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swing time Golf course design elevates Palm Beach County’s terrain to artistic heights

in focus John Loring celebrates the amazing career of photojournalist Harry Benson

between the lines Artist as Author exhibit explores the relationship between the arts and the written word

PLUS blues guitarist JP Soars, PNC’s Craig Grant, historic theaters and more


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a stroke of genius Palm Beach County provides a stunning canvass upon which golf course designers practice their art. By Vartan Kupelian

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the canny and eloquent mr. benson Photojournalist Harry Benson has captured incisive and memorable images of breaking news for more than 60 years. By John Loring

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artists share work, wisdom as authors An upcoming exhibit is a celebration of homegrown creative talent as well as an exploration of the relationship between the arts and the written word. By Elaine Meier

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colorful growth A burst of art districts, artist cooperatives, art societies, galleries, guilds and decidedly creative endeavors is blooming in Palm Beach County. By Alegra Nagler

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making a scene Iconic theaters have a history of bringing communities together and setting the stage for entertaining possibilities. By Christina Wood

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welcome letter “How do you measure a year in the life?” By Rena Blades

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publisher’s note From golf greens to galleries, art and artistry are on display throughout Palm Beach County. By Robert Kirschner

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upfront • Kings Point contended for an Academy Award at this year’s Oscars. • Local author Joanna Slan Campbell has three new books scheduled for release this year. • Festival of the Arts BOCA breaks entertaining new ground. • Local organizations celebrate major milestones. • Boynton Beach’s kinetic art will move you. • Celebrate Florida’s Quincentennial with a tempting taste of the past. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts raises the curtain on Chinese culture. • Students at the Society of the Four Arts will have room to spread their wings. • The first ever Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers is awarded by the Norton Museum of Art. • The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County opens the doors of the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building to creative conversations and colorful exhibits.

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art works! The arts provide comfort and strength in times of trouble. By Christina Wood

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profile PNC’s Craig Grant banks on the arts. By Amy Woods

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portrait JP Soars is happy to be singing the blues. By Leon M. Rubin

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calendar Make a date with the arts! It’s easy to fall in love with our eclectic lineup of events, exhibits and live performances.

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inside culture Palm Beach County theaters amass a total of 45 Carbonell Award nominations; the Florida Alliance for Arts Education welcomes the community to a symposium on arts integration; the Boca Raton Historical Society presents a new exhibit on Seminole and Miccosukee art and culture; and much more insider news.

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601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460 | 561-471-2901 | www.palmbeachculture.com President & Chief Executive Officer

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Bradford A. Deflin Cecile Draime Shirley Fiterman Roe Green Christopher E. Havlicek Herbert S. Hoffman Irene J. Karp Raymond E. Kramer, III Beverlee Miller Suzanne Niedland Bill Parmalee

Directors Bruce A. Beal Carole Boucard Howard Bregman Christopher D. Canales

Jean Sharf Kelly Sobolewski Dom A. Telesco Ethel I. Williams Ex Officios Mary Lou Berger Daniel Biaggi Jennifer Prior Brown

Cultural Council Founder Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Steven L. Abrams, Mayor Priscilla A. Taylor, Vice Mayor

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INSPIRING MUSIC SPIRITED PERFORMANCES RAMON TEBAR, ARTISTIC & MUSIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL FINN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

winter 2013 - volume 7, issue 2

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If you’ve seen the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning musical Rent, you’ll likely recall that there are 525,600 minutes in a year. In addition to enlightening us with this bit of numerical data, one of the show’s most memorable songs, Seasons of Love, asks, “How do you measure a year in the life?” It’s a question we found ourselves asking here at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County as we began 2013. The arrival of the new year marked the first anniversary of the opening of our wonderful headquarters in downtown Lake Worth – the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. In some ways, it hardly seems possible that a year has gone by since we finished unpacking boxes, assembling furniture and figuring out which stairway led where in our new home. It has truly been a delight to settle into this magnificent facility, which as most of you know opened in 1940 as the Lake Theatre and went through numerous transformations before we took up residence. When we moved here from our former offices in West Palm Beach, we realized our long-held dream of having a permanent home in a centralized, visible and accessible location. We believed that our new headquarters had the potential to attract residents of our community as well as out-of-town visitors in a way that had never before been possible. Happily, our predictions proved to be correct. During 2012, our records show that 6,174 individuals passed through our doors. They came for exhibitions – as viewers and presenters. They came for educational sessions that we offered for artists and cultural organizations. They came to shop in our store, attend a lecture or find information about cultural attractions. In some cases, they came for all these reasons and more.

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Based on what many of them wrote in our comment book, they loved the experience. “Very inspiring! What a beautiful building,” one visitor said. “Love the building and the exhibit! The store too! Bought some beautiful shell earrings!” wrote another. “Thank you for showcasing some of South Florida’s great talent! Wonderful space in a great downtown!” said another guest. To say that we are pleased is an understatement. During our first year in Lake Worth, we have been successful in engaging the public, serving artists in new and meaningful ways and raising our profile locally, regionally and nationally. Through our relationships with the City of Lake Worth, its Community Redevelopment Agency and all the merchants who are our neighbors, we are bringing increased economic energy to the downtown area. There is much more that we want and plan to do, of course. But as we pass the one-year milestone, we hope you’ll forgive us if we take a moment to pause, catch our breath and enjoy what we have been able to accomplish. None of this would be possible without our board, our staff and all of you who support us throughout the year. Thank you so much – and if you didn’t have the opportunity to visit us in year one, we hope to see you before another 525,600 minutes go by!

Rena Blades

Rena Blades President and CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach County


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Palm Beach County has claimed the undisputed title of Florida’s Cultural Capital®, a fact that is celebrated in every issue of art&culture. In this edition, however, we’re also celebrating the county’s reign as Florida’s Golf Capital®. In “A Stroke of Genius” on page 46, we’ll visit the gorgeous green intersection where the creative components of design coincide with the strategic challenge of the game to inspire beautiful possibilities and championship passions. The 18th green can be the setting of untold drama, as any golfer will tell you, but there’s still something to be said for the theater as you’ll see in “Making a Scene” on page 78. With the Lake Worth Playhouse celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre taking a well-deserved bow for reaching its 10th year and Palm Beach Dramaworks settling in nicely at the Ann and Don Brown Theatre, we pay historic stages a visit. From his front row seat, photojournalist Harry Benson has been a witness to history on the world stage. Regular art&culture contributor John Loring examines his remarkable career in “The Canny and Eloquent Mr. Benson” on page 54, which is stunningly illustrated by Benson’s images. From golf greens to galleries, art and artistry are on display throughout Palm Beach County – and throughout this issue of art&culture. “Colorful Growth,” on page 74, takes us on a tour of the art districts, artist cooperatives, art societies, galleries, guilds and contemporary creative endeavors that are blossoming in Palm Beach County. On page 38, Leon Rubin introduces us to local bluesman JP Soars. Craig

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Grant, regional president of PNC bank, channels his passion for the arts into a philosophy of corporate giving that reflects the vital role of the arts in our community, as you’ll see on page 36 in “Craig Grant: Banking on the Arts.” In “Artists Share Work, Wisdom as Authors,” on page 68, we’ll explore the ideas and the art that inspired the exciting new exhibit Artist as Author at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, which turns a spotlight on painters, playwrights, interior designers, architects, poets, sculptors and other artists of note who live and work – and write – in Palm Beach County. Another exhibit – Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 19381951, which was on display at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach earlier this year, inspired art&culture Managing Editor Christina Wood to explore the power of the arts to comfort and heal. After wandering through the exhibit, which highlighted the wartime efforts of England’s creative class, and reading news coverage of the recent events in Mali, she penned the “Art Works!” column that appears on page 34. We are indeed fortunate to call Palm Beach County, with its vibrant arts scene and diverse cultural landscape, home. Please enjoy,

Robert S.C. Kirschner President/Publisher Passport Publications & Media Corporation


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Discover the Winter Exhibitions in our all-new Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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{contributors} John Loring was a contributing writer and New York Bureau Chief at Architectural Digest. He served as the design director of Tiffany & Co. for 30 years and has written numerous books on style and social history. John graduated from Yale University, completed four years of graduate studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and has an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute.

Born in the Far East and raised by mystics, Christina Wood developed a flair for the creative at an early age. Oh all right, she was born in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before making a move to Florida. After further studies at Oxford University, England, she received her degree from Florida Atlantic University. Before launching her career as a freelance writer and editor in 1995, Christina enjoyed a variety of challenges working with both print and broadcast media. She is the recipient of a Golden Ink Award, Communicator Award, numerous Addy awards and the President’s Award from the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition.

With a lifelong interest in the arts inspired largely by his highly creative parents, Leon Rubin has been writing about arts and culture for 35 years. A former Boca Raton resident, he helped to establish the Boca Raton Cultural Consortium and was actively involved in children’s theater. He now contributes to art&culture virtually from the home that he and his wife, Suzi, share in the mountains above Dahlonega, Georgia.

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, a position she held for 11 years. An experienced editor, columnist, writer and reporter, Amy’s goal is to use her experience as a journalist and skills in public relations for the benefit of our local non-profit community.

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Vartan Kupelian is a past president of the Golf Writers Association of America (2009-2011). His first assignment covering professional golf was the 1973 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. He was a columnist and sports writer at a major newspaper, the Detroit News, from 1971 to 2008 and covered five Olympics in five countries. He currently writes a weekly column on the Champions Tour for PGATOUR.com and is a contributor to a number of golf publications.

Elaine Meier spent 25 years in New York and Boston working in marketing and public relations for major corporations and ad agencies. After moving to Florida in the mid 1990s, she put her skills to work for International Fine Art Expositions. She later made her mark working on the redevelopment of Clematis Street at the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. From there, Elaine branched out to offer strategic planning for non-profit organizations. Since creating Elaine Meier Associates, LLC, she has offered her expertise in marketing, public relations and special events to clients internationally and has won Best PR Campaign by a Small Company from the Gold Coast Public Relations Council twice.

Alegra Nagler grew up in New York in a creative household. Her father was an artist and, from an early age, she was exposed to working artists and the creative process. Although she did not follow in her father’s footsteps, she did develop what would become a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Today, Alegra uses her writing skills to connect with artists and the art world and is delighted to live in a region with an abundance of creative energy.


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Filmmaker Focuses on Love and Loss in Kings Point

Sari Gilman was 9 years old in 1978 when her grandparents moved from New York City to King’s Point in Delray Beach. Today, she is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. “After two decades of visiting my grandmother and getting to know her friends and neighbors through card games and early bird specials, I wanted to learn more about this uniquely American community and to explore the interplay between the desire for independence and our common need for community and connection,” she says. Those stories have evolved into an Academy Award-nominated short documentary film, Kings Point. “It is their lives and their voices that, for me, have come to represent the universal longing for human connection and the complexities of aging in a society that extols the virtue of self-reliance,” Gilman explains. The film, which runs about 30 minutes, has been screened at numerous film festivals – including the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; it will receive its national broadcast debut on HBO on March 11.

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Literary Devices A Plethora of Plots Hatches in an Empty Nest When Joanna Campbell Slan’s son got his driver’s license, the Jupiter Island resident was freed from carpool duty and able to pursue her dream of writing full time. Since watching her son pull out of the driveway and head on down the road, she has written 18 books, 11 of them nonfiction titles. Her first novel – Paper, Scissors, Death – was a finalist for the Agatha Award, honoring the traditional mystery. This year, Slan has three books scheduled for release including Death of a Dowager, the second installment in a series that casts Charlotte Brontë’s classic heroine Jane Eyre as an visit amateur sleuth.

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Now Showing Hear the Beat of a Dif ferent Drummer at Festival of the Arts BOCA Chinese acrobats will offer an exercise in creativity as the Festival of the Arts BOCA breaks entertaining new ground in its seventh year. As Festival Music Director Constantine Kitsopoulos says, “This year’s lineup of guest artists promises to delight and surprise our community.” Along with the festival’s established fare, which includes classical musicians, jazz greats and intriguing authors, a troupe of Japanese taiko drummers and a performance artist with a classical violin repertoire will be among those gracing the stage at the Mizner Park Amphitheater March 7-16. Local talent – like the Boca Raton Symphonia – will rub shoulders with international acts and nationally renowned headliners, such as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Audra McDonald, classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa and the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. Also on the schedule: Valentina Lisitsa Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler’s Ark, the basis for the Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List; David Ignatius, novelist, lecturer and award-winning columnist for The Washington Post; General George W. Casey, Jr., US Army (Ret.); and other distinguished speakers featured this year in the festival’s Authors & Ideas program, held at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.

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Next Generation

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For three days in February, the City of Boynton Beach was the center of the kinetic art universe. Celebrating Art in The young – and not-so young – friends of the Kravis Center for Motion – the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach are celebrating two Symposium – attracted an enthusiastic crowd of artists, studecades… but who’s counting? “This is the 20th season for the dents, educators and aficionados of kinetic art to the commuYoung Friends of the Kravis Center nity. Organized by the City of Boynton Beach’s highly regarded and we have much to celebrate,” says Art in Public Places Program, the event featured a wide array of group co-chairman Jarrod W. Schilling. presentations and interactive workshops focused on the history, “Not only does Reach for the Stars, our exhibition, mechanics and encouragement of kinetic art – art that signature event, grow more popular and contains moving parts or depends on motion for its effect – as more fun every year, but it has helped well as the imagination and whimsy behind its creation. Young Friends raise more than $1.2 milIn fact, kinetic art has been front and center in Boynton Beach lion to support the Kravis Center’s edusince last October, when an exhibition featuring 10 kinetic artworks cational programs that bring the arts to was installed in the Civic-Cultural District Walking Loop. These thousands of local students and teachworks will remain on view through September. In January, a sampling ers every season.” The 20th annual of kinetic art by two international artists − Ralfonso and Cork Reach for the Stars event will take Marcheschi − was exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach place April 20 at the Kravis Center. County, which was one of the sponsors of the symposium. After the Historical Society of Palm Beach County was “Kinetic art is gaining interest,” says Debby Coles-Dobay, Boynton formed in 1937, West Palm Beach attorney A. Stanley Bussey Beach’s public art administrator. “It’s an important donated a vintage, black-and-white photograph of an island art form.” street scene to the newly established organization. It was the first gift in what would become a remarkable collection of artifacts and documents representing the cultures, communities, failures and successes of life in Palm Beach County. As the call (561) 632-7992 Society celebrates its 75th season, it continues to collect, or visit www.boyntonbeacharts.org preserve and share the history of Palm Beach County. Among the Society’s archives, you’re sure to find information regarding the Paramount Theatre Building in Palm Beach, which opened as a movie theater in 1927 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Si n k y o u r Te e t h i n t o t h e Pa s t Places. More than 2,000 first-run movies were shown at A Frenchman once said, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you the Paramount before the screen went are.” The bountiful foods enjoyed by Floridians in 1513 and 2013 tell quite a dark in 1980. Today, during what would story – as you’ll discover when the Historical Society of Palm Beach County have been the theater’s 85th season, presents “New and Old World Foodways in Florida: Eating for 500” in comthe building plays host to 30 tenants memoration of Florida’s Quincentennial. Gary Mormino, the Frank E. Duckwall – including the Liman Gallery, Professor of History and director of the Florida Studies Program at the University which is celebrating an anniversary of South Florida St. Petersburg, will discuss the collision of New and Old Worlds of its own. Opened in 2003 to in what is now our backyard. The result was a form of 16th-century globalization give established and emerging that transformed dinner tables across the globe as wheat, oranges, cattle, pigs artists an outlet for their work, and chickens from Europe were mixed with corn, potatoes, tomatoes and yams the gallery maintains an active from the Americas. schedule of changing group This tempting taste of the past will be served up on March 13 at 3 p.m. at the and solo exhibitions as well as Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, 141 South County Road in Palm Beach. an inventory of work by more For an appetizer, come early and enjoy a tour of than 30 artists vetted by Bethesda-by-the-Sea, highlighting pieces from gallery owner Ellen Liman, a an extraordinary collection of art and artifacts painter herself with extensive that complement the lecture; a reception will folcall (561) 832-4164 ext. 0 contacts in the art world. low the presentation.

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Shen Yun Per forming Ar ts Comes to Kravis Center

Society of the Four Arts Makes Room for Education

After a six-year sell-out success at New York’s Lincoln Center, Shen Yun Performing Arts will make its debut in Palm Beach County on April 29-30 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical dance and music in a colorful and exhilarating show. A performance by Shen Yun showcases traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom and the virtues distilled from five millennia of the world’s most ancient civilization. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums and spectacular backdrops take you to another world.

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It’s hard to fit big dreams into tight spaces. The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach had been operating its education programs in “found” space, a conference room here, a library room there. When the new Dixon Education Building opens its doors, students and teachers will find room to spread their wings – and soar. Grand opening festivities are set for March 9. Millions have been raised to support the renovation of the Dixon Education Building, located at the southwest corner of Cocoanut Row and Seaview Avenue, and the expansion of the Four Arts’ “Campus on the Lake” Education Programs. In addition to the building’s core facilities – which include multiple classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium and a fully equipped teaching kitchen for cooking classes and wine tastings – the capital campaign paves the way for a new artist-inresidency program, which will allow a visiting artist to reside in an apartment on the second floor of the Dixon Education Building while teaching classes call (561) 655-7227 and creating new work.

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The Envelope Please Winning Photographer Emerges at the Norton The Norton Museum of Art presented the inaugural Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers to Analia Saban. The $20,000 international award recognizes emerging photographers on the leading edge of their field who have not yet had a solo museum exhibition. “Analia Saban is leading the field in inventive, engaging new work,” says Norton Curator of Photography Tim B. Wride. “She provides visually elegant and philosophically potent answers to the issues of photography’s materiality and meaning that have dogged the medium since its beginnings.” Saban, who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, creates unique hybrids that are a combination of photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. Through gift and acquisition, samples of her work – along with that of the other four nominees – Slingshot (Plant), 2011, Gelatin silver print on resin coated paper and on canvas, 40 x 64.5 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar will be added to the museum’s Gallery, New York collection. “While all of the finalists had something unique and captivating about their work, we felt Analia Saban best captured the spirit call (561) 832-5196 of the prize,” says Norton Photography Committee member Beth Rudin DeWoody, founder of the or visit www.norton.org prize and daughter of the Rudin Prize’s namesake, the late Lewis Rudin.

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The 411 On 601 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!

C re a t i v e C o n v e r s a t i o n s a t t h e Ta b l e Savor table talk with iconic individuals from the art world through the Cultural Council’s luncheon series “It’s What You See.” Paige Rense, editor emeritus of Architectural Digest, will be the featured guest on March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Lake Worth. In addition to her 40 years with Architectural Digest, Rense founded the magazine Bon Appetit and was the editor of GEO. Somehow, she also found time to write a mystery novel, Manor House. Rense is now working on a book about the career of her late husband, Kenneth Noland, one of the 20th century’s best-known abstract painters, as well as a book about her career at Architectural Digest. “These intimate affairs give the community an up-close, private setting to discuss art with icons in the art design industry and give us a great opportunity to stay true to our mission by educating the community about art and promoting local Palm Beach County artists,” says Rena Blades, the Cultural Council’s president and chief executive officer. Special support for the luncheon, which costs $100 per person, is being provided by Northern Trust. To make reservations, call (561) 472-3342 or e-mail ksmiley@palmbeachculture.com.

Going Solo The Cultural Council is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring the work of Dina Gustin Baker, an artist whose career and vision span more than 70 years. For Baker, painting is “poetry without words, music without sound and freedom without loss.” Born in Philadelphia, Baker began her career in the early 1940s. After earning a scholarship to the Art Students League in New York, she was soon surrounded by the greats of the time – Jackson Pollack, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning, the list goes on. Her abstract paintings convey her true self: a woman who is steadfast, strong and absolute – and is an artistic force. “It has been my life and I work every day,” says Baker, who enjoys painting in her West Palm Beach studio. Baker’s work has been featured in prestigious galleries, museums and collections in Europe and the United States and is on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bergen Museum (Paramus, N.J.), the Barnes Foundation (Merion, Pa.) and Rutgers University (Piscataway, N.J.). The new exhibition, composed of a sampling of Baker’s original oil paintings, is free and open to the public through March 9 in the Cultural Council’s Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Gallery.

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Whistling in the Dark By Christina Wood

Those who insist on seeing the glass as half full despite daunting odds are said to be “whistling in the dark.” Bintu Aljuma Yatare, a 39-yearold singer in northern Mali, would lie in bed at night and hum softly. By raising her voice in song, Yatare risked arrest. Violent Islamists and al-Qaida militants had taken control of her homeland last year. The armed extremists destroyed historic mausoleums with pickaxes and amputated limbs in an effort to impose their strict version of sharia law. Music was banned. The members of the band Yatare once performed with – along with hundreds of other musicians – fled in fear. She stayed behind to care for her elderly parents. “The only way for me to survive this nightmare,” she told a reporter for The Washington Post in the weeks before French forces liberated her hometown from insurgent control, “is through music.” On our darkest days, the arts shine brightly. We find comfort in peaceful landscapes and courage in the way artists expose their own wounds and confront their doubts. We escape into the pages of a book until the pain recedes and flock to films that promise a happy ending. In music we find the strength to carry burdens we couldn’t otherwise bear. As Rudolf Arnheim, a distinguished psychologist, philosopher and critic whose work explored the cognitive basis of art, said, “Art serves as a helper in times of trouble.”

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In 1940, the British government established the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) to help people survive “the long dark evenings” of the blackouts. For five long years, CEMA presented concerts in factories and in vacant museum galleries whose treasures had been safely stored in tunnels deep beneath the Welsh countryside. The job of entertaining the public with humor – a cherished attribute of British life – fell to cartoonists whose work appeared in books and posters. Exhibitions provided a romantic visual record of traditional British landscapes and structures while films, both documentaries and popular features, helped shape public sentiment.

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach explored the ways in which artists, designers, architects and filmmakers in Great Britain bolstered an entire nation in the recent exhibit “Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 1938-1951.” Donald Albrecht, curator of the exhibit, says, “Virtually every member of England’s creative class, from fashion designer Hardy Amies to arts leader Kenneth Clark and writer Noel Coward, helped fight the war at home, not only by creating innovative designs that saved essential wartime materials but also by injecting style, beauty and high culture into the harsh realities of wartime life.”

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The arts have the power to forge a connection between our inner lives and the outer world, promoting a sense of shared experience and greater understanding. Artists preserve our innocence in rosy hues and fight for our dreams in impasto bursts of color. Books provide refuge from the storm. Anthems stir our blood.

This past December, Bruce Springsteen sang about hard times at a concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Jon Bon Jovi offered “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Eric Clapton began his appearance at the benefit with an acoustic version of “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” then strapped on an electric guitar to bring home the message in “Got to Get Better in a Little While.”

In Afghanistan, a U.S. combat medic found solace in Vivaldi. Country music soothed an army recruit from New Jersey. A young veteran who lost an arm during a tour of duty in Iraq coped with the help of an eclectic mix of music on an iPod. When we are too weak, too stunned, too hurt or too afraid to even imagine a better day, we find comfort and inspiration in the arts. The arts give us the strength to meet life’s challenges, translating our individual emotional turmoil into a shared language of possibility. In the wake of devastating tragedy, a moment of silence allows the nation to mourn; the notes of a song invite us to heal.


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Craig Grant By Amy Woods

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Banking on the Arts

lifelong love of the arts and a 28-year career as a banker have enabled Craig Grant to parlay his position as regional president of PNC Bank into that of a corporate champion. In addition to overseeing PNC branches from Miami to Jacksonville, the Jupiter resident also heads a local committee that annually awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from the PNC Foundation to dozens of area arts groups and other charitable organizations. “We at PNC believe in supporting the communities that we live and work in,” Grant says. “It’s good for our customers, and it’s good for our employees.” Grant and his wife, Merrell, regularly enjoy the benefits of the area’s assets and frequent Palm Beach Dramaworks and the Cruzan Amphitheater, where the Kentucky native can indulge his hankering for country music. They also patronize museums and support the opera. “I have no talent in the arts, but I love to watch it,” Grant jokes. “It is a fundamental element of who I am.” His first encounters with the arts occurred on class field trips in elementary school. The experiences stuck. Today, he serves on the boards of The Speed Art Museum, his home state’s oldest

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and largest gallery, and the Actors Theatre of Louisville, renowned for its Humana Festival of New American Plays. Locally, he serves as vice chairman of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Board of Directors. He also channels his volunteer efforts toward the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, the Economic Council, The Honda Classic and the United Way. In his professional capacity, Grant helps guide the PNC Foundation’s charitable investment in the community toward deserving local non-profits. The foundation’s committee meets three times during the year to select organizations whose missions match the company’s three focus areas: arts and culture, childhood education and economic development. “PNC is a company that has a strong affinity for supporting the arts, which dovetails nicely with my own personal interests,” Grant acknowledges. In the arts-and-culture mecca of Palm Beach County, the donated funds make for a rich return on investment. Among those who have benefited from the PNC Foundation’s corporate philanthropy are the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Museum, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Center for Creative


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What is it about the arts that piques your interest? I developed an interest in the arts early in life, and I think when one is exposed to the arts while young, you have a lifelong love that develops.

 Susie Dwinell, PNC Bank vice president of client and community relations, and Craig Grant at the Center for Early Learning on the Palm Gardens Campus of Palm Beach State College.  Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy for Americans for the Arts (left) and Craig Grant at the Cultural Council’s 2012 SmARTbiz Summit.

What do you think is the key to successful corporate philanthropy? If companies looked at giving back to their community as an investment in the future, they, too, would understand that it’s not just the right thing to do, but good business. How do you know your philanthropic leadership at PNC is making a difference? The role of the regional president is to be the face of the branch. I don’t go anywhere people don’t stop me and say, “PNC’s involved in everything.”

Education, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Flagler Museum, Delray Beach Center for the Arts (Old School Square Cultural Center) and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The PNC Foundation also collaborates with the Cultural Council on the SmARTbiz Grant Program. The program, in its second year, helps arts groups learn better business skills and improve financial practices. “PNC understands that having a vibrant arts and cultural community makes the area a more attractive place to its current residents as well as those that are considering relocation to that community,” Grant says. “It takes both giving time and money to support these organizations and we believe in doing both.” Council Chairman Bert Korman says Grant’s stewardship of and belief in the arts have carved a constructive cultural landscape through the county. “Craig Grant is a role model for corporate support of the arts,” Korman states. “He has a keen understanding of the mutually beneficial relationship between the arts and business communities. The leadership that he and PNC Bank have demonstrated during the past few years has been truly remarkable and will make a difference for years to come. Indeed, we are very fortunate to have them here in Palm Beach County.”

What would you like to see happen as a direct result of PNC’s collaboration with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County on the SmARTbiz Grant Program? I would love to see the arts and cultural organizations that we have supported become more fiscally sound, which would help ensure their futures and hopefully spawn other new arts organizations. I would also hope that our support will help draw broad attention in the arts community to the importance of being as businesslike as possible in how they go about running their organizations. What have you come to like about Florida since moving here from Kentucky? We love the weather in Florida, the people that we have met and have been pleasantly surprised by how much there is to do in Palm Beach County, both culturally and otherwise.

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JP Soars Sings the Blues

and He’s Lovin’ It! By Leon M. Rubin

Contrary to what one might expect, you don’t have to be unhappy to play the blues. “It’s an expression of many emotions, not just sad emotions,” says JP Soars, the up-and-coming guitarist from Boca Raton who’s caught the attention of the blues world of late. (From left) Chris Peet, JP Soars and Don Gottleib

“Going through some tough experiences in one’s life certainly helps,” he acknowledges. “You can tap into those emotions and convey that to the audience.” For his part, though, Soars is content. “I feel very fortunate. I’m grateful every day that I get to do something I’m passionate about.” In fact, Soars, who was a finalist for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year in the Blues Foundation’s annual Blues Music Award last year, couldn’t be happier. Inspired by his father and friends, Soars first picked up a guitar at age 11. “I knew from the time I was a little kid that I wanted to play music,” he says. He played mostly in heavy metal bands, but found himself drawn to the blues in 1988 after he won a Gibson SG guitar from a local music store along with two tickets to see the legendary B.B. King in concert – and meet him after the gig. “That certainly sparked my interest,” Soars says. “We sat front row center at the Carefree Theatre. I knew at that point that it was timeless music. I could grow old playing the blues.” One of Soars’ trademarks is his “cigar box” guitar. Made for him by his brother, it has two strings, no frets and is played with a slide. “It sounds like a chain saw cuttin’ through wood,” he says. “It has a primal sound… a raw, rugged sound. It’s fun.” Like most aspiring musicians, Soars played any gig he could get as he continued to hone his craft. His big break came in 2009 when his band, JP and the Red Hots, won first place in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and he received the

coveted Albert King award for most promising guitarist. He and his band mates – drummer Chris Peet and bass guitarist Don “The Cougar” Gottleib – have been on the go constantly since then. They returned from a very successful European tour in late 2012 and plan to go back in 2014. They’ve also appeared at festivals and clubs in Canada, South America, throughout Florida and in half a dozen other states. The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton’s Royal Palm Place is one of Soars’ favorite local venues. Soars and his band have released two albums, Back of My Mind (2008) and More Bees with Honey (2011). He’s also featured on a recent album with Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, has a release coming out soon with the band Southern Hospitality and is working on another JP and the Red Hots album for later in the year. The Red Hots like to cover mostly obscure tunes by some of the genre’s greats but Soars writes most of the band’s music, which, he says, is inspired “by anything and everything.” The music gets lots of air play on SiriusXM Radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville station as well as Comcast digital and other blues stations around the world. “Soars is more than just another blues guitarist,” Richard Ludmerer wrote in BluesWax after the release of More Bees with Honey. “This album proves that his talents run deep. His career is on the rise.” In fact, you might say, it’s soaring. Listen to JP Soars and the Red Hots and find local appearances at www.jpsoars.com.

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Flamboyant flappers, crooked lawyers and merry murderesses

(From left) Sally Bondi, Krisha Marcano, Patti Gardner and Avi Hoffman star in Chicago.

are just a few of the residents of Chicago. A new production by the Boca Raton Theatre Guild brings the brilliance of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse to the stage with such memorable songs as “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and the old “Razzle Dazzle.” March 1-17; Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton; 561-347-3948 or www.brtg.org.

Nine artists whose abstract works explore paint’s liquidity

Carrie Moyer, Diver, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 40” X 60.” Courtesy of Canada, New York.

are featured in POUR, co-curated by FAU Professor Carol Prusa. Organized and produced by Florida Atlantic University Galleries, the exhibition presents 23 paintings created by the literal pouring of paint on a surface. This swath of abstract painting has steadily gained momentum since the late 1990s. Through March 24; FAU Boca Raton; www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539.

Bobby Collins is always “the funniest guy in the room.” The popular stand-up comedian has released six comedy albums and typically plays more than 200 dates around the country in a year. He has worked alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno and toured with Cher, Julio Iglesias, Dolly Parton and Tony Bennett. Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-575-4942 or www.theborlandcenter.org.

The 25th Annual Art Fest by the Sea brings the work of 300 artists from across the country to a mile-long stretch of Route A1A in Jupiter and Juno Beach on March 9-10. Local artists include Kelly Allen (jewelry), AJ Brockman (digital art), Scott Buccina (stone sculptures) and Herbert Weintraub (acrylics). Hosted by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce; 561-746-6615 or www.artfestival.com.

Richard Strauss’ Salome is just as shocking today as it was when it premiered a century ago. In the court of her stepfather Herod, the nubile Salome performs the wanton “Dance of the Seven Veils” only to demand that he show his gratitude by rewarding her with the head of John the Baptist. Palm Beach Opera; March 15-17; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-833-7888 or www.pbopera.org.

What better way is there to celebrate Easter than “Breakfast with the Bunny” at the Palm Beach Zoo? Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, hunt for Easter eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. March 23, 24 and 30. Pre-registration required. While you’re there, visit the zoo’s new additions, including a baby giant anteater, Mexican spider monkey and muntjac. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-547-9453 or www.palmbeachzoo.org.

Take Heed Theater Company brings Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the outdoor Pavilion at Delray Beach Center for the Arts with just five actors playing all the roles. With all due respect to the Bard, this tangled tale of love and fantasy gets Take Heed’s typical fast-paced, high-energy comedic treatment. March 28-30 and April 4-6. 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 561-243-7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org.

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NORMA KAMALI, Photograph by Mark Seliger

of America is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the artistry of the leading fashion trade organization in the U.S. Designers include Geoffrey Beene, Michael Kors, Coach, Donna Karan, Norma Kamali, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Kenneth Cole and Diane von Furstenberg. Through April 21; Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real; 561-392-2500 or www.bocamuseum.org.

Heralded as one of America’s hottest illusionists, Jason Bishop will work his magic on the Eissey Campus Theatre stage. From his breathtaking “Double Levitation” to his cutting edge op-art and plasma illusions, each show features sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto screens. 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-207-5900 or www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/eissey-campus-theatre.

The 18th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival

Joe Papp Photo by George E. Joseph

rolls out the red carpet from April 4-11. Film lovers, filmmakers, producers and actors will enjoy a varied program of the latest full-length films, documentaries, shorts and student films from the U.S. and international scene. Among the featured documentaries is Joe Papp in 5 Acts, the story of the iconic American director. For information on times, venues and tickets, visit www.pbifilmfest.org.

In Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist comic romp Exit the King,

Colin McPhillamy in Exit the King

an incompetent, 400-year-old monarch has just 90 minutes to live but refuses to be convinced of his imminent demise or cede control. Directed for Palm Beach Dramaworks by William Hayes; with Jim Ballard, Claire Brownell, Elizabeth Dimon, Rob Donohoe, Colin McPhillamy, Angie Radosh. March 29-April 28; 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-514-4042 or www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.

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Two of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors –

Zakir Hussain Photo by Susana Millman

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain – appear together in a special concert performance. Touring since the 1980s, these masters of percussion assert the highest standard of Indian classical music by virtue of their inimitable virtuosity and creativity. Duncan Theatre. 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth; 561-868-3309 or www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre.

Known as one of the most exciting Spanish conductors of his generation, Ramon Tebar leads the Palm Beach Symphony in Inspired by Spain; with soprano Maria Alejandres. Featuring Chabrier: España; Ravel: Alborada Del Gracioso and Rhapsodie Espagnole; Rimsky Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole; Falla: Three Cornered Hat and Ritual Fire Dance. Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561-655-2657 or www.palmbeachsymphony.org.

Nearly 150 vintage photographs survey the history and influence of New York’s Photo League from 1936-1951. In The Radical Camera, on view through June 16, the Norton Museum of Art explores the League’s fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism. The organization’s members included some of the most noted photographers of the mid-20th century. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-832-5196, or www.norton.org. Jerome Liebling, Butterfly Boy, New York, 1949, gelatin silver print, The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Mimi and Barry J. Alperin Fund

Shen Yun Performing Arts comes to the Kravis Center

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bringing 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life through classical Chinese dance and music in a colorful and exhilarating show. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom and the virtues distilled from five millennia of the world’s most ancient civilization. April 29-30; 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 888-974-3968 or www.shenyunperformingarts.org


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ne of the earliest literary references to golf as art was offered by David Hume, the 16th-century Scot who is recognized as a leading voice in the development of Western philosophy. Scotland, of course, is the home of golf and if Hume didn’t initiate the conversation, he certainly was an eager participant on the subject of golf’s creative and artistic instincts when he said, with clarity, that, “Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.” Just as an artistic masterpiece requires an interpretation, so does a golf course. What Jack Nicklaus, who is perhaps the greatest golfer ever and who lives at Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, sees in a golf course isn’t what the next player to step onto the same tee sees. Each course challenges the artistic intuition of golfers to unlock the underlying mystery, just as does fine art.

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“At least half of designing a golf course involves the artistic side of presenting the course,” says Gene Bates. “It’s visually pleasing, it’s a beautiful venue and the landscaping is a part of that – it’s about different layerings of color and texture. I call golf art.” Bates, president of Bates Golf Design Group, which features the talents of golf superstar Fred Couples and has been based in North Palm Beach for 29 years, says neither the artistic side of design nor the strategic takes precedence. “It’s quite a challenge to be able to blend the two for the most rewarding, challenging golf experience,” he says. “If one value outshined the other, it would be out of balance. Great golf, like great art, must be balanced.”

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masters of the art When locally based course designers – Nicklaus, Bates, Kipp Schulties and John Sanford among them – agree to design a golf course what they are given, essentially, is a blank canvas. All have designed and built courses in Palm Beach County. The process begins with creating an image of what they want to see. They shape the land; they massage it – sometimes for years and years – until it fits perfectly with what they had pictured in their mind’s eye. And the vision, the dream, goes beyond carving 18 golf holes out of the ground. Nicklaus, considered one of the world’s preeminent course designers, has lived and based his business enterprise in the Palm Beach area for 40 years. He focuses his design philosophy on two key elements – beauty and strategy. “First of all, the average golfer is far more interested in the beauty of the facility,” says the only man ever to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club six times. The Golden Bear’s affection for all things Augusta has shaped his architectural

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instincts. His Florida designs strive to highlight the natural land forms and native vegetation. In addition to conveying a sense of fun and enjoyment, two things the recreational golfer desires, the goal is to see that the course “fits nicely with nature,” Nicklaus says. Preserving the environment while highlighting the local backdrop is central to his design concepts; in Palm Beach County, that backdrop is kaleidoscopic. The Nicklaus Design group has designed or renovated 16 courses here since 1973. Among them are The Bear's Club, Loxahatchee, Sailfish Point, Royal Palm Beach Yacht & Country Club, Trump National Golf Club, Bear Lakes Country Club, PGA National, Ibis Golf and Country Club, Lost Tree (redesign) and North Palm Beach Country Club. “Each project is individual; each project has its own set of circumstances and things to deal with,” Nicklaus says. The only thing his courses have in common, he says, is that, “they’re all on land and they all have 18 holes.”


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the local perspective What makes golf design in Palm Beach County unique is the unremarkable nature of the land. According to Schulties, whose eponymous golf design company is based in Jupiter, southern Florida is “unlike almost any other place in the country.” By that he means we have flat land that relies on the course architect and his design to elevate – literally and figuratively – any project. “It’s no different than the art on a wall,” he says. “You do your work on a canvas. When it’s done, you put a pretty frame around it. The vegetation serves as a frame in three dimensions. The vegetation is framing our canvas.” Some spectacular courses have emerged on blank canvasses in Palm Beach County. Seminole, one of the great courses of the world, has many superb vantage points and green complexes that reverberate because of their sheer majesty as golf holes. Jupiter Hills is something of an anomaly for Florida because of its 60 feet of

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elevation change, which provides panoramic views over the entire property, including ocean views. “Talk about art, that’s tough to beat,” Sanford says. The 15th hole on the Links Course, one of two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses at Bear Lakes, is a drivable par 4. The split fairway features cross bunkering on an oblique angle. The design leads the eye from left-to-right and directly to the target which, of course, is the green. The beauty of the hole also reinforces the strategy of the hole. “A pretty golf hole is no different than a pretty painting,” says Sanford, who earned a degree in landscape architecture at Louisiana State University and has been based in Jupiter since 1986. “The elements of art that we learned back in college – contrasts in color and texture to aid composition – that’s something we’re


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continuously striving to do on a golf hole. You’ve heard it said, ‘That hole is so pretty it looks like a postcard.’ When we do a great golf hole, you should be able to take a picture of it.”

the eye of the beholder From the first tee to the final green, Palm Beach County offers a plethora of picture-perfect courses, with lush, lovely conditions that are totally in keeping with the area’s desire for the creative, the inventive and the imaginative. At the top of the list is the iconic Seminole Golf Club along with Jupiter Hills, The Bear’s Club,

Dye Preserve, the Everglades, Old Palm, the courses at PGA National, Broken Sound, the Medalist, plus many others. They are populated by golfers of all levels – recreational players who covet the game as a pastime and professionals who have carved out a lifetime of success on the world’s leading tours. Palm Beach County’s proclivity for the arts and culture is mirrored in its great golf courses in ways that are not always appreciated. From a pure golf standpoint,

the courses are splendid, so good in fact that the other considerations can be easily overshadowed. They should not be. Look beyond the golf and its amenities and the discoveries are enthralling. George Linley, executive director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, says the county is home to nearly 170 courses, including 120 clubs and five major resort destinations. In addition to challenging courses, the county is also home to many of the game’s best players. Some 60 touring professionals, present and past, make their homes at clubs like the Bear’s Club, Dye Preserve, Old Palm and others. The Ladies Professional Golf Association also has what Linley describes as “a big hub in Delray Beach,” helping the county earn the title of Florida’s Golf Capital®.

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 The 16th green of the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa during the Honda Classic.

on the tour and in the bag The Honda Classic at the Champion Course at PGA National, a longtime fixture on the PGA Tour, and the Allianz Championship on the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, one of the Champions Tour’s most enduring events, are among the sport’s most celebrated events in Palm Beach County, drawing the eyes of the golfing world along with huge galleries. A 2010 study commissioned by

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the PGA of America, with headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, reports that the golf industry and events like these contribute $1.8 billion annually to the economy in Palm Beach County. They also contribute to local charities. The 2012 Honda Classic benefited 70 charitable organizations to the tune of $1.85 million, with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation as the main beneficiary.


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An Elite Destination For the professional golfers who live in the area, ideal weather conditions in winter and world-class practice facilities – with world-class practice partners – are major enticements. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy along with Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods, Nicklaus, reigning British Open champion Ernie Els, Englishmen Luke Donald and Lee Westwood and young American stars Keegan Bradley and Rickie Fowler are the tip of the professional iceberg. Westwood recently moved from England to the Palm Beach area where he is a member at Old Palm – as are South African major champions Louis Oosthuizen and Charles Schwartzel. “With our weather (in the UK), it is hard to practice when you want to practice,” Westwood says. “(The move) could be the catalyst for me to improve enough to the point where I can win major championships.” “Of course, I’m biased but we’re an elite sports destination overall,” Linley says. “Sports are part of our identity and golf is a major part of that. You don’t have to look far to understand why people come to Palm Beach County for golf.”

THE

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Long before Gary Wiren earned his spot on Golf Digest’s list of Top 10 golf instructors, before he became a member of the PGA Hall of Fame, before he penned any of his 13 books on golf or went to work as senior director of instruction for Donald Trump’s golf properties, the North Palm Beach resident began collecting golf memorabilia. Highlights from his private collection, which now ranks among the finest in the world, are on display at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts along with fine art from the Academy of Golf Art in New York. “Avid golfers can expect to experience things they have never come in contact with before – no matter how long they have played the game,” says Melissa Carter, director of marketing and public relations at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. “The non-golfer will be pleasantly surprised.” In addition to historically significant balls and clubs dating back to the 1500s, the exhibit features creative golf collectibles, comic books, sheet music and a video clip of Fred Astaire doing “The Golf Dance.” The Seagate Hotel & Spa World of Golf: The Gary Wiren Collection and Fine Art from the Academy of Golf Art are on display at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts’ Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, located at 51 N. Swinton Ave., through April 21. For more information: (561) 243-7922 delraycenterforthearts.org

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the Canny and Eloquent

Mr. Benson By John Loring Photographs courtesy of Harry Benson

“I’ve seen the work of all the great photographers of the world. Yours, Harry, leaves such an impression. It’s a little magic.” — Federico Fellini Over the past six decades, innumerable celebrities immediately recognizable on the world stage − from the King of Pop to the Queen of England − were photographed in their moments of fame or infamy by Harry Benson, the legendary, Glasgow-born photojournalist. No American president from Eisenhower on has been left out of the roster that includes Winston Churchill and the Beatles, Leonid Brezhnev and Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Bobby Kennedy and the Shah of Iran, Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol and Andrew Wyeth, Clint Eastwood and Brad Pitt, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr., O.J. Simpson and Bobby Fischer, Greta Garbo and Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren and Dolly Parton, Joe Namath and Margaret Thatcher, Truman Capote and Oprah Winfrey. The list is as diverse as it is endless. “He has created more eloquent portraits of personalities than imaginable,” Alfred Eisenstaedt noted. Benson was there when the Berlin Wall went up and there when it came down. He was there when his friend Bobby Kennedy was assassinated and photographed for four days in the midst of the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. He photographed Queen Elizabeth II dressed as a coal miner and Brooke Shields dressed as a clown.

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 Queen Elizabeth II at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010. The Queen was posing for her portrait, which was to hang in the Scottish Parliament.

He was the only photographer the reclusive Bobby Fischer allowed with him during the month of his historic chess match in Iceland in 1972 against Russian grand master Boris Spassky, and the only photographer Michael Jackson allowed in his private quarters at “Neverland.” “He invariably extracts a person’s soul in a single image, subtly cultivating a subject’s character without the subject even knowing it,” noted Barbara Baker Burrows, his picture editor at LIFE magazine, where Benson was under contract for 30 years. David Schonauer, the former editor of American Photo magazine, puts it bluntly: “He knows when to stand back from a subject, and when to move in. And when he moves in, it’s for the kill.”

Said his good friend Truman Capote, “Harry, don’t tell Cartier-Bresson, or Penn, or Avedon, or Scavullo or the sweet departed spirit of Sir Cecil Beaton, but you are my favorite photographer.” Benson and his photo-savvy wife and unflappable collaborator, Gigi, recently returned to their Palm Beach County winter home from a European book tour in support of the sumptuously produced new volume The Beatles on the Road 1964-1966. The book documents the years Benson spent with the “Fab Four.” (It, of course, includes Benson’s favorite and most-celebrated photograph of a pillow fight the Beatles had in their room at the George V Hotel in Paris in 1964 in one of their rare unguarded moments before they forever changed the course of popular culture.)

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 Jessye Norman performing on stage with famed conductor Seiji Ozawa, Lincoln Center, NYC, 1985. “I like the intensity and urgency of the moment.”

For his distinguished – and often astonishing − contributions to photography, Queen Elizabeth named him Commander of the British Empire in her 2009 New Year’s Honours, thus adding a “CBE” to his name. To commemorate her first 60 years on the throne, the Scottish Parliament invited Benson to make a portrait of the queen in Holyrood Palace, her official residence as Queen of Scotland where she spends one week every summer. There he reminded her of the photo he made of her a half-century earlier at the opening a new coal mine in Scotland. “I’m afraid that mine was a disaster – no coal!” she quietly pointed out, but it cleared the air, and the rather wistful portrait he shot shows a startlingly unexpected, intimate and reflective mood that speaks

volumes of the subject’s daunting adventure in her unique and ultimately unenviable all-too-public life. All has in no way been palaces and pop stars – the Robert Kennedy assassination for starters. Benson was in the room with President Richard Nixon when he resigned, on the civil rights Meredith March with Martin Luther King Jr., next to Coretta Scott King at her husband’s funeral, on undercover maneuvers with the IRA in Northern Ireland and on assignment for wars in Somalia, Bosnia and Afghanistan as well as the Gulf War in Saudi Arabia. Ivor Davis, the West Coast correspondent for London’s Daily Express, which was Benson’s original home base, recalled the terrible Watts Riots in the

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 Jack Nicholson, Billings, Montana, 1975, while filming The Missouri Breaks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack was sitting in the front seat of a car while I was in the back. When he turned around I took this series of photographs.â&#x20AC;?

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 IRA soldiers on maneuvers, Northern Ireland, 1985. “When asked what they would do if they actually saw Prince Charles rather than someone wearing a Prince Charles mask, the soldier in the mask immediately fell to his knees as the others pointed guns at his head.“

summer of 1964, “I picked Harry up at the Los Angeles airport. Although it was almost sundown, Harry insisted on heading straight to where the action was. It was a war zone, surrealist scene: shops were raging infernos; looters ran wild in the streets – snipers were all over the place firing at anyone and anything that moved. Harry had to make a picture. I was crawling on my hands and knees. Gunfire came from rooftops, smashing into the sidewalk and shop windows. But Harry must have thought he was encased in bulletproof armor from head to toe. It was as though he’d gone mad. He was exhilarated. Harry delivered and his London editor was thrilled.”

“I’m a photographer,” Benson explains. “Thinking doesn’t get you there. I’m watching – recording. I don’t want to know much. It’s how you’re going to move that’s what you think of. I do the opposite of the expected. I’m there to get in and get out – not to meet people and come home wagging my tail. Fleet Street (London’s home of the Daily Express) was tough. You didn’t want Lord Beaverbrook (owner of the Daily Express) to see the first edition and see you’d missed it. ”The exciting thing was the unexpected of the newspapers. You wake up in the morning, and you don’t know where you’ll be that night, but wherever I am the one thing I must do – I must tell the truth.

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 Then-Governor and Mrs. William J. Clinton, the Governor’s Mansion, Little Rock, Ark. 1992. “I like the fact that they are not quite kissing, I think it makes the photograph more interesting.” 

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, The White House, 1985. “This photograph was on the cover of Vanity Fair on what was planned as the last issue of the magazine because newsstand sales were down, but when this issue sold out, the magazine was saved. I put on a Sinatra tape of Mrs. Reagan’s favorite song, ‘Nancy with the Laughing Face’ and the President and Mrs. Reagan began to dance. It was all done in less than five minutes.”

“I’m not there for a photo essay but for a moment that’s there and then gone forever. It’s so important to report the facts as they happen. “You see, I liked Bobby Kennedy; but, when he was shot, that was what I was there for – to take pictures. It was for history,” he explains. “One of the worst things is to be too respectful and put your own feelings and prejudices into it – put them in the way – just get close and photograph what you see. Photojournalism is no team sport. It’s lonely out there where they’re all fighters and there are no team players. ‘Get close’ – that basically is your job. They’re your subjects. Every assignment can be a good picture, and there can be a great picture. You have to stick around and be prepared when the moment comes. You don’t want poses; everything has to move quickly.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Canton, Mississippi, 1966. “During the James Meredith March we had just been teargassed and Dr. King was making an impassioned speech for non-violent protests for the Civil Rights Movement.”



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“How do you get a response from your subjects? Well, I recall Lord Beaverbrook meeting with Douglas Clarke, who was his political editor and was not getting through to the president of a new African Republic. ‘I’ve tried flowers to his wife,’ Clarke explained, ‘chocolates – none of it works.’ ‘Have you tried flattery?’ Beaverbrook asked. ’Heap it on with a shovel! That works!’ Beaverbrook was the best! Only the best could have sent me to America with the Beatles!” Flattery, wit, persistence, wile, timing – all have been used to describe the inimitable Benson style that has brought home the near countless incisive and memorable images of breaking news for more than 60 years. When asked whom he would still like to photograph, Benson replies, “Putin! He’s the only one that stays on. He doesn’t just fly through like a comet and then he’s gone like a Sarkozy. But I don’t want to have dinner with him first.”

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One of a Kind Fine Art

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Michael Dunbar, Entity 12, Unique piece, 22 x 15 19 inches, Cast and Machined Bronze Sculpture has been exhibited in two museum level exhibitions. For further detail and price please contact: Wally Findlay Galleries 165 Worth Ave., Palm Beach www.wallyfindlay.com (561) 655-2090

Mystique is among the nation’s leading experts specializing in fine jewelry reproductions crafted in solid gold and platinum. Margarita stud earrings set in solid 14K gold, starting at $295.00. Mystique Created Gems 250 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561) 655-3008 www.mystiquegems.com

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Property of a Lady Very Fine Tiffany Studios “Poppy” Table Lamp Circa 1910. Leaded glass and patinated bronze, shade stamped Tiffany Studios New York T531, oil font stamped Tiffany Studios/New York/1261. 23 1/2” High, 20 1/4” Diameter of shade. Provenance: Sotheby’s 20th Century Decorative Arts, March 10, 2005 #N08070 Estate of Cecile Singer. A.B. Levy 211 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 835.9139 www.ablevys.com


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Callista Bangle Collection Inspired by the myth of Zeus beautiful lover Callisto, this gorgeous collection offers exceptional style and design in everyday wear. Featuring a luxurious array of gemstones, each a different hue, the Callista Bangle Collection will make an impression that lasts. Prices available upon request Kaufmann de Suisse 210 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561) 832-4918 www.kaufmanndesuisse.ca

Rene Boivin Gold with Pear-shaped and Circular-cut Colombian Emerald necklace made in 1944 Paris. L'ETOILE ROYALE 329 Worth Ave. Palm Beach (561) 655-3025

The must have this season.... E.Townsend Limited Edition Swiss handmade DC-3 featuring a two tone chocolate dial. Exhibition back on a hand stitched hide strap. The Trinity Collection 27 Via Mizner/Worth Ave Palm Beach (561) 659-3364

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Artists

Share Work, Wisdom as Authors By Elaine Meier

Painters, dancers, musicians, interior designers, architects, poets and other artists of note who live and work in Palm Beach County have created a remarkable body of work – and have the books to prove it. “Although I am passionate about making painting and sculpture, I have never forgotten my earlier love – the written word. For me it’s the other side of the same coin,” says noted painter and sculptor Edwina Sandys. For many artists, publishing a book is an opportunity to present an organized reflection of their life’s work. For others, the printed word solidifies or extends their reputation as an expert in their field as they continue to explore and create new work. For still others, it is a method to expand their reach to a broader audience. In some cases, it is all of the above. The range of possibilities will be explored in Artist as Author, a unique exhibition on display at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s headquarters in Lake Worth from March 16 through May 18. Sandys, who is the author of four books, will be among the 14 exceptionally creative people whose art and books will be featured. Photographs of their work and essays about the meaning and techniques associated with creating it are found in the pages of many of the books published by the artists exhibiting in Artist as Author. Insight into the creative process can be found written between the lines of others. The plot thickens when artists provide content for books about topics unrelated, or tangentially connected, to their artistic specialty. Artist as Author is a celebration of creative talent as well as an exploration of the relationship between the arts and the written word. The artists participating in the exhibition – and featured in the following pages – work in multiple disciplines but they all share a passion for excellence… and a Palm Beach County address.

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Nancy Ellison Harry Benson Celebrated photographer Harry Benson, who arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964, says, “Over the last 60 years I have been lucky enough to photograph world events and world leaders who have made an impact on recent history.” The Scottish-born photojournalist and Wellington resident has published 17 books including New York New York, The Beatles in the Beginning and President and Mrs. Reagan: an American Love Story, which will be featured in Artist as Author.

Nancy Ellison, a celebrity portraitist, author and photojournalist, worked as a special photographer for more than 75 films, including Witness, Coming Home, Terms of Endearment and Total Recall. The Palm Beach resident is also the author of 12 books that illustrate her passion, among them: In Classic Style: The Splendor of American Ballet Theatre and In Grand Style: The Glory at the Metropolitan Opera.

Bruce Helander

Carlos Castellanos

Bruce Helander of West Palm Beach is an artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has written extensively on contemporary art and has developed an enthusiastic following as a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and as editor-in-chief of The Art Economist. His book, Learning to See – An Artist’s View on Contemporary Artists from Artschwager to Zakanitch, was an Indie Awards Finalist for excellence. He is also the author of Curious Collage.

Carlos Castellanos, an award-winning, Cuban-born illustrator, cartoonist and entrepreneur, is the co-creator and artist behind the popular, nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip Baldo, the most widely distributed Latino family comic strip in America. Castellanos, who lives in West Palm Beach, and writer Hector Cantú have authored two books, The Lower You Ride, The Cooler You Are and Night of the Bilingual Telemarketers. Castellanos is also the co-author of the newly released The Ultimate Success Secret with Dan Kennedy.

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Jeffery W. Smith John Loring An accomplished designer, artist, author and frequent art&culture contributor, John Loring is, perhaps, best known for his distinguished career as design director at Tiffany & Co., where he authored 21 books on design, style and entertaining under the Tiffany name. Loring, however, has also enjoyed an impressive career as an artist. His Post Pop Realism prints continue to be in demand and are as timely today as they were when they were made in the 1960s and 1970s. The West Palm Beach resident’s most recent book is Joseph Urban, a biography about the prolific artist, architect, designer and significant 20th-century set designer.

In the tradition of Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio and John Volk, the architecture of Jeffery W. Smith evokes the refined elegance of another time. Known for his exceptional attention to detail, Smith designs all the stone work, decorative metal and tile needed to complete the architectural detail of the mansions and estates he designs. The publication of Palm Beach Splendor: The Architecture of Jeffery W. Smith is a testament to the Palm Beach resident’s work.

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John Mercurio Andrew Kato

In musical theater, the book – or script – refers to the story, character development and dramatic structure, including the spoken dialogue and stage directions. The successful collaborative team of composer/lyricist John Mercurio of Juno Beach and concept developer Andrew Kato of Jupiter explores the importance of “the book” in a show’s journey from the page to the stage.

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Geoffrey Bradfield Nationally recognized interior designer and Palm Beach resident Geoffrey Bradfield has written a number of books on design, including Geoffrey Bradfield Ex Arte, featuring a compilation of his international projects, and A 21st Century Palace. Bradfield created a line of furniture called the Millennium Modern series; the clear acrylic pieces are functional works of art. He also designed a line of limited edition tapestries inspired by the wildlife in his native South Africa that embody his modernist approach to design.

Stephen Gibson Poet Stephen Gibson was influenced by W.H. Auden, whom he met in his native New York. Now a resident of West Palm Beach, he has published four books of poetry including Rorschach Art and an award-winning trilogy – Masaccio’s Expulsion, Frescoes and Paradise – inspired by Renaissance art. These collections take us on a journey in art, through history and myth, past and present.

JoAnne Berkow Realist painter and gallery owner JoAnne Berkow wrote Shades of Love, a collection of poetry published in 1993. In 2005, she published What They Didn’t Teach You in Art School, an in-depth treatise on how to take one’s art career to a more professional level. Most recently, the Jupiter resident published Painted Poetry, a monograph of her works with poetry to match each image.

view the ART, read the BOOKS meet the ARTISTS The Artist as Author exhibition will be on display March 16 through May 18 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth.

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“This is not just an art gallery exhibition. It’s a celebration of the artistic talent in Palm Beach County. It’s a celebration of the arts and the written word. We want to bring a new awareness of the literary achievements of our art community and stimulate pride in the caliber of work it represents.” — Elaine Meier, guest curator of Artist as Author


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Barry Seidman

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Edwina Sandys The artistic appeal of renowned painter and sculptor Edwina Sandys lies in her diverse subject matter. From the sacred to the secular, she has tackled big ideas with panache, combining the lighthearted and the profound, at once playful and mind-provoking. Sandys, who calls Palm Beach home, has created internationally acclaimed sculpture, paintings, collage and works on paper – and has penned four books, including Penelope Goes to Belgravia, Eve & Adam and Edwina Sandys Art.

Barry Seidman’s still-life photographs have set the standard for the advertising industry, with his memorable images gracing the pages of magazines worldwide. Between assignments, the Palm Beach Gardens resident continued honing his skills with an exploration of personal concepts resulting in thousands of images, which became the basis of his fine art photography. His “photobiography,” New Eyes, is a compilation of his many fine-art photographic series in a signed and numbered, limited edition.

Sandra Thompson Known for her quintessential paintings of Palm Beach, Sandra Thompson’s work depicts the coalescence of European architecture, winding vias, lush foliage, fountains, statues and walled entries found on the island. As an author, she published Palm Beach from the Other Side of the Lake in 1992, which led to a number of other writings. For the Palm Beach Centennial, the Atlantis resident published Palm Beach, A Retrospective, The Art of Sandra Thompson, which was a finalist in the Best Overall Design category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Books presented in the exhibition will be available for purchase through the Cultural Council’s “Uniquely Palm Beach Store.”

April 2 at 3 p.m. Hear from John Loring, Edwina Sandys, Nancy Ellison and Jeffrey W. Smith.

A lecture series featuring conversations with the talented artist/authors featured in the exhibit will also be presented at the Council’s headquarters in Lake Worth:

April 16 at 3 p.m. Enjoy listening to John Mercurio, Andrew Kato, Barry Seidman, Stephen Gibson and JoAnne Berkow.

April 30 at 3 p.m. Bruce Helander, Harry Benson, Carlos Castellanos and Sandra Thompson share their insights. For more information, please call (561) 471-2901 or visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

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Colorful Growth: A busy burst of artistic energy and decidedly creative endeavors is blooming in Palm Beach County By Alegra Nagler

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Walking along the streets of diverse neighborhoods across Palm Beach County, you may notice a creative burst of energy emerging thanks to a wave of dynamic artists who are staking out new ground. Their passion is evident in an expanding universe of art districts, artist cooperatives, art societies, galleries, guilds and art-in-public-places programs. Jeff Perlman, former mayor of Delray Beach, who was instrumental in guiding his city’s arts resurgence, says, “Arts districts are popping up in Palm Beach County because cities understand that arts and culture mean economic development. Smart cities invite artists in and let them grow the scene.” Many of these districts blossom organically thanks to cheap rents and vacant buildings converted into studio space. Boynton Beach-based sculptor Rick Beaulieu and Rolando Chang Barrero, founder of ActivistArtistA Gallery, have been instrumental in fostering the Boynton Beach Arts District, an emerging urban arts district in what had been a predominantly industrial area of the city. Barrero’s dream is to create an international art legacy for the development of organizations dedicated to emerging artists. He says, “Every 10 years or so, new art districts arise, as, ironically, their predecessors are swallowed up by increased property values.” As an artist transforms a blank canvas, so, too, these art districts transform our cities – and our lives. From art guilds in Boca Raton, societies in Wellington

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and busy byways in Boynton Beach to alleys in Delray Beach, glorious galleries in Palm Beach and studio activity in Tequesta, color and creativity are offering a new understanding of ourselves and our experience. The cluster of working artists’ studios known as Artists Alley in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove Arts District and the Boynton Beach Arts District are creating the kind of artistic milieus that attract young artists from Miami and beyond. Lake Worth hopes to generate a similar buzz by developing the LULA living and working arts district, which will include 12 urban artist lofts, all certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. At the same time, cooperatives such as The Arts Arena in Delray Beach, modeled after the renowned Torpedo Factory in Virginia; Clay Glass Metal Stone in Lake Worth, presented by Flamingo Studios; and Original Elements in Tequesta provide space for local artists to rent and showcase their work. Art societies – including the Artists Association of Jupiter and the Wellington Art Society – also contribute to the scene, exhibiting members’ works throughout the community. In Artists Alley, Vincent J. Cacace of Cacace Fine Art is working to develop what he likes to call the quartier, or district. With an elevated sensibility, Artists Alley provides a home to more than a dozen working galleries, studios and individual artists. “My goal,” Cacace says, “is to create an artists’ colony where artists come to create and to foster an environment to incubate new artists.” He hopes the concentration of artists will birth a new aesthetic – “The Delray Art Movement.” He says, “With enough synergy and inspiration, we’ll reach a tipping point and create a movement.” All the artistic energy and endeavors are generating economic benefits for communities across the county – and enhancing their desirability as places in which to live. “The arts create an enlivened area for residents to live and the public to visit,” says Debby Coles-Dobay, the City of Boynton Beach’s public art administrator. “Artists and art lovers are drawn to exciting and beautiful places and southeast Florida has plenty of both,” says plein-air artist Ralph Papa, president of the Boca Museum Artists Guild. In Delray Beach, the creative activity is attracting some rising stars along with a constellation of global patrons and collectors. Further north, Artists’ Guild Gallery members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter are exhibiting at a gallery at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens. The Village Art Studios, a co-op in Tequesta, exhibits handmade jewelry, prints, sculpture and objets d’art. “Because we are a living, breathing working studio, there is a vibrancy to the space,” says the co-op’s founder Julie Silk Beaumont, a muralist who dabbles in “kaleidoscope” jewelry and is completing a mural for the Residences at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Singer Island. “We’re not a retail gallery,” says Beaumont. “We’re a close community of artists performing our passion for art. The studios give us the opportunity to reach out to the public, exhibit and sell our work.”

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See for Yourself! You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy the creative energy that’s sweeping across Palm Beach County. Most artists’ cooperatives, art districts, galleries, studios and societies host events designed to encourage lively interaction between artists and the public. Call or visit your local artists’ enclave to find out about gatherings in your area – or visit one of the entertaining monthly events held by these groups: Artists Alley 350-354 NE 4th St., Delray Beach www.artistsalleydelray.com Open studios and galleries on the third Thursday of each month from 6-9 p.m. The Arts Arena Gallery Atlantic Plaza 777 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561) 274-7005 Manager@TheArtsARenaGallery.com Art openings on the third Friday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Boynton Beach Arts District 422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach www.boynton-beach.org www.facebook.com/boyntonbeach.artdistrict (786) 521-1199 Open Mic Night on the third Thursday of each month from 7-10 p.m.; Art Walks on the fourth Thursday from 6-10 p.m. LULA Cultural Plaza Lake Worth, www.lakewortharts.com 561-588-8344 Evenings on the Avenue held the first and third Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m., includes live music, crafts and LULA artists. The Village Art Studios 377 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta (561) 310-8499 www.thevillageartists.webs.com Artwalks on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lighthouse ArtCenter 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta (561) 746-3101 www.LighthouseArts.org Artwalks on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information on Palm Beach County’s vibrant and eclectic art scene, visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

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Making a Scene:

Historictheaters set the stage for

Entertaining Possibilities By Christina Wood

There is a place where whole worlds are created from a sprinkling of words in a single evening; where time is measured in heartbeats not minutes. It is a place where magic is possible. It is the theater. On any given night across Palm Beach County, our hopes take center stage as curtains rise, lights dim and possibilities emerge. People connect. Stars shine. Stories come alive. Communities come together. And history is made. This year, the Lake Worth Playhouse is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Its home, the historic and some say haunted Oakley Theatre on Lake Avenue, dates back to the 1920s. It was a lush movie palace, like the Florida Theatre, which opened on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach on December 17, 1949, with Olivia De Havilland in The Heiress. Later known as the Cuillo Centre for the Arts, the Florida Theatre reopened in 2011 – after significant renovations – as the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, the home of Palm Beach Dramaworks. Charles Nelson Reilly dubbed the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater the “miracle at a truck stop.” Originally opened in 1979, the Jupiter landmark – now home to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre – has been the setting for comedies, classics and musicals over the years as well as dramas, large and small. These theaters – and others all across the county – have made an impact on our cultural landscape as well as on our hearts and minds. Jobs have been created; careers launched. Ideas have taken root in our sandy soil. Traffic has flowed along our city streets. “For a community,” Theresa Loucks, public relations, advertising and marketing director at the Lake Worth Playhouse, says, “Having a theater makes all the difference in the world.”

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“We’re a destination,” says Palm Beach Dramaworks Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl. “In partnering with the CRA and the city [of West Palm Beach] in purchasing this property, we really feel dedicated to helping revitalize this downtown corridor.” “We view this as a community center,” Producing Artistic Director Andrew Kato says of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. “It happens to be a theater but it’s a place where people come together to share ideas, to share their passion, to have a conversation about art. This is a place for everybody.” Perhaps that is what makes the theater so magical. “I think it’s the shared experience,” Kato says. “The fact is that when you attend a theater anything can happen.”

History in the Making Anything can happen in the theater and quite a lot has on these three stages…

 Maltz Jupiter Theatre cast of The Boy Friend

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The Maltz Jupiter Theatre FROM

1979 through 1996, a string of prominent Hollywood actors shared their talents with Palm Beach County audiences at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater. “It was amazing to me the number of actors that were in motion pictures or television who had never been on a stage,” Burt Reynolds says now. “They were afraid but after they got on the stage, they fell in love with it.” Not every name on the playbill was well known. Local talent and apprentices enrolled in the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training – which is now known as the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre Training and is in the process of raising funds for the creation of a new home – racked up valuable experience. “Everybody benefited,” Reynolds says with pride. “People came to that theater in droves,” says James Danford, who worked backstage in Jupiter, dodging large trays of lamb shanks and other dinner entrees while making scene changes. “Because of that theater, I believe, Jupiter is what it is now,” he says. “Burt Reynolds built that town with that theater. It’s amazing.” The 28,000-square-foot theater was renovated and renamed the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in recognition of major benefactors Milton and Tamar Maltz in 2003. Now celebrating its 10th season of professional productions, the Maltz is the largest regional theater in Florida.  Maltz Jupiter Theatre cast of Guys & Dolls, Photo by Duane Long

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The Don & Ann Brown Theatre, home of Palm Beach Dramaworks

LIKE many once-grand movie houses, by the late 1970s the Florida Theatre had seen better days. Ruth and Ward Everett, however, saw beyond the stale popcorn and B-movies. In the early 1980s, they took out the first 15 rows of seating to make room for a stage and launched the Stage Company of the Palm Beaches. “Ward poured the concrete himself,” says Danford, who worked at the theater as a stage manager – and who has worked behind the scenes for every theater company to occupy the space since then in addition to the time he spent at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater.

In the 1980s, he says, “We had our scene shop about two blocks away. We would build scenery there and then, because there was so little traffic on Clematis Street, we would literally roll scenery up the middle of the road to the theater.” Sadly for the theater and local businesses, he says, “Nobody wanted to come downtown.” Today, the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, as the facility is now known, is pumping new energy into the neighborhood. The home of Palm Beach Dramaworks – a professional theater company which has a history of its own in West Palm Beach stretching back to 2000 – attracts audiences hungry for “theater to think about” and possibly for a little something from the area’s restaurants. “Our whole thrust when we redesigned the audience chamber was so people could enjoy the kind of intimate theater we present,” Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl explains. “That’s why it’s such a powerful experience here. You’re embracing the stage and the work and you become part of the art.”

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The Lake Worth Playhouse Before saddling up in Gunsmoke or riding the river to fame in Deliverance, Burt Reynolds made his acting debut in a 1957 production of All My Sons with the Lake Worth Playhouse, a community theater group founded in 1953. “The first time I ever walked out on a football field, I felt at home, that this was meant for me,” the Jupiter resident recalls. “And the first time I walked on that stage, I felt the same way. I felt at home.” Since 1975, “home” for the Lake Worth Playhouse – and all the potential stars who tread its boards – has been the historic Oakley Theatre on Lake Avenue. On its opening night in 1924, an excited audience enjoyed a silent movie accompanied by a Wurlitzer pipe organ and five-piece orchestra from Fort Lauderdale. When the hurricane of 1928 ripped through the area, the theater was virtually destroyed. The tenacious Oakley

brothers rebuilt. Mother Nature didn’t have the power to strip them of their dream. The Depression, however, did. The movie screen went dark. Others tried to make a go of it; none succeeded. “You can still see the OT stenciled on the ceiling,” Artistic Director Jodie Dixon-Mears says with pride, pointing to the historic pecky cypress beams adorned with the Oakley Theatre monogram. Of course, the Oakley initials may not be the only reminder of the brothers that can still be found at the theater, which ranks as the oldest building on the register of the Art Deco Society of Palm Beach County. According to Dixon-Mears, the theater is haunted. Apparently, the ghosts are friendly but no one is taking chances. To keep things cordial, she says, “Every night the last person leaving the building says, ‘Good night, Mr. Oakley.’”

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is home to an enticing number of stages. From large professional companies to all-volunteer community theaters and from spacious auditoriums to intimate black box theaters, each opens its doors to a world of possibilities and invites us to share in them. For more information and for upcoming performance schedules, visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

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Tracy Kamerer, Jean Sharf

Ruth Young, Alex Dreyfoos

Myrna Hill, Anita Ford, Sylvia Dees

Michael Hamilton, Beth Ram

Alex Alexander, Lanell Janeda, Steve Koslow, Lisa Peterfreund

Robert Janjigian, Rena Blades, Roger Everingham, Carleton Varney

Culture & Cocktails Draws Enthusiastic Crowds The 2012-2013 season of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s popular Culture & Cocktails series started strong with a crowd of approximately 150 supporters attending the year’s first event in November. The next month, about 60 people came to the first Culture & Cocktails to take place at the Council’s headquarters since it opened in Lake Worth one year ago. The topic of the November event at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, was “CARLETON: A Conversation with Carleton Varney.” The international interior designer, author and columnist for The Palm Beach Daily News was interviewed by his Shiny Sheet colleague, Fashion Editor Robert Janjigian. In the wide-ranging, laugh-filled “conversation,” they chatted about Dorothy Draper, Varney’s mentor, celebrity clients like Joan Crawford and the

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importance of utilizing bright colors. Following the conversation, many of the attendees visited the hotel’s fifth floor to tour eight rooms and suites that have been “reimagined” by Varney to make them more Florida-spacious and Palm Beach-specific with an eye-catching explosion of bright colors and floral prints. The extensive room-by-room redesign was publicly unveiled that night. In December, the topic of the second one-on-one conversation of the season was “ALL THAT GLITTERS: A Conversation Between Collector Fred Sharf and Scholar Beth Ram about Trabert & HoefferMauboussin.” Ram shared numerous anecdotes about the glamorous jewelers to Palm Beach society during the 1930s and ’40s and discussed various distinctive items complete with pictures of stars like Katherine Hepburn and Claudette Colbert actually wearing the jewelry. The January edition of Culture &

Cocktails featured “HOPE: A Conversation with Hope Alswang.” The executive director and chief executive officer of the Norton Museum of Art was interviewed by her South County counterpart, Steven Maklansky, director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, at the Colony Hotel. The two museum directors swapped anecdotes about growing up in New York City and shared insights about their successful careers spent in promoting the visual arts. February’s Culture & Cocktails event at the Colony Hotel was “IRIS: A Conversation with Iris Apfel.” The internationally known designer and fashion Icon was interviewed by Charlotte Pelton, president of Charlotte Pelton & Associates. The season will conclude on March 4 with “GARY: A Conversation with Tony Award Winner Gary Beach” at the Cultural Council’s Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building. Star of Broadway hits The Producers (he also starred in the film ver-


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sion), Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Annie and more, Beach has appeared in numerous TV series including Cheers, Sisters, Queer as Folk and Murder, She Wrote. Andrew Kato, producing artistic director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, will conduct the interview. Admission is $50 per person and free for members of the Cultural Council at the $250 level and above. All proceeds go to the non-profit Cultural Council. Each event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the conversation from 5:45 to 7 p.m., including audience Q&A. Culture & Cocktails is generously sponsored by the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, with additional support from the Palm Beach Daily News and PR-BS, a Boca Raton-based public relations firm. For information or to make reservations, call the Cultural Council at (561) 472-3330.

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50 YEARS OF THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA

John Loring Explains â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s What You Seeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; In the first of a two-part series â&#x2C6;&#x2019; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s What You Seeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x2C6;&#x2019; hosted by the Cultural Council this winter, guests had the opportunity to hear from an iconic individual from the art and design world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Loring, design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co. and former New York Bureau Chief of Architectural Digest. Loring â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a regular contributor to art&culture â&#x2C6;&#x2019; spoke about his personal artcollecting philosophy and discussed how to train oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye and buy art, antiques and other objects. Attendees at the luncheon, which was underwritten by Kathryn and Leo Vecellio, received a gift of an original print donated by Palm Beach County artist Phillip Estlund. The next luncheon in the series features Paige Rense, long-time editor of Architectural Digest (See page 32).

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{inside culture} cultural council news Monthly Meetings, e-Newsletter Serve Artists In keeping with its mission of serving Palm Beach County artists, the Cultural Council introduced an e-Newsletter as well as a monthly meeting series in recent months. The e-Newsletter highlights events and programming at the Council and throughout the county and shares calls to artists and other opportunities of interest. Initially, the e-Newsletter is being sent to all professional artists in the Council’s database. In time, it is expected to be a benefit only for artist members of the Cultural Council. The artist meeting series began Nov. 3 with an overview of the Council’s services for professional artists. Subsequent meetings focused on arts marketing and public relations with local professionals Ceci Dadisman and Gary Schweikhart, grants for

Palm Beach County artists gathered for a recent presentation at the Cultural Council.

artists with Jillian Vukusich of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and Cultural Council Director of Grants Jan Rodusky and tips for photographing artwork by David Willison. Upcoming programs include: March 2: Art criticism with Hap Erstein April 6: A gallery owner’s perspective with a local gallerist May 4: Transporting your art with Nichole

Hickey, manager of artist services for the Council June 1: Creating your own website with a speaker to be announced The meetings are free for artist members of the Council; non-members are asked to pay a small fee. To learn about the benefits of artist membership in the Council, visit www.palmbeachculture.com and click on Membership.

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Among the many benefits of membership in the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the opportunity to preview exhibitions taking place in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Lake Worth. In November, members were introduced to more than 30 sculptures and drawings by Tom Otterness, which remain on view through March 2. The artworks that make up the exhibition were created in the same era as the frieze, “Battle of the Sexes,” that is displayed in the Cultural Council’s lobby. Otterness’ whimsical and distinctive pieces are often imbued with political and social commentary. “It is unusual for us to host a national artist − as our goal is to promote local artists − but the relationship during the

time of the installation, coupled with the demand by visitors to know more about the artist drew us to show his work,” said Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer of the Cultural Council. December’s preview gave members an exclusive look at solo exhibitions featuring the work of Kristin Miller Hopkins and Melinda Trucks. Hopkins’ mixed media collages, which were inspired by her last trimester of pregnancy, represent abstract wonderings and wanderings of ideas surrounding family trees and the concept of nature vs. nurture. She believes nature gives us information on our physical world in the same way that our families give us information on our bodily world. An associate professor of art and design at Palm Beach State College, she has


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cultural council news Culture Key Returns with 2-for-1 Discounts Winter visitors who stay in Palm Beach County hotels can bask in the glow of special 2-for-1 discounts to more than 30 cultural destinations through March 31 thanks to the Cultural Council’s “Culture Key” program. “Culture Key is our way of welcoming guests by helping them double their entertainment budget and giving them a chance to discover firsthand why Palm Beach County ® is Florida’s Cultural Capital ,” said Bill Nix, the Council’s vice president of marketing and government affairs. Guests can pick up a Culture Key voucher at Palm Beach International Airport, participating hotels and the Cultural Council or download it at www.palmbeachculture.com/ck. Once they choose a cultural attraction they’d like to attend, participants call the organization for details and ticket availability. They then fill out the ticket voucher and present it at the box office or admissions window to receive a second ticket free with the purchase of one at regular price.

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exhibited her installations, artist’s books, photography and mixed media works nationally. Her work can be seen at www.kristinmillerhopkins.com. Trucks’ inspiration for art began at an early age in the Great Smoky Mountains. Her work in the exhibition, both portraits of women and landscapes, were layered with expression and painted with a controlled gesture that defines her style and illustrates her experience as a painter. The landscapes are often captured “en plein air.” Trucks, who lives in Palm Beach with her husband, Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work can be viewed at www.melindatrucks.com. To find information about current and future exhibitions at the Cultural Council, visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

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{inside culture} cultural council news â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Taste of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Spreads Holiday Cheer The Cultural Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Taste of Artâ&#x20AC;? on Dec. 6 attracted some 60 guests to the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, where they enjoyed cocktails and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, dessert and a silent auction featuring work by Palm Beach County artists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This occasion was a fun way to invite guests to enjoy the ambience of the Cultural Council, to celebrate art and to shop for unique holiday gifts in our Uniquely Palm Beach Store while supporting local artists at the same time,â&#x20AC;? said Rena Blades, the Cultural Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president and chief executive officer. Participating exhibiting artists included Barry Seidman, Bea Doone-Merena, Carolyn Barth, Cecily Hangen, Claudia Jane Klein, Hanne Niederhausen, Jill Elisofon, Judy Flescher, Karla Walter, Katie Deits, Maria Hayden, Phyllis Annunziato, Rose Belschner, Sandra Thompson, Sharon Koskoff, Victoria Skinner, Walter Hnatysh Jr. and Leora Klaymer Stewart.

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{inside culture} cultural compendium New Publication Highlights Local Arts Charities A number of Palm Beach County arts and cultural organizations are among the 51 non-profits included in the inaugural edition of A Directory for Charitable Giving, a new publication designed to encourage local philanthropy. The directory was produced by Extraordinary Charities, a non-profit organization that says it is “dedicated to changing the traditional picture of philanthropy in Palm Beach County and opening the door to new donor opportunities.” According to Mary A. Hammond, director of Extraordinary Charities, “Throughout Palm Beach County, smaller charities are making a big difference in our community. Our annual

Directory for Charitable Giving is designed to connect donors with these well-deserving local non-profit organizations – each with its own unique and inspiring story, as well as current needs for specific donor support.” More than 10,000 copies of the fourcolor directory are being circulated throughout the local philanthropic community. It is also available online at www.extraordinarycharities.org. The arts and cultural organizations appearing in the directory include the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades, Boca Ballet Theatre Company, Core Ensemble, the Delray String Quartet, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, the

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The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) invites educators, artists, arts organizations and community members to participate in a symposium − Arts Integration at

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the Core: Innovative Pathways for Schools and Communities – on March 16 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The event, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is one of four symposia being presented in different regions of the state. In addition to inspiring keynote speakers, outstanding local presenters will share strategies and their successes in integrating the arts into the fabric of school and community life. Research showing the impact of early arts study on success in life, as well as other powerful research on the long-term effects of arts learning, also will share the spotlight.

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According to Mary Palmer, founder of FAAE, “Arts Integration is built on a solid foundation of systematic and comprehensive arts education taught by highly competent and well prepared arts teachers. With that foundation in place, the incorporation of arts learning across the curriculum enhances overall student achievement and engagement in learning.” The School District of Palm Beach County as well as the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County are actively involved in promoting arts integration. For information and to register, visit www.faae.org/arts-integration-symposia series. The series is offered by FAAE in collaboration with the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of Education and Mary Palmer & Associates.

Arts Radio Network Expands Programming Arts Radio Network (ARN), an all-podcast website dedicated to South Florida’s arts and cultural community, is expanding its offerings with three new podcasts and a special mobile site. The additions include:  Alyx’s Heroes − hosted by HavreDe Hill and inspired by the memory of Palm Beach County arts advocate Alyx Kellington, the podcast debuted in January. The first Hero is Tracy Butler, education director for the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  Soundbites − an easy, fun way for arts organizations to get the word out via short, professionally produced PSAs about local events such as lectures, discussions and fundraising galas.



The Groove Line − hosted by local music columnist and performer Bill Meredith, this monthly podcast will spotlight jazz, folk and pop musicians living and working in the area as well as visiting national artists. In addition, Arts Radio Network has

created a mobile website that offers an audio tour of the sculptures and installations featured in International Kinetic Art Exhibition in Boynton Beach. (See page 28) Art lovers can access information about the works while viewing them from any mobile device at www.kineticwalkingtour.com. Arts Radio Network is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. To listen to ARN’s podcasts, visit www.artsradionetwork.com.


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Boca Raton Historical Society Presents ‘Native Floridians’ In conjunction with Viva Florida 500, the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum is presenting the exhibition Native Floridians: Seminole and Miccosukee Art and Culture through June 28 at the historic Boca Raton Town Hall, 71 N. Federal Highway. Native Floridians features photomurals, clothing and artifacts from the collections of Patsy West, director of the Seminole Miccosukee Archives. Established in 1972, the archive contains more than 11,000 images as well as artifacts relating to the history of South Florida’s Native American people. West is the author of many scholarly publications about the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes, including Enduring Seminoles from Alligators to Ecotourism; Images of America: Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Southern Florida and her newest title (2012) Postcard History: Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Southern Florida. West has curated many exhibitions based on her well-researched collection of Seminole ethnographic art, which includes patchwork clothing, basketry, woodwork and more. Her exhibit The Art of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians was featured at the Society of Four Arts from 2007 to 2009. Viva Florida 500, sponsored by the state of Florida, recognizes the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon on Florida’s shore. It celebrates all of the multiple nationalities and communities that have made an impact on the history of the state. For more information, call (561) 3956766 or visit www.bocahistory.org.

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cultural compendium Palm Beach County Theaters Lead Carbonell Pack Four Palm Beach County theaters – including two newcomers – amassed a total of 45 nominations for the 37th Annual Carbonell Awards, which honor excellence in theater in South Florida. What’s more, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre earned 23 nominations – the most of any theater in the region. Palm Beach Dramaworks earned 12 nominations. Maltz productions earning nominations included The Music Man (nine), Hello Dolly! (eight), Cabaret (four) and Amadeus (two). Palm Beach Dramaworks was nominated for A Delicate Balance and The Fantasticks (four each) and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-theMoon Marigolds, The Pitmen Painters and Talley’s Folly (one each). The new Arts Garage in Delray Beach received four nominations for its musical Cabaret Verboten, while The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan earned two for Driving Miss Daisy. The Caldwell Theatre Company in Boca Raton, which closed last year, earned four nominations of its own for its first show of 2012, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. The winners will be announced during the Carbonell Awards ceremony on April 1 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are available by visiting www.broward center.org.

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Boca Raton Symphonia Invites Kids to ‘Meet the Orchestra’

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To introduce children to the joy of music, the Boca Raton Symphonia is sponsoring “Meet The Orchestra,” a series of fun, interactive programs for kids and their parents. The initiative enables families to attend a dress rehearsal and then meet the conductor and musicians at intermission to learn about the instruments and discover how music inspires creativity. The program began in December. At that time, the Symphonia provided tickets and transportation to several families from Women in Distress – a state-certified, full-service domestic violence center in Broward County − to enable them to participate. Future Meet The Orchestra programs will be presented on February 23, March 23 and April 20 at noon at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrews School, 3900 Jog Road in Boca Raton. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. For more information and reservations, call (866) 687-4201.


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{inside culture} cultural compendium in its 25th season, received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its STEPS program, which provides free after-school lessons and instruments to hundreds of at-risk children in Title I elementary schools. The orchestra is the only recipient in the Southeast of this award, which recognizes quality arts education in communities across the country under the NEA’s Arts Education in American Communities initiative. FYO provides highquality classical music education for talented musicians ages 5 to 19 from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The South Florida Science Museum is sharing in a three-year, $800,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to enhance access to arts and science resources for hundreds of pre-K students, their families and early childhood educators in communities throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties. The other partners are Palm Beach State College, Family Central and Young At Art Museum. The grant extends Grow UP Through a program supported by Inspirit, Jason Colannino sings with young people at the Palm Beach Great − PNC’s $350 million, multi-year, Habilitation Center. bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to artists, musicians, performers, film presenCultural Organizations Receive improve early childhood education for chilters and arts educators. It’s located at 180 dren from birth to age 5 − to South Florida. Significant Grants, Gifts NE First St. in Delray Beach. The grant will help children investigate the A variety of Palm Beach County nonLake Worth-based Inspirit is one of 153 profit cultural organizations are the recipi- organizations nationwide (five in Florida) to life-cycle of plants, turn recycled waste into paper, explore ocean animals and create ents of new grants and gifts from local, receive a National Endowment for the Arts authentic Gyotaku fish prints. (NEA) Challenge America Fast-Track grant. regional and national sources. The Center for Creative Education Delray Beach’s Arts Garage was one of Inspirit was recommended for a $10,000 (CCE) received a $100,000 gift from Palm Artsfor the arts 34 organizations – and the only one in Palm grant to support an Interactive db center Beach residents Kenn Karakul and James Beach County – to share in $2.28 million in Program for youth at the Palm Beach Held, longtime supporters of CCE. The dolfunding from the John S. and James L. Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Initially 1/3 slars are earmarked to hire new staff, among Knight Foundation’s most recent Knight funded by NEA in 2011, the program Arts Challenge. Arts Garage received a exceeded expectations for its positive and other uses. Karakul led the organization as $30,000 challenge grant, which it must emotional impact on the youth and per- board chairman from 2001 to 2010. CCE match within approximately one year in formers. Designed to address the isolation provides Palm Beach County youth with order to secure the funds. Arts Garage also and negative messages that are prevalent arts integration in school and after-school won the Knight Arts Challenge People’s for at-risk youth, the effort is led by guest settings. It works to enliven education by Choice Award, besting five other emerging artist Nicole Yarling. Inspirit’s mission is to using the arts to teach students English, organizations in a text-to-vote campaign. bring the joy and healing power of live math, science and other core subjects as Arts Garage can use the $20,000 prize to music and the performing arts to isolated well as reinforce life skills like cooperation further its mission. In existence for just over members of the community who are living and compromise. CCE served 12,500 children during 2012 in nearly 90 schools and 18 months, Arts Garage bills itself as a in restricted environments. The Florida Youth Orchestra (FYO), now after-school sites. multi-disciplinary cultural hub for visual

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briefly noted The Ann Norton Sculpture

One People | One Community Com munity

CELEBRATE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

FEBRUARY FEBRU UARY 20 0 “Positive Ps “Positive Psychology ychology y& New Judaism: A Ne w Approach App proach tto o Happiness” Happiness”

MARCH 10 Intternational IInternational ti l Good G d Deeds D d Day Da y and Maccabi Maccabi Games Gam mes

Gardens has published its first children’s book, The Awesome Adventures of Annie V – Based on the Life of Ann Weaver Norton. Written about the childhood and true incidents of Ann Norton’s life, the book was researched and written by Cynthia E. Palmieri, executive director, and Pamela Larkin Caruso, programming director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. It was illustrated by nationally known artist Henry Cole. The stories tell of Ann’s life as a child growing up in Selma, Ala., and detail the adventurous nature that ultimately led to her career as a sculptor. The book will become the centerpiece of interactive children’s activities designed to enhance their visit to the gardens in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 832-5328 or visit www.ansg.org.

APRIL 14 & 15 Yom Y o om HaZik HaZikaron aron (Day (Da y of Remembrance) Remembranc ce)

APRIL 21 Israel@65 Yom Israel@65 Yom o Ha’ ’Atzmaut Celebration Celebration Ha’Atzmaut

Ayşe Papatya Bucak, associate Visit jewishpalmbeach.org for a full schedule of events for Israel’s 65th anniversary. Presenters, sponsor Presenters, sponsorss and hos hosts ts include: The T he E Ewa wa & Dan Abr Abraham aham Pr Project; ojecct; JerusalemOnlineU.com; JerusalemOnlineU .com; Federation’s Federation’ t s Jewish Council, Je wish Community Community Relations Relations C o ouncil, Next Jewish Palm and Ne xt Gen Je wish P alm Beach an nd Emerging and Emer ging Leadership Leadership Project; Project; a nd Mandel JCC. JCC.

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professor of creative writing in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, received a prestigious 2013 PEN/O. Henry Prize for her short story “The History of Girls.” The awards recognize 20 of the best short stories of the year, which will be featured in an anthology by Anchor Books in the fall. The story, first published in the journal Witness, is a moving portrayal of a group of Turkish girls trapped in Ayşe Papatya Bucak the rubble after a gas explosion at their school. It’s part of a collection that Bucak is writing to explore her “version of Turkishness.” Born in Turkey but raised in the U.S., Bucak has a Turkish father and an American mother. She directs the M.F.A. program in creative writing at FAU.


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Tracy Tilson of Tilson PR presents the Bernays Award to Melissa Carter from the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts received the Gold Coast PR Council’s 2013 Bernays Award in the Branding or Image Campaign category. Known for many years as Old School Square, the organization created a new name, logo, tagline, collateral materials, ads and website to announce its new name and image. Its launch party attracted more than 3,500 fans. The Gold Coast PR Council is an independent group of PR, marketing and communications professionals from Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and MiamiDade counties. The Bernays Awards – named in honor of public relations pioneer Edward L. Bernays – recognize local excellence in PR and marketing. The program is in its ninth year.

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Babies Gone WILD!

Carla Duhaney has been promoted to

Carla Duhaney

director of education and exhibits for the South Florida Science Museum. In her new leadership role, the former science educator will be responsible for oversight of all educational programs, exhibit development and collection management. Before relocating to Florida in 2009, she spent 15 years in Jamaica. Duhaney worked as an education director and planner for the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust and later served with the U.S. Forest Service as a planner and consultant working with Jamaica’s national parks and protected areas. She earned a B.S. degree in environmental resource management from Penn State University and is working on a master’s in environmental education at Florida Atlantic University.

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Jim and Sue Patterson were honored at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts’ Prism Concert.

The Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach honored local philanthropists Jim and Sue Patterson for enabling the school to present its annual Prism Concert in Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in December. The best-selling author and his wife said they were so impressed with the quality of the student performances at the previous year’s concert that they wanted to bring the event to a larger venue. The concert was performed before an audience of 2,200. The Prism concert features performances from students in each of the arts magnet high school’s musical disciplines. Students present choral, piano and instrumental performances “in the round,” with one performance on stage, followed by another in the aisles with yet another in the rear of the theater, hence the name Prism Concert.


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Ellen Roberts was named the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art. Roberts comes to the Norton from the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the associate curator of American art, responsible for works created prior to 1900. She will be responsible for the Norton’s pre-1945 permanent collection of American paintings, sculpture and works on paper as well as conceiving and initiating exhibitions, installations and programs and coordinating travelling exhibitions. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in art history from Boston University and her B.A. from Yale University. Roberts has cocurated numerous exhibitions and installations, including the 2012 exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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THE SECOND CITY LAUGHING MATTERS

MARCH 10 at 8:00PM

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MARCH 18 at 5PM AND 8PM

JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET

MARCH 27 at 7:30PM Andrea Galinis was the 2012 WITVA Presidents Award recipient.

Women in the Visual Arts presents its 17th Annual Spring Celebration of High School Art from March 1 to April 7 at Sugar Sand Park, 300 Military Trail, in Boca Raton. Art students at all Palm Beach County high schools are invited to participate. Art teachers choose the best work in their class and WITVA’s jurying committee selects the “best of the best” for the exhibition. Students are eligible to receive awards and scholarships, which totaled more than $20,000 in 2012. Since 1997, WITVA has awarded more than $256,000 to local art students. A reception and awards presentation is scheduled for April 7 at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center. The grand prize of $600 cash is the WITVA Presidents Award. For information, call (561) 997-6148.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

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{inside culture} In gratitude to our members and supporters whose generous gifts of $500 and greater help us accomplish our mission. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Anderson

Mr. George T. Elmore

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REG Architects Inc.

Arthur I. and Sydelle Meyer Charitable Foundation

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Mr. Bruce A. Beal and and Mr. Francis V. Cunningham

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Florida Power & Light Company

The Liman Foundation

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Ms. Susan Lloyd

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Catherine Lowe, M.D., LL.D.

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The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation

Ms. Jo Anne Berkow Mr. and Mrs. John Blades Mr. Milton J. Block Ms. Yvonne S. Boice Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bracci Ms. Amy Broderick Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown B/E Aerospace Bank of America Richard S. Bernstein & Associates, Inc. The Boston Foundation The Breakers Palm Beach Brenner Real Estate Group The Ann K. & Douglas S. Brown Family Foundation Business Development Board The Colony Hotel Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan The Community Foundation of Louisville Mr. Christopher D. Caneles and Mr. Stephen Nesbitt Ms. Carol F. Cohen Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Cohn

Galaxy Thrift LLC The GE Foundation Goldberg Foundation Inc. Dr. Stan and Marcie Gorman Althof Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Gunster Ms. Roe Green Ms. Peg Greenspon Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation John C. & Mary Jane Howard Foundation

The Maltz Family Foundation The Marks Family Foundation Denise and William Meyer Foundation Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Marks Mr. and Mrs. William M. Matthews Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews Mrs. Sydelle Meyer Mr. and Mrs. George J. Michel Jr. Ms. Jane Mitchell

Mr. and Mrs. Homer J. Hand

Ms. Jo Anne Moeller

Mr. Christopher E. Havlicek

Mrs. Mary Montgomery

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Mrs. Elizabeth Neuhoff

HERLIFE Magazine

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Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman

Richard & Peggy Greenfield Foundation Rose Marie and Ted J. Miller Family Foundation, Inc. Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc. The Lewis Schott Foundation Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence Schlager Mr. Rudy E. Schupp and Mrs. Susan Schupp Ms. Barbara Schwartz Mr. Gary Schweikhart Mr. and Mrs. Barry Seidman Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf Ms. Muriel Siebert Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sloane Mr. Harold Smith Dr. Jay W. Spechler Mr. and Mrs. Dom A. Telesco Telesco Family Foundation Ms. Patricia G. Thorne Mrs. Phyllis Tick

Ms. Paige Noland

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vecellio Jr.

Northern Trust

The Vecellio Family Foundation, Inc.

Ms. Lisa Huertas

Oxbow Carbon & Minerals, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Waxman

Mrs. Lyn Ianuzzi

Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Ms. Susy Witt

Palm Beach Daily News

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The Palm Beach Post

Wells Fargo

PGA National Resort and Spa

Zissu Family Foundation

John C. and Mary Jane Howard Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. F. Ross Johnson Jasteka Foundation Inc.

Ms. Sheryl G. Wood, Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles A. Coon

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PNC Foundation

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Digital Domain Media Group, Inc.

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Mr. and Mrs. John T. Dougherty, Jr.

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Diana, Albert Wein, 66" bronze casting, commissioned by the Forbes Company for The Gardens Mall

a fashionable statement Stanley Marcus, the son of Neiman Marcus founder Herbert Marcus, was as passionate about art as he was about fashion. In 1951, armed with a belief that “art enhanced the quality of people’s lives and the customer’s shopping experience,” he commissioned the first work of art for a corporate collection that now contains more than 2,500 pieces. To Marcus, art was good business. Since then, other fashion-forward retailers and corporate leaders have embraced a stylish collaboration with the arts and, this spring, art&culture is heading to the malls to explore the results. We’ll browse the distinctive works of art at the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, try on the dancing fountain at CityPlace in West Palm Beach for size, check out the collection of artwork produced by South Floridabased artists for Neiman Marcus Store No. 36 at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton and celebrate Palm Beach County’s inimitable sense of style.

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