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'Best of the West' at the Laura (Riding) Jackson House & 'Art Connects Across the Ages' at the Light House Art Center

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Indian River County’s Poet Laureate Sean Sexton and Light House Art Center Curator Janeen Mason

Fort Pierce - Friday April 29, 2022: This week on in Focus with IRSC Public Media we welcome Sean Sexton, Indian River County’s Poet Laureate and he is also a Board Member of the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation which is staging the 'Best of the West' poetry and Barbeque on Saturday May 14 on the Indian River State College Mueller campus in Vero Beach.

This is their 11th annual poetry and barbeque fest. It will feature 3 of the best contemporary western poets who will read some of their works. Its open to local poets as well. There will be lots of music and good food to boot! Learn more on the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation website here: lauraridingjackson.org.

And later we’ll hear from Janeen Mason, the Curator of the Light House Art Center in Tequesta. It’s a not-for-profit art center whose mission is to engage the community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions, and diverse special events.

One of those unique exhibits is coming up on May 5, ' Art Connects Across the Ages'. It features three exhibits, in four mediums: glass, wood, paper, and plastic. It is designed to delight the young and the young at heart. Learn more on the Light House Art Center website here: lighthousearts.org.