The work of 14 artists from Palm Beach Gardens will be on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in a special exhibition, “Made in Palm Beach Gardens,” beginning September 22.
“Every two years, the Cultural Council presents an exhibition that focuses on one of Palm Beach County’s culturally diverse, vibrant cities. This exhibition features masterpieces by artists who live or work in Palm Beach Gardens,” said Nichole M. Hickey, manager of artist services at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Visitors to the “Made in Palm Beach Gardens” exhibition will see works by Carin Wagner-Brown, David Charlowe, John T. Cooksey, Judy Flescher, Genie Fritchey, Laurie Hein, Lucy Keshavarz, Dolores Kiriacon, Anthony Kolens, Mimie Langlois, Debbie Mostel, Marilyn Samwick, Nancy Tart and Shakeera Thomas.
“Made in Palm Beach Gardens” is free and open to the public from September 15 through November 18. Admission to the Members’ Preview Party on Thursday, September 21 (*moved from September 14) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is free for Cultural Council members and $20 for nonmembers. The event will feature trunk show artists Tim D. Carter and Michael Rivers, cocktails, and music by DJ GUAL, plus a special announcement of the PNC Arts Alive Award grant program recipients at 6 p.m. To reserve a ticket, call (561) 472-3341 or email email@example.com. The “Made in Palm Beach Gardens” exhibition is generously sponsored by PNC Arts Alive and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Note to Editors
Interviews with the featured artists and photo opportunities may be arranged in advance of the exhibition opening or during the preview event. High resolution images are available for the media to download at tinyurl.com/MadeInPBG.
About Palm Beach Gardens
Before it was developed, the land that became Palm Beach Gardens was primarily cattle ranches and pine forests, as well as swampland further west. In 1959, wealthy landowner and insurance magnate John D. MacArthur announced plans to develop 4,000 acres and build homes for 55,000 people. Today, Palm Beach Gardens has a population of more than 50,000. The city, which is home to the PGA, has an award-winning Art in Public Places program. MacArthur planned to build a “garden city” and the community continues its heritage of preserving public spaces; With more than 30% of its land mass dedicated to green space, Palm Beach Gardens is a designated “Tree City” by the National Arbor Day Foundation.