Fine Arts


Fine Arts is one of four Intellectual Exploration areas which includes Humanities, introduce ways of experiencing and understanding a variety of artistic concepts, structures, and forms and seeks to foster critical and creative interpretations of artistic expression.

» Acting

Cultivate the ongoing understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression. It is our mission to be a catalyst for growth, discovery, creativity and to encourage every individual to meet their full potential, and to find their own unique voice.

» Arts and Inspirations

There is just as much inspiration in the world as there is in ourselves. Art is an inspiration to all mankind. Tree of Life Foundation supports all artists, from dance, music, theater and film to empower their talent in a way that will last forever.

Norton Museum of Art- Hope Alswang


» Dance

Dance enriches the lives of the community with diverse dance experiences. Dance is explored as an art form and as one of the humanities in a liberal-arts education.

Miami City Ballet- Pamela Gardiner
American Tap Dance Foundation- Tony Waag
IsadoraDuncan- Lori Belilove

» Film

Tree of Life believes in the power and beauty of film. The film industry has taken less than a century to grow into one of the most potent mediums for self expression. Film not only moves us emotionally, but also alters our everyday lives as an impetus for the study and criticism of history and society.


Film: Screen Writer/ Director
Turkles- Frank Eberling
Arts: Film Producer
Turkles- Kim Stryker
Arts Writer- Pete Nielsen


» Music

Music has the power to change and enrich people’s lives. Music exists to thrill audiences with the unique power and intensity of music.


Rawsrvnt, also known as Eddy Puyol from the reality TV Show Donald J. Trump presents The Ultimate Merger, is widely recognized as the Hip-Hop Worship pioneer. His musical style has broken through religious and musical barriers worldwide. In 2002, Rawsrvnt founded his own company, Soul Deep Ministries (SDM). SDM, a 501(c)(3) Not-for- Profit Organization, has utilized music as a means of sharing God’s love in a unique way to those within schools, neighborhoods, prisons, churches, and event  within the entertainment industry, showing them that God can use anyone to do anything forHis Kingdom as long as they have a willing heart. The organization has globally touched people from all walks of life empowering them with the understanding of God’s love and the value that He has placed on their lives.



Carma Foundation-Melky Jean

Kids with a Cause- Hillary Duff

Musicares Foundation- Neil Portnow

 » Theater

The mission of the Tree of Life is to experience the human spirit through the examination and presentation of dramatic work. Our purpose is to accomplish this, through our commitment to artists with the heart for theater.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre –Tricia Trimble
Only make Believe- Dena Hammerstei
Raymond F. Kravis Center- Judith A. Mitchell




What do you get when you take a group of highly motivated filmmakers and mix them in with some talented actors, some high-profile community groups, a veteran writer/director, and a movie script designed for some good, clean family fun with a strong environmental message?  You get TURKLES, an environmental, mystery-comedy for eight-twelve year olds and their parents, that’s what!

TURKLES tells the tale of a group of eighth grade science geeks at the fictitious Camp Loggerhead who team up to solve the mystery of who is stealing turtle eggs.  The bad guys are straight out of “the gang that couldn’t shoot straight”.  It doesn’t take long for the clever kids to catch the clueless culprits portrayed by BRIFT actors Steve Cohen, Tim Lawrence, Jim Lynch, and Tim Cook.

The feature-length movie is the result of the work of long-time Palm Beach County filmmaker, Frank Eberling, who teamed up with five motivated producers, actors from THE BURT REYNOLDS’ INSTITUTE FOR FILM & THEATRE, crew members from PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, local high schools, STARS Mission International and assistance from the LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER in Juno Beach.

Eberling, who has produced about 100 documentaries for Florida PBS stations, conceived of the idea after shooting several news stories about Loggerhead egg poaching, when he was a television reporter in the 1970s.  As a father, he always looked for films that were entertaining to children and would keep his attention, as well.  The result is a script designed to entertain the kids and provide some sound environmental information, while making adult audiences laugh at the silliness and ineptitude of the bad guys.

According to Eberling, it’s truly a grass-roots’ community effort, with local businesses providing meals for the cast and crew, and the County Film Office processing permits to shoot on local beaches and parks.   Night shooting was problematic, since you cannot use lights near the beach during nesting season.   Alternate, “fake beaches” along the Intracoastal had to be located and permitted.

Sr. Producers, Chel and Rob Tassey are designing a viral marketing campaign for distribution. Sr. Producer Kim Stryker serves as liaison with Screen Actors Guild, FFWC and other agencies.  They, along with Sr. Producers Christy Lee Taylor and Barbara Lee are securing donations, investments and distribution offers, shooting schedule, props, wardrobe, locations, logistics, and call sheets.

The two lead characters are portrayed by Haley Sicard of Stuart, and Noah Centineo, of Boynton Beach.   Along with almost fifty other ten-thirteen year olds, they spent several weeks on Juno and Jupiter beaches portraying counselors and campers at Camp Loggerhead.

Many adult actors in the cast will be familiar to viewers, including Maddy Curley, star of the feature film, STICK IT, and COLD CASE on CBS.   Other adult actors include Rob Tassey, Margaret Luce, Avery Sommers, Natasha Sherritt, Andrea Conte and Christy Lee Taylor.

Everyone has been asking about the significance of the name “Turkles”.  Ten year-old Charlie Schumacher portrays “Izzy,” a near mute child unable to pronounce the word “Turtles,” and it comes out “TURKLES.”


 “Saving the Planet, one TURKLE at a time.”
Coming soon to a theatre near you.
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Spoiler Alert:  “Turkles” may steal your heart.





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