Cultural Concierge - Palm Beach County

Discover what’s hot this week throughout The Palm Beaches and explore a variety of events and experiences. Take advantage of cultural recommendations, ticket discounts, special access passes, last minute deals, exclusive promotions and more, all provided directly from our extensive network of local partners. No matter what your taste or style is, you’ll always find a diverse collection of cultural experiences here every week.

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Highwaymen Exhibition in Lake Worth

Highwaymen Exhibition in Lake Worth

August 17, 2017 through September 2, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Palm Beach Art, Antique and Design Showroom
500 N. Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, 33460

The Annual Summer Highwaymen Exhibition, held this summer at the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth, has been extended through September 2.

Artists Al Black and and Kelvin Hair feature their own latest paintings, along with hundreds of vintage paintings from the mid-1950’s to the 1970’s. The original Florida Highwaymen, 25 men and one woman, blazed a trail for future African American artists by making their voices heard through art in a period when few were willing to accept them. Realizing that buyers would not come to them, they set out across South Florida in cars filled with paintings and sold them door to door at hospitals and courthouses, offices and banks. The artists and their art works have since been recognized nationally and are frequently featured in books, magazines and documentaries. The exhibition includes a collection of paintings by A.E. Backus and is presented by Art Link International. Direct inquiries to Art Link International at (561) 493-1162.

To browse a portion of the exhibition online, click here.

Free. Design Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday.


2-Day Photography Workshop: Gems of South Florida Everglades

2-Day Photography Workshop: Gems of South Florida Everglades

September 1, 2017 through September 2, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Palm Beach Photographic Centre
415 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL

A two-day workshop like no other, this indoor-outdoor class is designed for photographers with basic DSLR skills. Recommended prerequesites are Intro to DSLR and Photo 101, or the equivalent. If that’s you, then  develop new skills and learn new techniques while grabbing shots of flora and fauna under the careful guidance of photographer/teacher Shane Srogi.

Both days begin at the Palm Beach Photographic Center with a photography critique session. Participants will share their work and establish specific goals during a discussion of techniques, tips and concepts. The rest of the day is spent off site at the Grassy Waters and Hog Hammock natural areas, two gorgeous water-filled vistas in northern Palm Beach County.

$345, $245 for Palm Beach Photographic Centre members. Pre-registration is required. (561) 253-2600 or Register Here.

 


Norton Museum of Art Re-opens September 5

Norton Museum of Art Re-opens September 5

August 14, 2017 through September 5, 2017

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S. Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL

The Norton Museum of Art is closed for annual refreshing and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5.

The opening exhibition, called “Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene,” features Justin Brice Guariglia’s artworks based on photographs taken while accompanying NASA scientists in 2015 and 2016 on flights over Greenland to study the effects of melting glaciers on rising sea levels.

Also opening on September 5 is “Julie Mehretu: Epigraph, Damascus.” The spotlight exhibition focuses on a recently acquired six-panel print that incorporates deconstructed architectural renderings of the Syrian city of Damascus.

For more information, visit norton.org

 


Three Nights and “Speak Their Names” at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Three Nights and “Speak Their Names” at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

September 1, 2017 through September 15, 2017

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
15 S. J St.
Lake Worth, FL

Clay, Glass, Metal, Stone Gallery hosts an art exhibition with three-related events. Local artists and members of the community will use those occasions to respond to gun violence from the safety of peace and friendship. The purpose of the evening to create a forum for healing the deep wound in society, support families who have lost loved ones and uphold the memory of those who were killed by “Speaking Their Names.”

Music, spoken word, shared testimonials, visual art and dance will be incorporated into each evening event. More that 500 guests are expected to visit the gallery during the three Friday evenings of this exhibit.

The exhibit opens on Friday, September 1, 6-10 p.m., with a wine and cheese reception. Featured artist, Will Simpson, will contribute his images to the wall, along with twenty other local artists.  NFL retiree, Ray Syndor of the Philadelphia Eagles will represent his charity, “Shooting for Peace”, by reciting names. “Electric Avenue,” performing artists Kalimba Yancey and Marijah and drummer, Ahimsa, will all perform. Additional vocals by Mark Sykes. There will also be a spoken word trilogy by DadaNiAhDiDi, and Noemi Morales will represent the voice of the Hispanic community.

“An Evening of Documentaries,” Friday  September 8, 6-10 p.m., showcases a series of films. Some address the issues of gun violence, others celebrate the lives of those who challenged injustice and fought for peace and social justice. Flautist Blanche Williams will perform, along with poets, vocalists, musicians and dancers. Members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the LGBTQ community, Mothers Against Murder will be featured and a pop-up show will showcase related art works.

“Speak Their Names,” Friday, September 15, 6-10 p.m. Poets, artists, musicians and the public will be invited to the microphone on. Another pop-up show with related art works will be presented.

All events are free and the public is invited. Gallery hours are Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

 


Aaron Kula’s Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra presents “American Jewish New Year in Jazztime”

Aaron Kula’s Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra presents “American Jewish New Year in Jazztime”

September 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Zinman Hall, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Sandler Center
9901 Donna Klein Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL

Aaron Kula’s contemporary, nine-member Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra (KCJO), together with Israeli vocalist Rachel Weiss and award-winning storyteller Caren Schnur Neile, presents an “American Jewish New Year in JazzTime,” a fun concert of jazzed-up High Holiday Chazzanut melodies. Audience members will hear congregational tunes as influenced by American jazz, blues, Motown, swing, and bop. This expressive program includes “Avinu Malkeynu” (Lord Our Father), made popular by singer Barbara Streisand; “Rosh Hashana in Swing,” “Chassidic Kaddish Tango,” “Kol Nidrei Blues” “Oseh Shalom Salsa,” and “Halleluya.”

Son of the late Cantor Morton Kula, Aaron Kula and his five brothers grew up hearing their father sing cantorial and congregational melodies to thousands of people in the synagogue to celebrate the Jewish New Year.  This concert is a musical tribute to Kula’s father. He’ll be joined by vocalist Rachel Weiss, who recently arrived from Tel Aviv. Nationally recognized storyteller, Caren Schnur Neile, returns for her third appearance as a collaborator with KCJO and will offer four stories with insightful Jewish New Year themes. The concert celebrates the intersection of tradition and innovation in Jewish New Year traditions and is open to the entire community, regardless of race, religion, or denomination.

$30, general seating; $40, VIP reserved seats. (561) 558-2520 or Box Office. Please note: A valid driver’s license is required to enter the JCC campus.


Florida Artists Group Exhibition

Florida Artists Group Exhibition

August 12, 2017 through September 23, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL

Florida Artists Group (FLAG), founded in 1949, welcomes artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition. Each year FLAG  holds an annual symposium and members’ exhibition in a different Florida city, where arts education and other cultural goals are discussed at meetings, lectures, panel discussions, films and demonstrations.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is proud to exhibit the works of nine Palm Beach County FLAG artists/members, including Sami Davidson, Carol Grillo, Cecily Hangen, Joan Lustig, Lynn Morgan, Nadine Meyers Saitlin, Karen H. Salup, Carol Staub and Lorrie Williamson. All works are available for purchase.

Free. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman

August 8, 2017 through October 22, 2017

Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton,

The 2006 bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman is the largest gift of American and European art ever presented to the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a collection that both frames and defines the legacy of a long-time Museum Trustee and collector, who also served as Board President from 2004 to 2006.The collection was first exhibited in 2007.

The bequest included iconic photographs by such important artists as Eugène Atget, Bruno Braquehais, Margaret Bourke-White, Brassaï, Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Edward Steichen (pictured), and Josef Sudek, as well as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Frank, Andre Kertesz, Helmut Newton, and Irving Penn.

Witness exceptionally fine works of photographic art as the museum observes this 10th Anniversary of the Isadore and Kelly Friedman Bequest.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

(561) 392-3500, ext. 103, or bocamuseum.org

 


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