Highlighting 17 emerging and mid-career Palm Beach County artists, the Cultural Council and Unit1 have collaborated to bring rising talents together for the summer exhibition: Southern Exposure: New Work Now. This convergence of curatorial styles has produced an exemplary cross-section of the current art world’s process, thought, method and stance. This exhibition will include experimental painting techniques, photography, site-specific installations as well as performance art. New Work Now represents a merging of scenes, a melding of styles and a continuation of community-driven support.
Re-purposed / Re-seen is an exhibition in two parts and highlihgts the art of recycling. Artists utilize common objects and transform this refuse into works of art. In Re-purposed, traditional techniques such as collage, painting and assemblage are used and unusual materials such as coat hangers, magazines, clock parts, fence posts are included. Artists participating are Dennis Aufiery, Inna Babaeva, Steve Blackwood, Nicole Galluccio, Bertrand Jubert, Sandra Kuba, Deborah Meisel and Rose Shaw.
For the second part, Re-seen, the Cultural Council collaborated with Resource Depot, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to support local educators and their students through the practice of creative reuse. Using discarded VHS cassette tapes offered at Resource Depot, artists living or working in Palm Beach County were asked to create a work of art for a juried display.
"Frank is a master of the watercolor medium. No one else is able to orchestrate gradations of color using the white of the paper as well as he, and always within ordinary meadow scenes, coastal views or whatever other bit of local landscape he decides to turn into art. He is the ultimate master at hiding all traces of the scaffolding upon which he erects his compositions. His entire oeuvre is directed at drawing our attention to the natural wonders that have enchanted him." Excerpt from the essay Translating the Principles of Nature: The Art of Richard Frank by George S. Bolge, CEO Museum of Art, Deland, Florida
A collaboration of PNC and the Cultural Council, SmARTBiz brings together leaders from cultural organizations and the business community to discuss the vibrancy of business and art relationships and how these partnerships are a driving economic force in our region today.