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World Renown Artist, David Hayes’ Sculptures in Northwood

Thirteen large steel sculptures by noted Connecticut artist David Hayes will grace the Northwood Village shopping district of West Palm Beach for a year.  Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture. The Rickie Report suggests you stop by a little earlier for that dinner reservation, to take in all that Northwood has to offer!

 

 

 

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Jon Ward, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), states that “This brings an exciting, world-class display of modern sculpture to one of West Palm Beach’s most charming neighborhood shopping centers.” Northwood Village, located in northern West Palm Beach, is an oasis of restaurants, galleries and pedestrian friendly shops. The district has enjoyed a resurgence as a foodie destination in recent years, capped now by an exuberant display of outdoor sculpture.

 

 

The artwork will be sited outside of stores and shops in Northwood Village. Sculptures will be strategically placed on sidewalks, open spaces, grassy fields and courtyards where people walk on their way to work and shop. Artist David Hayes previously commented: “I like placing sculpture where people may view them on their own terms. It is important to bring artwork to public areas where anybody may enjoy it at their leisure.”

 

 

Son of the sculptor and exhibit curator John Hayes says that the exhibited artwork is part of a traveling museum exhibition and planning for this tour has been going on for over a year. Hayes worked closely with Jon Ward, who previously served on the Board of the Florida Council for Arts and Culture and had spearheaded major outdoor sculpture exhibitions in the region.
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The sculptures are all created from welded steel plate and are designed for long-term public art exposure. The show consists of a variety of the artists’ different phases, including some screen pieces as well as iconic totems and even one hanging piece. Hayes selected to paint the pieces either in a semi-gloss black finish or bright multi-colors, depending on the feeling of the sculpture. The exhibition enjoys strong support from the community, including the village’s numerous residents and store owners.

 

 

The late artist enjoyed a six-decade long reputation as one of America’s great contemporary sculptors and has work included in the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum plus over 100 institutional collections across the country. He also designed jewelry for Pierre Cardin while living in Paris.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2015
FREE GUIDED TOURS STARTS AT 6:00PM & 7:30PM

HISTORICAL NORTHWOOD VILLAGE ART WALK
GUIDED GALLERY TOUR
Second Saturday Each Month

CALL 561-506-4108 To reserve your space!

 

A one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Center for Art that occurs the second Saturday of each month. Our guides take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant art district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants. The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. While you sip a taste of wine and enjoy appetizers our artists will present demos and lectures on art related topics. This is an opportunity to see the latest in art trends and add to your own collections. Each visit is sure to offer something different and something for everyone.

ALL GUIDED TOURS STARTS 6PM SIGN UP EARLY SPACE IS LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE IF WE RECEIVE MORE THAN 16 PEOPLE WE WILL ADD A SECOND TOUR.

FEBUARY 14, 2015
FREE GUIDED TOURS STARTS AT 6:00PM & 7:30PM

SPACE LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE PER GUIDED TOUR
(MORE TOURS WILL BE ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND)

**PRIVATE GROUP TOURS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SECOND SATURDAY
CALL 561-506-4108 TO BOOK YOUR PARTY

 

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This is the first time that the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has mounted an exhibit of this importance. “As the first in a proposed series of bi-annual sculpture shows, we are pretty excited about this,” notes CRA Director Jon Ward. “People will see this artwork over a year’s time and it enhances Northwood Village’s reputation as an arts and cultural center, featuring 11 independent art galleries and a number of design shops.”

 

 

Northwood Village is located one mile North of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., between Broadway and Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. For more information: visit www.facebook.com/northwoodvillage and www.northwoodvillage.org. Karen Grosser, 561.822.1551 kgrosser@rma.us.com.

 

 

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