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art&culture Spring/Summer 2016


Shades of Culture campaign launches a movement

under the boardwalk

gator gazing in Palm Beach County

of Palm Beach County


art offers hope and healing at The Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center

PLUS Alexander Krivosheiw’s

Olympic sculptures, the 2016 Muse Awards, summer adventures and more

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Spring/Summer 2016

42 50 54 60 66 seeing is believing Shades of Culture campaign inspires cultural tourists and local supporters to “See the Arts through a Different Lens.” By Katie Deits




go gators!

healing arts

Alligators are easy to spot in Palm Beach County.

Art and aesthetics elevate the care provided at the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center.

By Elaine Viets

By Amy Woods

‘everything old is new again’

driven to distraction

Muse Awards celebrate arts and cultural excellence with spectacular production at Kravis Center.

This summer, explore a less-traveled path through the county’s cultural landscape.

By Leon M. Rubin

By Thomas Swick

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DEPARTMENTS Spring/Summer 2016


welcome letter

Making it possible for Palm Beach County students to experience the arts and culture. By Rena Blades



editor’s note

The summer season shines. By Christina Wood


upfront Photography is the focus of an exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The music plays on in the Royal Room. A revolutionary musical takes the stage at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Florida’s Civil War history is on display. Admission will be free while the Norton Museum of Art is transformed. The art on exhibit at Old School Square is illuminating. The West Palm Beach Waterfront puts a colorful spin on summer. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County inspires creative summer activities.

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art works!

The building blocks of cultural tourism. By Christina Wood


most wanted

Cool tunes on a summer night.




Alexander Krivosheiw is a local sculptor making an international impact. By Scott Eyman




inside culture

Summer shines with a full contingent of cool cultural offerings and creative adventures.

The Cultural Council earns an ADDY award, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium expands, the Diane & Mark Perlberg Studio Theatre opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks and much more insider news.

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Cover Image: Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, featured in the Shades of Culture campaign

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art&culture magazine of Palm Beach County, Volume 10, Issue 3, spring/summer 2016, is published three times a year by Passport Publications & Media Corporation, for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County located at 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

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SEE THE ARTS THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS Famed ar tists. Renowned dancers. Legendary actors like former Seinfeld star John O’Hurley. Find them all in The Palm Beaches. Let our Cultural Concierge help you create an itinerary tailored to your tastes. From live concer ts and orchestras to gallery shows and festivals, there are endless options for an ar tistic escape. Plan yours today.

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One of the key objectives of our biennial Muse Awards event (which you will read about elsewhere in this issue) is to raise funds for cultural field trip opportunities for Palm Beach County students in underserved communities. This couldn’t be more important. It’s critical for young people to have the opportunity to have access to authentic arts and cultural experiences, such as visiting a museum or attending a concert. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County recently conducted a survey of arts and cultural opportunities available to students in our county and found that, all told, more than 715,000 individual field trip or outreach experiences were provided to students in grades K-12. That’s a staggering number. We also learned that half of the organizations surveyed offered free programming to students in some form. More than 90 percent of cultural organizations surveyed reported that they significantly subsidize their education programs with discounts up to 80 percent of actual admission costs. n n



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The cost of student admission to the Palm Beach Zoo is $7.75, compared to the actual cost of $32. Admission to performances in the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ STAR series is just $5 per student - and some 76,000 children attended these performances last year. The Norton Museum of Art admits students for free – and buses for field trips are provided at no cost. About 15,000 students took advantage of this opportunity. Palm Beach Dramaworks offers free admission to Palm Beach County schoolchildren.

And the list goes on. The Cultural Council’s most recent “Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County” featured more than 75 organizations offering curriculum-based programming for pre-K through 12th grade students. The Norton Museum, the Kravis Center and other organizations also offer teacher training on a regular basis. Of course, many of these free and reduced-cost opportunities can only be experienced at each organization’s facility. Buses are expensive – approximately $500 for a district school bus and more for private charter buses. The School District of Palm Beach County’s transportation funds for Title I schools (approximately $80,000) are typically depleted by November, leaving the entire rest of the school year uncovered. It’s for reasons such as these that the Cultural Council and its contributors invest in schoolchildren by providing funds for transportation for field trips. The more opportunities students have to experience arts and culture in each organization’s unique environment, the better off they will be. We are committed to this goal and are grateful to everyone who supports the Muse Awards and our other programs that raise funds for these purposes. Palm Beach County’s schoolchildren are grateful, too. You can tell by the smiles on their faces every time they get the chance to expand their horizons.

Rena Blades President and CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

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things are heating up I’ve been calling The Palm Beaches home for almost 30 years now. When my cat and I first arrived, all those many memories ago, the pace of life here slowed considerably during the summer months. As the days grew longer and the snowbirds headed north, area theaters went dark, certain shops and restaurants closed and traffic flowed freely – at least until the first frost sent seasonal residents rushing back to our sunny shores.

Breast Center in Jupiter, which is the subject of “Healing Arts” on page 54.

Those days are a distant memory now. Palm Beach County’s cultural calendar is brimming with performances, exhibitions, classes, camps, concerts, festivals, workshops, openings, lectures, lunches and so much more on a year-round basis.

As we continue to move forward toward the long, notso-lazy days of summer, our cultural community has even more to celebrate. Palm Beach County’s theaters made a fabulously strong showing in the South Florida Carbonell Awards (see page 82). The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is expanding (page 78). The Norton Museum of Art is embarking on an exciting transformation (page 22).

You’ll find ample evidence of the many and varied pleasures of the spring and summer seasons in The Palm Beaches as you immerse yourself in this issue of

art&culture! In “Driven to Distraction” on page 66, veteran travel writer Thomas Swick takes us on a road trip that leads to some of the area’s lesser-known cultural attractions – and offers suggestions for additional summer explorations. Contributor Elaine Viets takes a walk on Palm Beach County’s wild side and wades into some murky waters to take us on an adventure of a different sort in “Go Gators!” on page 50. Our “Upfront” section – beginning on page 21 – will point you toward an entertaining array of summer exhibitions and shows. If you’re in the mood for music, turn to page 31, where we point you toward some cool tunes in “Most Wanted.” We couldn’t possibly fit all the summer offerings in, but the calendar on page 40 offers up a tempting taste of what’s in store in the weeks and months ahead.

The Muse Awards celebrate the artists, administrators, patrons and organizations that make the cultural life of our community the envy of many. This year’s ceremony and recipients are profiled in “‘Everything Old Is New Again’” on page 60.

As Ben Vereen says, “Our future is so bright, we have to wear shades!” The actor, singer, dancer and Broadway veteran was expressing support for the arts in The Palm Beaches as part of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Shades of Culture campaign. And he’s not the only one to “See the Arts through a Different Lens.” To find out more about this exciting movement – and the celebrities who have embraced it – turn to “Seeing Is Believing” on page 42. I am proud to be among the hundreds of local arts supporters who have joined the Shades of Culture campaign. Being in such good company – and having the opportunity to admire the work of abstract expressionist painter Alyssa di Edwardo, which was on display at the Cultural Council’s headquarters in Lake Worth – definitely gave me reason to smile. I hope this issue of

art&culture will do the same for you! Imagine!

The talented artists who live and work in Palm Beach County also stay busy throughout the year. Scott Eyman introduces us to one of them, sculptor Alexander Krivosheiw, in our “Portrait” on page 34. The work of many others is on display at the Margaret W. Niedland




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STARTS HERE Downtown Delray Beach, long known for its eclectic community and vibrant atmosphere, has become a cultural mecca. Renowned works of art adorn ďŹ ne galleries and unique shoppes abound. The many art festivals and theatre performances are a few favorites among visitors and locals alike. Our First Friday Art Walks invite you to explore the heart and soul of our art scene on the First Friday of every month. The center of arts & entertainment in Downtown Delray Beach, Old School Square’s historic campus includes the Crest Theatre (c. 1925), Cornell Art Museum (c. 1913), Fieldhouse (c. 1925), Pavilion and Creative Arts School. Visit Downtown Delray Beach to see one-of-a kind art, musical performances, cultural attractions and the talented people that make up this award-winning arts town.

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spring/summer 2016 - volume 10, issue 3

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Once again, in the annual U.S.News & World Report survey on America’s Best Hospitals, ophthalmologists from around the country ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute the best eye hospital in the United States. This honor is a great testimony to our experience and technology. More importantly, if any member of their families needed a procedure, the best eye doctors in the world would tell them to travel long distances to get here. And that makes you very lucky. Because you don’t have to.

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{contributors} Katie Deits is an award-winning master photographer, writer and certified fundraising executive whose expertise includes marketing and organizational leadership. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics. For the past six years she served as the executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art. She has been on the faculties of Barry University, Palm Beach State College and The Society of the Four Arts. In 2007, she was a recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant for Palm Beach County.

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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Leon M. Rubin has been writing about arts and culture for nearly four decades, including more than 20 years in South Florida. Rubin helped establish the Boca Raton Cultural Consortium and was actively involved in local children’s theater for many years. In addition to writing the occasional feature story, he is responsible for Inside Culture, the calendar and a variety of other items in each issue of art&culture.

Thomas Swick was the travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel from 19892008. He is the author of a travel memoir, a collection of travel stories, and a new book, The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them, that explores what he considers the seven fundamental pleasures of travel.

Elaine Viets is an award-winning mystery writer who calls South Florida home. She returns to her hardboiled roots with Brain Storm, the first Angela Richman Death Investigator mystery, which debuts Aug. 2. Viets passed the Medicolegal Death Investigators Course for forensic professionals at St. Louis University. She s written 29 mysteries in three series. The Art of Murder, featuring South Florida private detectives Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont, is her 15th Dead-End Job mystery.

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Before launching her freelance career, Amy Woods worked as the society editor of Palm 2 Jupiter and as the editor of Notables at The Palm Beach Post. An experienced editor, columnist, writer and reporter, Woods’ goal is to use her experience as a journalist and skills in public relations for the benefit of our local nonprofit community.

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YOU Upcoming Even nts Pulitzer Back Stories: In Honor of the Pulitzerr Centennial NOW – AUGUS ST 6 Palm Beach Pho P tographic Cen ntr te 415 Clematiss Street

3D Student Summer Show JULY JU Y 16 – AUGUST 6 Ar Armory Art Center 1700 Parker Avenue

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JULY Y 23 Multilingual Language & Cultural Society 210 S. Olive Avenue


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A transformative expansion is underway. To prepare for construction, the Museum will be closed May 30 - July 4, 20 16 , and will re-open July 5 with re-installed galleries and exciting programming. Visit using the original 1 9 41 entrance on S. Olive Avenue.

The Museum will be open through Construction.

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{upfront} PLAY IT AGAIN

Arnold Newman, Igor Stravinsky, composer and conductor, New York, 1946, Gelatin silver print © 1946 Arnold Newman / Getty Images

NEWMAN’S OWN According to Arnold Newman, “We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds.” Newman put his heart and mind to very good use, creating iconographic portraits of some of the 20th and early 21st centuries’ most notable innovators, celebrities and cultural figures. His work reflected his fascination with people and with the physical world around them. “I do not claim that my way is the best or the only way,” he said. “It is simply my way. It is an expression of myself, of the way I think and feel.” The first major exhibition of the photographer’s work since his death in 2006 – Arnold N ewman: Masterclass – is on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art until July 3. Through more than 200 photographs of his well-known sitters – including JFK, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky and Marilyn Monroe – plus manuscripts, correspondence and business records, the exhibit examines the evolution of his singular vision, from the informal portraits, cityscapes, documentary images and design studies of his early career to the “environmental portraiture” style for which he would become famous.

Ariana Savalas

The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach is proving it’s not afraid of change. For the first time in the 15-year history of its renowned cabaret, the music will keep playing through the summer. Some things, however, will stay just the way they are. The Royal Room, considered by many to be among the most sophisticated cabaret rooms in the country, is known for presenting top-tier talent. Among those scheduled to appear this summer is Ariana Savalas, who probably picked up a few pointers on showmanship from her late father, actor Telly Savalas. A seductive chanteuse who captivates listeners with smooth vocals, quick wit and a downright saucy sense of humor, she’s sure to heat up summer nights on the island.




Artwork by Caroline Von Feilitzsch

Palm Beach Dramaworks is staging a revolution. This summer, the West Palm Beach theater will present a reimagined production of 1776. SPOILER: the colonies still declare their independence. That won’t interfere with PBD’s plans to mount a nontraditional take on the Tony Award-winning musical, though. And, unlike the summer musicals presented in concert in past seasons, this will be a fully staged production. 1776 opens on Friday, July 1 – just in time for the holiday weekend – and runs through July 24. In an effort to introduce new audiences to live theater, PBD invites those age 18 to 40 to “Pay Your Age” for Sunday evening performances. “There is now so much entertainment available at the touch of a finger that it’s tough to lure people away from their screens,” says Sue Ellen Beryl, PBD managing director. “We believe strongly in the power of live theater, and we hope that these prices will be an inducement to get newcomers to experience the magic for themselves.”





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{upfront} BRILLIANT


An illuminating exhibit is on display this summer at the Cornell Art Museum on the campus of Old School Square in downtown Delray Beach. Lit, which can be seen through Aug. 28, showcases the work of artists who have used light to bring their creative vision to life. London-born artist Chris Bracey, whose creations are found in multiple public collections as well as the private collections of Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle and others, is among the 16 contemporary artists featured in the show. He worked with neon and

To prepare for its transformative construction project, the Norton Museum of Art will be closed from May 30 through July 4. When it reopens, admission to the West Palm Beach museum will be free through December 2018 – the expected duration of construction. The doors that open on July 5 will be on the east side of the building, where the original 1941 entrance will once again welcome guests. (Easy access from the parking lot across from the museum on the west side of Dixie Highway will be provided via a free shuttle service.) Highlights from the museum’s American, Chinese, contemporary, European and photography collections will be on view in the east galleries while construction proceeds on the west side of the building. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a variety of engaging programs – including the popular Art After Dark on Thursdays.


lights for more than 30 years. Then there’s Jason Myers, who has taught printmaking, painting and drawing at American University in Washington, D.C.; his most recent work juxtaposes traditional notions of a painterly brushstroke with microcomputer technology. Alex Trimino, a Miamibased visual artist, creates illuminated fiber-based sculptures and installations that combine old things, old ways and new technologies as she reflects on how we connect to reality today. Along with the other artists featured in Lit, they prove that art has the potential to light up our lives.


SUPPLY AND DEMANDS While Abraham Lincoln occupied the White House, Floridians were supplying the Confederacy with vital supplies, ranging from salt and beef cattle to a variety of goods smuggled past Union blockades. Their stories – and those of countless others caught up in the struggle – are featured in By Land and Sea: Florida in the Civil War, a special exhibition on display through July 2 at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum in West Palm Beach. The exhibition, presented by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, explores life in Florida during both the Civil War and Reconstruction. Special attention is paid to naval activity in the state’s coastal waters, agricultural contributions and daily life in the Sunshine State – for Confederates, Union sympathizers and former slaves. Capehart Photography

Chris Bracey, Artificial, neon lettering on hand-painted board





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Put a positive – and very colorful – spin on summer with a visit to Los Trompos (Spinning Tops), an interactive installation on the Great Lawn of West Palm Beach’s Waterfront. Inspired by the classic children’s toy and by the rich cultural heritage of their native Mexico, contemporary designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena have created a kaleidoscope of color and movement. Climb aboard one of their 20 larger-than-life “tops” from June 2 through Aug. 28 as the City of West Palm Beach presents Summer in Paradise, a lively celebration of art, music, movies and free family fun. On the second Friday of every month, the Waterfront will be transformed into an outdoor theater for Screen on the Green, which offers free screenings of family-friendly films. Sunday on the Waterfront, a monthly concert series, pays tribute to musical legends on the third Sunday of the month. Every Thursday, Clematis by Night is the hot spot to chill. Other activities include nine holes of glow-in-the dark miniature golf stretching along the Intracoastal Waterway, monthly food truck events and Art Night Out in Northwood, as well as happenings on and under the water, ranging from full moon paddleboarding to sunset catamaran tours and snorkeling trips.

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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!

PUPILS, POETRY AND PICTURES June 11 through Aug. 6

Birds Are Nice, installation plan for Take Me to Church: The Preachings of Steven Seagal

CALL TO INSTALL June 3 through July 30

Visual artists in Palm Beach County who think outside the frame to create site-specific artwork have answered the call, creating works with the Cultural Council’s main gallery space in mind. In creating work designed for a specific space, the featured artists, including Birds are N ice, Katelyn Spinelli, N icole Galluccio and the Viridis Art Collective, celebrate a process that has been prevalent in the art world since the mid-1970s while touching on themes ranging from environmental and nostalgic to conceptual.


Children’s author Robert L. Forbes and Center for Creative Education teaching artist Craig McInnis with some of the students they mentored

The Cultural Council, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Education, is hosting a colorful and creative exhibition showcasing the work of area middle school students. For two months, the students were mentored by renowned children’s book author Robert L. Forbes and CCE teaching artist Craig McInnis who encouraged them to write their own poems and/or create illustrations. Thirteen students from Rosarian Academy and BAK Middle School in West Palm Beach as well as Crestwood Middle School in Royal Palm Beach participated in the after-school workshops. Their work will be on display in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center at the Cultural Council’s Lake Worth headquarters. A book featuring their poems and illustrations will also be available for purchase there.




From the moment school’s out until the day classes start again, cultural organizations across The Palm Beaches provide enriching and enjoyable summer activities for children. You’ll find a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer camps, classes and activities for kids in the Cultural Council’s 2016 Cultural Camp Guide. Visit camps to research and select arts programs that can make summer a colorful and creative experience.

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Building Blocks

By Christina Wood

{upfront – art works!} Last fall, I had a visit from my 11-year-old nephew, Mark David, who lives in Chicago. I scored major points by taking him to see the 15 super-sized LEGO sculptures featured in the Nature Connects exhibit on display at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. Mark David also loves making sandcastles at the beach when he comes to stay – and his traveling companion, my sister, his Aunt Julie, who lives in Wisconsin, loves watching him. A couple of hours of sun and surf is enough, though. After that, we’re off exploring. On their most recent visit, in addition to the LEGO exhibit at Mounts, we saw dinosaurs at the South Florida Science Center in West Palm Beach and alligators at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach. At Gumbo Limbo N ature Center in Boca Raton, we got up close and personal with sea turtles, small sharks and a 6-foot long green moray eel named Mortimer. And everywhere we went, we heard a smorgasbord of accents – from N ew York, Boston, Maryland and Michigan. There were other folks from Chicago and Wisconsin as well as families from Latin America. We even met a young lady from Australia. Our experience was not at all unusual. Out-of-town visitors make up nearly a third of all arts and entertainment audiences in our community, according to the Palm Beach County Audience Survey (2014). In a single year, the county’s top 20 cultural organizations alone attracted more than 3.3 million of these cultural tourists, as they’re called. And that number is on the rise. People are finally loosening the grip on their wallets. They’re also, in what the Washington Post referred to as a “fundamental shift,” choosing to spend their money on experiences that add meaning to their lives rather than on retail purchases. “People are saying, ‘I’ve got enough stuff. I want to pamper myself a bit and do something that makes me feel good,’” Steven Kirn, executive director of the University of Florida’s retail education and research center, told the Post. With more than 200 arts and cultural organizations (more cultural venues, in fact, than any location south of Atlanta), The Palm Beaches offer plenty of opportunities to be entertained, entranced, educated – and to feel very good. Cultural tourism accounts for 78 percent of all U.S. travelers, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The total estimated impact of those tourists on Palm Beach County in a single year – including everything from Tony Bennett’s hotel bill to dinner before the show for a couple from Sarasota – was $416 million, according to the State of Florida Traveler: Destination Analysis 2015. Julie and Mark David were only able to stay with me for a few days but research has shown that cultural tourists tend to stay longer and spend more. They’re not just buying tickets to a show at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, anticipating the opening of an exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art or taking the kids to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. They’re filling hotel rooms, dining out, putting gas in their rental cars and stocking up on sunscreen at local shops. And – thanks to the wealth of cultural resources in Palm Beach County – just like my family, they’re going to be back for more.

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Mark David Wood and a friend at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium




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MOST WANTED: COOL TUNES ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT Whether you love Bowie or Brahms, Palm Beach County is playing your song this summer. Local musicians are tuning up for a steamy season of everything from pop, rock and jazz to folk and classical. So sit back, relax and lend an ear!

DANCING IN THE STREETS Free concerts offered by cities around the county hit the right note for a summer night. n Clematis by Night is a Thursday night tradition at the West Palm Beach Waterfront Commons. ( n The Cultural Plaza in downtown Lake Worth is the setting for the family-friendly Evening on the Avenue the first and third Fridays of each month. ( n The lineup for the City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City series at the Mizner Park Amphitheater features everything from a Father’s Day Celebration featuring the Florida Atlantic University Summer Concert Band to a David Bowie tribute band. Dates vary. (

BEWITCHED Close your eyes and allow the sultry voice of Yvette Norwood-Tiger to transport you to a time when jazz was the most celebrated American musical genre and the great Ella Fitzgerald was its leading lady. The Detroit native, who now calls Wellington home, has entertained audiences around the world with her pure interpretation of the great American Songbook. On Sat., June 25, she’ll bring her tribute to the “First Lady of Song” – A lá Ella – to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. (

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Culture and entertainment mix it up at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach on Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. Each week, Art After Dark serves up an eclectic blend of live music, film, food and more. The museum will be closed in June; the Fiesta Bobs (pictured) kick off a summer of diverse musical offerings on July 7. (

CLASSIC! From a Donizetti string quartet to a Mozart symphony arranged for flute, oboe, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons – and from the Eissey Campus Theatre on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens to the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach and on to the Crest Theatre at Old School Square in Delray Beach – the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival will be covering a lot of ground as it celebrates its 25th anniversary season this summer. A series of four concerts, each offered in all three locations, will be presented in July. (




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Illustrated: Modern Pop Art featuring Jose Delbo Opening Reception Saturday, June 4, 2016 [6-8:30 PM] Group Art Exhibition featuring famed illustrator and cartoonist, Jose Delbo (Wonder Woman, Transformers, and Batman). Jose Delbo Workshop Saturday, July 16, 2016 [1-3 PM] Purchase tickets online.

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Every artist needs talent. Every artist needs drive. A little bit of luck never hurt, either.



Torso II (2013), mirror polished bronze, edition of 10 (19” x 9.5” x 6”)


Alexander Krivosheiw in his West Palm Beach studio






L Fusion, maquette (2013); fabricated and painted aluminum (26"x56"x6")

lexander Krivosheiw (pronounced Kriv-o-shay) had already demonstrated that he possessed prodigious amounts of the first two qualities. Last year, he fell into a full ration of the third after placing a display ad in Florida Design. A copy of the magazine ended up on a private plane in Switzerland, where it was seen by someone who happened to be in need of something very special. As a result, Krivosheiw received a project from the International Olympic Committee to create an original work along with a personal invitation to attend the summer games in Rio de Janeiro. “His sculptures are like ballet,” says Louis Massicotte, a dedicated Krivosheiw collector, with work on display at both his Bal Harbour and Cayman Island residences, including an elegant torso from the Moore’s

Canova collection, which is based on the acclaimed sculpting style of Henry Moore and Antonio Canova’s renowned Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. “His work is sexy, feels contemporary, and has a palpable sense of movement. I love what he does.” Locally, one of Krivosheiw’s hand-welded, and shaped creations – created in the laborious, old-school technique of metal fabrication – was selected as the first public artwork created under the City of West Palm Beach’s revised Art in Public Places Law, which requires developers to either provide art for public viewing or contribute to a fund for public art. Alexander’s sculpture Calliope adorns the Tara Cove townhouse community on North Military Trail. Sleek, glistening, aerodynamic sculptures in various stages of completion clutter Krivosheiw’s well-appointed studio. In form they resemble sensual, coalesced quicksilver that straddle the line between




Rapid (2010), fabricated and painted aluminum (44” x 33” x 17”)

Krivosheiw with tools of his trade

Calliope (2011), welded and painted aluminum (138” x 72” x 78”)

abstraction and representation. “The studio’s ambience, the works in progress, sketches and everything in between provide insight into his creativity and work ethic,” says Sybille Welter, Art in Public Places coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach. It is an environment reflecting creative ferment. Typically, Krivosheiw bounces between six or seven projects at once, working in bronze, stainless steel or aluminum. Fascinated by the fundamental nature of metal’s longevity and strength, as well as its inherent elegance, he begins by roughing out a design on paper, then cutting and forming the paper. If the shapes are pleasing, he moves on to replicating the paper designs in metal, bending and welding metal sheets together before completing the sculpture with a glistening finish. “I didn’t choose this life,” he says. “It chose me. The goal is to make beautiful things for people.” Krivosheiw’s father ran a graphics and printing company, and one of the artist’s earliest memories involves him using blocks of wood and his father’s tools to construct new shapes out of old ideas. After that, he began drawing and painting, then apprenticed in Greece, before eventually working with the abstract sculptor Kevin Barrett. Three and a half years ago, he made the move to Florida and hasn’t looked back. “I can focus here,” the tall, articulate artist says. “I miss the camaraderie of the artist community in Brooklyn, but I get more work done here.” Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as industrial design and ancient Greek mythology, Krivosheiw hammers out a sophisticated balance between the familiar and foreign, effectively, as his artist’s statement says, expressing “the song of movement and the poetry of emotion through the language of metal.” “I think the most important thing for an artist is discipline. Every day you have to do something to make things, and make them more efficiently. You have to make the work,” he says. “The space between the viewer and the work is where the magic is.”




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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.

JUNE JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL June 18 Spady Cultural Heritage Museum The Fieldhouse at Old School Square, Delray Beach

MAKS & VAL LIVE ON TOUR: OUR WAY June 19 Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach BUTTERFLY WALK June 25 John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach South Florida Science Center and Museum, West Palm Beach

ONGOING TRANSCENDING FORMS: JAPANESE BAMBOO BASKETS Now through September 18 Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach GROSSOLOGY Now through October 2 South Florida Science Center and Museum, West Palm Beach

JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION July 4 Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW July 7 – 10 & 14 – 17 The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Seabreeze Amphitheatre, Carlin Park, Jupiter

ROCK OF AGES July 7 – 24 Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth ONCE UPON A MATTRESS July 9 – 31 Florida Atlantic University Studio One Theatre, Boca Raton 65TH ANNUAL ALL FLORIDA EXHIBITION July 16 – September 25 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton ART AFTER DARK: SELECTIONS FROM THE CHINESE COLLECTION July 21 Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

GISELLE July 29 – 31 Boca Ballet Theatre Countess de Hoernle Theatre, Spanish River High School, Boca Raton




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OCTOBER THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG October 13 – November 6 The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE August 5 WLRN Radio Theater Crest Theatre at Old School Square, Delray Beach

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA October 14 – November 13 Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach

NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY August 7 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Jupiter

THE AUDIENCE October 23 – November 6 Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter

SUMMER ART CAMP GOODBYE EXHIBITION August 12 Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach

SYMPHONIA SIZZLES August 19 The Symphonia | Boca Raton Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton 20TH ANNUAL MEMBER’S JURIED EXHIBITION August 27 – October 29 Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach


GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL September 15 – October 2 Evening Star Productions Sol Theatre, Boca Raton PHILHARMONIA NO. 1 September 24 & 25 Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center, Boca Raton

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SEAN CHAMBERS BAND September 3 Arts Garage, Delray Beach

Sean Chambers




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Seeing “From here – from The Palm Beaches – we can change the world and make it a better place,” Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen says, while sporting a pair of distinctive sunglasses. Vereen is one of more than a dozen celebrities – and hundreds of arts aficionados in our community – who are telling the world they “See the Arts through a Different Lens.”




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Believing By Katie Deits

Jazz vocalist Nicole Henry




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Maltz Jupiter Theatre Touring Company

That lens is framed in positively Palm Beach aqua and provided by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County as part of the powerful new Shades of Culture campaign. The pitch – heavy on creativity, technology and attitude – is designed to break through the clutter of destination travel ads. “At the root of the campaign is the idea that in The Palm Beaches you see the arts differently because you are in a singular place, unlike any place in Florida or in the rest of the world,” says Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “Art and culture are at the heart of why people travel here; with undreamed of beauty surrounding every audience, the cultural experience is unique.” The strategic Shades of Culture campaign is showcasing the area’s cultural attractions in print, digital and social media, as well as through virtual reality promotions and pop-up events. “The social media component of this campaign can unite arts supporters across the map,” Bauer says. “We are creating a new movement in promoting our arts and cultural offerings.” The campaign has been conceived on two levels to reach a coveted audience of baby boomers with an appetite for the arts; what Bauer calls “cultural boomers” or “Zoomers – baby boomers who behave like millenials.” The formal campaign plays out across three screens with celebrities, such as actor Tony Danza, saxophonist Kenny G and pop star Belinda Carlisle, populating the digital space – from iPads and laptops to smartphones. An organic social media push, deployed in tandem with the celebrity-laden messages, features locals in the aqua glasses proclaiming their support for the arts. “It’s really amazing,” Bauer says. “More than 200 locals have been photographed already!” Among them are the Lake Worth mounted police; Raphael Clemente, executive director of the West Palm Beach This duo from the Palm Beach County Sherrif's Office sees the arts through a difference lens.




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Raphael Clemente, executive director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority; Avery Sommers, in the role of Bessie Smith in the Arts Garage production of The Devil’s Music; the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches; Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Youth Touring Company; park rangers from John D. MacArthur Beach State Park; dancers with Ballet Palm Beach; local celebrity chefs like Clay Conley; and – all the way from Poland – the Meccore String Quartet. Locals who “See the Arts Through a Different Lens” are sharing their stories using the hashtag #ShadesOfCulture. Roger Amidon, general manager of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, was among the first to get on board. Images of the resort’s staff wearing the aqua sunglasses can be seen on the campaign’s dedicated webpage – “We’re known here as Florida’s Cultural Capital®,” Amdion says. “[Cultural Council CEO and President] Rena Blades and her team have set the pace and many other counties are trying to follow our lead.” Each photograph posted on Facebook, Twitter or




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Avery Sommers in the Arts Garage production of The Devil’s Music, The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

Instagram with the campaign hashtag helps spread the story – and the excitement. “We are hoping the campaign #ShadesofCulture will go viral,” Bauer says. “It is a grassroots movement to get people all over the world to support the arts. And we have gone global,” she adds. “A college professor in Victoria, Australia, taught a class focused on our campaign. We will be skyping with him in the future to tell students more about how this works.” The sunglass concept was generated by Push, a digitally focused creative agency based in Orlando, but it was a small team at the Cultural Council that has fueled the campaign, reaching out to arts organizations and celebrities, inviting them to participate. “The staff has been very enthusiastic,” Bauer says. “We all believe in the importance of the arts and working together to get the message out to cultural tourists from the northeast and beyond.”

The Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council funds the campaign under the oversight of TDC Executive Director Glenn Jergensen, who has been impressed with the breadth and reach of the campaign. “When I saw the diversity of individuals being interviewed with the sunglasses on, I thought it’s going to show how much we have to offer here in The Palm Beaches related to culture and how much talent comes to visit and perform here,” he says. Among other notables donning the aqua shades to talk about the importance of the arts in digital ads and videos, as well as on social media – all of whom participated at no cost – are Israel Horovitz, John O’Hurley, Michael Feinstein, Nicole Henry, Charles McGill, Vanilla Ice, Emily Brooke, Daniel Ulbricht, Thomas Ian N icholas, Cassandra Trenary and Anthony Laciura. More names will be announced in the coming months, Bauer says.




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Chef Josh Thomsen, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Festival of the Arts BOCA, held in March, was an early beneficiary of the campaign. Social media lit up when digital ads featured an image of violin superstar Joshua Bell, one of the festival’s headliners, playing his Stradivarius while wearing the aqua sunglasses. “We had a significant increase in attendance this year,” says Joanne Polin of Polin Public Relations, which handles public relations and marketing for the festival. “It presented an opportunity for us to reach out to hundreds of thousands of people that we would normally never be able to reach.” During the spring and fall, campaigns in New York and Boston are targeted to reach potential visitors through digital platforms, which allow for a great deal of flexibility in terms of both the offers designed to entice cultural tourists and the data that can be collected. This summer, the campaign will target fellow Floridians, who might be tempted to hop in the car and drive to Palm Beach County for a weekend getaway packed with music, theater, comedy, dance, history and art.




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The arts are an expression of the creative spirit, a priceless gift we share with one another. When you support the arts you become part of an extraordinary exchange – one that sets The Palm Beaches apart. Contribute to the campaign by sharing stories, photos, art or favorite performances with the hashtag #ShadesOfCulture. Together, we can see the arts through a different lens, not just here but across the globe.

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Like the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County on Facebook and Instagram.


Take photos of yourself, your friends or members of your organization wearing aqua sunglasses and post them on Facebook. Share the post with your friends and contacts. The Cultural Council will send out a photographer to any location in the county and, in the coming months, will appear with glasses and backdrops to photograph arts supporters at local events.


Tell the world how the arts have touched your life. Share stories, photos or art with the hashtag #ShadesOfCulture.


At a cultural event? Check in on social media sites and let everyone know about the cultural experiences and performances you enjoy, again using #ShadesOfCulture. Ballet Palm Beach Dancers

For more information, visit There will even be a pop-up event in N ew York in September. “When guests arrive, they will walk into a gallery that appears to be hung with eight blank canvases,” Bauer explains with barely contained enthusiasm. “When they put on the aqua glasses, drop-dead gorgeous imagery of the cultural offerings in The Palm Beaches – from ballet and theater to music and museums – will be revealed! This idea is so BIG, it can translate to the Jumbotrons in Times Square, a bus shelter or even a magazine whose pages initially appear blank.” Of course, it’s not just cultural tourists who dream of hopping on a plane bound for Palm Beach County. The stars shine brightly in our community all year long! “Performers want to spend time here,” says comedian Judy Gold, who slipped on a pair of the aqua shades when she appeared at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square in Delray Beach as part of the Catch a Rising Star series. “This is sort of the New York City of Florida, The Palm Beaches area,” she says. “This is where culture lives.” Christina Wood contributed to this report.




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GATORS! By Elaine Viets

Alligators are everywhere in Palm Beach County. They lurk close to sleek, sophisticated Worth Avenue. They’re snoozing under the boardwalk at nature preserves and within snapping distance of billionaires’ yachts.




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“Treat gators with respect.” — Emily Maple, reptile keeper, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society




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Alligators have a powerful grip on our imaginations. Why do these beasts fascinate Palm Beach County residents and visitors alike? “Gators are like looking back in time. They’re prehistoric,” says Bobby Seals, a manager at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands in Boynton Beach. “We all have a little kid inside us and kids like dinosaurs. Now you can get up close to one.” Seals estimates that the park, which has one and a half miles of walkways, is home to eight to 12 gators – including Broken Jaw, who’s about 10 feet long. “Our boardwalk is high above the water. No way can a gator get you,” he says. “As long as you stay on the walkway.” Alligators move very quickly in water, but they are generally slowmoving on land. Generally. You don’t really want to find out how quickly they can cover short distances. They owe their speed in the water – and half their length – to their powerful tails. “Gators aren’t afraid of anything. They are the king of the Everglades,” says wildlife photographer John J. Lopinot, who shot his favorite gator photo, featuring pitiless eyes and an evil snout screened by a green veil of duckweed, at Green Cay. “The boardwalk gives you an unusual point of view. You can lean right over and photograph the creatures.” Lopinot has been capturing Florida’s wildlife on film or in pixels for almost 40 years. “We have wonderful resources here in Palm Beach County to see and photograph these amazing creatures,” he says. “Some 36 percent of our county is preserved, a real resource for photographers and artists. It’s a home for these wonderful creatures. Actually, it was their home first and we get to see them.” The American alligator is a living fossil from the Age of Reptiles. After surviving on earth for 200 million years, alligator populations reached an all-time low in the 1950s, primarily due to hunting and habitat loss. In 1987, the alligator was pronounced fully recovered, however, making it one of the first endangered species success stories.

“You can see gators pretty much anywhere in Palm Beach County,” admits Daniel Bates, deputy director of Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management. “From the Arthur R. Marshall nature reserve in the south to the Loxahatchee Wild and Scenic River in the north.” (National Wild and Scenic River is a special protected designation.) In between, he says, there’s the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, the Pine Glades Natural Area in Jupiter and, to the west, Lake Okeechobee, which is rimmed by a scenic trail. “What makes Palm Beach County unique is how accessible our protected areas are,” Bates says. “We have an expansive network of hiking trails, overlooks, canoeing and kayaking opportunities. There are so many ways to see things.” The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society offers a rare gator-viewing opportunity. It is home to Mardi, one of 11 known white gators. “Mardi looks like white chocolate,” says reptile keeper Emily Maple. The zoo’s other gators include Fred and

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Fred and Wilma on view at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Gator Gazing in Palm Beach County The best time for viewing alligators is during spring and fall when temperatures are mild. This is when they’re most likely to spend the day sunning themselves on mud flats or along the banks of impoundments. During the hottest part of the summer, alligators are a little less conspicuous, spending much of their time floating in canals, waterways and the occasional swimming pool.

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Wilma, who two years ago, after 14 barren years, surprised the zoo with nine babies. Maple admires these prehistoric predators. “They’re big, strong and intelligent,” she says. “Our gators have great memory retention. They learn fast where food comes from.” That’s why you should never feed alligators, she says. (Aside from the fact that it is a violation of state and federal law to feed or harass alligators in any way.) “Once gators learn that people have food, they lose their fear. That’s when gators end up where they’re not welcome. Treat gators with respect,” she cautions. “Mating season is April to May, and they nest in July and August. Gators are not aggressive but they’ll protect their offspring. Do not take selfies with alligators in the wild.” But you can take gator selfies at the zoo, where Alligator Alley – the first in a series of redesigned and reimagined habitats featuring Florida wildlife – provides excellent viewing opportunities. “You can get really close to our gators,” Maple says. “See their movements and their nostrils as they hide in the water.”

Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Boynton Beach With one and a half miles of elevated boardwalk, the county’s newest nature center has 100 acres of wetlands and a million opportunities for shooting in the wild – with your camera. Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach The zoo has Mardi, one of eleven rare white gators in the world, Fred and Wilma, and other gators. You can experience the power of a hungry alligator during the American Alligator Talk & Feeding at noon every day. Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach Hard to believe, but these stunning wetlands treat and reclaim waste water for the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department. The park has attracted an abundant variety of wildlife, including turtles, frogs, birds and, of course, alligators. You won’t even get your feet wet when you visit; a three-quarter-mile boardwalk winds through three of the wetlands’ ponds. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jupiter Gator and croc feedings are offered at 4 p.m. Mondays. The experts at the sanctuary will tell you that male gators are hotter than females. The temperature of the nest determines the sex of the alligator baby. If the temp is between 90 and 93 degrees, the babies will be males; if the temp is between 87 and 89, they will be female. The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach. Loxahatchee is almost 144,000 acres of northern Everglades and cypress swamp, and yes, it is home to quite a few gators. For more suggestions, or for assistance arranging guided tours, photography trips, airboat rides or kayak and canoe rentals, contact Palm Beach County’s Cultural Concierge at




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Healing arts By Amy Woods

Clever collages cover the walls of the lobby of the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center in Jupiter. Photographs depicting island scenes decorate one of the hallways. Stunning compositions of Antelope Canyon in Arizona line an upstairs corridor overlooking the foyer, where a 5-by-6-foot portrait of the building’s namesake hangs.




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abundance of art aims to soothe the souls of patients preparing for biopsies, MRIs and PET scans. The Jupiter Medical Center facility, which opened last year, specializes in diagnostic technology for breast health and early detection that can help save lives. In a bathroom, a picture of a surfboard bearing a cartoonish frog might make someone smile. In a dressing room, a piece of pop art emblazoned with a cheeky comment might evoke a laugh-out-loud moment. In a waiting area, framed shots of wildlife from around the world might serve as a pleasant distraction to an unpleasant circumstance. “I have more conversations with patients coming in and out of this door about this photo,” Cathy Marinak, a nurse practitioner in the center’s Cancer Genetics & High Risk Program department, says while pointing to Aaron Wells’ Dog’s Beach, which shows a pair of Labrador retrievers in a sandy cove. “They always start talking about their dogs, and then I start talking about my dogs...” Kari Tanto, a mammography technologist in the center’s diagnostic imaging department, says a mixed-media painting opposite the tomosynthesis machine, used for 3D mammography, is a favorite. Titled I

The colored light surrounding this MRI is part of the Caring Suite technology, which allows the patient to customize his or her own sight and sound experience using color, images and music.

Will Survive, it portrays a heavily made-up blonde wearing a gold crown bearing the iconic three-word title of a disco classic. “Patients take pictures of it with their cell phones all the time,” Tanto says of Keithley Pierce’s colorful creation. “I thought that when women walk into the mammography room, it would be great to have a giggle,” says Suzanne Niedland, daughter of the late Margaret Niedland and benefactor of the capital campaign to construct the center. In addition to the art, Niedland incorporated an array of aesthetics into the design of the 26,000-square-foot building, including elements of feng shui, a meditation garden and mood lighting – all in memory of her mother, who died in 2011 at age 76 after battling stage-four breast cancer. Photography from Gail Sermersheim’s Series of Penguins taken in the Falkland Islands




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Keithley Pierce, I Will Survive

Sherri Lewman, vice president of service line development at Jupiter Medical Center, Kristina Gostic, director of imaging services at Jupiter Medical Center, and Suzanne Niedland at the opening of the Margaret W. Nieldand Breast Center




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Aaron Wells, Dog's Beach

“My mother loved learning about feng shui and took classes to study it,” Niedland says. “She believed that how a space feels affects how people respond consciously and unconsciously.” Niedland also planted an olive tree her mother had grown at home in the healing garden. A fountain with pink lights that she’s sure would have put a big smile on her mother’s face anchors a large lake. Enhancements to the MRI room – which has been transformed into the Caring Suite – enables patients to customize lighting, select music and choose visual projections to watch on the ceiling during the procedure. “When my mom was receiving treatment, she would always say, ‘Why does it have to be so cold, so clinical?’” N iedland recalls. “I wanted the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center to be designed from the ground up with my mother’s tastes… not just have her name on the building.” The center is one of the few medical complexes in South Florida




to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification. “It’s beautiful here,” says Kristina Gostic, director of the center’s imaging services department. Nichole Hickey, manager of artist services for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, assisted in curating the 150-plus framed works, most of which are photographs, reflecting Margaret Niedland’s love of the medium. “It’s a great collection,” she says. “Art always provides ambience to any atmosphere, if chosen correctly.” Several local artists are represented in the center’s collection. Among them is Melinda Moore, who captures birds with a Canon 60D digital camera. The Palm Beach Gardens resident donated 11 images that grace the center’s consulting rooms. “To me, it was a huge honor,” she says. “The environment is very beautiful. It’s like an art gallery that the patients can walk around in.”

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In 1955, William Kendrick painted a portrait of Margaret W. Niedland; in 2015, Suzanne Niedland had the original enlarged and reproduced as a giclee on brushed aluminum. The portrait now greets patients and visitors in the main lobby of the Breast Center.




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Muse Awards celebrate arts and cultural excellence with spectacular production at Kravis Center By Leon M. Rubin




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Robin and Jocelyn Martin

2016 Muse Award winners: (l-r) Jack Lighton, Erin B. Fromkes (E.B.), Bill Hayes and Sue Ellen Beryl, Daniel Biaggi, Kathi Kretzer-Sayler, Irvin M. Lippman, Mike Fraley

It was a spectacular night for art and culture in Palm Beach County on March 31, when more than 350 supporters of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County gathered for the 2016 Muse Awards. This year’s theme of “Everything Old Is New Again” featured performances that explored the transition of our arts and cultural heritage in Palm Beach County from the 1900s to the present. It also explored how art forms have been influenced by the changing times and the convergence of traditional and contemporary styles. Proceeds from the Muse Awards support Cultural Council programs including cultural field trips for students in underserved communities, artist services and advocacy for cultural organizations. The evening raised more than $250,000. This year’s live program was directed and produced by Andrew Kato, who is producing artistic director and chief executive of Maltz Jupiter Theatre and a veteran Tony Awards producer. It was the biggest show in Muse Awards history, with the most musical numbers and cast members. “Our goal has been to create a very high-energy evening that includes video segments that honor the recipients, gives recipients time to acknowledge the awards and entertainment segments that typically showcase artists from South Florida and help to tell our story,” Kato explains. The opening number featured the Jupiter-based Ricky N ahas Dancers in costumes representing the past century. Couples performed popular dances from various eras accompanied by the 16-piece Maltz Jupiter Theatre Orchestra. Broadway actor Matt Loehr performed “Everything Old Is New Again” backed by three singers, while South Florida violin duo Sons of Mystro entertained with high-energy string playing. For the closing number, the dancers returned prior to a performance by West Palm Beach jazz vocalist Raquel Williams accompanied by the Seminole Ridge Community High School Chorus. Olympusat, which produced the video segments, also played a role in the extravaganza. The production was mounted on a T-shaped stage in the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach, so “a lot of people had front-row seats,” Kato says.




Luann and Bill Parmelee

Irene and Jim Karp with Roe Green

Veronica Adkins and Herme De Wyman Miro

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He noted that planning for the Muse Awards program begins eight to 10 months in advance and that one of its primary goals is to showcase local performers and cultural organizations. Although he is accustomed to working with Broadway-caliber artists, “Great talent exists everywhere,” he observes. “It just needs to be harnessed and nurtured appropriately. I am grateful for the high-level work local organizations are doing. We just borrow it for a night.” The 2016 Muse Awards recipients honored on March 31 are:

Christine and Bob Stiller

n Outstanding Civic Leader - Kathi Kretzer-Sayler. Through the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, Kretzer-Sayler has donated pianos and music lessons to underprivileged children, dubbed “Kretzer Kids,” who perform each month at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Her Jupiter-based foundation has also raised more than $550,000 for music education with the “Music for the Mind” concert series. In 2013, she donated 18 pianos for local artists to decorate and show in public spaces prior to their donation to area nonprofit organizations. n Outstanding Cultural Leader - Irvin M. Lippman. Appointed executive director in 2014, Lippman has transformed the Boca Raton Museum of Art in significant ways. Attendance is up 67 percent, with a greater focus on community outreach. Exhibitions remain all-important as programming is developed with an unprecedented level of community collaboration and a focus on the work of Florida artists. Lippman’s dedication to excellence shows in the museum and the arts school, which has more than 100 classes and workshops each week. n Outstanding Art or Cultural Program of the Year - Palm Beach Opera, Enemies, A Love Story. World Premiere Production. The first world premiere in Palm Beach Opera’s 53-year history, Enemies, A Love Story is based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer. Set in post-World War II New York, the opera tells a poignant story through an exquisite score and English libretto. Also used as a vessel for community education about Holocaust survivors, the opera – which was staged at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – gained international, national and local recognition and attracted non-traditional audience members.

The Ricky Nahas Dancers

Virginia Mossburg, John Moore AND Dina Baker




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n Outstanding Arts & Cultural Organization with a budget under $500,000 - EG2 Educational Gallery Group. Created by visual arts teachers to showcase the visual and performing arts talents of Palm Beach County students, the gallery in West Palm Beach featured more than 100 students in its exhibitions last year. As regional affiliate for the Scholastic Arts Awards for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, EG2 helped teens to exhibit more than 500 pieces of art and gain recognition. The organization also hosts a student fashion show called CATWALK each year. n Outstanding Arts & Cultural Organization with a budget over $500,000 - Palm Beach Dramaworks. Attracting a growing audience to downtown West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Dramaworks inspires, challenges and entertains by presenting vibrant original productions of classic, contemporary and overlooked plays. Artistic quality and integrity have earned the group local and national accolades, including praise as an outstanding regional theater from Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout. Its Dramaworkshop lab develops new plays and nurtures playwrights, while its outreach programs include educational interviews with top industry professionals. n Liman Excellence in Arts Education - Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc. The Youth Orchestra, based in Boca Raton, gives students the benefit of musical instruction and the joy of participating in a dynamic ensemble. Members play in one of four orchestras, from the Training Orchestra to the senior-level Philharmonic. Students come from across the socioeconomic landscape and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay tuition. Summer camps benefit students from age 7 to 18 while the orchestra reaches a cross section of ages through its elementary school training program. n Ubertalli Award for Visual Arts - Erin B. Fromke (E.B.). “She believed she could, so she did!” This quote, painted outside Fromkes’ window in West Palm Beach, reminds her to reach for her dreams no matter what the circumstances. Fromkes uses her talent to express her daily battle with Lyme disease through epic, large-scale works that raise awareness for so-called “invisible” diseases. Although she is restricted to a wheelchair at times, Fromkes rolls in style in her bauble-encrusted art throne as she keeps her skill and passion front and center. n Council’s Choice Award - Loggerhead Marinelife Center. For more than 30 years, Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach has protected Florida’s precious coastal ecosystems and provided free education to visitors. Loggerhead’s advanced sea turtle hospital and research lab treat up to 100 patients annually, while its engaging educational and outreach programs create lifelong stewards of our oceans and marine life. Loggerhead’s Responsible Pier Initiative works to save hooked and entangled sea turtles at 43 piers in four states and Puerto Rico. VIPs from society and the arts, regional dignitaries and county officials all gathered to honor these individuals and organizations for their contributions to arts and culture in The Palm Beaches. Special guests in attendance included event chairpersons Roe Green and Christine Stiller; Cultural Council board members Ethel Williams, Howard Bregman, Jean Sharf, Suzanne Niedland, Berton Korman, Robin Martin, Irene Karp, Peg Anderson, Jo Anne Moeller, Donald Ephraim, William Parmelee, Mayor Marylou Berger and Cressman Bronson; local artists and past Muse Award recipients; county officials; heads of cultural organizations; and arts patrons from Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Boca Raton and elsewhere.

Kelly and Joe Rooney

Sons of Mystro




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Seminole Ridge Community High School performs

Matt Loehr performing

Sue Ellen Beryl, Mike Bracci and Bill Hayes

Verdenia Baker and Rena Blades

Sponsors included Grand Benefactor Roe Green; Producing Benefactor Sponsors Christine and Bob Stiller; Premier Benefactor Sponsor PNC Bank; and Elite Sponsors Bruce A. Beal and Francis V. Cunningham, Edith Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Karp, Mr. and Mrs. Berton E. Korman, Suzanne L. Niedland, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vecellio Jr. Executive Award Sponsors included Robin and Jocelyn Martin, Herme De Wyman Miro, president of the International Society of Palm Beach, Northern Trust, and Mr. and Mrs. James C. Pizzagalli. The Musical Arrangement Benefactor was Loggerhead Marina. Supporter Award Sponsors included Dina Gustin Baker, Peter and Julie Cummings, Florida Power & Light Company, Fox Rothschild LLC, Gardens Mall, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Golub, Gil Walsh Interiors, and Miami City Ballet. Patron Sponsors were Richard and Kathy Derbes, Priscilla Heublein, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard I. Korman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malasky, Luann and Bill Parmelee, and Sandra Thompson. In-kind Sponsors included Atlas Party Rentals, Banyan Printing, Boca Raton Historical Society, Boynton Beach Flower Market, The Breakers, Chafin Musicenter, Kathy Daigler – Daigler Designs, Golden Anvil Jewelers, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Frank Navarrete from Green Sky Productions, Raquel Williams and Tio Fiesta.




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TO DISTRACTION Explore an intriguing Palm Beach County path that’s less traveled By Thomas Swick




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It’s summer in Palm Beach County, that time of year when residents crave cold drinks and culture. There is never any shortage of ice, and now that the area has become a year-round destination, there are plenty of exhibitions and high-minded activities. art&culture



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Backyard Bonanza

Tourists come from across the state and around the country to enjoy exhibitions, performances, festivals and countless other cultural opportunities in Palm Beach County. As Florida’s Cultural Capital™, our community has a constant supply of color, creativity and possibility. This summer, enjoy being a tourist in your own backyard! Take a turn that leads off the beaten path and discover unique experiences like these: ART DECO SOCIETY OF THE PALM BEACHES Promotes education, preservation and awareness of the 20th century art, architecture and design found in The Palm Beaches. Group tours available. FAU UNIVERSITY GALLERIES An innovator in South Florida’s contemporary visual arts scene, presenting exhibitions of local, national and international art in new genres as well as traditional forms. Lectures, panel discussions, poetry readings, film series and music performances provide alternate contexts for approaching art. Boca Raton, free admission! GUMBO LIMBO NATURE CENTER Turtle walks, hatchling releases, sea tanks, butterfly garden and more, nestled amid 20 acres on a protected barrier island. Boca Raton LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY AND SCHOOL Art of Association on display June 7 to Aug. 11 Art associations from Boca Raton to Vero Beach exhibit the best work of their talented members in Tequesta. LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER Guided tours, sea turtle hatchling releases, evening turtle walks and more. Juno Beach MUSEUM OF POLO AND HALL OF FAME A rich repository of documents and treasures related to the sport, including works of art, historic trophies, artifacts, books, statistics, periodicals, films, videos, recordings and memorabilia. Lake Worth PALM BEACH CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL The 25th anniversary season includes 12 concerts on various dates in July at venues throughout Palm Beach County. SHAKESPEARE BY THE SEA PRESENTS THE TAMING OF THE SHREW July 7-10 and July 14-17 Seabreeze Amphitheatre in Carlin Park. Jupiter, free admission! We’ve just scratched the surface! For more ideas, look through the pages of art&culture, visit or contact the Palm Beach County Cultural Concierge, Bama Lutes Deal, at




Loggerhead Turtle at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

It’s summer in Palm Beach County, that time of year when residents crave cold drinks and culture. There is never any shortage of ice, and now that the area has become a yearround destination, there are plenty of exhibitions and high-minded activities. They bring in visitors and give us locals something to do besides bake. (Though, as many of us know, the worst summer day in New York City is nastier than the worst summer day in South Florida.) Spend an afternoon – or a weekend – exploring. In addition to the area’s marquee arts attractions, our cities and towns – from the beachfront to the big lake – are home to a wealth of smaller cultural gems. In Boynton Beach the art is out in the open, along East Ocean Avenue, aka Avenue of the Arts, as part of the city’s Art in Public Places program. You not only can enjoy the 11 works that line the street, you can vote on your favorite (at The winners will be announced Sept. 15, and the top three will receive cash awards. The avenue is also home to the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, housed in the original 1913 schoolhouse. Today, the facility is so interactive kids can feed and milk a cow (not a real one) and then process the “milk.” While over at the city library on South Seacrest Boulevard, the summer-long exhibit of Harry Martin’s underwater photography – languid shots of models vamping in pools – may be even more refreshing than swimming. In Delray Beach, drive along NW 5th Avenue through the West Settlers Historic District to get a hint of what life was like for the city’s first African American residents. The majority came from the Gullah parts of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, as well as the Bahamas, and worked in agriculture. Solomon D. Spady, who arrived in the ’20s from Virginia, became an educator and a community leader. His Mission Revival-style house, at 170 NW 5th, was built in 1926 – the same year as The Colony Hotel on Atlantic Avenue – and today serves as the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. Its mission, according to director Charlene Farrington, “is to collect, preserve and share the history of African Americans in Palm Beach County.”

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The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

Arts Garage downtown does not go all torpid in summer; its famously eclectic range of offerings – everything from concerts to plays to art exhibitions – continues, perhaps, on the theory that the next best thing to being under the boardwalk is being under the garage. And on a steamy night in South Florida, what could be better than listening to music in an air-conditioned boîte where you sit at a table and – instead of ordering from an expensive menu – eat (and drink) whatever you carried in? West Palm Beach has the Norton Museum of Art, of course, but there are smaller spaces where you can not only see but also create art. The Armory Art Center consists of three buildings, the main one a 1939 Art Deco beauty built as part of the WPA project and saved in the ’80s by artists who had been taking classes at the Norton. It sits facing a small park in the leafy Flamingo Park neighborhood; students enamored of dappled light need only step outside. The center offers classes to people of all ages 48 weeks a year – in everything from drawing to off-loom weaving – and summer camps for children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Exhibi-

tions are held in the former armory (pastels where military green once ruled) and are free and open to the public. Head downtown and stroll Clematis Street. Amidst the cafes and restaurants – outdoor tables moist with glasses – you’ll find Liberty Bookstore which, characteristic of small book shops, doesn’t waste a lot of space on junk. You’ll find high-quality titles – both new and rare – and a couch where you can rest and read. One block up, on the other side of the street, sits the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Yes, here in the middle of the city, on its most commercial street, people can enjoy the art of photography. Step inside and check out the exhibition – this summer it’s on Pulitzer back stories (in honor of the prize’s centennial) – or sign up for classes. They’re geared to all levels, and cover everything from black-and-white printing to iPhone photography. The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum may seem, at first, like nothing more than a pretext for entering the old county courthouse. How many times have you passed the venerable, palm-




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Palm Beach Photographic Centre

The Jupiter Lighthouse

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Photo by Rich Shermeta




fringed, Neo-Classical Revival building and wondered what it’s like inside? The museum is small, occupying only half of the first floor, but interesting and informative. You learn about the county’s luminaries – from Nathan Boynton to Emile Anthony (creator of the “Palm Beach look”) – and you get to stand at a notorious Votomatic Voting Machine, where you’re reminded who Al Gore’s running mate was. (Joe Lieberman. Ralph Nader’s, you discover, was Winona LaDuke.) North of downtown sits Historic Northwood Village, which has become known for galleries and art walks, which take place the second Saturday of each month – even in summer. This time of year, you have a better chance of being able to sign up for one (which you can do at There is a walk at 6 p.m. and another at 7:30, and each is limited to 20 people. After the walk, if you’re still hungry for art, you might want to head to 25th Street and Malakor Thai Café. Housed in what was once the Hurricane Bar & Grill, the restaurant boasts two murals by Phil Brinkman, who made his name during World War II for the nose art he painted on fighter planes. His works at Malakor, considerably less sensuous, show men drinking calmly while a hurricane rages. With all this art you can forget you’re at the shore. So get back in your car and drive north to one of the county’s most aesthetically pleasing structures. The Jupiter Lighthouse, you’ll learn on your tour, was designed by George Gordon Meade nine years before, as a general, he led Union trips to victory against Robert E. Lee in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Spanish red column, rimmed at the top by a black iron balcony, rises on a hill above a magnificent ficus. Two great works stand side by side: one of man, one of nature; one straightforward, the other sinuously intricate. It’s no surprise that many people choose to be married here. Unless you’re wearing a train, climb the 105 steps, winding your way around and around, and then walk out onto the wrought iron balcony. Land and ocean fan out beneath you, and the breeze is sweeter than a caipirinha on the rocks.

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The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is engaging cultural and hospitality industry professionals to share information on tourism trends that may have an impact on the potential to grow capacity and attendance. Earlier this year, special expanded meetings of the Cultural Marketing Committee focused on Chinese tourists and on All Aboard Florida’s proposed Brightline train service. In February, Jia Zhu, strategic information analyst at Florida International University’s Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Research, told attendees that the Chinese outbound tourism market is poised to grow faster now that 2016 has been proclaimed “U.S.-China Tourism Year.” Chinese tourists spend 21 percent more than other foreign travelers, she said, making this market even more attractive. In her presentation “Understanding the Chinese Traveler,” she challenged the attendees’ knowledge about Chinese tourists and their expectations and challenged marketing executives to take full advantage of Palm Beach County’s position as Florida’s Cultural Capital to offer authentic cultural experiences to attract and delight these desirable and profitable visitors. In 2017, Palm Beach County will be one of the four featured stops on Brightline, the express train service that will operate between Orlando and Miami with an estimated three million riders per year. Carol Henderson, industry relations director for the new service, addressed a CMC meeting in March to provide a progress update and gain insight on how cultural organizations in The Palm Beaches can benefit from this new flow of tourists.

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C U LT U R A L C O U N C I L N E W S PNC Arts Alive! Offers $510,000 in Grants to Arts Organizations

Palm Beach County Mayor Mary Lou Berger; Cressman Bronson, PNC regional president for Florida East; and Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

In May, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County hosted a breakfast meeting to introduce Arts Alive, a new arts support program sponsored by the PNC Foundation, which will award $510,000 over three years to arts organizations in Broward, Duval and Palm Beach counties. The grants are designed to provide support for visual and performing arts and increase audience participation in communities served by PNC. “In committing this support to Palm Beach County arts organizations, PNC’s vision aligns with that of our community, which has a strong belief in the value of art and culture to education, social enrichment and economic growth,” said Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “A strong arts community is a significant driver of economic success,” agreed Cressman Bronson, PN C regional president for Florida East, speaking on behalf of the foundation. “With the limited federal and state funding of the arts, this half a million dollars can make a big difference for arts organizations of all sizes. Through PNC Arts Alive we have an opportunity to help fill that gap while bringing new and exciting programs to our community.”

Bronson further explained that the arts and culture industry in the state of Florida generates $49.7 billion in annual revenues per the state’s Division of Cultural Affairs, plus creates new jobs, boosts tourism and invigorates businesses. “With more than 200 arts and culture organizations, Palm Beach County has earned the title “Florida’s Cultural Capital®,” said Palm Beach County Mayor Mary Lou Berger. “This initiative to support the arts in our county earns PNC the title of good corporate citizen.” PNC is accepting grant proposals for $10,000 and above through June 15 from qualified arts organizations that support fresh and emerging arts programs, value-added public programming and creative use of technology, while seeking to expand audiences. Details of the guidelines and application process are available at




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CULTURAL COUNCIL NEWS Cultural Council Receives Award for Cultural Tourism Marketing

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The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has received an American Advertising Award (“ADDY”) from the American Advertising Federation of the Treasure Coast in the category of National Cross-Platform Integrated Consumer Advertising Campaign. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County produces marketing and advertising campaigns to support cultural tourism, benefitting the economy and job growth in the county. The ADDY was awarded for the 2015 summer campaign “Head East for the Arts,” which included print, digital, billboard, radio, website, e-blasts, social media and collateral materials. This campaign encouraged Florida vacationers from outside the county to visit The Palm Beaches and enjoy its rich cultural offerings. Through a website,, and an innovative “Culture Pass” discount program, the Cultural Council connected visitors directly with Palm Beach County hotels, providing a method to report on measurable room nights. “The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is honored to receive this award, which underscores our commitment to boosting cultural tourism to The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®,” said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs at the Cultural Council.

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C U LT U R A L C O U N C I L N E W S CEC Lunch Meeting Focuses on Economic Impact At a luncheon held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach earlier this year, Surale Phillips, president of Decision Support Partners, and Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts, presented information regarding the economic impact of cultural tourism in Palm Beach County to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Cultural Executives Committee earlier. Their analysis provided compelling evidence that cultural attendees contribute significantly to the economic vitality of the community. “With more than 200 cultural organizations, Palm Beach County is Florida’s Cultural Capital, attracting cultural tourists from around the state and around the world and playing a more vital role than ever in the lives of residents,” said Rena Blades, president & CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Keeping our cultural institutions viable, active and attractive to tourists plays a critical role in Palm Beach County’s economic welfare.” Phillips and Cohen said that cultural tourists are frequent visitors to Palm Beach County and that 85 percent anticipate visiting the area again. Availability of arts and cultural opportunities is of major importance to these visitors, they said, with the vast majority of non-resident attendees having considered Palm Beach County’s arts and cultural opportunities when deciding to make their trip. Many tourists visit Palm Beach County specifically to experience its arts and cultural opportunities. The Elegant Harp, one of just a few harp duos in the world, provided entertainment for the lunchtime gathering. With their unique fun and upbeat style, AnnaLisa and Esther Underhay shattered more than a few preconceived ideas about harps and harpists. The mother-daughter act has been performing together professionally for nearly 20 years. They have toured in Japan, India, on luxury cruise lines around the world and throughout in Florida but are always happy to come home to The Palm Beaches.

Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy at Americans for the Arts, and Surale Phillips, president of Decision Support Partners

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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Science Center Expands in Innovative Ways

Alex Coleman, Jim Fazio, Lew Crampton, Bill Meyer, Dennis Grady, Paulette Burdick and Gary Nicklaus

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Earlier this year, a ceremonial putt kicked off construction of a new 18-hole miniature golf course at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The Conservation Course is scheduled to open in late summer and will cater to golf fans as well as children learning about science through interactive play. Gary N icklaus and Jim Fazio, sons of two local icons in the golfing community, are collaborating on the custom-designed course and both were in attendance for the ground breaking. Designed with science in mind, each hole of the Conservation Course will represent an animal or plant native to the Everglades. Plaques along the course will educate visitors about the species and local conservation efforts. Plans for an annual professional and amateur putting tournament, the Conservation Cup, are in the works. Science Center CEO Lew Crampton told community leaders and board members at the ground breaking that the mini golf course is the first step in a larger plan for continued growth at the 55-year-old destination. “We have done our homework and established there is a need for more science and related programs in our community,” he said. He added that attendance at the West Palm Beach facility had doubled to 225,000 visitors per year and revenues had grown from $1.9 million to $4.2 million in just four years. STEM Studio, which opened in March, represents another step in the Science Center’s continued expansion plans. In partnership with Bricks 4 Kidz, the 2,000-square-foot space serves as a social hub for educational enrichment in Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa. “It will allow us to open even more minds to science,” Crampton said. “We look forward to bringing our well-known camps, planetarium shows, Parents Night Out events and so much more to the residents of northern Palm Beach County, Abacoa and beyond.”

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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Center for Creative Education Receives $2 Million Gift The 2015/16 season will be one to remember for the nonprofit Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach. The vibrant arts integration organization, which was created to strengthen the presence of the arts in Palm Beach County classrooms more than 20 years ago, received a generous gift of $2 million from the Esther B. O’Keeffe Foundation. The gift, presented by Clare O’Keeffe, executive trustee of the Palm Beach-based foundation, is unrestricted. “We will use a significant portion of this gift to create an endowment for CCE, which will ensure that we are here for all of our students in the future,” CCE Chief Executive Officer Robert Hamon told supporters at a donor appreciation dinner. “For any nonprofit a gift of that magnitude is a game changer, but it’s more than just the monetary impact. It is much more important to me that the Esther B. O’Keeffe Foundation and specifically Clare O’Keeffe believe in us enough to make that investment in our future.” In recognition of the donation, the foundation’s name now graces CCE’s recently renovated home – a former roller skating rink in N orthwood Village, which houses galleries, classrooms and administrative offices and hosts a variety of community events. The center’s teaching artists also work with thousands of children in schools and after-school programs throughout the county. A majority of the students served by CCE live in economically and socially challenging circumstances and are considered at risk of educational failure. The arts-based programs the organization provides are a powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success – both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. For all children, working together on art-based

Clare O’Keeffe, Lenny Garcia and Robert Hamon

projects encourages exploration, inventiveness, team building and cooperation and changes the way they think about themselves and about school.




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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Florida Artists Hall of Fame Inducts Jane Davis Doggett

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Florida Artists Hall of Fame Inductee Jane Davis Doggett of Jupiter Island, Florida Council on Arts and Culture member Glenn Lochrie and Sandy Shaughnessy, director, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Earlier this year, Jupiter Island artist and environmental graphic designer Jane Davis Doggett was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Doggett studied at the Yale School of Art and Architecture during its modernist heyday and has since become one of America’s leading graphic designers. Her work includes thematic graphics and wayfinding systems seen by 20 million airport passengers per year at 40 international airports, including Tampa International and Miami International Airports. Doggett pioneered the use of color-coding and letters to identify and index airport terminals, creating iconic graphics for both interior and exterior signage. Her designs have earned multiple awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ N ational Award of Merit, the Progressive Architecture Design Award and two design awards cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Also selected for induction this year was Miami-based visual artist Romero Britto, who established himself as one of the leading artists of the international Pop Art movement after emigrating from Brazil 30 years ago. “Induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon artists by the State of Florida,” Secretary of State Ken Detzner said. “Romero Britto and Jane Davis Doggett have brought tremendous distinction to our state through their careers and tireless devotion to their crafts. Their work has touched and inspired countless people, and it is fitting that we honor them for their influence and brilliance.” The Florida Artists Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts in Florida and thereby enhance Florida’s national and international reputation as a state with a sustained commitment to the development of cultural excellence. The Florida Artists Hall of Fame now has more than 50 inductees, including musician and performer Ray Charles, actor and director Burt Reynolds, writers Zora N eale Hurston, Tennessee Williams and Ernest Hemingway and visual artists Duane Hanson and Robert Rauschenberg.




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The Chesterfield Hotel

CULTURAL COMPENDIUM In Remembrance: James Ponce

Located in the heart of Palm Beach just steps from Worth Avenue, The Chesterfield features 52 53 beautiful beautiful guest guest features rooms and uniquely decorated suites, a library and a heated pool and hot tub spa.

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The community bid a fond farewell to celebrated Palm Beach historian James Ponce, who passed away this winter at the age of 98. Ponce shared his passion for history – especially Palm Beach County’s history – with countless visitors and residents, bringing the past to life through his storytelling and charm. Ponce grew up in St. Augustine, where he was born on July 19, 1917. His father, who oversaw the interment of American tycoon Henry Flagler, owned R.A. Ponce Funeral Home. Later in his life, Ponce served as the official historian for The Breakers, the lavish Palm Beach resort founded by Flagler. It was there, following military service in World War II and the Korean War, that Ponce began his career in the hospitality industry, working first as a front desk clerk and eventually an assistant manager. Following his retirement, Ponce was able to devote himself wholeheartedly to his passion for

history. For more than 30 years, he dressed in period attire and charmed guests at The Breakers as he guided them through the historic property. Conjuring the spirit of Flagler himself, Ponce told tales about the island’s storied past as well as the history of the resort and some of its notable guests. As the official historian of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Ponce also led popular walking tours of Worth Avenue, which were infused with his enthusiasm for history and jovial personality. He was also the past president of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. A treasure trove of information, Ponce was declared a “two-legged historical landmark” by the Palm Beach Town Council in 1996. In 2011, he was awarded the Providencia Award by the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau (now known as Discover The Palm Beaches) for his extraordinary contributions to the vitality and prosperity of The Palm Beaches as a tourist destination.

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CULTURAL COMPENDIUM Palm Beach County Theaters Dominate 40th Annual Carbonell Awards

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Les Miserables at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre




Winners of this year’s Carbonell Awards, honoring excellence in theater throughout the South Florida region, were announced in April at a lavish ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Palm Beach County theaters scored high with 13 wins. Miami-Dade County theaters brought home four awards; shows staged in Broward County earned three. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter earned seven awards, including Best Musical for Les Misérables. Les Mis also racked up wins in three other categories: Best Director, Musical – Mark Martino; Best Actor, Musical – Aloysius Gigl; and Best Sound Design – Marty Mets. Elizabeth Dimon took home the Best Supporting Actress, Musical award for her role in the Maltz production of Billy Elliot. Top honors for choreography went to Greg Graham, also for Billy Elliot. Glengarry Glen Ross at the Maltz won the Best Ensemble award. Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach earned five awards. Buried Child earned two awards: Best Director, Play for J. Barry Lewis; and Best Supporting Actor, Paul Tei. Three other Palm

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Beach Dramaworks shows were recognized: Margery Lowe won Best Supporting Actress for Picnic ; Victor Becker won Best Scenic Design for The History Boys; and Brian O’Keefe won Best Costume Design for Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Shane Tanner won Best Supporting Actor, Musical for Oklahoma! at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. In addition to recognizing the stars of today, the Carbonell Awards’ mission has always been to award scholarships to the talent of tomorrow. Among those receiving the newly christened Jack Zink Memorial Carbonell Awards Scholarships, which were announced last August, was Mary Biggins, from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Harriet Oser, who has graced South Florida stages in three counties since 1979 and has appeared at Palm Beach Dramaworks twice since 2012, took home the Bill Hindman Award for significant, long-term contributions to the region’s cultural life and onstage career achievement.




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The HARID Conservatory

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Palm Beach Dramaworks celebrated the opening of The Diane & Mark Perlberg Studio Theatre in West Palm Beach with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 5. West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio addressed those gathered for the occasion from the stage of the new black box space, reflecting on the impact PBD has had on the city and the role it has played in making the downtown a destination for theater lovers. The intimate new space, located on the second floor of the Clematis Street theater, is the home of the Dramaworkshop, PBD’s lab for developing new plays. Launched in 2014, the Dramaworkshop receives play submissions from playwrights based in our community and around the country; a select number are chosen by a company of resident artists to move on to various phases of development. Staged readings, workshops and developmental productions will be held in the Perlberg Studio Theatre.

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Miami City Ballet dancers in Serenade. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Miami City Ballet, which performs in four home counties in South Florida – Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier – made its debut at N ew York’s Lincoln Center in April. Presented by the Joyce Theater Foundation, the highly anticipated engagement marked the return of former N ew York City Ballet principal dancer Lourdes Lopez to Lincoln Center – now in the role of Miami City Ballet artistic director. Following a gala performance of Serenade, the first ballet George Balanchine created in America, and the exciting and intricate 2012 work Symphonic Dances by American Ballet Theatre resident choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, the engagement included two programs celebrating the work of contemporary ballet choreographers with strong connections to Miami City Ballet, including N ew York premieres of commissioned works by Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett.

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Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, was selected to be one the reviewers at the prestigious fourth annual N ew York Portfolio Review, which is sponsored by The New York Times Lens Blog and City University of N ew York’s Graduate School of Journalism. Held in New York in April, the event gathered 150 photographers and 75 influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques. “It is not only a great personal honor to be asked to serve on this critical review committee, it is a testament to the stature and high regard that the Palm Beach Photographic Centre has among the world’s photographic and photojournalism community,� NeJame said.

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Linda Petuch has been named MacArthur Beach State Park’s Environmental Champion for 2016. The award, presented each year during N atureScaping: An Outdoor Festival, honors one or more individuals who have made exceptional contributions towards the preservation or betterment of the natural environment of Florida. Petuch, who served for 44 years as a teacher, was singled out for encouraging environmental progress and educating school children and adults about the environment. During her long and amazing career, she worked at eight different schools, teaching everything from what “going green” means to the importance of protecting the Everglades. “I can’t imagine how many future scientists she has created and how many environmentalists she has inspired over the years,” said Veronica Frehm, director of education at MacArthur Beach State Park. Comprised of 438 acres of pristine coastal land on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon, MacArthur Beach is Palm Beach County’s only state park.




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Experience One of Am meri r ca’’s Great t House Museu ums “An absolute mu ust-see” - National Geograph hic Trraveler

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Don Ramon Restaurant

The Finest In Cuban Cuisine Since 1990

n 3800 Ocean Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island 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.

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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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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 Hopping tavern with sports on TV & patio serves seafood in casual digs amid kitschy aquatic accents. 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 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 A charming French bistro serving wonderful dinners on their flower-covered terrace with music on the weekends and serving delicious lunches and pastries.


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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, “N ew American” gourmet cuisine offered in an elegant yet playful atmosphere, with dancing and live entertainment.

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.

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.

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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. 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 Elegant Italian fare is served in a serene setting accented by a wall-wide mural of the old country. 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.

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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.




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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.

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n Royal Room Cabaret The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach 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 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.

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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 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 has a lively indoor and outdoor social scene.

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, matzo-ball soup & other Jewish deli favorites fill out the menu at this gourmet deli. 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 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 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 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 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, not to mention monster apple pancake á la Luchows.

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

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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Culture & Cocktails returned to The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach for another season of sparkling conversations with cultural movers and shakers from the worlds of theater, art, music, fashion and more.

William Hayes interviewing Terry Teachout

In February, more than 120 members and guests enjoyed a conversation with Terry Teachout, the celebrated critic, biographer, librettist, playwright, blogger and author of “Sightings,” a column about the arts in America that appears biweekly in the Friday Wall Street Journal. Teachout writes an Arts Journal blog and has written about the arts for many other magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and National Review. He was interviewed by William Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks. Corby Kaye

Dack Patriarca interviewing Carolyn Rafaelian and Kate Richard

Andrew Kato, producing artistic director/chief executive of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Rob Steele, president/CEO of Old School Square in Delray Beach, opened the season in November. In December, members and guests enjoyed a fascinating conversation with Dack Patriarca, board president of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, and Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, CEO and creative director of Alex and Ani®, who successfully transformed a family tradition of jewelry making into a worldwide lifestyle brand. Kate Richard, Alex and Ani’s vice president of business development, and Beecher Fritzmeier, vice president of design, also joined in the conversation.

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Copeland Davis, Kathi Kretzer-Sayler, David Crohan, Rena Blades, Wayne Hosford

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Rena Blades and Gilbert C. Maurer

Cultural Council members and guests filled the seats in March for an exciting conversation with Gilbert C. Maurer, director of the Hearst Foundation, who oversaw the award-winning design of the foundation’s new corporate headquarters in Manhattan. A distinguished art collector, Maurer was a creator of the Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial competition showcasing young photographers.




The 2015/2016 season of Culture & Cocktails concluded in April with a conversation between Kathi Kretzer-Sayler, founder of the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation and 2016 Muse Award recipient for Outstanding Civic Leader. Joining her were three of her extraordinarily talented fellow pianists: David Crohan, who crosses the traditional boundaries between classical and jazz music; Copeland Davis, who hosted an Emmy-nominated special on PBS and was inducted into the International Who’s Who in Music and the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall of Fame; and Wayne Hosford, the awardwinning singer/pianist who has wowed audiences from Lincoln Center to The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room Cabaret. The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation generously sponsors Culture & Cocktails at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Additional support for the series is provided by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, founder; The Palm Beach Post / Palm Beach Daily News; and PR-BS, a Boca Raton-based public relations firm.

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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! 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

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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

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

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)

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

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

To join the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County or for more information on Artist and Musician Membership, visit

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

art&culture magazine delivered to your business (up to 20 copies per issue)

10% discount on Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store items

in Palm Beach County







Free admissions to all Culture & Cocktails programs (includes VIP reserved seating)







CultureCard – Member discount cards for cultural organizations

Opportunity to hold a private event at the Council’s headquarters, The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building 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 of the Cultural Council galleries for up to 12 (by advance arrangement) Underwriting and exhibition sponsorships and partnerships

*Based on availability

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




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Norman Sunshine and Hillie Mahoney

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Christine Stiller with Norman Sunshine

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In January, 50 guests enjoyed an exclusive luncheon featuring a conversation with noted artist Norman Sunshine, who was interviewed by Irvin Lippman, executive director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Sunshine’s exhibition, Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine was on display at the Boca Museum of Art this season.

Norman Sunshine discussing his work Dames.

Irvin Lippman, Norman Sunshine and Rena Blades


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The Art of Dr. Seuss, presented by the Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta, opened at the Gardens Mall with a VIP reception in January. Guests enjoyed Seuss-themed appetizers, excerpts from Seussical, featuring talented young performers from South Florida as well as students from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Youth Touring Company, and an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork by Dr. Seuss. A portion of the proceeds from all the exhibition sales went to the Cultural Council’s mission to support artists in Palm Beach County. Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta presented a check to the Cultural Council for $31,838. Enid Atwater, Michele Jacobs and Tamra Fitzgerald

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Ray Graziotto, Roe Green and Rena Blades

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Andrew Kato and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre performers Seussical performance




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Trinidad Serrano-Bennitt, Yury Darashkevich, Ken and Veronica Parzygnat

In March, the opening of the exhibition Something out of Nothing drew more than 100 members to the Cultural Council’s Lake Worth headquarters. The exhibition illustrated the diverse way that 15 artists in Palm Beach County responded to the challenge to create something new or innovative, a piece that was provocative or simply representational, a work that moved the viewer, explored ideas, expressed beliefs or confronted a movement. The evening included a musical performance by Marijah Speziale.

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Bonnie Roseman and Barry Seidman

Edmond Caputo, Ryan Thomas, Jeremy Lyon


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In January, more than 125 members attended the opening of Woman: Untitled, an exhibition that drew attention to the perspectives that women have on the world – socially, economically, politically, aesthetically and figuratively – through art. The show, curated by Raheleh Filsoofi, Sibel Kocabasi and Nichole M. Hickey, the Cultural Council’s manager of artist services, provided a multimedia platform that highlighted the work of 14 Palm Beach County artists, ranging from painting and drawing to performance and photography. Guests at the opening enjoyed a performance piece by Soheila Ghodstinat.

Marti Latour, Sandra Thompson and George Elmore

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Suzanne Khalil, Sibel Kocabasi, Raheleh Filsoofi, and Linda Hollinger Behar

Elayna Toby Singer and Fatima Nejame

“The Cultural Council supports and makes possible the arts, theatre and music to lucky folks living in our area.” – Milton and Tamar Maltz

Support the Arts in Our Community with a Donation to the Annual Fund The sound of drums filled the streets of Lake Worth as 30 students from Highland Elementary performed at the annual Street Painting Festival in February. The children were smiling from ear to ear, pride written all over their faces as they performed in front of the Cultural Council’s headquarters. Donations to the Annual Fund make opportunities like this possible. A contribution to the Annual Fund enables the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to continue to help students express themselves through the arts. Through donations, we are able to support our most important activities: providing field trips for students in grades K-12, awarding grants to cultural organizations and investing in artists. If you are interested in making a donation to the Cultural Council’s Annual Fund, please call (561) 472-3342.




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THANK YOU In gratitude to our members and supporters whose generous gifts of $500 and above help us accomplish our mission. Mrs. Peg Anderson Ms. Ann-Britt Angle Ann Jackson Gallery Anonymous Atlas Party Rental Mrs. Christine Aylward The Azeez Foundation B/E Aerospace Ms. Dina Gustin Baker Banyan Printing Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Barry Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bartosek Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baxter Mr. Bruce A. Beal and Mr. Francis V. Cunningham Beasley Hauser Kramer & Galardi, PA Mrs. JoAnne Berkow Mr. Lawrence Beyer Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bracci Mr. and Mrs. John Blades Mr. and Mrs. Milton J. Block Ms. Ellen Boland Ms. Phyllis Borak The Breakers Palm Beach Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bregman, Esq. Dr. David W. Breneman Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brody Mr. and Mrs. Cressman D. Bronson The Ann K. & Douglas S. Brown Family Foundation Business Development Board Mr. Andrzej Bytnar Mr. Christopher D. Caneles and Mr. Stephen Nesbitt Ms. Rosie Carlino Celia Lipton and Victor W. Farris Foundation Charlotte Pelton & Associates Christafaro’s Catering Mr. and Mrs. David F. Click The Colony Hotel Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Connecticut College Mr. and Mrs. Miles A. Coon Cornerstone Solutions Florida, LLC Credit Suisse Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Cummings Ms. Kathy Daigler Ms. Lauren Daitch Mr. Gus Davis Mrs. Pamela O. Dean Dr. Richard P. D’Elia Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Derbes Ms. Beth R. DeWoody Mrs. Edith R. Dixon Ms. Shawn Donnelley Ms. Beatrice Doone-Merena Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W. Dreyfoos Dupuytren Foundation Earle I. Mack Foundation, Inc. Mr. Timothy A. Eaton Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Mrs. Harriett M. Eckstein Ms. Suzi K. Edwards Mr. George T. Elmore Mr. Donald M. Ephraim and Mrs. Maxine Marks Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farber FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters




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