art&culture OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Special Preview
SHAPE AND FORM 15 BOARDS, 15 SHAPERS, 1 MUST-SEE EXHIBITION
LYRICIST, VISUAL ARTIST, POET
+ VEGETABLE LOVE AT SWANK
15 SURFBOARDS by 15 SHAPERS Through January 21, 2017
An exhibition unlike any other, “15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers” is the brainchild of Tony Arruza, who has traveled the world in search of professional surfboard hand-craftsmen to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Having no two boards the same, Arruza has inlaid photographs, all of which he has taken and printed himself, that aesthetically lend themselves to the boards’ shapes. Five years in the making, this worldwide collaboration has resulted in 15 ﬁnished boards, each a distinct, ﬁne art creation. Galleries located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building at 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth, are free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lecture by Author
TONY ARRUZA The Art of the Surf Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. Presentation with the artist and book signing. Seating is limited.
RSVP: email@example.com or (561) 472-3336
VEGETABLE LOVE AT THE SWANK TABLE The Swank Table calls on the best of our stateâ€™s farmers, ranchers, artisanal producers, micro-brewers and organic wine makers. Swank Specialty Produce is a hydroponic farm owned and operated by Darrin and Jodi Swank since 2002. Swank grows over 280 varieties of vegetables and sells to many chefs throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, and Orlando.
This year, the event theme is Vegetable Love. The date of the event is March 26, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through the Cultural Council will support programs in Palm Beach County. For general inquiries, please contact Mary Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 472-3340.
EVOLUTION OF A NARTIST
Bernie Taupin: A Life in Art Photos courtesy of TAUPIN Art Management
BERNARD JOHN “BERNIE” TAUPIN (born 22 May 1950) is a life-long artist best known for his longterm musical collaboration with Sir Elton John. While having written the lyrics for a majority of John’s songs, Bernie’s life as an artist includes being a poet, author, performer, painter and sculptor. Born in rural England, the 17-year old Taupin answered an advertisement for new songwriters in 1967 placed by Liberty Records. A talented London pianist and singer, 20-year old Reggie Dwight, responded to the same ad. Both were rejected but worked together and developed their talent writing songs for other British performers. In 1970, Taupin wrote “Your Song,” Dwight changed his name to Elton John and the rest is music history. Among the more than 500 songs Taupin has written include the lyrics for “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Daniel” and “Bennie and the Jets.” Taupin, a lifelong creative, was inspired in his youth by the narrative poetry of Tennyson and Byron, the paintings of J.M.W. Turner and the history of America and the American West. He became a master storyteller in each artistic medium, often referencing these themes in his writing and using them in his abstract artworks. He became an American citizen decades ago and realized his dream of becoming a real-life cowboy by having a working ranch in California. Taupin expresses his strong patriotism including the motif, the American ﬂag, in many recent works. Taupin’s art has received critical acclaim, been presented by important galleries and is sought by serious collectors. “I am a simple vessel with complex overtones. Opinionated on occasions but willing to listen. Comfortable with reclusiveness and devoted to privacy and family. Patriotic to a fault and allergic to cruelty, ignorance and bad music,” said Taupin.
ON THE COVER:
PHOTOGRAPHER: TONY ARRUZA
In addition to working with Sir Elton John, Taupin has written for other composers, including Starship’s “We Built This City” and Heart’s “These Dreams.” In 1978, he co-wrote the album “From the Inside” with Alice Cooper. Taupin formed his own band, Farm Dogs, and released the album “Last Stand in Open Country” in 1996. Other collaborations include Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Lee Ann Womack (with whom Taupin won a Grammy in 2003). In 2004, Taupin co-wrote Courtney Love’s song “Uncool.” In 2006, Bernie won a Golden Globe Award for the song “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” from the ﬁlm “Brokeback Mountain.” His current work will be on display at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, an international fair presented by Art Miami in West Palm Beach from January 12 to 16. A special selection of his pieces will be available for sale at the Spotlight Luncheon, with a portion of proceeds to beneﬁt the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. For acquisition information please contact: Mr. Dana Yarger, Curator TAUPIN Art Management (310) 710-9423.
CULTURAL PREVIEW Rena Blades, President and CEO of Cultural Council of Palm Beach ch County and David M. Hryck, partner at Reed Smith, hosted a preview of the arts and culture season in the Palm Beaches at CORE: club in New w York City. Guests enjoyed a special performance by Emmanuel Ceysson on of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Photos by Patrick McMullan/PMC C
DOLLY LENZ, GAIL SITOMER, HARRY MARTIN, SARAH WALLACE
JERRY DUPLESSIS, EMMANUEL CEYSSON
ANTHONY AND JOEL LACIURA
DAVID HRYCK, DARA TOMANOVICH
CULTURE & COCKTAILS Culture & Cocktails combines popular speakers and talented interviewers to delight audiences with conversations of art, music, photography, dance, and more. Events are held at The Colony Palm Beach. People interested in attending can RSVP before each event by calling the Cultural Council at (561) 472-3330. Photos by Corby Kaye
MILTON AND TAMAR MALTZ HERME DE WYMAN MIRO, VERONICA ATKINS
DEBORAH POLLACK, BOBBI HORWICH
JOHN AND HELGA KLEIN, JANICE BARRY, BARRY SEIDMAN, MICHAEL BARRY, MARY ANN SEIDMAN
GIL WALSH BOOK SIGNING
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County received proceeds of book sales from the recent event hosted by Mecox for Gil Walsh and Margaret Muldoon on the release of their book, Gil Walsh Interiors, A Case for Color. Photos by Capehart Photography
MARGARET MULDOON, GIL WALSH
BRAM MAJTLIS, NICK GOLD
ROE GREEN, MARGARET SINGERMAN
PALM BEACH DESIGN CENTER The Cultural Council participated in the Grand Opening event for the Palm Beach Show Group’s new Palm Beach Design Center in Lake Worth. Guests were oﬀered a ﬁrst look at spectacular works of art and unique collectibles. 500 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Photos by Cultural Council CULTURAL COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP WINNERS I SPY WITH BAMA LUTES DEAL
MAYOR PAM TRIOLO, SCOTT DIAMENT, RENA BLADES
15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers
Through January 21, 2017
XxX February 3 – March 18, 2017 Private Member Exhibition Preview: February 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Taking a simple 10 x 10 inch surface, artists are asked to create work in any medium, on any subject, and bound only to the limitations of size. This open call to all residents of Palm Beach County includes grade-school students, senior citizens, and professional artists. Judging will be based on overall quality of the work with awards presented. Special guest juror is Bruce Helander, a full-time artist and critic in Palm Beach County with over 30 years experience.
Mark My Words March 31 – May 27, 2017 Private Member Exhibition Preview: March 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The use of language has evolved quite dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it inﬂuences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication. New words and phrases have been added to our lexicon. In terms of art, utilizing words is nothing new: think Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari, the Ancient Egyptians, or the Rosetta Stone. This exhibition will showcase the work of professional artists in Palm Beach County who feature “words” as their subject matter and muse.
Cultural Council Biennial June 8 – June 22, 2017 Private Member Exhibition Preview: June 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Evolution of an Artist – Featuring Bernie Taupin Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12 p.m. VIP Reception: 10:30 a.m. $150 per person/ $500 VIP ticket Event Chair – Suzanne L. Niedland
Culture & Cocktails Join us for the 12th season of Culture & Cocktails held at The Colony Palm Beach. This popular series features well-known speakers and talented interviewers to delight audiences with conversations of art, music, photography, dance, and so much more. $65 in advance/ $75 at the door Free for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above) February 6 HOUSES, HOMES & HEMINGWAY A conversation with Bob Vila March 6 SPARKLE & SHINE A conversation with Coomi
Juried by a nationally-renowned visual art professional, this biannual juried exhibition will showcase the talents of professional artists of Palm Beach County. This call is open to all professional artists living or working within the county in all media. Cash prizes will be awarded.
April 3 SING SING SING A conversation with two extraordinary vocalists: Avery Sommers and Jill Switzer
Solo Exhibitions and More
Swank Farms: Vegetable Love, An All-Vegetable Feast
The Cultural Council provides the opportunity to professional artists in Palm Beach County to have a one-person exhibition in the galleries. The Council promotes this program to assist artists in the area as they grow and expand their careers. Artists must apply for this program, and work is selected by Council staﬀ. December 17 – January 14
Fredi Cohen, Moneta
January 21 – February 18
Dora Frost, Ron Burkhardt
Street Painting Festival Photographs
February 25 – March 25
Patricia Levey, Kris Davis
March 11 – April 15
April 1 – 29
Dorene Ginzler, Art Siegel
May 6 – June 3
Exhibitions are free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the Council may RSVP for Exhibition Previews and Culture & Cocktails through Debbie Calabria at (561) 472-3330 or email@example.com. To become a member, visit palmbeachculture.com/membership
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Swank Farms in Loxahatchee, 5 – 9 p.m. $260 per person (rain or shine) Meat option available Join the Cultural Council at Swank Farms and fall in love with a farm-to-table feast crafted right before your eyes by nationally recognized chefs.
For more information or for sponsorship opportunities: Please call Kodie Walcott at (561) 472-3342 or firstname.lastname@example.org To make a gift to the Annual Fund, visit palmbeachculture.com/annualfund