, the Lighthouse ArtCenter is honoring him with the Mahlon A. Cline exhibit now through November 2, 2010.
The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitor admission is $5 for ages 12 and above and free for members and those under 12. Saturday admission is free to the public. For information, call (561) 746-3101. Now enjoy the slideshow of Mahlon Cline’s rich work.
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