Take your friends, neighbors and family to Lake Worth this Saturday for a special event. The Centennial Committee of Lake Worth has planned many events for us to celebrate with this artist haven. This Saturday, March 9th from 11 – 4, you can take a self-guided tour beginning in Downtown Lake Worth. Participating galleries and cultural stops are offering freebies and specials. Bruce Webber Gallery is hosting an exhibit, “Florida, Back in the Day” featuring prominent Palm Beach artist, Bill Benjamin. The Rickie Report hopes to see you there!
Florida, Back in the Day
An Exhibit of Original Paintings
By Palm Beach Artist
The Bruce Webber Gallery joins in the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the State of Florida and the centennial of the City of Lake Worth with an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach artist Bill Benjamin.
Opening Reception with the Artist
Thursday March 7, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
JOIN IN THE FREE GALLERY WALK
SATURDAY MARCH 9th
11 – 4
Exhibit continues through March 23rd.
Bill Benjamin grew up in Palm Beach, the eldest son of William Benjamin, II, of Southampton and New York and Odette de Bruniere, of Paris, France. Bill’s mother was an accomplished artist. Besides his parents’ encouragement and his mother’s example, Bill counts his education at the Choate School and particularly the Cosnard course on the history of French art as major early influences of his lifelong interest in the Impressionist style of painting.
After studying Fine Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans, Bill worked primarily in the marine construction industry, including a year spent in Hawaii at the Naval Base in Pearl Harbor. The Eighties saw Bill’s return to Palm Beach and his art career, which was well received within the community, with gallery shows and many private and commercial clients for both works in oil on canvas and murals, particularly featured in Jennifer Ash’s book, ‘Private Palm Beach’.
Bill’s paintings feature prominently his interest in plein air and marine subjects with an impressionist flair. Please join us for this nostalgic exhibit of old Florida. For more information contact:www.webbergallery.com or call 561-582-1045.
Featured venues include:
- The Lake Worth Playhouse which will be open for touring during the Art Walk from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
- The Stonzek Theatre which will host an open house from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with short films and fun cartoons on screen.
- Chafin Music will feature an exhibit of posters created specifically for Chafin Music Center by school aged children.
- The Bruce Webber Gallery will feature an exhibit of paintings by Palm Beach Artist Bill Benjamin entitled; Florida, Back in the Day.
Other participants include:
- BAMBOO ROOM
- CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY
- DAVID TORRELLA PHOTOGRAPHY
- DOWNTOWN DANCE
- JIM M. HERTZ STUDIO
- LAKE WORTH ART LEAGUE
- LAKE WORTH HISTORICAL MUSEUM
- LAKE WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
- MARGOT STEIN GALLERY
- MARYANNE WEBBER GALLERY
- McMOW ART GLASS
- STUDIO DANCE
The Art Walk is a self guided tour and will take place rain or shine. For more information contact: Maryanne Webber at 561 585 0003 or Webbergalleries@bellsouth.net
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