Deerfield Beach Historical Society’s Museum & Cultural Center Showcases Ceramic Sculptures By Walter O’Neill And Wayne Pelke. Meet The Artists At Free Reception On Saturday, August 19

Ceramic Sculptures by Walter O’Neill and Wayne Pelke will be featured at the Deerfield Beach Historical Society’s Museum & Cultural Center August 12 – September 30, 2023.  Meet these two prolific artists on Saturday, August 19 at the Artist Reception.  The exhibit is also available on Saturdays, August 12 – September 30.  The Rickie Report shares some highlights and urges you to visit a little bit of history and see how these artists continue to be inspired.






84 SE 4th Avenue Deerfield Beach, FL  







Artist Reception:   

Saturday, August 19, 2023  

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Free Admission      Light Refreshments


Exhibit runs August 12 – September 30, 2023





Venture to a magical place,

Where history and present-day combine!





“Bride & Banyan” by Walter O’Neill




Walter O’Neill tells The Rickie Report, “During the Covid pandemic, I walked along Hillsboro Blvd daily and looked at the banyan tree in the back of the Butler House.  My recent sculptures are inspired by the strength, growth, and resilience of that tree. The banyan tree is a symbol of fertility, life, and resurrection in many world cultures.”




A chorus of sculptures by Wayne Pelke




Wayne Pelke tells The Rickie Report, “I’ve been creating sculpture for over 40 years.  In these recent creations, I try to capture the essential flexibility and beauty of the female form’s body language.  I hope the viewer examines the whole and allows their mind to soar.”












  • Live Music
    Our Driveway Friday music series brings live music to the community on the second Friday of the month. The South Florida Chamber Ensemble performs the third Sunday of the month, every other month.


  • Art Gallery
    This is the only public art gallery in Deerfield Beach featuring rotating exhibits from local painters, photographers, sculptors  and more.


  • Lectures
    The third Saturday of the month we present a free lecture on the fascinating history of  South Florida.


  • Art Classes
    Our Art Curator Gabriela Gamperl teaches weekly Love4Arts classes to area children, and she teaches En Plein Air classes to beginners of all ages. We also offer sketching and drawing classes on Saturday mornings.


  • International Film
    The second Friday of the month is a showing of an international film with lively discussion, signature drinks and free popcorn.


  • Community Meetings
    The Cultural Center has rooms available for meetings. Local service organizations, clubs and other groups can rent space for very reasonable rates right in the heart of Deerfield Beach


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