“Collaboration” Offers Gallery Tour And Panel Discussion With Art Professionals, Lunch And Special Door Prizes

“Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition” is offering a special way to spend your afternoon on September 17th, by attending a panel discussion of professionals who service the art community.  Your $35. ticket includes a picnic style meal (entree, a soft drink & dessert) a gift bag, plus entry for door prizes.  Grand prize is a bronze anointed mask ring custom Limited Edition (designed & created by exhibiting artist Nzingah Oniwosan), with a Value of $125). The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to get your tickets now – only 50 spaces are available!

 

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425 24th Street  W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

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“Collaboration: African Diaspora”

SPECIAL   EVENT:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

 

Brunch:   12 -1 pm
Gallery Tour:  1-1:30 pm
Lecture & Q & A:  1:30-2:30 pm
Door Prizes:  2:30 -3:00 pm

 

 

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Moderator Cory Neering, District 2 Commissioner – City of West Palm Beach

 

 

Panelists:

Nzingah Oniwosan, Multi-disciplined artist
Sabine Millien-Felix, Partner at Millien, LeBlanc PLLC
Keith Spruill, Art collector
Gregory Dillard, CEO & President of Grapeseeker – Advertising | Design
Dr. Kahlil Vadre Moses,Chiropractic Physician, Art collector
Rolando Chang Barrero, Founder/Owner/Curator of Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Arts & The Box Gallery
Rena Blades,President & Chief Executive Officer Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches
Genia Baker, Project Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Debbie Origho Manigat, M.S. MFT, DMFT, Mental Wellness Advocate | Social Services Consultant

 

 

Food provided by Trindy Gourmet
Dessert sponsored by Urban League Young Professionals of Palm Beach County

 

 

Menu

Fried and Baked Chicken Wings
Assorted Deviled Eggs
Mac and Cheese
Kale Caesar Salad
Tea, Lemonade and Water
Dessert

 

 

 

Door prize Sponsors:

Nzingah -Sankofa’s Child Jewelry Line
S!R by Eddie Edwards
Iconic Eye Care
OM Yoga & Wellness Studios
Sew by Raquel Williams

Swag bag sponsors:

Miss Jessie
Ganache Bakery
West Palm Beach CRA
OM Yoga & Wellness Studios
Harold’s Coffee Lounge
Debthelper.com
Kianga Art
Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches
Kiss It & Spa It by Nichole Osborne

 

 

Limit of 50 Tickets Available

To Buy Your Ticket:

 

http://eventbrite.com

 

http://www.atbfineartists.com/2016/06/collaboration-african-diaspora.html

Center For Creative Education:

561.805.9927

http://cceflorida.org

 

 

The exhibition runs from September 3-October 21, 2016

 

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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

 

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WHAT’S CULTURE GOT TO DO WITH BUSINESS PROFITS?

CAN A BUSINESS COMMUNITY SUCCEED WITHOUT CULTURE?

 

 

 

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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

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Marilyn Bauer Welcomed as New Director of Marketing and Government Affairs at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County appoints Marilyn Bauer as Director of Marketing and Government Affairs

William M. “Bill” Nix retires after 15 years of dedicated service to the Council

 

Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announced today the appointment of Marilyn Bauer  as the Council’s new Director of Marketing and Government Affairs.

 

Marilyn Bauer, a resident of West Palm Beach, is a marketing and communications expert with extensive experience in cross-platform marketing including branding, public relations, social media, special events, creative services, project management and promotion. She is also an award-winning journalist and two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow with more than twenty years of experience working for major metropolitan newspapers, national magazines and websites on both the editorial and business sides of the industry.

 

“The Council is so pleased to welcome Marilyn to our outstanding team,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “She has a sophisticated communications background, several travel writing awards and two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships under her belt, making her perfect for this position.”

 

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Marilyn Bauer

 

Bauer has served as an advocate for the arts for most of her life – not only writing about the business and importance of the arts in numerous outlets – but also as an art critic for publications ranging from ARTnews to Art & Antiques to the Cincinnati Enquirer where she was the art critic for six years.  An arts blog she wrote for Scripps Media from 2010 to 2011 was recognized by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for its coverage of issues relevant to the arts community. Currently she is a frequent contributor to Western Art & Architecture.

 

Bauer has worked as a volunteer and on a pro bono basis for a number of smaller arts organizations, most recently for a fledgling art center in Hobe Sound. She attended graduate school at New York University in Arts Administration.

 

Most recently, Bauer held the position of Public Relations Manager for Neiman Marcus Palm Beach and previously directed marketing for Digital Domain Media Group where she also worked as a writer of a documentary film and series of books. She has held senior marketing positions at Harper’s Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

In her new role Bauer replaces the position formerly held by William M. “Bill” Nix, who retired in August as Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs following 15 years of dedicated service to the Cultural Council. During his tenure, Nix, of Delray Beach, planned and managed comprehensive marketing, public relations and advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural industry. He was responsible for the development of several grant programs to benefit the arts and cultural business community and his advocacy work covered state and federal issues and increased funding for the arts. Throughout his career, Nix has served on a number of regional and national committees including the South Florida Cultural Consortium, Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies, the New Product Development Committee of Visit Florida, the National Steering Committee of the Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alliance and the Board of South Arts. He is a conference speaker and has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts State Cultural Council, and state grant panels.

 

 

Nix’s immediate plans in retirement include continuing to promote and advocate for the arts as President of NIX Communications Group, Inc., with a focus on cultural and heritage tourism and economic development through the arts. He opened the company in 1987 following a 20-year strategic planning and financial management career with IBM Corporation.

 

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 visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

Admission to the Cultural Council’s galleries, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Information Center and Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Mark Widick SOLO Exhibit of Space Shuttle Series Opens at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Original photographic works by Mark Widick at a SOLO Exhibition will be on display April 20 through May 18 in the Cultural Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery of its Downtown Lake Worth Headquarters Lake Worth, FL.  The Rickie Report suggests bringing children, teens, and anyone who is interested in photography.  Widick, a physician and photographer, lived in Cocoa Beach, surrounded by astronauts and the US Space Program.  Don’t miss it!

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

SOLO Exhibit

Dr. Mark Widick

Space Shuttle Series

April 20 – May 18, 2013

601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announces its newest Solo Exhibition: Mark Widick, displaying a collection of original photographic works of his space shuttle series. The exhibition opens April 20 and runs through May 18, in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery of the Cultural Council’s Headquarters, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.

 

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“Feel The Heat”

 

Though Mark Widick took the practical route in following his “Granddaddy Doctor’s” footsteps, his foray into photography was inevitable. Moving to Cocoa Beach, he found himself in his formative years surrounded by astronauts in the heyday of the American space program. This, coupled with popular space-themed television programming and photographing the Apollo 15 liftoff, fueled his passion even further, and ultimately turn his hobby into a profession while continuing to practice medicine.

 

“Widick’s stunning Space Shuttle Series captures the awe and beauty of our nation’s scientific achievements in a light that truly comes from the subject itself,” said Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Widick, currently enjoys a dual-career as a medical physician and as a professional photographer. He earned his medical degree at the University of Florida and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Florida State University.

 

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“Launch Delay, Storming Over the Space Shuttle, 2010”

 

Some of Widick’s exhibits and presentations in various galleries, and spaces, have included: The Art of Medicine, at the Elaine Baker Gallery, in Boca Raton; the Marseille, France World Festival of Underwater pictures, in Marseille, France; and the South Florida Underwater Photography Society Presentation. Widick’s work has been published in several photographic publications, including: art&culture magazine, Florida Trends, Sport Diver and South Florida Opulence magazine. He has been published through various organizations, like the International Panoramic Photographic Society, Digital Imaging Association, and Google Earth.

 

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 visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“It’s What You See” and Who You’ll Hear: Meet Paige Rense!

Paige Rense has been to your house a number of times, as Editor Emeritus of “Architectural Digest” and Founder of “Bon Appetit” magazines.  The Rickie Report is certain that meeting her in person and having lunch with her will be an experience long remembered.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites you to this exclusive event!

 

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The public is cordially invited to attend an exclusive lecture and luncheon with Paige Rense, Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest;

Founder of the culinary magazine: Bon Appetit

This special event, the second in a two-part series: “It’s What You See”

Monday,  March 25, 2013

11:30 – 2:00 pm

at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth

Generously underwritten by Irene and Jim Karp, Northern Trust, and an Anonymous donor

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Paige Rense, Featured Speaker at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ‘s                 “It’s What You See” Lecture and Luncheon

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to enjoy an exclusive lecture and luncheon with Paige Rense, Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, author, and founder of Bon Appetit. This intimate gathering, the second in a two-part series entitled, “It’s What You See” will take place 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Headquarters, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.

 

The luncheon and program is generously underwritten by Irene and Jim Karp, Northern Trust, and an Anonymous donor. The first in the series, held on January 14, featured John Loring, Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., and former New York Bureau Chief and drew 60 patrons and guest.

 

Rense and guests will be served a lovely lunch while seated at a lavishly adorned, long table set in the Council’s gallery. Conversation and dining will take place amidst a flavorful setting of original works and books by 14 Palm Beach County Artists that comprise Artist As Author, on display from March 16 – May 18.

 

Rense will speak intimately with guests about her extensive and diverse career, including highlights from her various posts including: Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, Founder of Bon Appetit, Editor-in-Chief of three national and international magazines; and author of the mystery novel, Manor House. Rense is currently working on a book about the career of her late husband, Kenneth Noland, one of the twentieth century’s most famous abstract painters, as well as a book about her 40 years with the magazine.

Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County said ‘It’s What You See’ is one way the Council follows its mission to educate the community about art and to promote local Palm Beach County Artists. 

 

“This affair offers members of the community an exclusive opportunity to meet and dine with Ms. Rense in a private setting,” said Blades, “as well as the chance to hear personal anecdotes about her life and career in the art design industry.”

 

Cost of lecture and luncheon: $100 per person; valet parking included. Proceeds benefit programs for and about artists in Palm Beach County. This event is sure to be a sellout. RSVP Today: 561.472.3342, or ksmiley@palmbeachculture.com

 

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.

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291