Past Gallery Exhibitions | 2013
601 Lake Avenue
At the Cultural Council's home in downtown Lake Worth, 2,500 square feet of flexible gallery space showcases ongoing temporary exhibitions focused on art made in or unique to Palm Beach County. The exhibitions educate the public about art and artists, and provide exposure to artists in Palm Beach County so they can be more successful. The gallery features long exhibitions and each month also showcases additional, one-person exhibitions.
Main Exhibition Hall
Artist as Author
March 16, 2013 through May 18, 2013
Many artists in various creative disciplines express themselves through books. Artists sometimes engage in the publishing activity simply to expose more people to their art, through the photographs of their art as well as essays focused on the meaning and techniques associated with making the work. Other artists find satisfaction and success in writing content for books that is totally unrelated or perhaps only tangentially connected to their own work.
In Palm Beach County, many artists reside and create art and have expressed their creativity as an author, including painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, architects, interior designers, and the list goes on. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is proud to present both the art and the books created by these exceptional creative people through an exhibition and lecture series taking place at our headquarters.
November 24, 2012 through March 2, 2013
In 1982, dozens of bulbous, laboring bodies were cast and mounted in a monumental work of art in what is now the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. Greeting patrons as they enter the space, these incessant and steadfast working figures, each no more than nine inches tall, climb, construct, and carry, languidly working with (or against?) each other in a 17-panel plaster frieze titled "Battle of the Sexes". In an architectural style that crowns and frames the room, the artist Tom Otterness references art historical concepts as well as anthropological issues and contemporary societal themes of gender, labor and equality. This exhibition includes over 30 works by Otterness from the same era as the frieze and provides context. The exhibition focuses on the process and the creation of the objects, from a simple sketch to the final patinated bronze sculpture. Some objects have never been publicly exhibited before.
Solo Exhibitions: Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery
|Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation|
April 20 through May 18
Even 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 to ultimately turn his hobby into a profession while continuing to practice medicine. Widick's stunning Space Shuttle launch series captures the awe and beauty of our nation’s scientific achievements in a light that truly comes from the subject itself.
March 16 through April 13, 2013
Manon Sander's artistic career began as a child while living in Germany drawing and painting with her brother. Later upon moving to America, she continued to explore her passion for the arts through various media, styles and subject matter to eventually find that oils were her best medium. Studying with renowned artists from California to Cape Cod, she took her newly acquired knowledge and focused on taking artistic liberties in her painting. On her artistic journey she has discovered her passion for painting what, according to Sander: "grabs her attention [and] turns her day into fantastic." Sander is currently represented by Ortiz-Smykla Gallery in West Palm Beach's Northwood Village and Virtual Global Art at The Jupiter Yacht Harbor in Jupiter. Read more...
After years of utilizing traditional painting styles – landscape, figurative, portrait, etc. – Bailey has turned to abstraction as her latest passion. She finds the rhythm of painting, the texture of the patterns and the music of the colors all reveling on the canvas in a harmonious balance that helps her to express, for example, what "'Spring' feels like." Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Mount St. Mary's College in New York, and went on to study the medium of watercolor at the Jacaruso Studio in Rhinebeck, New York. After several years of operating a successful Bed and Breakfast business in the Hudson Valley, she retired and moved to Lake Worth, where she continued studying at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Read more...
February 9 through March 9, 2013
Dina Gustin Baker
For Dina Gustin Baker, painting is "poetry without words, music without sound and freedom without loss." Through that personal quote, her paintings convey her true self: a woman who is steadfast, strong, absolute and an artistic force. Baker's career began in the early 40s with conversations with Dr. Barnes of the Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA, having been awarded a scholarship to the Art Students League in NYC, and soon enough surrounded by the true greats of their time — Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, the list goes on. Though influenced by such prolific men, her style has remained true to herself as a painter and as a woman. Baker's experiment in style in her studio practice, from the early figurative pieces to her broad abstract strokes to the more tumultuous and seemingly consciously applied touches, communicates her adaptability and ingenuity in form, space and color. Though this body of work on display is merely a glimpse into Baker's oeuvre, the work illustrates her life experienced and life lived. View more of her work online at dinagustinbaker.com.
January 12 through February 2, 2013
International Kinetic Exhibit and Symposium
The Cultural Council provides a sneak preview of two kinetic artists, Cork Marcheschi and Ralfonso, whose work will be on display in the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium held in Boynton Beach, FL. This major art event will transcend typical art fairs, bringing international attention to South Florida. The larger exhibition will focus on educational and technilogical advancements in art. The exhibition and symposium runs from February 8-10, 2013, and will educate and engage a diverse audience about public art. Please their website, www.intlkineticartevent.org, for more information and to view the schedule of events.
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