So much is going on in the art world, there is not enough time to cover all of the events, so here’s just a few important ones:
You still have time to see the 2011 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center on Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, which ends tomorrow at 6 p.m. Today, Presidents’ Day, February 21, the show is open until 7:00 p.m. This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Tom Gregersen, Cultural Director of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will be presenting “Painting and Calligraphy by 20th Century Zen Masters.” A one day pass is $15.
In conjunction with the winter exhibition “The Extraordinary Joseph Urban” the Flagler Museum will host a gallery talk with Urban biographer John Loring on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 12:15. John Loring is a former New York bureau chief of Architectural Digest and design director of Tiffany & Co. He will be signing copies of his latest book Joseph Urban following the gallery talk.
Joesph Urban was a prolific Gilded Age illustrator, designer, and architect who received his first commission at age 19 to design the new wing of the Abdin Palace in Cairo. He designed buildings around the world including Palm Beach’s Mar-a-Lago, the Sunrise Theatre, and the Bath and Tennis Club. The exhibition explores Urban’s impressive body of work and celebrates this highly original designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Both the gallery talk and the exhibition are free with Museum Admission. For more information call (561) 655-2833.
If you area golf enthusiast, you will want to head to the Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. The museum pays tribute to the local and national favorite pastime through an exhibition featuring one of the finest collections of golf memorabilia in the world, compliments of Dr. Gary Wiren.
The exhibition premieres with some of the nation’s finest golf art from the renowned Academy of Golf Art. Participating artists are: painters David Coolidge, Leslie B. DeMille, Linda Hartough and George T. Lawrence; photographers Dick Durrance II, Dom Furore and Larry Lambrecht; sculptor Brad Pearson. Both exhibitions are on view through April 6. Guided tours are available daily at 1:15 p.m. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, February 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is $10 for nonmembers.
The Gary Wiren Golf Collection and art from the Academy of Golf Art runs alongside two additional Lighthouse ArtCenter exhibitions, a juried call-to-artists Wildlife Photography exhibition and Florida Highwaymen. Both of these exhibits opened on February 17 and run through March 12. Poincianas and palm trees; beach scenes and moonlight; paintings by Florida’s Highwaymen offer a colorful look at the state’s past in honor of Black History Month. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for nonmembers ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission.
On Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 6 – 9 p.m. the JF Gallery, 3901 S, Dixie Highway on Antiques Row in West Palm Beach presents “THE MUSES ARE HEARD -and they’re LOUD!”New work by husband & wife team: sculptor/furniture maker James Sagui & painter Liz G, Segal. The exhibit runs February 24-March 24, 2011. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sat. 10-6, (561) 478-8281.
The same night just up the road The Dixie Art Loft at 5911 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach is having a special opening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for “HEADS UP” Happy Hour, an exhibit which runs until March 18, 2011. The Dixie Art Loft at the Craft Gallery is a unique exhibition space dedicated to presenting “Exceptional Work by Exceptional Artists.”
Last but not least the Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches is having an opening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2011 at the Jenkin’s House, 815 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Also the Artists Showcase and the Friends of the Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Avenue, are currently having their 5th Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition, “Contemporary Art Perspective – A Gathering to Explore Color & Images IV,” which features the work of Lupe Lawrence and others and runs until February 28th. More about the Artists Showcase and the Jenkin’s House will follow in an article next week.
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