Norton Exhibit Captures the Beauty of NYC’s Industrial Growth

Bellows, Henri, O’Keeffe, Sloan are among noted American artists who will be featured in an exhibition chronicling the industrial growth of New York.  The Norton Museum presents: “Industrial Sublime”, showing art work which captures the ‘beauty’ of the city’s urban transformation.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit which opens on March 20th.

 

 

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Presents:

“Industrial Sublime”

March 20 through June 22, 2014

 451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 Billowing smoke, booming industry, noble bridges, and an epic waterfront formed the landscape of a dramatically evolving and growing New York City in the first 40 years of the 20th century. The special exhibition, Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900-1940, presented by the Norton, illustrates the convulsive changes of the New York metropolis and its rivers. The exhibition, on view from March 20 through June 22, 2014, features more than 60 paintings and works on paper by acclaimed American artists such as George Bellows, Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Sloan, and includes five paintings from the Norton Collection.

 

 

 

 

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Cecil Bell’s “Welcoming The Queen Mary”

 

 

These works explore the development of a new mode of landscape painting portraying the rise of American industrialism.  Instead of painting pastoral lakes and majestic mountain ranges, these artists focused on arching bridges, swinging cranes, and ocean liners moving in and out of the city’s harbor.  In chronicling modern New York, these artists created a new visual vocabulary called the Industrial Sublime.

 

 

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Leon Kroll’s “Queensborough Bridge”

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is an important exhibition that examines a topic that has not been looked at this broadly until now” says Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum. “It is an especially nice fit for the Norton, which has such a strong early 20th-century American Collection.”  She adds that, “Museum visitors will enjoy seeing works by well-known artists like Bellows and O’Keeffe as well as wonderful paintings by artists who will likely be new to them.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is organized by the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y., and co-curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, independent curator and director of the John F. Folinsbee catalogue raisonné project, and Bartholomew F. Bland, Hudson River Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs. Norton Curator Ellen Roberts contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue titled, “Contested Waterfront: Environmentalism and Modernist Paintings of New York.     

 

 

About the Norton Museum

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. Thursdays are half price for everyone. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org

 

 

 

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Can a Business Community Succeed Without Culture? Palm Beach Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

What do business owners consider when relocating their enterprises?  The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce invites you to breakfast and an exchange of views.  Rena Blades, President and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will moderate a panel discussion on music, drama and the visual arts with three leaders in the community:  Daniel Biaggi  (Palm Beach Opera),  Hope Alswang (Norton Museum of Art)  and SueEllen Beryl (Palm Beach Dramaworks).  The Rickie Report looks forward to the event and shares the details with you here.  

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce 2014 Guide. Cover artwork by Cheryl Maeder

 

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce

 

 

WHAT’S CULTURE GOT TO DO WITH BUSINESS PROFITS?

CAN A BUSINESS COMMUNITY SUCCEED WITHOUT CULTURE?

 

 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 

Chamber President Kevin Lamb will open the February 13th meeting at The Breakers Palm Beach at 8:15.  Chamber members attend the monthly breakfasts at no charge.   Future members may attend by making reservations on-line at www.palmbeachchamber.com. for $40 in advance or $50 at the door.  Seating is limited.  Early reservations are encouraged.

 

 

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Palm Beach Dramaworks

 

 

 

Palm Beach County is poised to grow with the relocation of businesses around the country.  What do the decision-makers consider when relocating their businesses?  What are they looking for?   The BDB has long stressed the importance of location conveniences, strong educational opportunities, local talent and a community that offers a diverse cultural experience.  

 

 

 

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The arts are important!   Learn more about  Palm Beach County, Florida’s cultural capital and the wealth of offerings available that continue to draw new industries here.  Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, will moderate a panel discussion on music, drama and the visual arts with three leaders in the community:  Daniel Biaggi  (Palm Beach Opera),  Hope Alswang (Norton Museum of Art)  and SueEllen Beryl (Palm Beach Dramaworks) .

 

 

 

 

Harriet Himmel Theater, Home of Palm Beach Opera

Harriet Himmel Theater, Home of Palm Beach Opera

 

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Receives Bernays Award

for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County received the Bernays Award for its marketing and public relations campaign surrounding “The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery World” exhibition. The award was for a project by or on behalf of a non-profit organization.
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The “Deep and the Shallow” campaign was deemed by the Gold Coast Public Relations Council to be the best campaign in South Florida at communicating the mission and reach of the Council in Palm Beach County, as well as the Council’s dedication to local artists through education, opportunities to exhibit, and marketing and public relations support. The awareness campaign consisted of collateral materials, news releases to local media, a catalog, exhibition, lecture series, magazine feature article and cover, all featuring the original photography of Palm Beach County artists, including the “Shark Whisperer” Jim Abernethy. “The Cultural Council is honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs for the council. ‘To be recognized for our work in support of local artists is very gratifying.”

From “Deep and Shallow”

The Gold Coast Public Relations Council is the largest independent organization of public relations, marketing and communications professionals in South Florida, with members coming from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. The group awarded the Cultural Council the Bernays Award during its 10th annual awards program at the Boca Dunes Golf and Country Club in Boca Raton on January 24.
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The award is named after Edward J. Bernays, considered the “father” of public relations.  The “Deep and the Shallow” exhibition of underwater photography was held from November 21 to January 18 at the Council’s main exhibition space and headquarters in the 1940 Streamline Moderne-style Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. landmark building at 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.
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About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

The Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council markets the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administers grants, expands arts and cultural education, advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies and serves the arts community through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences.   Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com   or 561-471-2901. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

 

 

For more information please contact   Laurel Baker 655.3282 laurel@palmbeachchamber.com  or Rena Blades, 471.2901 or rblades@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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Norton Museum Collaborates with Andy Warhol Museum in Premiere Exhibit “Baby” Jane Holzer

Palm Beach native Jane Holzer was Andy Warhol’s first and most glamorous superstar, as well as a lifelong intimate.  She offers a singular insight into understanding  Warhol as a “prescient artist, media star, and focus of the 1960s cult of personality”.  The Norton Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum, will present the first exhibit to focus on the relationship between the artist and his muse.  A special “Warhol and Film” panel discussion takes place on February 2nd.  The Rickie Report shares more details in this article.

 

 

 

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The Norton Museum of Art

 

Presents a Major Exhibition

 

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Andy Warhol’s First Superstar, “Baby” Jane Holzer

 

Warhol and Film panel discussion at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

 

Art 101 mini-course, Warhol’s ‘60s:  Feb. 26, March 5, and March 12

To Jane, Love Andy Curator’s Conversation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Exhibit will be on view  Feb. 2 – May 25, 2014

 

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art, in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum, is presenting the first exhibition to focus on the relationship between artist Andy Warhol and his muse Jane Holzer – popularly known as “Baby Jane.” To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol’s First Superstar, will be on view Feb. 2 – May 25, 2014 and explores the Holzer’s rise as well as Warhol’s art, emphasizing the period of 1962-1965.  The exhibition will include films featuring Holzer, paintings, sculpture, and prints, as well as rarely seen material from Warhol’s own “Time Capsules.”  A Warhol and Film panel discussion is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, featuring Holzer and prominent curators familiar with Warhol’s films.

 

 

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Jane Holzer – Warhol film still

 

“As Andy Warhol’s first and most glamorous superstar, as well as a lifelong intimate, Jane Holzer offers singular insight into understanding  Warhol as a prescient artist, media star, and focus of the 1960s cult of personality,” said Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton. “The Norton is delighted to celebrate Jane Holzer who is a Palm Beach native and continues to have close associations with the community.”

 

 

 

The exhibition examines the rise of “Baby Jane,” a nickname given to Holzer by a Women’s Wear Daily columnist in 1962. Through fashions Holzer wore during the height of her modeling career for Vogue (among other publications), fashion layouts, and photographs of Holzer, her  early, independent identity and associations with the fashion world will be explored. The frenzied attention paid to Holzer prompted author Tom Wolfe to profile her in his 1964 essay, “The Girl of the Year.”

 

 

 

Holzer’s entry into Warhol’s circle and her role as a member and muse who contributed to the early years of his New York studio, The Factory, is seen through Warhol’s art and, especially his films which were of primary concern to him at the time.  Warhol created many of his iconic works, including the various series of paintings titled, Flowers, Jackie, and Death and Disasters during Holzer’s association with the studio from approximately 1962-1965. He also produced many films during this time with Holzer’s participation, including Kiss (1963-1964), Soap Opera (1964), Batman and Dracula (1964), and eight Screen Tests (1964-1966), among others.

 

 

 

“Holzer provides a significant counterpoint to many of the other visitors to Warhol’s studio,” Brutvan said. “She entered The Factory as an established, successful model. Warhol benefitted from her ‘it’ girl status and social connections. Holzer, in turn, benefitted from Warhol’s filmmaking, which fulfilled her early ambition to be in movies.”

 

 

 

“Andy Warhol and Baby Jane Holzer hold a special place in American pop culture,” said Norton Museum Executive Director Hope Alswang. “He was the epitome of the avant-garde and she was the epitome of style. The Norton is honored that Jane entrusted the Museum to draw back the curtain on this very public, yet intimate friendship to better understand this rich period in Warhol’s life and in American art.”

 

 

 

With updated technology by The Andy Warhol Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to create their own “Screen Test” while experiencing one of the challenges Warhol’s stars faced – sit for three minutes without blinking. Each visitor’s screen test will be posted on a custom web page where it can be shared with various social media outlets.

 

Exhibition-related programs include:

 

Warhol and Film panel discussion at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014: The panel features distinguished museum curators familiar with Warhol’s contributions to film, including Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art; Claire K. Henry, Senior Curatorial Assistant, The Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Geralyn Huxley, Curator of Film and Video at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.  Jane Holzer is the panel’s special guest. The program is free with Museum admission.

 

 

Art 101 mini-course, Warhol’s ‘60s: This three-part course looks at the heyday of Warhol’s Factory, and other contemporary approaches to art that continue to resonate today; gallery discussions and power-point presentations led by Museum staff, 1 to 3 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays: Feb. 26, March 5, and March 12. Registration is $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Call (561) 832-5196, x 1113.

 

 

 

To Jane, Love Andy Curator’s Conversation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014: Organizing curator for the exhibition, Cheryl Brutvan, leads a discussion of the exhibition during Art After Dark.

 

 

 

Cinema of the ‘60s series, beginning 6:30 p.m. March 20, 2014: Film scholar, author, and former Palm Beach Post Books Editor Scott Eyman screens cutting-edge films by some of the most daring filmmakers working in New York during the 1960s. Each screening will be followed by a discussion. The series opens during Art After Dark with D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back, a documentary about Bob Dylan’s 1965 UK concert tour, and closes on April 17 with films by Warhol. This program is made possible in part through the generosity of the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.

 

 

About the Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for members and children ages 12 and under. Special group rates are available. Admission is half-price for all on Thursdays. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit   www.norton.org.

 

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Dazzling Objects d’Art by David Webb at Norton Are Spellbinding

The Norton Museum of Art presents the first retrospective of famed American jewelry designer David Webb, whose creations are inextricably linked to the heady and free-wheeling spirit of the 1960s and early 1970s.   The exhibition will also feature preparatory drawings and special displays that offer behind-the-scenes insights into the making of Webb’s jewelry, as well as photographs, magazine spreads, and advertisements that demonstrate the taste-making position Webb held in American high society.  The Rickie Report shares information about the exhibit, which should not be missed!

 

 

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The Norton Museum of Art Presents

First Major Retrospective

 

of

Designer David Webb’s Jewelry, 1960-1975

 

 

Exhibition Features Mid-Century Designs, 

Including Bejeweled Animals and Pieces Owned by Jacqueline Kennedy

 

Exhibit is on view through April 13, 2014

1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL

 

 The Norton Museum of Art will present the first retrospective of famed American jewelry designer David Webb, whose creations are inextricably linked to the heady and free-wheeling spirit of the 1960s and early 1970s.  David Webb: Society’s Jeweler will bring together 80 extraordinary examples of Webb’s jewelry from necklaces and rings to pieces made in hammered gold, jade, coral, enamel, and precious stones. The exhibition will also feature preparatory drawings and special displays that offer behind-the-scenes insights into the making of Webb’s jewelry, as well as photographs, magazine spreads, and advertisements that demonstrate the taste-making position Webb held in American high society. The exhibition is on view through April 13, 2014.

 

 

 

 

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Coral Seahorse Brooch, 1966. Coral, diamonds, cabochon emeralds, platinum gold. Courtesy of Private collection.  Photo by Ilan Rubin

 

 

 

“This exhibition will put Webb’s designs in the context of his era and demonstrate how Webb perfectly met the needs and desires of that zeitgeist to create memorable and dazzling objects d’art,” said Exhibition Curator Donald Albrecht. “At the height of his fame in the ‘60s and early ‘70s, he created official gifts of state for the White House. His client the Duchess of Windsor called him ‘Fabergé reborn,’ and Jacqueline Kennedy dubbed him a modern-day Cellini.”

 

 

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Heraldic Maltese Cross Coral Brooch, 1964   Cabachon green onyx, coral, diamonds,sapphire, gold. Courtesy of a private collection. Photo by Ilan Rubin

 

 

 

The exhibition will trace the evolution of Webb’s style from his elegant variations on flowers in the 1950s to the muscular aesthetic of his Vogue-named “fantastic bestiary” that characterized his work in the 1960s and continued throughout the early 1970s. Inspired by travel and almost weekly visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Webb created distinctly modern, Pop-Art spins on historical forms and techniques from across the globe. Webb also worked closely with celebrity clients like Doris Duke and Elizabeth Taylor to create unique, bespoke pieces.

 

 

 

“The Norton Museum of Art is thrilled to present the first retrospective of David Webb’s work,” said Executive Director Hope Alswang. “His story is truly an American one of self-invention, and his groundbreaking designs captured the spirit of his time and continue to influence jewelry design today.”

 

David Webb: Society’s Jeweler includes these themes:

 

Signature Styles explores just that, including his line of “fantastic bestiary,” inspired by animals and other natural forms; the ways in which he updated historical motifs from sources ranging from China to Mexico, Greece, and India; and his fascination with bold, geometric forms, including the art deco. This section will also include a selection of original design drawings, which show the pieces of jewelry in the conception phase.

 

 

 

 

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Elephant Brooch, ça 1960s  18k gold and platinum, pearls, emeralds, diamonds. Courtesy of Hollis Reh & Shariff, Southampton, NY. Photo by Ilan Rubin

 

 

 

 

Rousing Reception examines the social and critical acclaim given to Webb and his work. The section profiles the women who bought and commissioned Webb jewelry. Editorial layouts of Webb’s jewelry in publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Town & Country will underscore how his bracelets, rings, brooches, and necklaces complemented the era’s fashions, from severely simple sheaths to exotic, wildly patterned garments.  Webb’s jewelry regularly appeared in Hollywood films, and excerpts from several, featuring Doris Day, Susan Hayward, and Lana Turner, among others, wearing Webb’s creations are included in the exhibition.

 

Superb Techniques focuses on the remarkable workmanship of Webb’s jewelry. There also will be video of contemporary workers in the Webb studio demonstrating the enameling, jewel-setting, and casting that set Webb’s pieces apart.

 

 

The exhibition’s galleries are being designed by architect Peter Pennoyer and interior designer Katie Ridder. Husband and wife, Pennoyer and Ridder also designed the David Webb flagship boutique and atelier on Madison Avenue, which opened in April 2013. The pair created the boutique as a series of stylish salons, and look to create the same sense of luxury and intimacy for the exhibition’s galleries. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turtle Shell Compact, 1966  Turtle shell, oval-cut emeralds, circular cut diamonds, gold.  Courtesy of Richters of Palm Beach.

 

About David Webb

 

Webb was born in Asheville, N.C. in 1925, and as a youth served as an apprentice to his uncle’s silversmith shop. In 1942, at the age of 17, he moved to New York where he attracted the attention of stylish and wealthy socialite Antoinette Quilleret, who helped Webb found an atelier that soon gained a devoted following of high-fashion figures. By the 1960s, Webb’s clientele included Doris Duke, Diana Vreeland, and Elizabeth Taylor, among others, for whom Webb’s dynamic jewelry perfectly suited their larger-than-life personalities.  At the height of production Webb employed 100 jewelers. In 1963, Webb opened a retail salon on East 57th Street, where he remained until his untimely death at age 50 in 1975. The store, now at 942 Madison Avenue, continues to carry on his legacy of extraordinary design and masterful workmanship.

 

About the Norton Museum of Art

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under. Admission is half price on Thursdays. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.

 

 

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Jane Saull’s Underwater Images are Unique

Jane Saull is an emerging artist who brings a new look to the art of underwater photography.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share her abstract, macro photography in this article.  Jane has been diving since the age of 14 but has only recently started to share that passion publicly.  Entering her first juried exhibition only a few months ago, Jane is already garnering attention!  Read more in this article.

 

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Underwater Abstract Photography

 

 

"Hells-A-Poppin" by Jane Saull

“Hells-A-Poppin” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane has supported the Arts in South Florida since relocating here from Mississippi in 1975.  Jane’s role has recently changed from supporter of the Arts to participant as she has decided to document and share her lifelong affinity for the ocean and scuba diving through the medium of underwater photography.  Jane delights in shooting a variety of underwater subjects with a special interest in abstract, macro photography.

 

 

"Nautilus 2" by Jane Saull

Nautilus 2″ by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane enjoys combining her professional insights with underwater photography to challenge the brain and eye to perceive the familiar and unfamiliar in extraordinary ways.  She tells The Rickie Report, “Scuba diving and capturing images of our underwater world constantly inspires me and reinforces the miracle of underlying Energy and harmony.”

 

"Blenny in a Bottle" by Jane Saull

“Blenny in a Bottle” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane fell in love with scuba diving and the Ocean Realm at the age of 14 while sailing with family members in the Bahamas.  This love affair has evolved into a lifetime passion. 

 

 

 

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Scuba diving has enabled Jane to experience exotic destinations, meet interesting people and deepen her understanding of our vital role in the conservation of our world’s precious oceans and seas.

 

"Undulation" by Jane Saull

“Undulation” by Jane Saull

 

 

When not diving the beautiful local reefs or traveling the world in pursuit of new experiences and photographic subjects, Jane enjoys spending time with her three daughters and son-in-law.  The other “kids” are her beloved poodles, Romeo and Pearl, and her horse, CJ.

 

 

"Bubble Dreams" by Jane Saull

“Bubble Dreams” by Jane Saull

 

 

Jane is a member of The Lighthouse Art Center, The Norton Museum of Art, The Palm Beach Photographic Centre and The Artists in Florida as well as numerous local Performing Art and Community Service organizations.  She holds the Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders as well as the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counseling.  She resides in Hobe Sound, FL and is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

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For more information about Jane’s photography, please email  Jsaull9519@aol.com    or call  (772)-781-2179.

 

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Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach CALL for VOLUNTEERS!

The excitement of the Premiere of Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach is building!  The Rickie Report is coordinating volunteers  -  a few hours of your time and expertise.  You will be able to attend the event at which you volunteer at no charge, mingle with the artists and art buyers and truly be among the greater community of Palm Beach County, making a statement, “Art lives here!”  More details are in this article.  Feel free to share and ask some friends to join you for this remarkable opportunity!

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach Offers 7 Art Destinations

January 23-28, 2014

Be A Part of this Exciting Premier Event!

Volunteers Needed!

Organizer and Founder of Art Palm Beach,  Lee Ann Lester, is collaborating with a group of Palm Beach County artists led by Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt.  They have organized art community leaders throughout Palm Beach County under the banner of Art Synergy.  This is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
Art Synergy, Art Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Cultural Council, will produce 6 inaugural satellite exhibitions throughout Palm Beach County in conjunction with the world-renown Art Palm Beach event at the Palm Beach Convention Center, January  23- 28, 2014. This coordinated five day event includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art institutions and museums.  Each art district will offer gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, fashion shows, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews and art performances. Maps and schedules of events will be available. 

The Participating Art Districts include:

  • Art Palm Beach – Art Synergy will host an information booth (January 23-26)
  • Boynton Beach – “ARTal’FRESCO ”  (January 24th  7 – 11 pm)
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach – “Continuum”
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach  - “ArtX ”  (January 25th  5-11 pm)
  • Lake Worth – “ArtPOP” 
  • Palm Beach – Worth Avenue
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts & Antiques District, West Palm Beach
Volunteers are needed at most of the locations.  We need the entire community to get involved in even the smallest of tasks.  “It is a significant step in telling the world that “art lives here”.  It is Palm Beach County’s milestone moment. Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents,  Art Palm Beach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”, Lee Ann Lester states. 
  Volunteer Opportunities
Including distributing informational materials about Art Synergy Events:
  • greeters ( both inside and outdoors)
  • greeters at the valet parking (outdoors)  Art X  January 25th
  • serving food (both inside and outdoors)
  • salespeople (both inside and outdoors)
  • electricians  (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • carpenters   (BEFORE THE EVENT)
  • sound engineers  (BEFORE and DURING the Event at ARTal’FRESCO)
  • lighting coordinators  (BEFORE and DURING the EVENT)
  • Assist with Guided Art Tour Art X January 25th 6-9 pm

Also on the Art Synergy “wish list” :

  • grant writer  ( BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)
  • legal expertise in setting up a not-for-profit entity   (BEFORE and AFTER the EVENT)

Visit https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc for up to date happenngs and information.

 

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For general information about Art Synergy, contact:  Rolando Chang Barrero  786-521-1199  or  Craig McInnis  561-389-4800 or visit  Art Synergy Website         ArtPalmBeach          ActivistArtistA Blog or Art Synergy on Facebook
To Sign Up For A Volunteer Shift please send an email to  Rickie@therickiereport.com and indicate:
Preferred date, time (day or evening), location, volunteer position and any other areas of expertise you can share.   RSVP ASAP!

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A Nostalgic Look at “Instant Photography” at the Norton Museum

The Norton Museum will present “The Polaroid Years”, featuring works from Ansel Adams to William Wegman.  We live in a world dominated by Twitter, Instagram, and Skype.  Every phone is a camera and real-time isn’t really “real” until it has been posted on Facebook.  It is nostalgic to remember a time when waiting 90 seconds for a photograph to develop was known as “instant photography.”  The Rickie Report hopes you will take your children and grandchildren to this exhibit.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to share what photography means to multiple generations. More details are in this article.

 

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Presents a look back at The Polaroid Years”

Exhibition features work

from

Ansel Adams to William Wegman  

 

 

 The exhibition opens Dec. 19, 2013  through March 23, 2014

 

 

Curator’s Conversation

 

January 9, 2014

6:30 pm

 

Tim B. Wride will discuss The Polaroid Years 

 

 

 

In a world dominated by Twitter, Instagram, and Skype, where every phone is a camera, and real-time isn’t really real until it has been posted on Facebook, it is rather nostalgic to remember a time when waiting 90 seconds for a photograph to develop was known as “instant photography.” If one process and company was synonymous with the “instant photography” experience, it was Polaroid. “For three generations of artists, the use of Polaroid instant photography changed the making and meaning of images,” says Tim B. Wride, the Norton’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.

 

 

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Chuck Close, “Self-Portrait” 1979

 

To illustrate Polaroid’s influence on art and the artist, the Norton presents The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, a survey exhibition bringing together about 180 groundbreaking Polaroid pictures by more than three dozen artists, spanning 40 years from 1972 — the year the SX-70 camera was released — through the present. The exhibition opens Dec. 19, 2013 and is on view through March 23, 2014.  Wride will discuss The Polaroid Years during a Curator’s Conversation at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2014 during Art After Dark.

 

 

 

Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Chuck Close, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman as well as a new generation of artists, including Bryan Graf, Anne Collier, Lisa Oppenheim, Dash Snow, and Mungo Thomson, are among those represented in The Polaroid Years. In conjunction with the exhibition, Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Brandt is creating a site-specific installation using a new instant film produced by The Impossible Project, a company created by 10 former Polaroid employees who bought the last operating Polaroid factory, saving this process from extinction.

 

 

 

Instant photography arrived in the hands of artists at a time when the world of fine art photography had recently become fertile ground for artistic experimentation. The exhibition focuses on how the medium inspired artists to explore previously uncharted territory. Included is a range of photographic approaches and sensibilities that express an interest in upending established parameters of photography in many ways. In an examination of the phenomenon of instant photography—in particular Polaroid, a brand known for its innovation and responsiveness to artistic endeavors—we see how it has influenced and inspired amateurs and professionals for nearly 40 years. By juxtaposing early experimental work with more recent forays into the possibilities of the medium, The Polaroid Years tells a more complete story of instant photography than has yet been revealed.

 

 

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Ulrich Tillman, “Table on Wheels in front of windows”, 1987

 

This exhibition was organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York with research support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and exhibition sponsorship by the Smart Family Fund for Art Exhibition Support. It is curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography.

 

 

About the Norton Museum

 

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays).

 

 

General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org

 

 

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Cheryl Maeder’s Artistry is Featured on Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Guide

Cheryl Maeder’s reputation as an international artist is well known, but her latest art reveal was very local!  The Rickie Report sent out a Call to Artists, which Cheryl answered.  Her photograph was chosen for the cover of the Annual Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Guide!  While you can see her art work in Paris or London, you won’t have to go that far. We are pleased to share some of Cheryl’s accomplishments in this article and tell you about some of her local upcoming exhibits!

 

Cheryl Maeder

 

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Cheryl Maeder began her photography studies while living in Switzerland at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.  She left Switzerland and returned to the United States. After much hard work and perseverance, Maeder opened her photography studio in San Francisco. For the next 15 years, she worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer shooting campaigns for clients such as Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein and Marriott Hotels among others. Her work was the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on “Real Women, Real Beauty”, which was shown in the United States and throughout the world.

 

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Gary Antonio, Mayor of West Palm Beach, Jeri Muoio, Cheryl Maeder

 

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director, Laurel Baker shares, “Cheryl is such a nice person and SO enthusiastic – just what Palm Beach needs:  the guide theme this year is ENJOY Palm Beach – as you can see from the attached, the image, in her very special style, is of Mar-a-Lago – what greater center for enjoyment since its creation – AND the ocean site of the wreck of the Providencia from which the cocoanuts came.”

 

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Greg Beletsky,Manager of Ralph Lauren, Worth Avenue and President of Merchants of Worth Avenue, Mayor of Palm Beach, Gail Cogniglio, Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach, Cheryl Maeder

 

Baker goes on to say, “The image was selected for its originality, its capturing of the essence of Palm Beach – grandeur, beauty – the quintessential image of enjoyment that tantalizes all of ones senses.   This is the ninth year that the chamber has had original art for its cover – we are really looking forward to next year for a decade of art!” 

 

Maeder’s photography work is in the permanent collection of the Frost Museum and exhibited at Boca Museum of Art, Norton Museum and Florida Museum for Women Artists. Her work has been awarded the Artoteque Biennial Contemporary Art Award of Excellence, International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup, Women in Photography International, Hasselblad Lurzer’s International Screenings Award and was a finalist in Art Takes Miami 2012, Juried Competition by Artists Wanted & Scope Art Fair.  Her photographs have been auctioned in Sotheby’s and are collected worldwide, including Shanghai, Singapore,  Paris, London, Istanbul, Miami and Toronto.

"Far Away" by Cheryl Maeder

“Far Away” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Maeder began her current body of fine art work entitled Dreamscapes when she traveled through the coastal towns of the Costa Brava in Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color, she began experimenting, using her photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and Maeder, as a photographer, uses her camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, Cheryl Maeder conveys to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

 

 

Artist Statement

 

The Dreamscapes Series are inspired by my travels to the Mediterranean coastal towns of Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color before me, I began experimenting, using my photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and I, as a photographer, use my camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, I want to convey to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

 

"Grapefruit Girl" by Cheryl Maeder

“Grapefruit Girl” by Cheryl Maeder

 

“Cheryl Maeder is one of those rare talents that seems to effortlessly combine painting and photography into an engaging visual statement.  She balances realism with a soft-focused whisper of faded color, creating her works with a sprinkle of magic that leaves the viewer in a dreamy state…Maeder allows us to bring back our own nebulous memories of people and places through her photo postcard-like compositions, which are pushed to the edge of recognizability.”  Bruce Helander is an Artist & Arts Writer for Huffingtonpost.com and Art News Magazine.

 

 Exhibitions coming up:

Scope Art Fair, Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY,  Booth #H09
VIP Premier Dec. 2nd
Show dates Dec. 3-8th
Sensibilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Miranda
Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero
ActivistArtistA Gallery Boynton Beach Art District
Dec 28th 2013 Opening
VIP Reception Jan 24th
Exhibiton Dec 28th thru Jan 31, 2014
Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY
VIP Preview Jan 23
Show dates: Jan 24th thru Jan 27th.
The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to represent the business community, bring in speakers who can address relevant issues, provide for the exchange of ideas and strengthen the influence of commercial interests for the betterment of the entire town.  For more information about the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, please contact  Laurel Baker, Executive Director  561.655.3282 

For more information about Cheryl Maeder please visit: http://maederphotography.com/   or email her at maeder@maederphotography.com

 

 

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Phyllida Barlow SOLO Exhibit at Norton for Recognition of Art by Women

The Norton Museum of Art has selected Phyllida Barlow as the featured artist for their RAW (Recognition of Art By Women).  The third exhibit to be dedicated to a living female artist, it promises to be profound.  The Rickie Report hopes you will come to the Norton to see some amazing sculpture, explore all the Norton has to offer, and meet the artist.  More details are in this article.

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Norton Museum of Art Announces

2013 RAW Artist:

Phyllida Barlow

Meet the Artist

Tuesday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm

1451 S. Olive Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art has selected Phyllida Barlow as the third artist to be featured in its annual Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) series of annual solo exhibitions devoted to living female artists. Opening on Dec. 3, 2013 and on view through Feb. 23, 2014, Phyllida Barlow: HOARD features large-scale sculptures and installations made from repurposed materials. The exhibition is organized by Cheryl Brutvan, the Norton’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art.

 

 

“The Norton is committed to recognizing women who have made enormous contributions to the field,” said Hope Alswang, director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art. “Phyllida Barlow has had a profound impact on how artists today think about and make sculpture. Not only has she trained a generation of leading artists in Britain, her work since the mid-1960s has pushed the boundaries of the medium. From her use of industrial materials like concrete and wooden pallets to her playful sense of formalism, Barlow has redefined what sculpture can be, and personifies the mission of RAW—to promote the work of contemporary female artists who revolutionize their mediums.”

 

"Brokenupturnedhouse" by Phyllida Barlow

“Brokenupturnedhouse” by Phyllida Barlow

 

Using such materials as cement, wire netting, polyurethane foam and other overlooked and unglamorous building blocks, Barlow has used her considerable depth of understanding of the medium to create tactile works that eschew the idea of permanence.  From large scale works – towering cylinders made from cement and fabric – to colorful, chaotic bunches of tape and ribbon affixed to a wall, Barlow creates an uneasy tension within a space.

 

 

At the Norton, Barlow will fill galleries from floor to ceiling, and create destabilizing, intriguing installations for visitors to walk around and through. The exhibition  will feature work created especially for the Norton RAW exhibition as well as existing pieces never before seen in the United States.

 

“We are delighted to be among the first U.S. institutions to recognize and present Barlow’s influential contributions to the field of sculpture,” said Brutvan. “Barlow is the quintessence of a RAW artist and we look forward to recognizing her achievements in a major installation at the Norton.”

 

 

About the Artist

Phyllida Barlow was born in 1944 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She lives and works in London.  Barlow began teaching art in the early 1960s, and in 2005 became the first female professor at the Slade School of Fine Art. She retired from teaching in 2009 after an influential, 40-year teaching career. Barlow’s recent solo exhibitions have included a major show at Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany (2012); siege at the New Museum, New York NY (2012); Phyllida Barlow: Bad Copies at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England (2012); Cast at Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany (2011); and STREET at BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2010).

 

 

In 2010, Barlow was featured in a critically acclaimed, two-person show at the Serpentine Gallery, London, with Nairy Baghramian. Her work was also presented in the First Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art, at the Mystetskyi Arsenale, Kiev, Ukraine (2012). Other recent group exhibitions include Sculptural Acts, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2011); Before the Law at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2011); and Displaced Fractures, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland (2010). In 2011, Phyllida Barlow was elected a Royal Academician.

 

 

About RAW  

The mission of RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) is to highlight and promote living women artists working in painting and sculpture. The program is made possible by a grant from the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/ML Dauray Arts Initiative that allows the Norton to organize six special exhibitions, featuring living women artist. The grant encompasses funding for exhibitions, publications, research, and educational programming, and includes the funding of a Sophie Davis Curatorial Fellow. The inaugural RAW exhibition in 2011 featured the first Museum survey in the United States and England of the rarely-exhibited paintings and drawings of British artist Jenny Saville. The second exhibition, in 2012, was devoted to Sylvia Plimack Mangold’s paintings and prints of landscapes of the past three decades.

 

About the Norton Museum

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. Thursdays are half price for everyone. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. 

 

For additional information, please call 561-832-5196, or visit www.norton.org

 

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Girls “Get-Aways” in Palm Beach County

Looking for a weekend “get-away”?  The Rickie Report knows that Palm Beach County is THE place to go!  This article gives an overview of the many varied activities Florida’s Cultural Capital® offers!

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Let’s go girls! We know you `just wanna have fun’ right?! Spend your next weekend getaway in Palm Beach County where shopping, pampering and adventure await you – in Florida’s Cultural Capital®  Explore venues and locales online at http://artscalendar.com/thepalmbeaches
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Want to get away? You deserve it! Spend your next weekend getaway kicking your heels up with the girls in Palm Beach County – where culture has found its place in the sun®. Leave all your cares behind by checking into one of Palm Beach County’s quaint, boutique hotels or high-end luxury resorts, with vacation packages sure to suit individual tastes and budgets. Unpack, feel the energy, and start enjoying some valued “me-time” by heading straight outdoors to the pool or beachside cabana for refreshments, local music, and just plain, `fun-in-the-sun.’
At the Beach

At the Beach

Find a cozy spot to call your own somewhere along the county’s 47-plus miles of intoxicating, gorgeous coastline to help you unwind and de-stress from busy schedules soon forgotten.  Settle in to a sandy space and relax. Florida’s Cultural Capital® provides a palette that allows you to set your pace from slow to go! So much variety makes planning a weekend getaway with the girls an occasion you can tailor to fit any style! From fun and funny, to adventurous and educational, you ladies are sure to enjoy sights, sounds and luxuries located in every corner of Palm Beach County.
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The Mall at Wellington Green

Enjoy noshing, shopping and pampering in any of the county’s quaint and trendy downtowns and small towns nestled in the cities like Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and Jupiter. Plenty of local culinary treats are yours for the sampling there too, with sidewalk and beachside cafes and as many trendy hot spots as there are out-of-the-way quiet restaurants waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
Delray Beach "On The Avenue"

Delray Beach “On The Avenue”

Whether shopping for souvenirs, gifts or fare for the everyday, shopping opportunities abound. Discover `finds’ in Boca Raton’s refined and artsy Mizner Park, home to the exquisite Boca Raton Museum of Art. Shop CityPlace’s sophisticated outdoor European shopping village in West Palm Beach then go to a show at the Kravis Center, or sample a vast variety of niche shops in beautiful The Mall at Wellington Green, just west of West Palm Beach.
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Spa

Art galleries, antique and specialty shops abound in the cultural renaissance downtown of Lake Worth. While there, let the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County help you plan your next outing. A walk through the doors of its Downtown Lake Worth home opens a world of opportunity to discover arts and cultural organizations, events, venues and adventures.
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County - Montgomery Building

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – Montgomery Building

Take a leisurely stroll through this historic architectural icon that started as a 1940s movie theater – that now offers visitors galleries and changing art exhibitions. Experience one-of-a-kind shopping the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store and explore the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Cultural Information Center with an interactive, touch-screen experience to peruse venues and destination stops sure to fulfill your quest for exciting arts and cultural happenings all over the county.
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Before leaving this area, visit the shore and the newly-reconstructed Lake Worth Casino Building and renovated Beach Complex. Grab a bite and enjoy picturesque beach views and the beauty of this original 1920s architectural gem.
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Dining

With all this fun-in-the-sun, good dining and exhaustive `shopping ‘til you drop’ –  it’s time for some more R & R. Did anybody say, `spa day?!’ Grand resort and charming, boutique spas prove there is no shortage of places to release your worries and rejuvenate your spirit with massage, manis and pedis to start.
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Tiger Shark Submarine

Act like a kid with an educational journey at the all-new Palm Beach Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Play and explore with more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium and fresh- and saltwater aquariums. Open daily.
Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Summer days and nights are something special at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in western Delray Beach. Taiko drumming, sushi samplings and tranquil walks through magnificent gardens at sunset with a variety of seasonal events.
Artists Alley Open Studios in Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach

Artists Alley Open Studios in Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach

Music is the gateway to the soul and Palm Beach is culturally hip to this, offering an eclectic mix of music to listen to – from Latin and Country to Reggae and Blues! Whatever beat moves you… it’s all right here – in Palm Beach County. In Delray Beach, check out live jazz at Arts Garage, where being invited to, `bring your own whatever,’ to communal table settings is a delightful part of its ambience. Day or night, Delray’s hip Atlantic Avenue and artsy Pineapple Grove District sets the stage for an enticing, enjoyable time, whatever you choose to do.
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 If Rand McNally & USA Today dubbed Delray Beach “Most Fun Small Town in America,” in its `Best of the Road’ tour, then planning to stop there is just the right recipe for that extra special time spent away with the girls!
City Place

City Place

Check out CityPlace and BB King’s Blues Club in West Palm Beach for dinner and shows that will have you dancing in your seat… up on your feet….and groovin’ in no time. After dinner, walk over to Palm Beach Improv to re-discover laughter as the `best medicine.’ Long for an evening under the stars, to enjoy those warm Palm Beach Summer nights? Hear great jazz, mingle and mix outdoors at the Norton Museum of Art’s Art After Dark series, Thursdays, all summer long.
Palm Beach Dramaworks

Palm Beach Dramaworks

If live theater is more your thing, take in a  July performance of the Tony Award-winning Man of La Mancha as Palm Beach Dramaworks, in Downtown West Palm Beach, presents the full-length concert version of the celebrated, vibrant and passionate score. Dates vary. Peruse more events on-tap, visit websites and even purchase tickets by visiting:http://artscalendar.com/thepalmbeaches.
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About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visitwww.palmbeachculture.com. Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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