If you didn’t attend the First View or the Collectors Invitational Preview last night, don’t miss the 14th annual artalmbeach. The contemporary art fair is being hosted by the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Okeechobee Blvd in downtown West Palm Beach. The fair which runs until 6:00 p.m. on Monday includes 75 of the world’s most prestigious galleries representing approximately 1,200 of the most innovative artists from around the globe.
International galleries are presenting contemporary art, photography, video, installation art, sculpture, and design. Holden Luntz Gallery located on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach can be found at booth 409 very near Center Court. There you will be transfixed by the work of three renowned photographers, Nick Brandt’s amazing African wildlife images, Dimitris Yeros’ exotic nudes, and Bernard Faucon’s dramatic landscapes.
In addition to the abundance of art filling the large space, artpalmbeach offers a lecture series that begins today, Friday, January 21. This afternoon 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. “A Conversation on Aboriginal Art,” a lecture on the Aboriginal sand design that has influenced contemporary Aboriginal art, will be led by Dr. Margo Smith, Director and Curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. On Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Art Now: The Convergence of Photography, Video Art and Contemporary Art” will be led by Kara Walker-Tome, curator and Elaine Mordes, collector.
Talking about Elaine Mordes, in conjunction with artpalmbeach, her contemporary collection Whitespace located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue will be open for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday, January 22 and 23, 10 am to noon. Currently the exhibition “A Connection That Binds” is in the Whitebox space in the Mordes Collection. The exhibition was brought to West Palm Beach on January 7, 2011 by Elwa Productions, a New York based contemporary art company.
Elwa’s founder and curator, John J. McGurk, a West Palm Beach native, is excited to return here to introduce two emerging artists, Chris Vicini, a porcelain sculptor from Sweden, and Devin Powers, a painter from Brooklyn who creates paintings and installations using complex geometric abstractions.
Artpalmbeach hours are January 21 – January 23 noon to 7:00 p.m. and noon to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011. Admission – One day pass: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, Multi-day pass: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 12 accompanied by adult are free. Whitespace admission is $12 including a short guided tour and $5 student admission with valid id.
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