“Being Heard, Being Seen” will honor the LGBTQ+ community with thought-provoking pieces by Palm Beach County artists

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s latest exhibition, “Being Heard, Being Seen” will celebrate self-identity and expression, featuring local artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and artists whose work interrogates issues of rights, representation and the lived experience of LGBTQ+ individuals. 

“Being Heard, Being Seen” will open to the public on Friday, Jan. 28 at the Council’s downtown Lake Worth Beach headquarters. It is presented in collaboration with artist Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) and features the following artists:

  • Emilio Apontesierra-Paretti
  • Rolando Chang Barrero
  • Juan Carlos Badia Cabero
  • Kathy Cotter
  • Dariel Donovan
  • Joe Horton
  • Ates Isildak
  • Deon Jefferson
  • Teresa Korber
  • Kingsley Ratcliff
  • Dianne Rosenberg and Stacie Kiner

”We can’t wait to celebrate this fantastic group of artists and honor the LGBTQ+ community,” said Dave Lawrence, the Cultural Council’s president & CEO. “The goal of this exhibition is to encourage everyone to be their authentic selves, to champion understanding, compassion and important conversations, and to create a safe space where everyone feels heard and seen for who they are—without question or compromise. When we do that, we make room for real impact.”

Exhibition Details

The Cultural Council will host a sneak peek of the show with a Member Preview on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at its downtown Lake Worth Beach headquarters. Wine and light bites will be served in a designated area. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment.

“Being Heard, Being Seen” is generously sponsored by The Palm Beach Post, Florida Weekly, South Florida Gay News and Compass Community Center. Member preview sponsors include Palm Beach Media Group and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

If You Go

Who: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
What: “Being Heard, Being Seen”
When: Friday, Jan. 28 through Friday, April 9, 2022 (Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.)
Where: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach, Fla. 33460)
Cost: Free
Additional Events & Details: Eager to hear more from your local artist community? Enjoy free Art Talks featuring in-depth conversations with artists participating in “Being Heard, Being Seen” (registration recommended):

All artwork featured in the exhibition is for sale. Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County. To inquire about a piece, please email art@palmbeachculture.com.

For more information about “Being Heard, Being Seen” and additional upcoming events, please visit palmbeachculture.com/exhibitions.