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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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Marijah Speziale

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

Corby Kaye

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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.