art&culture magazine Collector feature Winter 2022

The Rule of Three

Palm Beachers Irene and Jim Karp explore different themes in contemporary art and share the breadth of their collection across three sites Today, Irene and Jim Karp have three distinct art collections in three locations. But 30 years ago, Irene says it was hard to find her ... Read more
Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.)

Good as Gold

Within his art, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) seeks to strengthen our connections as human beings. “My desire is to make my work a bridge to connect with the viewer,” says Alvarez, who was born in Venezuela and resides in South Florida. “The idea of expansion, of becoming larger ... Read more
Alton Brown

Order Up

Alton Brown has turned his passion for food, cooking, and the science behind it into a successful television career—and he’s hungry for more. “At its best, cooking is a science expressed as an art; in other words, it’s a craft,” says Brown. The renowned creator and ... Read more
Burt Minkoff art&culture magazine Fall 2021

In Sharp Focus

After donating his photography collection to the Norton Museum of Art, a real estate agent and lifelong art collector focuses his private collection on drawings and paintings Art is in Burt Minkoff’s DNA. “My uncle owned a company called Posters Originals and created the ... Read more
art&culure magazine gallery guide 2021

Gallery Guide

Palm Beach ACQUAVELLA 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite M309 acquavellagalleries.com , 561.283.3415 In its 100-year history, New York–based Acquavella has provided international collectors and museums with works from old masters to the great works of the nineteenth through ... Read more
American Sigh, art&culture magazine Fall 2021

The New Normal of Live Music

As performances returned this year, venues and musicians held on to what they’d learned during lockdown During his very first show before a live audience, John Paul Pitts experienced an almost paralyzing anxiety. “I remember my knees were shaking so hard, I thought I was ... Read more
Jonathan Dickinson State Park by Benji Studt

Wild & Free

With the goal of highlighting the diverse natural areas in and around Palm Beach County, conservationist Benji Studt views photography as a form of outreach Benji Studt has always sought solace, inspiration, and adventure in the outdoors. The Florida native spent a chunk of his ... Read more
Promise of Tomorrow art&culture magazine

The Promise of Tomorrow

Sustainable art practices are becoming more commonplace, both in Palm Beach County and around the world “Sustainability” may sometimes feel like a buzzword, but it has very real implications. The choices we make about the products we purchase—and the life cycle of those ... Read more
FAU Theatre Lab art&culture magazine

In The Round

Amid pandemic uncertainties, Theatre Lab has embraced new ways of connecting with artists and audiences When COVID-19 began impacting the United States in March 2020, Theatre Lab, Florida Atlantic University’s professional resident company, had just started its run of Jennifer ... Read more
Stranded for Art Carl Stoveland

Stranded for Art

Selected for an immersive art residency on Loggerhead Key, Carl Stoveland and Shannon Torrence, aka the Flying Tortuga Brothers, spent 30 days off the grid, creating the best work of their careers. Artwork by Shannon Torrence Ever since the release of Robinson Crusoe in the ... Read more

From Passion to Profession

A love of prints and friendships with artists inform one Palm Beach couple’s contemporary art collection Joan and David Genser wasted no time in their art-collecting journey together. “We started on the day we got married 56 years ago,” Joan explains. “We purchased a ... Read more
Gary Monroe Author

The Outsiders

The Boca Raton Museum of Art spotlights the work of self-taught Florida artists January will be a busy month for the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This South County cultural bastion is slated to open three new exhibitions on January 26: Paul Gervais: Faces and Forms , featuring the ... Read more
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