The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will soon open its latest exhibition, “Play with Your Food!” on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Council’s historic headquarters in downtown Lake Worth.

Delights of the culinary world often lead to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that evoke comfort, tradition and culture. Food is also one of the ties that bind and bring friends and families together. Since people tend to eat with their eyes first, in this exhibition, 22 artists are encouraged to “play” with their food and create works of art in all media, where food is transformed into something timeless.

“Play with Your Food!” features the following Palm Beach County artists:

Fulya Acikgoz
Wendy Boucher
Erika Cespedes
Joel Cohen
John Cutrone
Nazare Feliciano
Nicole Galluccio
Ray Gross
Bruce Helander
Julia Longwell
Anita Lovitt
Patricia Maldonado
Nicole Newsted
Luis Montoya &
Leslie Ortiz
Kristin Pavlick
James Rabidoux
Manon Sander
Barry Seidman
Karla Walter
Marilyn Walter
Gillian Kennedy Wright

“As cultures have crossed paths quickly over last few decades, food has a new relationship – not just in a top chef’s life, but also in the home cook’s,” said Nichole M. Hickey, manager of artist services at the Council. “This exhibition takes that mentality: the seriousness of a high-end commercial photographer (Michelin star status) to the playful hands-on sculptor (the home-schooled baker). The range of work on display will satisfy everyone’s taste.”

Exhibition Details

The Council will host a member preview party for “Play with Your Food!” on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (free to Council members; $20 for non-members.) PNC Arts Alive Award grant program recipients will also be announced. In honor of Hunger Action Month, guests can help fight hunger by bringing a non-perishable food donation to the preview to support the Palm Beach County Food Bank. RSVP to (561) 472-3341, or online at

Guests can also enjoy the “Play with Your Food!” Saturday Lecture Series at the Cultural Council’s headquarters (free to Council members; $10 for non-members) throughout September and October, including:

Learn more about the lectures and register online at:

Sponsors include PNC Arts Alive; Christafaro’s; Due South Brewing Company; Jocelyn and Robin Martin; Meals on Wheels West Palm Beach; Palm Beach County Food Bank; and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

“Play with Your Food” runs through Saturday, Nov. 3 and is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. For more information, visit



Hannah Deadman-Arnst
(561) 471-1602