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art culture Fall 2015

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flamingos inspire the imagination

mature content Norman Sunshine celebrates women of a certain age

the new black

area theaters think small


The Art of Dr. Seuss, Nature Preserved, a new book from Burt Reynolds and more

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44 fired up

The arts throw fuel on the flames of social change. By Greg Stepanich


flights of fancy

Pink flamingos, plastic or otherwise, roost in the imagination. By Elaine Viets




56 basic black

Palm Beach County’s black box theaters keep it simple. By Nick Murray

Fall 2015

60 look within

The exhibition This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens provides a different view. By Thomas Swick

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welcome letter

The most wonderful time of the year. By Rena Blades



editor’s note

The season powers up. By Christina Wood




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Mounts Botanical Garden makes something happen with LEGOs. And so does the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Miami City Ballet and Dreyfoos School of the Arts celebrate milestones. art&culture reaps awards. You’ll never guess who’s reading a&c! Tommy Tune is talking theater at Palm Beach Dramaworks. “The more that you read, the more things you will know” about the Art of Dr. Seuss. West Palm Beach becomes a colorful Canvas. Poetry runs rampant. Burt Reynolds has stories to tell. The natural look is in at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

The growth of Palm Beach County’s economy and its cultural community are intertwined. By Christina Wood



most wanted






inside culture

The perfect gift is a work of art. Norman Sunshine and his Dames. By Scott Eyman Temperatures cool down and the season heats up with a busy schedule of exhibits, events, performances and cool cultural offerings for all ages. The Cultural Council’s Muse Awards are set to celebrate the county’s best, the Creative Corridor Initiative in Lake Worth earns major funding, Rob Steele takes up the reigns as CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and much more insider news.


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Cover Image: “Pastoral Flamingos” by South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual Artists Fellowship winner and Lake Worth resident Sarah Knouse

art&culture magazine of Palm Beach County, Volume 10, Issue 1, fall 2015, is published three times a year by Passport Publications & Media Corporation for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but I’m not talking about the holidays as you might suspect. No, what I have in mind is that SEASON is upon us…with our full spectrum of cultural organizations rolling out new theatrical productions, exhibitions, concerts and so much more across the county. We love this time of year at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – and we expect that you do, too. You can practically feel it in the air.

News of this unprecedented growth is tremendously exciting as it foreshadows economic benefits that come from the expansion projects themselves as well as countless new cultural opportunities for our residents, visitors and students to enjoy once these new facilities are in place and the programs that they house are up and running.

Works! department of this issue of art&culture, our research indicates that cultural organizations in our country are planning more than $800 million in capital expansion projects over the next decade. We will issue a report of our findings later this fall.

Of course, the Cultural Council will continue to play a key role in telling the story of the many new and existing cultural opportunities in our community to potential audiences. Thanks to the availability of additional hotel tax revenue to fuel our cultural marketing efforts, we’re planning to target the Northeastern U.S. this winter with a new campaign focusing on why Palm Beach County is such an attractive alternative to that frequently frozen region. Next summer, we’ll again remind our fellow Floridians about all the reasons they should visit us. Cultural tourism remains an important driver of our economic engine and we’re committed to playing our part in keeping the motor revving at high speed.

Some of these projects have been announced to the public – the Norton Museum of Art and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre come to mind − while others are still under wraps. But in all cases, the future looks bright in every corner of our county.

We urge you to take full advantage of everything that the new cultural season has to offer – and to invite your family and friends from outside our county to do the same. It IS a wonderful time of the year – and we look forward to sharing it with you.

What’s more, based on information we’ve gathered in our recent Cultural Industry Assessment study, we can state with confidence that seasons to come are going to be even more exhilarating. As you will read in the Art

Rena Blades President and CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

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fall in love

Palm Beach County offers much to make the heart sing – especially this time of year. While family and friends up north bear the weight of heavy sweaters, heavier coats and dreary forecasts, we revel in the silky evenings and playful breezes that signal fall has arrived. And, as they look to the months and weeks ahead with sad resignation, we sparkle in anticipation, ready to throw open the windows and welcome a fresh new season of world-class entertainment and cutting-edge cultural events.


As you’ll discover in this issue of art&culture, Palm Beach County is in the pink! In “Flights of Fancy” on page 52, Elaine Viets takes time out from her successful mysterywriting career to dish up the inside scoop on the flamingos that have returned to the Everglades as well as those that have alighted in the imaginations of area artists – including Palm Beach County’s South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual Artists Felllowship winner, Sarah Knouse. Of course, we also have a dark side! In “Basic Black” on page 56, we’ll take you there as we explore the expanding world of Palm Beach County’s black-box theaters. As you turn the pages, you’ll also see that many of the events that dot the cultural calendar this season demonstrate the undeniable power of art to inspire social change. Read how artists from the realms of dance and theater, literature, film and the visual arts are making a difference in “Fired Up” on page 44.

Jacek Gancarz




In “Look Within” on page 60, Thomas Swick introduces us to the photographers whose work is featured in This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens, currently on display at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, showing that, when they flex their creative muscles, artists also have the power to shift perspectives and quite possibly reveal new worlds. Scott Eyman visits with Norman Sunshine, who turned to his art to transform weakness into strength, in our Portrait on page 40. In Art Works! on page 35, you’ll see that the arts also have the power to stimulate economic growth, attract tourists and infuse education with possibilities. In Most Wanted on page 39, we’ll even show you how art can ensure your gift will be the one they treasure most. Of course, the arts also have the power to stimulate conversation – and you can be sure as the fall breezes blow and the season unfolds that people will be talking about the stories in art&culture!


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Elaine Viets is an Agatha, Anthony and Lefty Award-winning mystery writer who happens to call South Florida home. The Palm Beach Post named her first Dead-End Job mystery, Shop till You Drop, to a list of 16 must-read Florida books that also included works by John D. MacDonald, Elmore Leonard and Jeff “Dexter” Lindsay. To date, Viets has written 28 best-selling mysteries in three series: hardboiled Francesca Vierling mysteries, traditional Dead-End Job mysteries, and cozy Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mysteries. Her newest series, featuring Death Investigator Angela Richman, debuts in the November Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.


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Greg Stepanich is the founder and editor of Palm Beach ArtsPaper, which has covered the arts in Palm Beach County and South Florida online and in print since 2008. He grew up in the Chicago area, studied music theory and composition in Boston and holds a degree in American history from the University of Illinois. He has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Illinois, West Virginia and Florida and has written for The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News and The Miami Herald in addition to Ocean Drive magazine.

Thomas Swick was the travel editor of the Sun-Sentinel from 1989 to 2008. He is the author of A Way to See the World and Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland. His work has been included in The Best American Travel Writing 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2014.

Scott Eyman was the books editor of The Palm Beach Post for 25 years. His 13th book, John Wayne: Life and Legend, is a New York Times best seller. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Lynn, and a varied assortment of animals.

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{upfront} BY THE NUMBERS More than 1,300 students auditioned last year with hopes of filling one of just 400 openings at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. It wasn’t because the school celebrated its 25th anniversary with cake and ice cream in August. The school ranks among the top 20 magnet schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s most recent Best High Schools list.

CREATIVITY IN BLOOM This winter, Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach is home to more than 2,000 species of plants and 15 super-sized LEGO sculptures. Nature Connects, the largest exhibition in the garden’s 30-year history, showcases the creativity of Sean Kenney, an award-winning artist and “professional kid” who uses LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculptures for high-profile clients, major corporations and various venues around the globe. He used nearly half a million colorful LEGO bricks to create the monarch butterfly, peacock, sea turtle and other colorful structures that will be on display from Nov. 14 through mid-February.


For Miami City Ballet’s 30th anniversary season, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has assembled one of the company’s most ambitious performance schedules yet, with masterworks from George Balanchine side by side with leading modern choreographic voices such as Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett. Program One kicks off the season at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach Nov. 13 through 15.

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A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK The second season of the FIRST LEGO League is underway at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a nonprofit with a mission to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. The organization’s popular LEGO program introduces students to real-world engineering challenges. Students are divided into teams and encouraged to solve complex problems in a creative way by building LEGO-based robots designed to complete specific tasks. “We are constantly trying to find new ways to enact our motto, ‘Open every mind to science,’” says Chris Pait, the center’s technical programs coordinator. “Sponsoring an FLL team seemed like an excellent way to do that. We sponsored our first team last year and are thrilled to be expanding this season.” The science center has enough students ages 9 to 14 to enter three teams in the local FIRST LEGO League competitions scheduled to be held in December and January.





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{upfront} THEY LIKE US, THEY REALLY LIKE US Charlie (Gold) Award for Writing Excellence n Best Department for Portrait Charlie (Gold) Award for Writing Excellence n Best Feature Headlines, Association & Trade/Tech Charlie (Gold) Award for General Excellence n Best Table of Contents, Association & Trade/Tech Silver Award for General Excellence n Best Visitor Publication for The Annual Cultural Guide 2015 Silver Award for Digital Excellence n Best Online Video for “Beauty in the Eyes of 2nd Grade Beholders” Silver Award for Writing Excellence n Best Department for Most Wanted

Over the summer, art&culture was honored with a host of awards. The magazine earned a silver Stevie® Award at the SM annual American Business Awards ceremony in Chicago in the category of best house publication, sharing the honor with Bon Appétit’s Bravo magazine. And, after the Florida Magazine Association presented the 2015 Charlie Awards in Orlando, art&culture had 11 more awards to its name:


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Broadway luminaries Paul Gemignani, Tommy Tune and costume designer William Ivey Long will be interviewed live, onstage as part of a program at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach that explores various aspects of theater through conversation with master artists and top professionals in the industry. The third season of Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! will also feature presentations on Eugene O’Neill and Rodgers & Hammerstein as well as a roundtable discussion with four directors. The series kicks off on Dec. 8 Tommy Tune with Paul Gemignani, the esteemed musical director, whose long association with Stephen Sondheim is among the highlights of his 40-plus years on Broadway. Tommy Tune will discuss his remarkable career as an actor/singer/dancer/ director/choreographer with J. Barry Lewis, PBD’s resident director, on Jan. 4


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Ever wonder what a Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast looks like? Well, now you can find out. The Art of Dr. Seuss will be on display at the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens from Jan. 17 through Feb. 14. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel – aka Dr. Seuss – created paintings and sculptures which he secreted away. The exhibition, presented in conjunction with the Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta, features selections from the mind-expanding Secret Art of Dr. Seuss (including wacky and wonderful “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The TwoHorned Drouberhannis and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast) as well as bronze sculptures and colorful artworks from some of Dr. Seuss’s most popular books. “We are proud to provide the South Florida community a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel,” says Valerie Jackson on behalf of the gallery. “We are also pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from all exhibition sales will go to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to continue their mission to support the arts in Palm Beach County.” As Dr. Seuss said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” So head to the Gardens Mall, where on select dates, you can see excerpts from Seussical™ produced and directed by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s producing artistic director, Andrew Kato. This 20minute musical delight will feature talented young performers from South Florida as well as students from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Youth Touring Company performing in front of a colorful, Seuss-filled set.





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DARING ENCOUNTERS WITH POETRY Roses are still red, violets remain blue but, with open eyes, poetry may surprise you. In the lead up to the annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, which will be held January 18-23 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, festival organizers have planned an intriguingly diverse lineup of community events: Writing Songs and Lyrics: Musicians Showcase Nov. 14, Delray Beach Center for the Arts The Shape a Poem Makes: Shapeshifting Dec. 5, Delray Beach Center for the Arts

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10th Annual Haiku U Jan. 7, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach Bards of a Feather: Round Robin Poetry Reading Jan. 13, Green Cay Wetlands Nature Center, Boynton Beach As always, the festival itself will feature readings, talks, interviews, panel discussions and other opportunities to engage with top poets, including this year’s special guest, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass.


DO TELL Those fortunate enough to be in the Master Acting class that Burt Reynolds teaches in Lake Park have heard the legendary film star talk about his experiences on the set – and off. During his long and luminous career, the Jupiter resident not only earned Oscar nominations and ruled the box office, he batted eyes at Bette Davis and rubbed elbows with everyone from Clark Gable to Clint Eastwood. After more than six decades in the limelight, the man has some stories to tell. And – at long last – he’s ready to tell them publicly. But Enough About Me, Reynolds’ new memoir, will be released on Nov. 17. “I think it’s very truthful,” he says. “It’s not who did what to who and all that




gossip. I’m not a kiss and tell guy, I never have been.” The book, however, is not a sugar-coated account of his life – or of the people who have touched it, for better and for worse. “It’s got some things in that I needed to talk about, especially about the people that I loved very much – and people that I didn’t; I needed to talk about that, too.” Reynolds takes readers from the car accident that ended his football career to the dizzying heights of his stardom. He talks frankly about the financial decisions that took him from rich to poor and back again. Through it all, he reflects on his personal pitfalls and recoveries – and shares the wisdom he gained on a remarkable journey that has brought him home to Palm Beach County.

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More than 20 artists from around the world – some with easily recognizable names, some just emerging on the art scene – will paint West Palm Beach with a host of bold colors that just might include red. It’s all part of CANVAS, a two-week interactive art experience launched as a prelude to Miami’s Art Basel by West Palm Beach-based gallerist Nicole Henry. Beginning on Nov. 8, artists will set to work creating enormous murals on public and private buildings and constructing sculptures in parks. Additional sculptures and 3D installations will be showcased in an urban warehouse on Fern Street. Overall, CANVAS organizers plan to transform more than 20 locations within the city’s Downtown District. “CANVAS is exactly the kind of event that will help our Arts & Entertainment District truly blossom,” says West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Dec. 9, Sunrise Assisted Living Facility at Stratford Court, Boca Raton

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Looking for information on the exhibits, events and excitement brewing at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s headquarters at 601 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth? We’ve got it!



Melinda Trucks, Forest, oil on canvas

Documenting the natural beauty that surrounds us is even more important in the face of climate change. Artists living or working in Palm Beach County who continually seek to capture the wonders of this beautiful earth in a range of artistic media and styles understand this. The exhibition Nature Preserved, curated by Nichole Hickey, manager of artists services at the Cultural Council, celebrates their work. The gallery at the Robert Montgomery, Jr. Building will bloom with photography, sculpture, plein air paintings, sitespecific installations, video and watercolor. Utilizing organic objects, synthetic materials and digital media, these works and the artists who create them “preserve” the essence of nature and explore our relationship with it. Exhibition partners include Environment Resource Management. Lectures related to the Nature Preserved Nov. 13 exhibition will be presented on Nov. 17 through Jan. 2 and on Dec. 1, 8 and 12 at 3 p.m.



Mimie Langlois, Fear, 2015


A season of exhibitions in the Lawrence A. Sanders Artist Resource Center, generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. Mimie Langlois/Jean Goddeau Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 Bernice Harwood Dec. 19 through Jan. 16 JoAnn Nava/Ellen Liman Jan. 23 through Feb. 20

Lina (aka Pauline Hutchinson) and Steve Trezise of Lina and the Blue Collective

Flora Zolin, from the Transgender Series

The grace of the female form has attracted artists for millennia. In the Cultural Council’s next exhibition, Woman: Untitled (Jan. 15 through March 12), the female form will be portrayed as subject, as object, but also as a warrior, as a force and as a responsive presence in two-dimensional and three-dimensional works as well as in live performances.




The doors stay open into the evening on special Friday nights, allowing you to visit the gallery, browse the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store and explore the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Information Center – all while enjoying the sounds of local Palm Beach County musicians.

LOBBY DESK CONCERTS The first Friday of each month, a local artist or band will perform in the lobby – overlooking Lake Avenue and the downtown Lake Worth scene.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Step up to the microphone on the third Friday of most months! Those who would like to perform – singers, instrumentalists, poets, rappers – are encouraged to email Marlon Foster, visitor services and music coordinator, at

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forecast Try to picture what Palm Beach County might look like without its museums, theaters and concert stages. Imagine the delighted sounds of children exploring the Palm Beach Zoo stripped from the air.

From Boca Ballet Theatre in the south and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in the north to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in the west, our nonprofit cultural organizations are critical – not only when it comes to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy but also to our economy. “When companies are considering Palm Beach County for relocation or expansion, they ask me the same three questions,” says Verdenia C. Baker, Palm Beach County administrator. “Where will my employees live; how is the educational system; and how are the cultural activities here? Supporting an outstanding cultural industry is a matter of economic development. We need our cultural organizations to thrive so our community prospers.” The arts engage individuals and strengthen communities. Art – and arts education – inspire creativity in the sciences and innovation in business. The stories told on canvas, in song and woven through museum galleries help students envision new worlds and extend a warm welcome to visitors. “When people are researching where they want to live, they look at schools, hospitals and whether that community has culture,” says Andrew Kato, producing artistic director at the Maltz. “I believe that when you

have great cultural destinations, tourism grows, property values increase and companies choose to invest in your area.” Palm Beach County’s future growth is even more intimately linked to its cultural life than most communities. To enhance the ability of the area’s cultural attractions to thrill audiences, start conversations, open eyes and foster economic growth in the years ahead, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County launched the Cultural Industry Assessment earlier this year. As part of the new initiative, the Cultural Council reached out over the summer, inviting cultural leaders to participate in a structured survey and in group discussions about the current status of the county’s cultural assets and what comes next. “The future’s so bright you gotta wear shades!” says Lew Crampton, president and CEO of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. “Demand is increasing – more than two million people live within a onehour drive of our location – and tourism visits are moving steadily upward with even greater numbers in store when the County Convention Center reaches its full potential after hotel space under construction comes on line.” There’s just one problem. “Many of us are working out of antiquated buildings and don’t have




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The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is proposing a $25 million expansion over the next five years that would improve production facilities and add educational opportunities for the nonprofit regional theater.

the bandwidth to make major improvements,” Crampton says. “The Cultural Industry Assessment is our entry into the countywide planning process and it assures that our needs and our plans will become an important part of the process.” “From listening to cultural leaders across the county, we know that the cultural industry in Palm Beach County is poised for continued growth,” says Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. “We’re not talking about refurbishing rooms and adding exhibits – we’re looking at more than $800 million in capital expansion projects in the next five years alone.” More square footage means more color, more excitement, more young lives touched, more evenings filled with magic and more economic opportunity. It also means more sources of funding will be required. “Collaboration between the cultural community, elected officials and business leaders will be essential when it comes to fulfilling the potential we all know is there,” Blades says. “When you see what has been accomplished over the past ten years,” says Kato, “it is easy to imagine what we can become in the next ten if we all work together.” “The case for cultural facilities expansion in Palm Beach County is compelling,” Crampton says. “Our programs and facilities are an integral part of school district curricula and are loved by residents, tourists and the business community throughout the region. Our growth will enrich the quality of life for all South Florida residents, provide tourists with new reasons to visit Palm Beach County and help persuade businesses to locate here by reinforcing the image of Palm Beach County as a modern, cosmopolitan area with world-class institutions.”




“Supporting an outstanding cultural industry is a matter of economic development. We need our cultural organizations to thrive so our community prospers.”

– Verdenia C. Baker, Palm Beach County Administrator

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MOST WANTED: THE PERFECT GIFT Gift giving is an art in itself – BOLD FORMS, SENSUAL PEARLS AND STATEMENTS about womanhood characterize the jewelry created by Debbie Lee Mostel. Her latest collection is called “Pearls of Wisdom” because, she says, “That’s what we women speak.” Mostel’s work can be found in the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, located in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s headquarters in downtown Lake Worth. The intimate shop features a colorful assortment of jewelry, handbags, accessories and books – all made by artists or cultural organizations that call The Palm Beaches home.

and everyone have the potential to be a truly great artist. Inspiration abounds in Palm Beach County, where thoughtful gifts emerge from a deep pool of talented local artists. Let your creative juices flow to the websites, galleries and glorious gift shops that carry their creations for that remarkable birthday/anniversary/ holiday/just-because present that will be your masterpiece. The perfect gift awaits.

“THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF all types of wood intrigue me and the more I learn, the more intrigued I become. The natural grain of the wood tells a story,” says Delray Beach-based artist Tim Carter. The woodturner’s one-of-a-kind creations can be purchased through the Cornell Museum Store at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The store recently expanded to accommodate a selection of art, hand-crafted gifts and jewelry created by 50 artists from Delray Beach and beyond.

THE BREWHOUSE GALLERY IN Lake Park is a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas and listen to music. It’s also a great place to appreciate and shop for locally produced art. Gallery curator and resident artist AJ Brockman doesn’t let Spinal Muscular Atrophy get in the way of his creativity. With the use of two fingers on his left hand, Brockman leverages computer technology to create awardwinning fine art portraits, landscapes and graphic designs.

If you consider yourself a citizen of the world, you can shop for “local” art at the new international art programs that will be unveiled at ArtPalmBeach this year. The modern, contemporary and emerging art fair will take over the Palm Beach County Convention Center Jan. 20-24.




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The glories of women – and one particular artist – of a certain age By Scott Eyman




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{upfront-portrait} Traditionally, Norman Sunshine’s paintings have been sensual assemblies of earth tones, full of rich ochres and ambers. They’re strong, evocative works with a specific hushed quality that have been featured in dozens of one-man shows and in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others. Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine, an exhibition opening at the 1960. Warhol arrived late, clutching a book. “I was just reading the first Boca Raton Museum of Art on Nov. 2, is something different. The title book I’ve ever read!” he exclaimed. Sunshine looked at the book jacket – alone is a sassy way of lightening the mood for a series of portraits of The Diary of Anne Frank. Like most people at the time, Sunshine wasn’t sure what to make of accomplished women of a certain age. They have style and substance but they are not the images Sunshine thought he would be creating at this Warhol’s early work. “I wasn’t sure it was valid but, of course, he was ahead of all of us – using celebrities as icons to comment on society. I time of his life. grew to admire it but at the time it was confounding. I was more A few years ago, the part-time Palm Beach County resident was interested in Roy Lichtenstein or Jasper Johns.” getting over an illness that left him unable to stand at an easel for long Since Sunshine’s portraits originate in digital form, they can be blown periods. The lack of a creative outlet left him feeling frustrated, so he up to almost any size. For Dames, he will be exhibiting most of the began thinking about how to convert weakness into strength. Other artists have faced similar moments in their lives. When Matisse pictures in a size averaging 4 by 5 feet, lest they be swallowed up by the large white spaces of the Boca Raton Museum. could no longer stand up to paint, armed with nothing but his teeming yet He is feeling just fine now and can, once again, stand at his easel but relaxed brain and a pair of scissors, he began his enchanting work with he seems invigorated by this new style of work. “It’s more electric. The heavy construction paper – color and shape reduced to their essentials. computer works boldly. It combines painting and drawing. I like Sunshine had always felt comfortable painting portraits but that eliminating and changing colors with freedom. All any artist wants is to wasn’t possible now. He idly took some pictures of friends and use anything to get to the place where they want to go. I like this.” acquaintances with his iPad. The subjects included Martha Stewart, Nancy Sunshine has been partnered for more than 50 years with Alan Kissinger, Agnes Gund, Candace Bushnell, Lee Wolf and various social Shayne, the former head of television at Warner Bros. They live in figures from New York, Connecticut and Palm Beach. Connecticut in the summer and winter at their condo in West Palm Beach. He transferred the images to a computer. Then he began studying There are times when they slip into an unintentional version of the Lerner them, eventually coming to some conclusions. and Lowe song “I Remember It Well,” genially disagreeing over the form “Women are fascinating,” Sunshine says. “After a certain age, men and substance of a past event, then agreeing to disagree. are boring. Women reinvent themselves after they leave the business “I have a sense of truth,” says Shayne. world. They work in nonprofits; they get involved with charities. Men just “And I have a sense of style,” says Sunshine. get portly and bald, and they all look the same.” The pair married in Massachusetts in 2004. “After years of being who Sunshine began altering the photographs, more or less playfully, more or less unconsciously, in a process he terms Jungian. “Rather than we truly were only in the privacy of our homes or with a few friends, we were out in the world, under the sky, no longer pretending,” Sunshine says. literal photographs, I tried to make the computer reveal the essence of It follows that the recent Supreme Court decision the subject,” he explains. legalizing gay marriage gave them a sense of ratification What Sunshine ended up with are pictures that – not of their decision but of their lives. “I was very look like expressive watercolors but with harder lines moved, almost to tears,” says Sunshine. “It was the than can be achieved in that medium. He started journey and all that went into it. It took… It took so long! showing the results to friends; the response Our decision to be together was just always there. I convinced him he was on to something. SEE THE EXHIBITION think that by remaining faithful to one person, you store Not that the portraits always pleased his DAMES: Portraits by Norman love and it will be there when it’s needed. Our lives subjects. One said, “That isn’t me.” To which Sunshine together have gone on, and still go on.” Sunshine replied, “No, it’s me.” Nov. 2 – Feb. 14 Sunshine is proof that his theories about men as The portraits don’t really resemble Warhol’s At the Boca Raton Museum of Art they age aren’t necessarily true. He is not portly, nor celebrity portraits, which tended to be altered is he bald. Most importantly, he’s still venturing versions of stock photographs taken by someone MEET THE ARTIST outward, still reinventing himself. As Shayne says, else, but the process is similar – using a commercial It’s What You See Lecture Series “Pray to whoever you pray to that you have talent. with Norman Sunshine device to alter an image, with a specific artistic eye It gives you choices.” Monday, Jan. 25 guiding the results. Noon Luncheon Sunshine is making the most of them. Just like As it happens, Sunshine knew Warhol, whom he at the Cultural Council his dames. met at a lunch at the Museum of Modern Art around of Palm Beach County

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C U LT U R A L E V E N T S Palm Beach County is home to more than 200 arts and cultural organizations that provide more than 42,000 offerings each year. Here's just a taste of what's available.

NOVEMBER HELLO, DOLLY! Nov. 5 – Dec. 6 The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton PROGRAM ONE: FEATURING SWAN LAKE (BALANCHINE/TCHAIKOVSKY), VISCERA (SCARLETT/LIEBERMANN) AND FANCY FREE (ROBBINS/BERNSTEIN) Nov. 13 – 15 Miami City Ballet Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, Rosie Won the War, 2015.


WITH A WINK AND A NOD: CARTOONISTS OF THE GILDED AGE Through Jan. 3 Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

JUPITER HISTORY BRING & BRAG Nov. 18 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Jupiter GEORGE WINSTON Nov. 19 Crest Theatre, Delray Beach

ROSIE WON THE WAR Through Jan. 10 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton

I HATE HAMLET Nov. 19 – Dec. 6 Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth

BY SEA AND LAND: FLORIDA IN THE CIVIL WAR Through July 2 Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach

TWO CENTURIES OF AMERICAN ART: MANOOGIAN COLLECTION Nov. 19 – March 5 Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta

LATE NITE CATECHISM Nov. 20 – 22 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach THE NUTCRACKER Ballet Palm Beach Nov. 27 – 29 Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens HI-HAT HATTIE: THE STORY OF HATTIE MCDANIEL Nov. 28 – Dec. 13 Delray Beach Playhouse, Delray Beach

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD Through April 16 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach




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CALIDORE STRING QUARTET Jan. 6 Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Dec. 1 – 20 Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter


THE HISTORY BOYS Dec. 4 – Jan. 3 Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE Jan. 12 Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade CHRISTINE ANDREAS: LOVE IS GOOD Jan. 16 & 17 Wold Performing Arts Center Lynn University, Boca Raton

4EVER ’50S Dec. 4 – 13 The 4 Guyz Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton HANDEL’S MESSIAH Dec. 6 FAU Chorus Florida Atlantic University University Theatre, Boca Raton

HOMAGE TO PABLO CASALS Dec. 7 Palm Beach Symphony Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach

Corby Kaye’s Studio Palm Beach

STREETWISE REVISITED: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARY ELLEN MARK Dec. 10 – March 20, 2016 Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT Dec. 12 Palm Beach Opera Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach TOMMY TUNE Dec. 31 The Royal Room The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach

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When Stephen Mills set about creating Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, he knew little about the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis. As the artistic director of Ballet Austin, however, he knew he had a forum.

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“I realized I was in a place in which there was potential to use art to educate, not just use art as a form of entertainment, which it does very well,” Mills says. “I could use dance to talk about a very complex and difficult subject as a way to teach, and to allow people to question. And if people have questions, they investigate.” It’s not the first time that artists have found a way to reflect on history’s outrages, great and small, as an act of witness or a call for social change. And it certainly won’t be the last. From the films of Sidney Poitier and the murals of Diego Rivera to the street artists of South Africa and beyond, art and artists have often provided the spark needed to ignite the flames of social change. Some artists have unwittingly lit the match; others knew they were playing with fire. In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin hardened anti-slavery sentiment in the North prior to the Civil War. Pablo Picasso’s epic 1937 painting Guernica was an unforgettable anti-fascist plea that still speaks eloquently for the innocent victims of malevolent politics and war. Further examples – from the historic to the contemporary – can be found across Palm Beach County this season. Light, which comes to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Nov. 7, is based on the reminiscences of Naomi Warren, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor and Houston resident who




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turned 95 in September. Performed without intermission, the 75-minute contemporary dance work is set to music by a quintet of living minimalist composers (Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Evelyn Glennie and Michael Gordon). At Warren’s insistence, the work ends with an enduring message. “She’s convinced without hope that she would not have survived,” Mills says. Mills now insists on a few things himself. When Light is licensed for performance, he requires an educational component be part of the deal. The Kravis Center is partnering with InSIGHT Through Education Inc., a nonprofit devoted to Holocaust and genocide education in Florida, to not only present the performance but to also engender community discussion about bigotry, hate and bullying. Anti-Semitism is at the core of four exhibits on display through Jan. 10 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, including Terry Berkowitz’s Veil of Memory/Prologue: The Last Supper, which deals with the 1492 expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Sexual harassment and political correctness take center stage in David Mamet’s Oleanna, which will be presented Jan. 1431 in Boca Raton by Evening Star Productions. “Art is a mirror on our social conscience, on our collective and individual souls,” says the play’s director, Rosalie Grant. “I also think art can cause change; I don’t know in what time frame or in whose time but with young people, art can definitely cause them to think. If we are affected, change is inevitable at some level.”




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The Tag Project, 2011, paper, ink, string, thread, 132 x 10 x 10 inches (each group)




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Kevin J. Miyazaki

Watchtower, 2008, pine, Sitka spruce, fir, ink, painted wooden bowls, glass, 35 x 15 x 6 inches

The ability of the arts to inspire social change is also in evidence at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, which is hosting two exhibits that reflect on a too-little-known chapter in American history – the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 and Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani are on display through Jan. 31. Executive Order 9066, a title that refers to the measure signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 ordering the detention of Japanese-Americans, features 10 cabinets and sculptures that evoke the camp experience. They are the work of San Diego-based artist Wendy Maruyama, a third-generation Japanese-American whose work has focused largely on furniture making. The exhibit also includes actual artifacts from internment camps and the Tag Project, 10 hanging floor-toceiling sculptures made up of the re-created identification tags of all 120,000 internees.

Kevin J. Miyazaki

Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation. Dorothea Lange for the United States Department of the Interior, War Relocation Authority. Courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.




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Tule Lake 2, 1999 - 2006, mixed media, courtesy of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani and Linda Hattendorf; loaned by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle

Cat with Okinawa White Fish, 1999 – 2006, mixed media, courtesy of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani and Linda Hattendorf; loaned by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle

Mother and Baby, 1999 – 2006, mixed media, courtesy of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani and Linda Hattendorf; loaned by the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle

“Very few people really knew about EO 9066 and its magnitude,” Maruyama says. “I think that is a very sad fact, especially because it took place in this country.” The creation of the Tag Project presented an opportunity to raise awareness, she says – not only among those who would eventually view the exhibit but also among numerous volunteers from around the country, including high school and college students, who helped the artist re-create the tags. “The community aspect of this project was the most valuable component of this experience.” The Maruyama exhibit is paired with Jimmy Tsutomo Mirikitani, a show celebrating the work of a California-born artist who spent much of his childhood in Hiroshima, Japan, before returning to the United States in the late 1930s. After Pearl Harbor, Mirikitani was sent to the Tule Lake internment camp on the Oregon-California border. His path eventually led to a homeless existence on the streets of New York. The exhibition, organized by the Wing Luke Museum of Seattle, features Mirikitani’s drawings of cats – his favorite subject – and works inspired by his internment experience and the bombing of Hiroshima. “In 1941, Jimmy was an optimistic 21-year old artist, excited about bridging the traditions of both East and West in his art,” says filmmaker Linda Hattendorf, whose 2006 documentary about the artist, The Cats of Mirikitani, has won numerous awards. “What is most sad to me is that he was made to feel that he could not be both Japanese and American. This is what war does to us: forces us to feel we must choose sides, when in reality, we are all on the same side, that of humanity.” Hattendorf believes that art can create compassion and inspire a desire to know more. “I have received so many letters from people who were profoundly affected by watching my film. Many have said they will never view the homeless in the same way again,” she says. “Change takes time. It is a process. All of us can contribute to that process. Like raindrops wearing away a stone, change is absolutely possible.”




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Don Featherstone, the inventor of the plastic flamingo, once said he “brought poor taste to the poor people.” Before his Pepto-pink plastic creations popped up like weeds in low-rent lawns, only the rich, who exhibited expensive sculptures on their estates, could afford lawn ornaments, Featherstone said. Jacek Gancarz, selections from “The Last Pink Flamingo Project”




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Poor taste and poor people aren’t usually associated with Palm Beach County but Featherstone’s flamingos winged their way into our hearts – and our art. South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual Artists Fellowship winner Sarah Knouse won critical acclaim for her witty sculpture, “Pastoral Flamingos.” The plastic flamingos seem to be melting in an upscale swamp. “My flamingos are poured plastic, not melted lawn ornaments,” says the sculptor, designer and art teacher. “I cast a dozen flamingos. As the plastic drips off, it forms plastic puddles that hold them up.” Plastic flamingos “are the central icon of suburban kitsch,” she says. “They fascinated me: here’s this piece of kitschy lowbrow art that anyone can understand. What happens when you mix elements of highbrow taste with lowbrow drama?” The materials for “Pastoral Flamingos” – cast plastic, shag carpet, faux gilding paint – are deliberately tacky. Knouse’s inspiration was a job after college in Bucks County, Penn., which, she says, has acres of American-Dream-suburbantract houses. “I worked as a lead faux-finish painter for an interior design company. I made plain walls look like marble, turned cheap wainscoting into aged wood. This suburban culture was crying out for history and romance.” Knouse created the mixed-media work and its many editions from 2010 to 2013. The sculpture has been exhibited nationwide. Lake Worth photographer Jacek Gancarz shares Knouse’s fascination with plastic flamingos. “After attending Art Basel Miami Beach,” he says, “the idea popped in my head: What better place than a contemporary art fair to grab interesting-looking people and hand them a kitsch icon to pose with?” As if finding the right place was the only thing that had been holding him back. “Most people were curious and enthusiastic. Some needed convincing. Others shared personal stories about the icon. A few literally turned up their noses. I figured they lacked a sense of humor.” Gancarz didn’t pose his subjects. “I tried to elicit an emotion – and feed my playful curiosity. Some participants personified the object and some exhibited behaviors of maternal instincts and even predation. Others simply treated it as an inanimate prop, creatively posing with it to distinguish themselves. You can’t deny the appeal of the whimsical factor.” Then there’s Mother Nature’s work of art – the American flamingo.




Photo by Brian Garrett, South Florida Water Management District

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Sarah Knouse, “Pastoral Flamingos”

The flamingos at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in West Palm Beach are ready for their close-up now thanks to a little nip and tuck. “Two sides of the boardwalk in the zoo’s flamingo habitat were replaced and we’ve added a nice bench where you can sit and watch them,” says Claudia Harden, the zoo’s marketing manager. The changes – which the zoo is proud to report were made with environmentally friendly materials – allow visitors to get closer to the colorful birds. This winter, when the section of the zoo dedicated to Florida wildlife gets a redo, the flamingo habitat will get a full facelift. Also looking good are the wild flamingos that returned to southwest Palm Beach County after a century-long absence, says Susan McKemy of the Audubon Society of the Everglades. Naturally, these Palm Beach County flamingos reside in an exclusive residence with restricted access: South Florida Water Management District Stormwater Treatment Area 2. The Audubon Society conducts

Check out Sarah Knouse’s melting flamingos and other works, which were included in New Art: 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Exhibition recently on display at the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, at Jacek Gancarz’s pink flamingo photo series was exhibited at Whitespace: The Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach as “The Last Pink Flamingo” and can be seen by searching the wilds of Facebook for “The Last Pink Flamingo Project.” The South Florida Water Management District has contracted with the Audubon Society of the Everglades to conduct birding tours into Stormwater Treatment Area 2, a restricted area. ASE offers monthly guided carpool birding tours into the area from October through April, with more tours in March and April, the mostly likely time to see the American flamingos. ASE cannot guarantee that flamingos will be seen. For more information: See the flamingos at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in West Palm Beach strut their stuff 363 days out of the year (364 in every leap year). During the Flamingo Keeper Talks, offered daily at 10 a.m., those who keep the birds in the pink share fascinating facts about their feathered friends and feed them. For more information:

guided carpool birding tours to the remote location. The ASE “has received 1,200 requests from the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and Canada, as well 21 states,” McKemy reports, verifying the international – if not universal – appeal of the pink birds. More than 620 people ventured into the western reaches of the county on 13 trips the organization led between March 7 and May 2 of this year alone. Some birders were disappointed. In April, however, a pair of flamingos was caught in the throes of passion, possibly the “first time flamingos have been observed and documented mating in the wild in Florida,” according to McKemy. Those frisky Palm Beach County flamingos may have racy backgrounds. No one knows why the flamingos returned, McKemy says. “Many scientists believe they are wild, yet others believe they are escapees from the Hialeah racetrack in Miami.”




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BLACK By Nick Murray

In the world of the theater, good things come not only in small packages but also in the small spaces known as black boxes. Simple in design and purpose, a black box offers a theatrical experience that focuses less on spectacle and more on an unfiltered, up-close and personal interaction with art. “The pro to working in a black-box theater is that the emphasis is more on the emotional content than it is on big technical productions,” says Keith Garsson, the new producing director at Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. “Black-box shows tend to focus on small casts, shorter plays, where the idea is to explore one idea and really hit the audience in the gut with it.”




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Gone are the heavy velvet curtains, ornate stage sets and big cushy seats that many associate with a night at the theater. Black boxes, also known as studio theaters, invite audiences to draw near for an intimate staging of works driven more by character and content than by spectacle. With fewer actors populating the stage and less need for technical pyrotechnics, both production costs and ticket prices can be kept in check. That allows theater companies the breathing room needed to take a chance on new works, new playwrights and new ideas – all while welcoming new audiences. Palm Beach County is currently home to 12 black-box theaters. Arts Garage and Palm Beach Dramaworks are in the process of increasing that number. Two of the four shows featured in Theatre at Arts Garage’s 2015-2016 season will be performed in a new black-box theater made possible by the venue’s recent expansion. When he christens the space in January, Garsson plans to challenge audiences with the subject matter and performers with the intimate attention. “The actors really have to focus on the internals of the character and what’s going on emotionally,” he says. “Because it’s a black box, if you don’t pull that off, the flaws are more obvious.” PBD plans to use the black box now under construction at its West Palm Beach location as a playground for developing new plays. The Perlberg Studio Theatre, a 35-seat black-box space scheduled to open in 2016, will provide a home for The Dramaworkshop, a program launched in 2014 to nurture playwrights and help them cultivate their work. Plans call for staged readings, workshops and, eventually, developmental productions. “As a regional theater, [we] have a responsibility to develop new works,” says PBD Producing Artistic Director William Hayes. “If you’re able to narrow it down to a studio theater setting, you can focus more on the words and the story. That’s a benefit when developing new work.” Typically an undecorated and small performance space, the black-box theater is an alternative to the classic proscenium stage. Developed in the 1960s, its popularity has grown, in no small part, to its simple setup. Though it is often square with black walls and floors – hence the name – it can also be round and white. There’s really no rigid rule as to its physical attributes. The key is the space’s stripped-down nature, which allows artists to focus on the performance, the content of the piece and creating a connection with audience members.




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Theatre at Arts Garage Producing Director Keith Garsson

Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach and Sol Theatre in Boca Raton use black boxes as their primary outlet, but also as a resource for students to learn about the process of producing a work. Other area theaters have a black box in addition to their main stage. The Lake Worth Playhouse, for example, offers a Black Box Series at the 70-seat Stonzek Theatre, an intimate setting that provides the audience with a personal and visceral theater-going experience. The focus of the series is on the story, the writing and the acting; technical arrangements are very basic. While Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University stage full-scale productions in their auditoriums and concert halls, both also have studio theaters that are used for thought-provoking plays and one-acts that students produce from concept to curtain. The growing profile of black-box theaters in the county reflects a distinct trend in contemporary theater. “It is my hope, while doing more cutting-edge work upstairs in the studio, to attract a younger audience coming in to see edgy, creative and exciting new works, at a very affordable ticket price,” says Hayes. “There’s more fun in it because there’s always a mindset that when you’re in the black box, there are no rules.”


The Vintage Gym

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts presents main stage productions at the Crest Theatre. It has an alternative space as well but it’s not your traditional black box – it’s an historic gymnasium. As part of an ongoing evolution of its offerings, the center is taking advantage of the distinctive atmosphere in its Vintage Gym (c. 1925) to introduce an intriguing new entertainment concept – JAMnasium – that will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 12. Inspired by the speakeasies of another time and place, JAMnasium will offer an underground-style club experience with dimly lit tables and bar service. Pop-culture music videos will be projected on the walls. Entertainment will range from vaudeville to salsa and from ’80s tribute bands, electroinfused instrumentalists and a capella acts to impressionists, stand-up comedy and poetry jams.

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Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes





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WITHIN By Thomas Swick

Shu'fat Refugee Camp, overlooking Al 'Isawiya, East Jerusalem. When complete, the wall will be approximately 700 kilometer long, more than twice the length of the 320-kilometer-long Green Line between Israel and the West Bank. Š Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos




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A cracked pomegranate sits in the road, its brilliant seeds shining like bloodied teeth. Three oil drums, one with a tire balanced atop it, join random items in a still life of what looks like a homemade roadblock. A long, continuous wall snakes through a tilted, black and white landscape. Patterns in the earth, shot in grainy black and white, suggest a joyous dancer with elongated legs.




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The Weinfeld Family, 2009. Photo © Frédéric Brenner, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

These compelling images - captured by Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka and Jungjin Lee – are part of the exhibition This Place: Israel Through Photography’s Lens, which is on display at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach through Jan. 17. The exhibition includes photographs of people, of course. Gilles Peress focused his camera on residents of Palestinian Jerusalem and caught a girl who seems to be levitating – until you notice that she’s reclining on wires strung across a small courtyard. Rosalind Fox Solomon captured African pilgrims visiting holy sites. Frédéric Brenner persuaded a Hasidic Jewish family to pose during their Shabbat dinner, the members representing, in his words, “the most emblematic residue of diaspora in the heart of the Middle East.” Yet it’s his enigmatic shot of the façade of Jerusalem’s Palace Hotel during a massive renovation that, he says, is the key to his photographic essay. It’s also the type of photograph that distinguishes This Place from the popular A Day in the Life book series, which sets out to capture the life of a nation in pictures taken on a single day. “A Day in the Life is really my anti-Bible,” says Brenner, who conceived the idea for This Place. “[The exhibit] couldn’t be more opposite. We don’t offer any answers. We invite people to look within. “It’s really an essay about the human condition. We are holding a mirror to Israel and Israel is holding a mirror to the world,” he explains, noting that the country is the birthplace of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – that have been in conflict for ages. Brenner grew up in France and spent 25 years traveling the world to record the Jewish diaspora. Israel attracted him, as both “place and




LOOK WITHIN Tel Aviv, 2011. Photo © Rosalind Solomon


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Unnamed Road 010, 2011. © Jungjin Lee

The Hanofarim Pool (by the Dead Sea) with Friends from the Yeshiva (photograph by Adir), 2013. Photo © Wendy Ewald

metaphor.” He recruited for the project renowned photographers – not photojournalists, but people he describes as artists. The reason: He wanted to get away from simplistic, journalistic treatments of Israel: “for, against; victims, perpetrators.” His goal was not to ignore the politics of the place but to go beyond them. And, because he saw Israel as a place of “radical otherness,” it made perfect sense to him “to invite others to question this otherness.” The 12 photographers who participated represent eight nationalities. “The range of vision is incredibly broad,” says Tim Wride, the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton. “Literally, it’s a who’s who of who is doing great photographic work in the world at this moment… And they each have their own vision. They each approach the subject from their own quirky, informed, uninformed, creative, completely idiosyncratic point of view.” Only two of the photographers had visited Israel before the start of the project. They all made repeated visits over the course of four years. “The project is not just another photography project,” says Brenner. “I wanted to create an incubator for a conversation to start.” It will probably begin with the individual photographs, most of which carry only rudimentary captions; some, none at all. Brenner’s arresting photograph of traffic stopped on a Tel Aviv highway, people standing outside their cars, makes no mention of the fact that they are observing a moment of silence during Holocaust Remembrance Day. A caption, Brenner believes, can be used as a crutch by viewers; it undoubtedly takes their attention away from the photograph. Mystery gives birth to questions, and questions lead to conversations.




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CULTURAL COUNCIL NEWS Cultural Council Hosts MilaGROWTEENS: The Future

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The Milagro Center, a nonprofit organization in Delray Beach that pursues a mission to ensure the social and academic success of children through cultural arts, living values, mentoring and academic support, recently collaborated with the Cultural Council to showcase the talents of local teens in an exhibition titled MilaGROWTEENS: The Future. Nearly 100 visitors attended the exhibition opening at the Cultural Council in August and were delighted to see artwork that represents the individual voices and experiences of Delray Beach teens, who were guided by a professional arts educator from the education department of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. At the Cultural Council, arts education is a priority. Through the continued work of its Cultural Education Committee, the Council is committed to ensuring that the county’s young people have opportunities to reap the proven benefits that arts and culture bring to the educational experience. As an active CEdC member and partner, the Milagro Center embodies and shares in this community work and vision for arts accessibility and equity. The Milagro Center offers unique arts-integrated educational and cultural programs that serve as a catalyst for community collaboration, individual transformation and social change. The arts foster a spirit of entrepreneurship in teens, teaching them skills and fostering a temperament for creative success. For more information, visit Emmanuel Bazile, Self-portrait




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C U LT U R A L C O U N C I L N E W S Muse Awards Celebrate the Best in Art and Culture

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create.DANCE.florid da Fall 2015 Collection Palm Beach County artists and cultural organizations will be honored on March 31 as the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County hosts the 2016 Muse Awards. Presented once every two years, the Muse Awards honor individual and organizational excellence in art and culture throughout Palm Beach County. After nominations are submitted by the community, Muse Award recipients are chosen through a competitive adjudication process. Each nomination is reviewed and scored by judges who are artists, community leaders, past recipients and Cultural Council board members. “The Muse Awards program is an extension of the Cultural Council’s mission to nurture, support and promote the arts in Palm Beach County, Florida’s Cultural Capital®,” said Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council. “The awards bring regional and national attention to the important accomplishments of the arts community and the outstanding artistic projects carried out in the Palm Beaches.” Awards categories include Outstanding Civic Leader, Outstanding Cultural Leader, Outstanding Small or Mid-Sized Arts & Cultural Organization, Outstanding Major Arts & Cultural Organization, Arts or Cultural Program of the Year, the Hector Ubertalli Award for Visual Artists and the Liman Excellence in Arts Education Award. For sponsorship opportunities and ticket information, please contact Mary Lewis, director of development, at (561) 472-3340 or




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Adam Trent: The Futurist SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 @ 8PM




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{inside culture} C U LT U R A L C O U N C I L N E W S Creative Corridor Initiative Earns Grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County were awarded $165,000 from The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties to help support the new Creative Corridor Initiative. The initiative is a planning project with the goal of transforming vacant storefronts and buildings into arts-related businesses.

The plan will contribute to the overall economic vitality of the city. Vacant and underutilized properties will be occupied and additional jobs will be created. More artists, businesses and visitors will be attracted to Lake Worth. “The Cultural Council is committed to the community of Lake Worth,” said Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “It’s especially gratifying that, as part of the Council’s mission to serve Palm Beach County’s artists and communities, we are able to create this transformative project right in our own neighborhood of Lake Worth, where our headquarters and public gallery are located.” The funding will allow the Cultural Council and the CRA to engage a planning consultant who will produce a comprehensive arts district plan for Lake Worth. A marketing strategy will be developed to attract and promote area artists. The initiative will also provide technical assistance for start-ups or businesses seeking to relocate or expand. “We believe that this program – in addition to the CRA’s small business loan and technical assistance programs – will revitalize both Lake and Lucerne Avenues, create opportunities for small businesses and increase property values,” said Joan Oliva, executive director of the CRA. The Creative Corridor Initiative, a three-year project, will soon be underway. For more information, visit or call (561) 493-2550.

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C U LT U R A L C O U N C I L N E W S Musicians Membership Program Hits the Right Note The Cultural Council has created a special membership program open to any musician who actively performs, produces or records in Palm Beach County. The program comes with a wide range of benefits above and beyond the standard membership package, including annual listing in the online Artists Directory, consideration for paid performances at Cultural Council events, discounts at select recording studios when available and a 15% discount at Chafin Musicenter as well as networking and promotional opportunities. Membership is the cornerstone of the Cultural Council, providing invaluable support that enables the nonprofit arts agency to fulfill its mission of supporting arts and culture in Palm Beach County. Members enjoy an array of special benefits, including invitations to members-only events, exclusive money-saving offers and, of course, a subscription to art&culture, the Cultural Council’s award-winning publication. For more information, contact Marlon Foster, visitor services and music coordinator at or (561) 472-3338.


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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Palm Beach International Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary in New Venue

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HISTORY MUS EUM Special Exhibit: September 8 - July 2 | Admission is free! 300 North Dixie Highway, Downtown West Palm Beach | 561.832.4164 For more information and Museum hours: Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation, Inc.




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The former Plaza Theatre in Manalapan debuted as the new home of the Palm Beach International Film Festival when it screened its first movie earlier this year – the locally produced Marriage Material. The theater was refurbished and renamed in preparation for 2015’s 20th-annual event. Festival Chairman Jeff Davis said the chosen name – The Palm Beaches Theatre – represents the establishment of an entertainment venue for the entire county. “The opening night of The Palm Beaches Theatre, showing the feature film Marriage Material, is a tribute to all of Palm Beach County’s residents who have supported the entertainment arts throughout the years,” Davis said. “We look forward to bringing film, television, concerts and lectures for all generations to the Palm Beaches in a way no other theater company has done or even imagined.” Gracing the red carpet at the screening was the cast and crew of the film, including Saturday Night Live alumna Victoria Jackson and director Ann Fishman. “Local film is important because it supports local artists,” Fishman said. “It provides an opportunity for our community to be reflected in film and, in so doing, to make a mark on culture globally. The Palm Beaches Theatre is unmatched in our area for elegance, sophistication, ease of access, seating and prospective programming.” The 2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival will run April 6 through 14. During its nine days, both the history and future of the film industry will be celebrated with a showing of movies from around the world. Events include filmmaker discussions, industry panels, networking opportunities, special parties and the Student Showcase of Films. The lineup includes documentaries, features and shorts, many of which are premieres. Last year, a total of 121 films were screened, nearly half of which were foreign.

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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Local Historical Societies Launch World War II Book

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County and the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum sponsored a launch party and book signing for Images of America: Palm Beach County During World War II. Drawing upon artifacts from both societies, as well as other public and private collections, the book explores the county’s role in the struggle on both the civilian and military fronts. Authors Susan Gillis, curator at the Boca Raton society, Richard Marconi, curator of education at the Palm Beach County society, and Debi Murray, chief curator at the Palm Beach County society, uncovered accounts of residents witnessing U-boat attacks off the coast. They also learned the county housed one of the first Civil Air Patrol units searching for the vessels. The book also reveals interesting information the authors uncovered, including: n Army, navy and coast guard personnel used local resort hotels for training sites. n The Jupiter Lighthouse served as a covert listening outpost for incoming enemy traffic. n A Belle Glade camp detained 250 German prisoners of war. The 128-page paperback is filled with 200 never-before-seen photos. It can be purchased through both historical societies and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Broadway Artists Intensive at Kravis Center Turns Students into Stars



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A total of 65 students from across Palm Beach County – and from as far away as Arkansas and Texas – participated in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ annual Broadway Artists Intensive over the summer, honing their stage skills while rubbing shoulders with renowned Broadway instructors. The students, ranging in age from 12 to 20, practiced their crafts during three weeks of workshops focusing on acting, dancing and singing. The workshops were led by celebrated Broadway names, including Tony Award-winning actor Gary Beach (The Producers) and Broadway casting director Tara Rubin

(Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys). The Broadway Artists Intensive culminated with a showcase that saw students performing scenes from On the Town and other hit musicals. “The program has been so successful that we have students from across the country auditioning for a spot each summer,” said Jason Gillman (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), co-creator of the Broadway Artists Intensive along with his wife, Jackie Bayne Gillman (South Pacific), and choreographer Greg Graham (Billy Elliott The Musical). “When my wife and I moved to the Palm Beach area, students would always ask us how we got to Broadway. The answer is simple: training, and more importantly, quality of training.” Broadway Artists Intensive-veteran Casey Butler, a 13-year-old Bak Middle School of the Arts seventh grader, recently won the role of George in Broadway’s Finding Neverland!. Casey is the son of Tracy Butler, director of the Kravis Center’s education department. “We are very pleased to collaborate with the artistic directors of the Broadway Artists Intensive to offer a high-caliber performing-arts summer program here at the Kravis Center for our career-track young artists,” Butler said.

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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM New Era at Delray Beach Center for the Arts Rob Steele has succeeded Joe Gillie as CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Gillie, the longtime leader of the nonprofit visual and performing arts center, retired Sept. 30. “Joe took the reins of this organization in its infancy and, under his leadership, developed a cultural center that provides a total arts experience for the community and, at the same time, generates continuous economic activity for our downtown,” DBCA Chairman Bill Branning said. The nationwide search launched after Gillie announced his plans to step down aimed to identify a successor with proven leadership skills and the ability to lift the center to greater heights. “Out of almost 100 applicants, Mr. Steele stood out as the right person with the right skills, talent, experience and energy,” Branning said. “We’re confident Rob will continue to move the center forward and welcome him to the Delray

Beach Center for the Arts.” Steele has a master’s degree in business administration, as well as a track record of strengthening nonprofits through strategic planning, collaboration and community engagement. He comes to Delray Beach from Pennsylvania, where he spent the last 10 years as executive director of the Williamsport Community Arts Center. During his tenure there, he implemented event-analysis and fee-negotiation practices, targeted the marketing message and enhanced guest services, effectively doubling ticket sales in two years. He also initiated a community-outreach effort that increased the number of local and regional partners to 200 from 10 and organized an endowment campaign that generated more than $5 million. “It is my expressed desire to reach into every corner of the market served by the Delray Beach Center for the Arts to engage new audiences, create lasting partnerships and serve the cultural needs of this vibrant and diverse community,” Steele said. “The arts are without question an economic engine and Delray Beach stands as a magnificent example of this reality.”


Lighthouse ArtCenter presents selections from

Th Manoogian Collection Two Centuries of American Art

November 19, 2015 to March 5, 2016

In the Garden, Charles Sprague Pearce, 1880

Take Five, Gary Thomas Erbe, 1981-82

“One of the most significant private collections of American art.” Docent tours, lectures and children’s programs will complement the exhibition.

Left to right: Samuel Rothbort, Jewish Windmills [detail], 1956. Terry Berkowitz, Veil of Memory, Prologue: The Last Supper [detail], 2014. Shimon Attie, The Neighbor Next Door [detail], 1995. Izhar Patkin, You Tell Us What to Do [detail], 2010. Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, Rosie Won the War [detail], 2015.

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As an adoring crowd of more than 1,000 looked on, Michelle


deputy film commissioner with the Palm Beach County Film & TV Commission and president of Film Florida, and Will Seccombe, president/CEO of Visit

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Florida, presented legendary actor and Palm Beach County native Burt Reynolds with the inaugural Film Florida Legends Tourism Ambassador Award at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Tampa. In accepting the honor, Reynolds said he was privileged to be its first recipient. “I love Florida,” he said. “Filmmaking in Florida is a postcard to the world. When people revisit a film years later, it all happens again. I’ve made a number of pictures in Florida and I’ve always wanted to make more.” In September, Reynolds received further recognition when he was presented with the Richard Farnsworth Diamond Award by the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures at the annual Stuntman’s Ball in Hollywood.

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Installation of a $1.5 million Marshall & Ogletree Opus 11digital

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Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The custom-designed instrument is part of a $5 million gift from philanthropist Alexander Dreyfoos, who was a key leader in the creation of the performing arts center in 1992. The digital organ’s

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unique design will feature five manuals, 96 audio channels and more than 200 stops and will be unveiled to the public in March of 2016 during a special performance featuring internationally acclaimed organist Cameron Carpenter. It will be dedicated as The George W. Mergens

Whether you envision a celebration or Event that is traditional or trend-setting, festive or formal.

Memorial Organ in honor of Dreyfoos’ late business partner and friend. Not only will the organ be used for performances in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall and Marshall E. Rinker


Sr. Playhouse, it also will be available to students. “We are incredibly grateful to Alex

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Dreyfoos, our founding chair, for his continued support of the Kravis Center,” says CEO Judith Mitchell. “We know that this added component will bring even more value and entertainment offerings to the community.”

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Producing artistic director Andrew Kato is celebrating 10 years at the Maltz

Jupiter Theatre – a decade that has seen the nonprofit

venue produce more than 60 shows and increase its membership base to 7,600-plus subscribers. Under Kato’s leadership, attendance has doubled, growing to 100,000 annual patrons, making the theater the largest of its kind in the state. “The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has achieved all of its goals and objectives during my time here, so now we are looking to the future,” he says. “The board and staff have created a strategic plan for the next five years with very defined objectives that will continue to serve our community.” Kato is overseeing a 2015-2016 season that includes productions of Agatha Christie: The Mousetrap, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Will Rogers Follies, Frost / Nixon and Kiss Me, Kate – and he’s looking forward to the next 10 years.

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2015-16 Performance Season DECEMBER 12 AND 13, 2015 MAY 27, 28, & 29, 2016

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The Dimensional Harmony chorus at Boynton Beach Community High School has been granted


once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to London and perform at the London International Choral Festival. The awardwinning vocal group is one of only seven choruses around the world that have been be invited – and it’s the only one that will be making the trip from Florida. “This is a great





Community High School and a significant milestone





Academy,” said Boynton Beach High Principal Fred Barch. The festival takes place Dec. 29 to Jan. 2. In addition to practicing, the students and their supporters will be busy raising funds for the trip. For information, call (561) 752-1200.

Explore the rich history of Charleston through more than 100 objects that tell the story of the city’s golden era — from colonial to antebellum periods. See exceptional fine and decorative arts from the Rivers Collection and key loans from the Gibbes Museum of Art, Historic Charleston Foundation and select objects f rom Drayton Hall and The Cha leston Museum.

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Admission is $5 Members and children under 15 admitted free. Call (561) 655-7226 for more information.



“Soup tureen with cover,” Gale & Hayden, New York, maker; Gregg Hayden & Co, Charleston, retailer, circa 1849. Silver. Courtesy of the Rivers Collection, Charleston, SC; photo by Jack Alterman.








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Fine Art Auction Thursday, January 7, 2016 7:00 pm Start the New Year with an exciting evening, art auction, and cocktail party. Enjoy a light bite dinner and a silent auction of works in 2D and 3D by noted artists and collectors of art, photography, sculpture, glass, and choice crafts. Take Home a Nude benefits the Armory Art Center.


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Cultural Cuisine Between Food and Culture I n s p i r a t i o n s f r o m P a l m B e a c h C o u n t y ’s F i n e s t R e s t a u r a n t s & E a t e r i e s




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{dining out} C U LT U R A L C U I S I N E

Don Ramon Restaurant

The Finest In Cuban Cuisine Since 1990

n 3800 Ocean Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, FL Beach Resort & Spa 3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, FL (561) 340-1795 Discover an inspiring menu that echoes Chef Max’s dedication to simplicity, intense flavor and farm-to-table cuisine. n Blue Martini CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 835-8601 An upscale martini bar featuring more than 20 of the hottest specialty martinis complemented by a sensational light menu.

561.547.8704 | 7101 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL

all our steaks are

served tender, juicy and

sizzling. Private Dining & Catering Available for groups up to 300 people.

n Bogart’s Bar & Grille 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, FL (561) 544-3044 Bogart’s Bar & Grille, located at the Premier Level at Cinemark Palace in Boca Raton, is the ultimate dinner-and-a-movie experience. n Brewzzi Glades Plaza, 2222 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL (561) 392-2739 Italian-American Bistro with upscale-casual dining for lunch and dinner, featuring a state-of-the-art, gold medal microbrewery. n Buca di Beppo Wellington 2025 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington, FL (561) 790-3287 In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family-style and meant to be shared by everyone at the table. n Burger Bar 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 630-4545 Indulge in hand-crafted signature gourmet burgers, specially fashioned from Angus beef.

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Voted Best Italian 2010, 2012, 2013 Best Brunch 2012

Best Wine List 2012 Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List 2003-2013

“The Italian Restaurant on the Beach”

561-274-9404 Open 7 days serving our brunch and dinner menu daily

34 South Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483




n Café Chardonnay 4533 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 627-2662 We delight you with the finest American cuisine. Chef Frank is constantly creating new foods to satisfy your every culinary desire. n Caffé Luna Rosa 34 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL (561) 274-9404 We offer a memorable and authentic Italian dining experience, designed on two levels with alfresco seating and an elevated open-air dining room.

n City Oyster 213 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL (561) 272-0220 A traditional American seafood restaurant. Fresh, simple and delicious seafood selections. n Cordon Bleu Catering (561) 339-2444 Dinner parties, cocktail parties, yacht charters, wine tastings/pairings. European culinary excellence. n Dave’s Last Resort & Raw Bar 632 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 588-5208 Dave’s has a Key West atmosphere in the heart of the Palm Beaches. Tropical drinks, a great raw bar and fantastic service. n Deck 84 840 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL (561) 665-8484 As the Avenue’s first waterfront dining concept of its kind, Deck 84 provides a stimulating waterfront dining experience. n Don Ramon Restaurant 7101 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 547-8704 Open daily for lunch and dinner. Come with family and friends and enjoy a great atmosphere and the finest in Cuban cuisine. n Grease Burger Bar 213 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 651-1075 Grease Burger Bar offers a selection of fresh grounddaily, hand-shaped, 10-ounce juicy burgers. n Henry’s 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL (561) 638-1949 The ultimate location for gourmet American comfort food in Delray Beach. Henry’s combines substance and style for lunch and dinner. n HMF at The Breakers Palm Beach One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL (561) 659-8480 Featuring an extensive menu of exceptional food, combining an innovative take on small plates, hand-crafted cocktails and a carefully curated wine list.

n Charley’s Crab 456 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL (561) 659-1500 The only thing we overlook is the ocean.

n Ironwood Steak & Seafood PGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 627-4852 Offering classic American cuisine with contemporary influences, serving up tantalizing menu selections.

n City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 366-0071 A diverse menu featuring steaks, chops, fish and pasta complements a huge 5,000-bottle wine collection.

n La Bonne Bouche Bistro 516 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 533-0840 Enjoy a sun-kissed lunch or a Frenchy breakfast on our outdoor patio or dinner in our cozy, très Parisian bistro-esque dining room!


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{dining out} C U LT U R A L C U I S I N E n Lemongrass Asian Bistro 420 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL (561) 278-5050 Fresh Asian bites from sushi to Thai noodles in a stylish, contemporary space. n Leopard Lounge and Restaurant The Chesterfield Hotel 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL (561) 659-5800 Eclectic, “New American” gourmet cuisine offered in an elegant, yet playful atmosphere, with dancing and live entertainment. n Morton’s The Steakhouse 777 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 820-8125 USDA Prime aged beef, live Maine lobsters, fresh fish, hand-selected vegetables and elegant desserts. n Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill 10 S. Ocean Boulevard, Lake Worth, FL (561) 588-4133 Open seven days a week, 365 days a year for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We offer an array of daily drink and food specials. n The Office 201 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL (561) 276-3600 A place where whimsy and gastronomical delights go hand in hand, The Office is a modern American gastropub.

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Renato’s is nestled in breathtaking architecture, with an intimate dining room that enchants with warm woods and fabric covered walls. Culinary delights from the classics to the eclectic are complemented with an extensive wine list and fully stocked bar.

n Paddock Restaurant Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 683-2222, Ext. 199 A unique dining experience – fine dining and an exciting show in an elegant dining room with a commanding view of the track. n Paradiso Ristorante of Lake Worth 625 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 547-2500 Fish, seafood, steaks, full bar, wine cellar, private dining rooms, wine cellar dining. Prix fixe menu and a la carte. n Polo Steakhouse Restaurant The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL (561) 655-5430 Full-service restaurant specializing in prime dryaged beef. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. n Red Brick Grille 4775 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, FL (561) 454-8002 Full-service casual dining experience featuring contemporary American cuisine featuring appetizers, gourmet pizzas, pasta, mouthwatering burgers, hand-crafted sandwiches, fresh salads and more. n Renato’s 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach, FL (561) 655-9752 Renato’s is nestled in breathtaking architecture, with a dining room that enchants with warm woods and fabric-covered walls.

At Cafe Chardonnay we give center stage to local farm fresh foods and seafood. Chef Frank feels the flavor of every dish is dramatically improved by farm to table freshness.

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{dining out} C U LT U R A L C U I S I N E n Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar 224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 650-1001 Rocco’s Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico in a fun, casual environment. n River House 237 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 694-1188 Regarded as the premier spot for waterfront dining in Palm Beach Gardens. Boat dockage and an outside tiki bar. n Rotelli 701 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 296-9190 Rotelli is pure Italian food, with classic dishes from traditional spaghetti and lasagna to shrimp scampi.

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n Ta-Boó, an American Bistro & Bar 221 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL (561) 835-3500 An American bistro and bar featuring casual dining on Worth Avenue since 1941. Featuring prime steaks, Dover sole, sea bass, pizza, homemade desserts and cappuccinos. n Toojays 419 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 582-8684 Corned beef piled high on freshly baked rye, classic Reubens and chicken noodle soup; more than 20 salads and much, much more.

n Royal Room Cabaret The Colony Hotel, PB 155 Hammon Avenue, Palm Beach, FL (561) 655-5430 The Royal Room features top-name cabaret performers. Enjoy dinner and a show or just the show.

n Testa’s Restaurant 221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL (561) 832-0992 Testa’s serves Italian, American and seafood dishes. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Testa’s is superb for a romantic getaway.

n Ruth’s Chris Steak House CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 514-3544 The premier steakhouse at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Catering service available.

n Three (III) Forks Prime Steakhouse 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 630-3660 III Forks is one of the nation’s prime steakhouses with a savvy menu featuring USDA Prime beef, seafood and local favorites.

n Sailfish Restaurant 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores, FL (561) 844-1724, Ext. 107 This exceptionally popular seafood restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. n Seasons 52 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 625-5852 Enjoy the taste of fresh food grilled over open wood fires, great wines and live piano music nightly in the wine bar. n South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar 502 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 547-7656 Our moderately priced menu boasts generous portions and fresh ingredients. The cuisine is not the only thing that is fresh; so is the entertainment. n Stir Lounge Eau Palm Beach 100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, FL (561) 533-6000 Stir Lounge offers creatively blended, muddled and stirred cocktails with a twist: Stir’s lively indoor and outdoor social scene.

Open 7 days Lunch/Dinner Sunday Brunch Continuous Dining 11am - 10pm

n Suri 707 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL (561) 249-7436 Suri honors the traditional small plate tapas style dining while offering a truly one of a kind American alternative cuisine.

n Sundy House Restaurant 106 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 272-5678 Sundy House is a charming 150-seat, fine-dining establishment with accommodations nestled amid botanical gardens and waterfalls.

n Temple Orange Eau Palm Beach 100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, FL (561) 540-4924 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Infused with Mediterranean flavors and ingredients, the menus showcase healthy options right alongside comfort foods with an Eau Palm Beach twist. n Tin Fish Restaurant 118 S. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL (561) 223-2497 Fresh, delicious fish, served quickly in a casual atmosphere. Try one of our seven famous fish tacos, salmon on slaw, crab cakes, fish sandwich or popular shrimp and corn chowder. Head upstairs to our Top of the Fish bar for an impressive cocktail selection and nightly drink specials. n Tower Restaurant 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL (561) 659-3241 Tower Restaurant takes pride in its daily specials: wiener schnitzel, stuffed cabbage, pot roast and corned beef and cabbage; and monster apple pancake á la Luchows. n Vic & Angelo’s Delray Beach 290 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL (561) 278-9570 From the garden to the plate, Vic & Angelo’s specializes in ingredients that are imported fresh from Italy.


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Cultural Council Biennial 2015 Exhibition Opening

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Cheryl Maeder, Nancy Brown, Wayne Stephens

On May 14, more than 270 Cultural Council members and their guests previewed the exhibition opening of Cultural Council Biennial 2015. The juried exhibition featured the work of 61 artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. Juror Elizabeth Sobieski, a contributing writer at the The Art Economist and New York Magazine, among other publications, selected from 400 works submitted by 127 artists. First place award for Best of Show was given to Cheryl Maeder for her film “Play.” Second place was awarded to Wayne Stephens for his painting “Untitled 2.” Third place went to Nancy Brown for her photograph “Balloon over Bagan.” Carin Wagner earned the People’s Choice Award for her piece titled “Partially Obscured.”

Stephen Nesbitt and Christopher Caneles


Lorrie B. Turner, Monique Ogilvie, Susan Romaine, Robin Woodard

Clifford Laine, Roger Plevin

Lisa Peterfreund, Michael and Janice Barry

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Marianna and Rob Steele

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On Sept. 10, more than 150 Cultural Council members previewed the exhibition opening of Made in Delray and listened to the musical talents of Lina and the Blue Collective. Seventeen local artists participated in the exhibition capturing the beauty of their hometown, Delray Beach.

Marion Cone, Walter Harper, Bobbi Horwich

Thank you to

Palm Beach County artist Carin Wagner

Brown. Her artwork

“Dead Trees Grow No Leaves” graces the

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Council’s new

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Daigler Designs.

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JOIN THE CULTURAL COUNCIL As a member, we will keep you informed and entertained with our award-winning publications and signature events. Enjoy these exclusive benefits that offer incredible value — all year long!

Membership Benefits n n n n n

Invitations to members-only exhibition previews Free or reduced admission to select programs and events 10% discount on Uniquely Palm Beach Store purchases Subscription to art&culture magazine and Cultural Calendar Recognition in the Council’s Annual Report

INDIVIDUAL $65 All benefits listed above for one person HOUSEHOLD $150 Individual member benefits for two adults at the same address, plus: n CultureCard (membership discount card) SUPPORTER $250 All benefits of the Household membership, plus: n One pass to each Culture & Cocktails program n One guest invitation to all member exhibition previews

CONTRIBUTOR $600 All benefits of the Supporter membership, plus: n One additional guest pass to each Culture & Cocktails program n VIP seating at Culture & Cocktails n VIP passes to local art fairs n Two guest invitations to all member exhibition previews n Recognition in every issue of art&culture magazine PATRON $1,000 All benefits of the Contributor membership, plus: n Two additional guest passes to Culture & Cocktails n Four guest invitations to all member exhibition previews n Invitation to director’s annual event n Opportunity to hold a private event at the Council’s headquarters, the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building FOUNDING PATRON $2,500 AND ABOVE All the benefits of the Patron membership, plus: n Recognition on donor plaque n Private tours of special exhibitions for you and your guest upon request n Four additional guest passes to Culture & Cocktails “Palm Beach County needs this important council to foster the arts and promote programs that stimulate and recognize the talent in our community. I shall continue to support the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County for this reason.”

“Participation in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s events has been a wonderful way to learn about the great variety of cultural groups in the county and to have the opportunity to do business networking with clients from both the public and private sectors. With so many programs, there is always something interesting going on, no matter what your taste!” – Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President REG Architects, Interiors, Planners

– Grace Fishenfeld

Business Arts Partner Membership Benefits

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is a not-for-profit agency providing artists and cultural organizations with programs and services that promote and support their individual missions. Members help us accomplish these goals and ensure our community continues to have access to quality arts programming. Our vibrant arts make our destination desirable to businesses, visitors and residents. Membership provides your business with access to valuable benefits, increasing your visibility and connecting you with our donors, members and the greater community.



Invitations to Members Only exhibition previews

Recognition in every issue of art&culture magazine and Council’s Annual Report

Discounted advertising rates for art&culture magazine

Business logo with live link on Council’s website

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Sponsorship of one Cultural Executives Committee Meeting (includes four invitations) Logo included in eblasts to all Cultural Council cultural organizations

Listing on donor plaque in the Alex and Renate Dreyfoos Entry into the galleries Private tours for 12 by advance arrangement Underwriting and exhibition sponsorships and partnerships

For more information, please call Debbie Calabria at (561) 472-3330.




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CULTURE & COCKTAILS RETURNS Culture & Cocktails returns to The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach for another season of sparkling conversations with cultural movers and shakers. Nov. 2: Hey, Mr. Producer – Andrew Kato, producing artistic director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Rob Steele, president/CEO of Delray Beach Center for the Arts Dec. 7: Fashion Forward – Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, CEP and creative director of Alex and Ani® with Dack Patriarca, board president of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden Feb. 8: Stage Struck – Terry Teachout, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal with William Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks Visit for the latest and mark your calendar for additional events on March 7 and April 4. Each event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. The Colony will serve complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the plush, high-tech Pavilion. Complimentary valet parking. For more information on all Cultural Council events, please call (561) 471-2901.

SAVE THE DATE! It’s What You See Lecture Series with Monica Kaufmann: Monday, Feb. 29

Muse Awards Co-chair Christine Stiller

Muse Awards Co-chair Roe Green


Debbie Lee Mostel, Joyful Universe, 2014, mixed media, 96 x 84 x 84 inches

Join us for the

Muse Awards Thursday, March 31, 2016

Location: The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

“We are grateful to everyone who supports the continuing

work of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, because those who invest make this

important work possible. With the investment from our

donors, we are able to expand our goals of enhancing area

cultural organizations, meeting the needs of local artists and Your contribution to the Annual Fund is an investment in the arts in Palm Beach County. Every dollar will help support cultural organizations, artists and cultural field trips for K-12 students throughout the community. To give a gift, please call (561) 472-3340 or visit our website at




helping arts education programs to flourish.”

– Bert and Sallie Korman

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