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passing through Resident artists offer something special for local artists and audiences

keeping his cool Russell Hibbard ensures the blues are center stage at the Bamboo Room

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the deep and the shallow An upcoming exhibition mounted by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County explores the allure of all things aquatic. By Amy Woods

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instrumental support Local business owners harness their passion for music to make a living â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to make an impact on the community. By Allegra Nagler

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the next step Career Transition for Dancers helps hoofers discover a new life beyond the stage. By Amy Woods

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resident experts Artist-in-residence programs welcome a world of artistic experience and expression to Palm Beach County. By Jenifer Mangione Vogt

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welcome letter In the spirit of Thanksgiving. By Rena Blades

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editor’s note Look around, you might see something important. By Christina Wood

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Upfront • Beautiful memories add up to major milestones in the cultural life of our community. • Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony comes to the Boca Museum of Art. • Boca Ballet Theatre offers a moving experience for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. • Youthful Jupiter resident makes her Broadway debut. • Wordsmiths will be well versed at the 10th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. • Palm Beach Dramaworks gives patrons something wonderful to think about with its new Theatre Masters Series. • With Radio Theatre at the Arts Garage, it’s a wonderful life. • The curtain rises on the new Wick Theatre and Costume Museum. • Art and opportunities are on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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art works! Public art makes a statement. By Christina Wood

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profile Music inspires Patrick Park to strike the right chord. By Anne Rodgers

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portrait Russ Hibbard and the upgraded air conditioning system he installed at the Bamboo Room are keeping Lake Worth cool. By Thom Smith

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calendar Usher in a new season beautifully. Our calendar is packed with hip happenings, holiday magic and intriguing opportunities to enjoy Palm Beach County’s cultural offerings.

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inside culture A new season of Culture & Cocktails debuts at the Colony Hotel; art&culture is honored by the Florida Magazine Association, Palm Beach Opera is set to host its first outdoor concert and much more insider news.

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Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. It’s a time of year when showing appreciation is always in style – so I’d like to get a head start.

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We recently shared a message of gratitude with the supporters of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Annual Fund. In just a few short lines, I believe these words expressed volumes. As you might know, Annual Fund contributions play a critically important role in our ability to fulfill our mission. These gifts provide funding for our Summer Cultural Guide and our Educational Guide for Art and Culture. They fund student field trips, professional development workshops and a wide array of opportunities for artists. To be specific, thanks to the donations we received last year from our members and friends:  Cultural Summer Camp scholarships were awarded to 26 deserving children.  135 students from Pioneer Park Elementary School enjoyed a field trip to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.  The Cultural Council presented more than 15 professional development workshops for arts educators.  We mounted exhibitions here in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building that featured 215 artworks by 71 artists.  We distributed more than 10,500 Educational Guides to Art and Culture to public, private, charter and home school students in every part of Palm Beach County. Taken together, these accomplishments made a huge difference. But it’s also important to look at the impact they had on an individual level.

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Think about it for a moment. What if just one of the Pioneer Park students who visited the Science Center came away with a spark of an idea for a future career in technology? What if one of those summer campers discovered a previously unknown passion for dance, or acting or sculpture? What if one of the artists featured in our exhibitions found a patron who was interested in commissioning a major work? As they say in those lottery commercials, “You never know!” On behalf of the Cultural Council – and in the spirit of Thanksgiving – I want to thank everyone who makes it possible for us to continue our work year in and year out. You enable us and you also inspire us. While we’re on the subject of appreciation, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to our colleagues at Passport Publications as well as our own internal team for their exceptional work on art&culture magazine. As you can read in this issue’s Cultural Council News section, our publication brought home a treasure trove of honors in the Florida Magazine Association’s annual Charlie Awards competition. We are so proud of their efforts – and grateful to you for being our loyal readers.

Rena Blades President and CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach County


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360 DEGREES Look around. The art you see – in public parks, on museum walls and theater stages, in corporate offices and even in your own home – makes a statement about the things that matter to us. The paintings in your living room may be an indication of your unbridled passion for life, your desire for peace and tranquility or your longing for the familiar landscapes of your childhood. The songs we carry in our hearts connect us to memories of times we treasure. The stories we tell – on stages, in the books spilling from our shelves and over coffee – underline the important themes of our lives: the struggle to survive, to understand, to love. A city’s story – its history, its values – is proudly reflected in the art displayed on its streets. You could say that public art is an expression of a city’s soul.

The power of the blues, a true American art form, lies in its honesty. Russell Hibbard puts the truth center stage at the Bamboo Room in Lake Worth. Regular art&culture contributor Thom Smith sat down with him to craft our Portrait on page 38.

You’ll also see what’s important to us – as a society and as individuals – reflected in the pages of art&culture.

Shifting gears, we move to the world of classic cars, where the throaty growl of a 1967 Mustang GT can be sweet music to the ears of a collector. The American love affair with cars reflects a thirst for freedom firmly rooted in our nation’s past. Our ardor has elevated the art of engineering and automotive design to levels that can inspire seven-figure prices on the auction floor. In “Driven” on page 68, we’ll see what sets collectors’ hearts racing.

Our fascination with the sea is beautifully illustrated by the photographers featured in our story “The Deep and the Shallow” – as well as in the upcoming exhibition of the same name being mounted by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. We go beneath the surface of the allure of all things aquatic, beginning on page 46. Messages and meaning often become clearer when we try to explain them to others. Artist-inresidence programs, which attract talented artists from far-flung and diverse communities, offer a unique opportunity to exchange ideas as well as techniques as you’ll see in “Resident Experts” on page 62. Music, of course, speaks volumes. For philanthropist Patrick Park, the piano carries a powerful message of inspiration and comfort. His story can be found in our Profile on page 34. For Kathi Kretzer and Bob Luptak, pianos are the key to a successful business and to generating community support for the arts. In “Instrumental Support” on page 56, you’ll see how they parlay their passion into possibilities that could benefit us all. Jacek Gancarz

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From ballet to Broadway, music also moves dancers, who throw their hearts and souls – as well as their finely trained muscles and minds – into the demands of a professional career that comes with a limited shelf life. In “The Next Step” on page 60, Amy Woods introduces us to Career Transition for Dancers, an amazing organization that gives these dedicated artists a leg up on a fresh start after their final curtain call.

Now, it’s time to park yourself in a comfy chair and spend some time with art&culture. Throughout this issue, you’ll find examples of artists and arts administrators hard at work to add color to our civic life and give voice to our dreams. A theater is being reborn in Boca Raton, radio dramas are finding a new audience in Delray Beach, opera will soon be heard along the West Palm Beach waterfront. Innovative new programs are being offered, intriguing exhibits are opening, the curtain is rising on a dynamic new season all across the county – so keep your eyes open. Imagine!

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{contributors} Anne Rodgers is an author and freelance journalist who lives in West Palm Beach. She was a writer and columnist at The Palm Beach Post for seven years. Her first book, Kiss and Tell: Secrets of Sexual Desire from Women of all Ages, was published recently.

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Before launching her freelance career, Amy Woods worked as the society editor of Palm 2 Jupiter and as the editor of Notables at The Palm Beach Post, 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 nonprofit community. During more than three decades at The Palm Beach Post, Thom Smith covered popular music, movies, television and the courts, served as the paper’s “Listening Post” (ombudsman) and produced a consumer column. For 20 years he wrote columns about people, places and events in the Palm Beaches culminating with the “Palm Beach Social Diary.” These days he freelances for international publications and writes the “On the Avenues” column for The Coastal Star, a monthly newspaper that covers Lake Worth to Boca Raton. He and his wife, Diane, live in Boca Raton.

Jenifer Mangione Vogt is a writer and publicist who specializes in art, finance and Italian culture. She writes about art for many publications, including JetSet Magazine and Artlog. Jenifer also has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing, serving art organizations such as the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Christie’s, as well as Fortune 500 companies, including MasterCard International and The Bank of New York.

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.

Rich Pollack is a veteran South Florida journalist, writer and communications specialist who never imagined when he bought his first set of wheels – a 1961 Chevy Bel Air – that some 40 years later he’d be spending much of his time writing about cars and the auto industry. The writer of a weekly column in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Rich and his wife, Carol, also edited and contributed to a book that provides insider tips on buying and servicing a car. Rich also writes on a variety of topics for other South Florida publications.

Jacek Gancarz is a freelance and fine art photographer based in South Florida. Plucked from the confines of the Iron Curtain at an early age, he found himself in the U.S. poring over the pages of National Geographic and Life magazines, which fueled his passion for photography. At age 12, he received a camera from his father and began relentlessly following his younger brother around, documenting his every move. Many travels – and a B.S. from FAU – later, he went to work as a photojournalist, spending seven years with the Palm Beach Daily News. The photos of his little brother remain in a shoe box but Jacek’s other work has been widely published and exhibited in juried shows.

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By The Numbers B E A U T I F U L M E M O R I E S | In 50 years, you can create quite a bit of art as well as a wealth of memories and community bonds. It’s simply too much to celebrate in a single evening, so the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, which is kicking off its 50th anniversary season on November 9 at the annual D’Art for Art, plans to keep the celebration going until early 2015. The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach couldn’t let the 100th anniversary of Henry Flagler’s death this year pass Lighthouse ArtCenter unmarked. An exhibition titled Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler will be on display in Whitehall through January 5. Historic photographs, maps, documents and artifacts featured in the exhibition will illustrate the stunning impact that Flagler – who laid the foundation for Florida’s modern economy, which ranks third among U.S. states and is larger than 90 percent of the countries on Earth – had upon the state. The same year that Flagler was laid to rest, Delray Elementary opened its doors at the corner of Swinton Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue to students in grades one through 12. Today, the restored 1913 schoolhouse – home to the Cornell Museum, which serves as the visual arts hub for the Delray Beach Center for the Arts – is celThe Cornell Museum Henry Morrison Fla ebrating its 100th birthday. gler

Now Showing A C O L O R F U L J O U R N E Y | During the first half of the 20th century, a flock of artists migrated from the east in search of inspiration. They found it in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See the area’s striking terrain and multicultural landscape through their eyes at the Boca Museum of Art, where Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony is on display through December 29. The exhibition will introduce you to the artists who went to Santa Fe and their work as well as to the prevailing artistic trends – from Realism to Modernism – which they applied to Southwestern subject matter. The exhibition and accompanying catalog are organized by the Boca Museum of Art in conjunction with independent curator Valerie Ann Leeds, Ph.D., a specialist in American art of this period.

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S O M O V I N G | Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles. They know about balance and rhythm. Dancers know about the power of dance to concentrate the mind, body and emotions. And dancers in Boca Raton are using that knowledge to help patients living with Parkinson’s Disease. Boca Ballet Theatre is now offering a Dance for PD® program. Originally developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group of Brooklyn in collaboration with a chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, the classes address PDspecific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression while engaging the participants’ minds and bodies. It’s all done in an enjoyably social environment that emphasizes dancing call (561) 995-0709 rather than therapy.

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The Next Generation

POETS

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E N J O Y I N G T O M O R R O W T O D A Y | A longtime student of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts headed to Broadway over the summer to join the cast of the Tony-nominated musical Annie! Jupiter resident Skye Alyssa Friedman, a sixth-grade homeschooled student, was cast as a standby in the revival of the show. As the only standby, she will cover five roles in the show – including the coveted role of Annie. The Maltz is producing its own version of the musical Annie this season; performances will take place call (561) 575-2223 December 3-22. or visit www.jupitertheatre.org

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A M O N G U S | U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will headline the 10th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, scheduled for January 20-25 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. “Just think of it: 15 of America’s most engaging and gifted poets are coming to Delray Beach to share their love of poetry and the written word,” says Miles Coon, the event’s founder and director. “In addition to serving the writing community through our professional workshops, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival will once again offer numerous opportunities for the public to hear truly great poetry, written from and for our time, read by poets who engage and enthrall the audiureate U.S. Poet La ence. They are truly a diverse Natasha Trethewey group, ethnically, demographically and aesthetically. When people hear them, they will hear visit America singing.”

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| Palm Beach Dramaworks delights in offering audiences “Theatre to think about.” Some in the audience, apparently, like to think very deep thoughts. “We’ve learned over the years that there’s a large segment of our audience that really enjoys exploring theater in-depth,” says William Hayes, PBD producing artistic director. This season, those folks – and anyone who enjoys a tantalizing glimpse behind the scenes – can enjoy the new Theatre Masters Series along with the five main stage productions at PBD. Frank “Fraver” Ve rlizzo The new series will feature interviews and lectures that explore the careers of artists – past and present – who have made a significant contribution to the theater. Among the highlights of the inaugural season will be interviews with musical-theater star Sally Ann Howes

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(December 10) and artist Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo (February 4). Howes succeeded Julie Andrews on Broadway in the original production of My Fair Lady but is perhaps best known for playing Truly Scrumptious opposite Dick Van Dyke in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Verlizzo has designed some of the most memorable theatrical poster art of the past 35 years and has designed all of PBD’s posters and program covers for the past two years. Also included will be concert versions of classic Sally Ann Howes musicals using a stripped-down approach that puts the focus squarely on the words, enabling audiences to hear familiar shows in a new way. As Hayes says, “We’re hoping that the Theatre Masters Series will open a window into all sorts of worlds.” call (561) 514-4042 or visit

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Spotlight On A R T S G A R A G E T U N E S I N T O R A D I O P L A Y S | The new Radio Theatre series at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach promises to take audiences on a nostalgic trip – with a modern twist. “From Orson Welles and the thrilling Mercury Theatre broadcasts of the 1930s to Guy Noir and the hilarity of A Prairie Home Companion, the radio play has been one of America’s most beloved art forms,” says Theater at Arts Garage Artistic Director Lou Tyrrell. Keeping the love alive, live actors and specially designed sound effect devices will bring scripts adapted from classic movies to life as the series continues with It’s a Wonderful Life on December 12 at 7:30 p.m. Sam will play it again in February when the Arts Garage Radio Theatre presents Casablanca. Sunset Boulevard wraps up the inaugural season in April.

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Mark Kirschenbaum and Theater at Arts Garage Artistic Director Louis Tyrrell prepare for Radio Theatre. Photo: Amy Pasquant onio.

P e r s o n a l To u c h T H E W I C K T H E A T R E & C O S T U M E M U S E U M | Marilynn A. Wick, founder and chief executive officer of Costume World, which may be the largest distributor of fantasy and theatrical costuming in the country, regularly drove by the closed and darkened façade of the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. “It was simply a tragedy to see that beautiful building sitting empty – particularly in light of the wonderful work the Caldwell had done there for so very many years,” she says. “That’s when I got the idea to move my costume museum to the location and re-open the theatre.” Following extensive renovations to the interior of the building, the Wick Theatre opened in September with a production of The Sound of Music, which runs through October 20 – and features original costumes from the Broadway revival. The Costume Museum at the Wick Theatre – a remarkable collection of costumes created for the Broadway stage by some of the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American theater – will have its debut on November 4. In the wings – a production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas that opens on November 14.

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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!

Hi d d e n Ta l e n t

Dive into the Holidays

Parents whose children take art classes with a Splash of Art The holidays are right around at school get to see their students’ creative the corner – and so it’s not too early output – whether it’s a drawing to put on to start planning where you can find the refrigerator door or a work that’s ready unique and distinctive gifts for for a gallery exhibition. The children don’t those special people on your list. just make art spontaneously, of course. On Thursday, December 12, But it’s all too easy to forget that behind from 6 to 9 p.m., the Cultural every student – or classroom full of stuCouncil invites members and friends dents – there’s an art teacher. n to come together for A Splash of Roe Gree Art teachers inspire our children Art. This creative cocktail party features a trunk through their instruction and mentorship show and silent auction of works by professional as they draw upon years of training and artists as well as tempting hors d’oeuvres and a experience in a wide array of art forms. world-class exhibition in the Council’s galleries. However, the work that these talented What could be better than finding the perfect holiday gift while supporting local artists at the individuals create is seldom visible to the very same time? general public and collectors. Through A Splash of Art is generously underwritten by November 9, the Cultural Council of the Roe Green Foundation and Roe Green, Palm Beach County showcases art profounder. Additional support comes from PRP duced by members of the Palm Beach Wine International, Johnson’s Custom Cakes and Sippin Summer, by Kris Davis County Art Teachers Association in the More, Boynton Beach Flower Market and 30+ Main Exhibition Hall. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show your children a Palm Beach County professional artists who genside of their teachers that they don’t often see. The exhibition is generously erously donated silent auction items. sponsored by the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association and Admission is $40 per person for Cultural Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More. Council members and $50 for non-members.

Location, Location, Location With the winter season at hand, plans are being made for a plethora of social events. Whether they’re for philanthropic purposes, family gatherings or just for fun, the Cultural Council wants everyone to be aware that our beautiful headquarters – the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building – is the perfect venue to host your private event. Located minutes from I-95 in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, the facility offers an elegant ambiance suitable for any function. Whether you’d like to host a donor reception in the Main Exhibition Gallery, a staff retreat in the Sallie and Berton E. Korman Education and Training Center or a unique event of your own design, the Cultural Council’s staff will assist you in creating a memorable gathering that is sure to please all of your guests. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Cultural Council Membership and Special Events Manager Debbie Calabria at (561) 472-3330 or dcalabria@palmbeach culture.com.

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Elsewhere in a&c  Dip your toe in the cultural waters! Read about the Cultural Council’s fascinating new The Deep & The Shallow exhibition on page 46.  Raise a glass to Butch and Melinda Trucks at the first Culture & Cocktails event of the new season! Find the details on page 79.  Give the gift of a Cultural Council of Palm Beach County membership to that special someone! Learn how on page 96.


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art rt works! Murals from the historic 1000 Lake Avenue Building in Lake Worth

Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound but he’s got nothing on the talented young artists at the Milagro Center in Delray Beach. By flexing their creative muscles, these kids are helping to boost property values, foster civic cooperation and add a dash of color to the city’s identity. Drive along West Atlantic Avenue between the city’s trendy downtown and the drone of traffic on I-95 and you’ll see images created by the children proudly displayed on bold banners hung from the fence surrounding what used to be a gas station. Because of its previous use, the land – which is now owned by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency – must undergo a soil and groundwater remediation process before it can once again play a role in the life of the city, a process that could take up to four years to complete. The CRA turned the potential eyesore into an opportunity by teaming with the West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition and the Milagro Center – a nonprofit organization that provides educational and art programs to disadvantaged children – to create and install the banners, which beautify the site and reflect hope for its future. In West Palm Beach, pride in the city’s past shines through in a public art project. Working with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority wrapped traffic signal boxes in the Clematis District with images that transform an otherwise utilitarian feature of the urban landscape into a tribute to the area’s roots. Adorned with a combination of striking black-and-white pictures that help tell the city’s story – photos of the 1912 reading room, of antique automobiles caught in Clematis Street traffic for eternity by the camera’s lens, of storefronts from the 1930s and the waterfront in the 1960s – and colorful modern flair, the boxes connect the past to the lively tale playing out on the city’s streets today. “These sorts of things in the built environment or in the public realm draw people,” says Raphael Clemente, the DDA’s executive director. “They draw people who are creative. They draw people

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who appreciate quality experiences.” The project shows that even a utility box can say something about who we are. “It says that we are open to creativity. It says that we want to have an individual identity as a place. It is fun, funky, unexpected. It is welcoming.” “Public art helps bring new people to the downtown,” says Emily Theodossakos, marketing and program manager for LULA Lake Worth Arts. LULA represents the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency’s strategic approach to harnessing the power of art and culture as a tool for redevelopment. In addition to unifying the existing arts community around a shared vision, improving access to the arts through education, investing in partnerships that support the creative community in Lake Worth and, in the process of doing all of that, improving property values, LULA Lake Worth Arts is sending a message – loud and clear – with a series of murals designed to create jobs for local artists, banish blight and offer educational live art demonstrations. “The CRA is incorporating art into our redevelopment efforts to celebrate this city’s unique and artistic qualities while also providing paid jobs for local artists,” says Joan C. Oliva, executive director of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency. “The effect is two-fold: one, it helps eliminate blight while providing an outlet for community expression; and two, it supports local talent and helps market both the artist and the city.” Last year, nine artists were selected to decorate the arches of the historic 1000 Lake Avenue Building with murals, turning a longterm renovation project into an immediate asset. The owner of Dave’s Last Resort, a popular eatery on Lake Avenue, loved what the artwork had to say. With the help of LULA Lake Worth Arts, four murals soon adorned his restaurant’s walls. When the next set of murals is completed, the walls of the Tuppens Marine Building on North Dixie Highway will testify to all who pass by that Lake Worth is, indeed, where the tropics begin. After that, two more mural projects are already in the works, Theodossakos reports. “Public art serves as an expression of the community as well as a landmark,” she says. “We’re making concrete walls our canvas.”


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WHEN YOUR FAMILY NAME IS PARK AND THE FAMILY BUSINESS IS STEEL – BIG STEEL – THE POTENTIAL FOR BLUSTER EXISTS. PATRICK PARK, WHO HAS LED THE PARK CORPORATION’S VAST MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORTS FOR YEARS, IS, HOWEVER, REMARKABLY LOWKEY. AT 6’1’’, HE’S A GENTLE GIANT WHO USES HIS CONSIDERABLE INFLUENCE TO BENEFIT PALM BEACH COUNTY’S ARTS COMMUNITY FROM BEHIND THE SCENES, NOT FRONT AND CENTER. Photo by Jacek Gancarz

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Once upon a time he did train for the spotlight, though. Some 50 years ago, Chopin’s piano chords cast a spell that has endured to this day. As a child, Park heard the music at the Baptist church he attended with his family in Portland, Ore. “I thought, ‘I’d like to be able to do that,’” he says. The family didn’t even own a piano. Shortly before he turned 14, one was purchased and the lessons began. Stints at Interlochen Center for the Arts, college at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, master classes at Juilliard and work with the Oregon Symphony followed. Though he loved the world of music, the family business beckoned. Park’s father Raymond, who founded the Park Corporation in 1949, and older brother, Dan, convinced him to join the firm – a decision he has never regretted. “I was in my mid-20s when I quit [performing],” he says. “When I started the [family] business full time, I really did begin in the mailroom. Then I did schooling for accounting, business and marketing; I eventually took on marketing and PR for the company.” In 1980, Park’s business dealings took him to Philadelphia, where he started a family. (He now has two grown daughters, Julie and Marcie, whom he calls the jewels of his life.) It was on to Cleveland from 1985 to 1997. Following a divorce, he then moved to Palm Beach, where he says his life was transformed. “I really discovered what charities were all about,” he says. “I saw so many wonderful things happening; it ignited me. Although I was experienced in marketing and had done special events, becoming involved in the charities and galas here and seeing how fundraising was done in the charity capital of the world changed my life personally.” While the Park Foundation – the charitable arm of his family’s business – has historically been very active in supporting organizations in the medical field such as the Cleveland Clinic, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the American

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Heart Association and the American Cancer Society, in recent years Park has been responsible for expanding the foundation’s reach into the arts. Locally, that has translated into support for the Palm Beach Symphony, the Palm Beach Opera and the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. “Medical communities are so well funded, but the arts… not so much,” Park points out. “We need the arts; they are part of our soul.” Though he no longer plays (“You have to be in practice,” he explains), music remains a source of strength for the Jupiter resident. “Music has a calming influence,” he says. “Whenever I have difficult things to do, it’s music that calms me down at the end of the day.” Park has a vast collection of CDs featuring major piano – not orchestral – performances going back to 1930. “I’m always listening and thinking about music. That’s what makes me happy.” With his background, it was natural for him to guide the Park Foundation down a new path. About three years ago, he explains, the foundation began taking on artists it felt had a substantial voice and arranging special programs and concerts to highlight their skills. “We searched for artists we thought exemplified the best our country had,” he explains; artists such as Jahja Ling, music director of the San Diego Symphony and former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra – “a powerhouse conductor,” Park calls him – and Gerard Schwarz, conductor of the Seattle Symphony, as well as YouTube-sensation Lola Astanova. In January, donors can vie for front row seats at one of the Park Foundation’s special programs when Astanova, Ling and 100 members of the Cleveland Orchestra all perform at Mar-a-Lago. The occasion is a world-class warmup for the annual Cleveland Clinic Gala in February, which Park will chair. Park’s vision and influence stand out even in a town such as Palm Beach. Daniel Biaggi, general director of the Palm Beach Opera, calls him a “generous and unique patron.” Kravis CEO Judith Mitchell says, “Patrick has been wonderful; he’s been generous with his time as well as his contributions. He’s a wonderful pianist himself but we know him best as a very generous philanthropist who networks people and causes for the benefit of the community.” According to Ted Mandes, chairman for the Kravis Center’s wine auction dinner in January, Park is one of the most genuinely charitable people in the community. As for Park, with characteristic humility, he praises the charitable impulses of those around him – from Diana and Lloyd Ecclestone to Howard and Michele Kessler to Donald Trump – and says he’s wonderfully happy enjoying every day in Palm Beach County.


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How do your friends describe you? Someone who loves the arts and who doesn’t take himself too seriously. Why do you feel it’s important to support the arts? The artistic and emotional waves of inspiration in my life have come from my love of music, which comes from God. If I can help in any way to bring this great treasure to others I would be honored. Many have said the great pianist Van Cliburn may have been responsible for the beginning of the end of the Cold War with his incredible piano performances in the Soviet Union. Bravo for the arts! How does the Park Foundation select the artists featured in its special programs and concerts? We always ask ourselves, ‘What gets audiences out? Why should they come to this performance when there are so many choices?’ So we always want the best. We searched for artists we thought exemplified the best our country had. [For example,] we came across Lola Astanova, a Russian pianist who had become an American citizen. She’s one of the most sought-after pianists and attracts millions to her website. She plays like the old masters, but she’s young enough to bring that sound and character to a new generation.

What is your biggest challenge? Personally, it’s to always be a good father and son and to do better as a person. In business, my biggest challenge is to take care of the employees we have and try to be a good steward of the business. It’s about community and manufacturing a good product and being thankful for those who work for you. It’s not the bottom line. It’s a lot more than that. We have 5,000 employees. It’s a lot of responsibility. How do you deal with the stress of that kind of responsibility? I listen to music before bed. It’s calming to me. Most guys I know, they’re out on the golf course. When they’re off (the golf course), they’re talking about a putt they missed. I don’t have that; there are no golf frustrations for me. Vacations must help, too. Do you have a favorite place to recharge? Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. I don’t get there too often, maybe every two or three years. It’s a unique place with a very old hotel (built in 1568). Franz Liszt himself stayed there and wrote music. I go there and I can picture Franz Liszt creating his music all those years ago.

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Russ Hibbard and his ’62 Porsche.

ust as the fabulous ’60s were arriving, fresh young “Pratt brat” Russ Hibbard arrived from Michigan. His family settled in the wide-open spaces of Palm Beach Gardens, an easy commute to the Pratt & Whitney plant. Hibbard landed a job cleaning the pool at John D. MacArthur’s Colonnades hotel, scoring the occasional Tarleton from the eccentric millionaire. Before he was a teenager, his dad taught him to fly at MacArthur’s private airstrip. Mom steered him toward the cello and French horn. Farther west was Palm Beach International Speedway – roaring cars and, in November 1969, the roaring Palm Beach Music and Arts Festival. “I slept through the Stones,” Hibbard laments. “But I did hear Janis. Oh, Janis!” Lake Worth, he remembers, was “a cool Florida beach town.” Half a century later, Hibbard and his wife, Karen McKinley, live in that beach town, working to restore the city’s “cool” as owners of The Bamboo Room, one of the nation’s top Roots Americana music clubs. Blending his father’s technical interests with his mother’s artistic influences, Hibbard tried Florida State before settling into design and graphics. An IBM contract job in North Carolina steered him to a Fort Lauderdale graphics company where he designed logos for Wayne Huizenga’s Waste Management trucks and Super Bowl-sized rings for Huizenga’s managers – a gold garbage truck with four diamond hubcaps. Expanding into design and restoration, Hibbard eventually found his way to Lake Worth, a city of “endless possibilities.” He landed a seat as a member of the Community Redevelopment Agency and saw an opportunity to restore historical properties. His proposal to convert a restaurant on Gulf Stream Hotel property into a club was rejected. Nothing along Lake or Lucerne Avenues was

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Russ Hibbard with blues sousaphonist Kirk Joseph at Bamboo Room's benefit for musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. The event raised $25,000.

Link Wray performs at the Bamboo Room.

Photos on this page by by Michelle Sammartino; courtesy Bamboo Room.

Louisiana Red performs at the Bamboo Room.

suitable. Ultimately, he spied the Paradise Building on J Street, designed and built in 1923 by Sherman Childs, an associate of noted architect Addison Mizner and a major force in the city’s early development. The building had been a dance hall, a roller rink, a billiard parlor. When Hibbard discovered it, Tutu’s restaurant was downstairs, antique sellers were on the second floor. “I pushed up a ceiling panel,” Hibbard recalls, “and saw all these old Dade County pine beams. I knew right away the acoustics would be fabulous.” It wasn’t for sale: Hibbard made an offer anyway. The owner accepted. In March 1999, the Bamboo Room opened as a blues club offering classic cocktails and table service. “It seems anathema to a blues joint,” Hibbard says. “But why does it have to be a dump? We believed people really want an environment where drinks are served in nice glasses by somebody who’s articulate. Plus, I needed some place to keep my 1,000 cocktail shakers!” Hibbard may have found a place to keep his collection of cocktail shakers (he also boasts impressive collections of phonograph records, musical instruments, artwork and classic cars that he races every chance he gets) but he still needed someone to sing the blues. He called managers and booking agents and sometimes the musicians themselves. Word spread. “A lot of people thought I was stupid, real stupid,” he says. “I probably overpaid for some stuff, but I don’t regret any of it.

I just figured a 70-year-old blues guy deserves to be paid. Besides, many of those shows were un-be-lieve-able.” Certainly no one else was able to book the Blind Boys of Alabama in Florida in a 150-seat room. Other early acts included journeymen such as Molten Mike and W.C. Spencer. Eventually blues legends dropped by: Taj Mahal, Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Levon Helm, Al Kooper, Tracy Nelson and more rocking types such as Bo Diddley, John Sebastian and Marty Balin. Back in 2001, when songwriters' nights attracted lots of locals to the Bamboo Room, an older guy in baseball cap and glasses played a couple of songs on his guitar and then began talking about how The Wanderer had made his career. “He rips into it as if [the late Delta Blues legend] Bukka White was singing it, spanking his guitar,” Hibbard says. “It’s raw, raw – almost unrecognizable. And this woman at the bar yells, ‘It’s supposed to be original material!’ “That’s when Dion stops, leans into the mic and says, ‘Yeah, no kidding’.” In May 2008, with the economy ebbing, Hibbard saw an opportunity… to close the Bamboo Room – and to improve it. While the doors were closed, he installed more efficient air conditioning and lighting, upgraded the sound system, built an outside bar and kept the website (www.bambooroomblues.com) active. Patrons and performers called constantly to urge reopening. In February 2011, with the economy rebounding, Hibbard obliged.

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Florida Atlantic University’s Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition features recent works by more than 30 artists in a variety of media and artistic styles – from traditional drawing, painting and sculpture to video and photographic work – demonstrating the preponderance of electronic and digital artworks in contemporary art. Through Nov. 9 in the Ritter Art Gallery and Dec. 7 in the Schmidt Center Gallery. 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; (800) 564-9539 or www.fauevents.com.

Elvis has entered the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture!

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The photography exhibition ELVIS: GRACE & GRIT showcases a collection of 35 largeformat, candid and on-air photographs shot by various CBS Television photographers. The images document Elvis before the Las Vegas years – during his meteoric rise to stardom. Through Feb. 2. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave.; (561) 243-7922 or DelrayCenterForTheArts.org.

Carbonell Award winners Margot Moreland and Oscar Cheda bring the real-life romance between composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer-Sager to life in the musical comedy They’re Playing Our Song. Featuring Hamlisch’s music, Bayer-Sager’s lyrics and a book by Neil Simon, the Boca Raton Theatre Guild production runs through Nov. 24. Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton; (561) 347-3948 or www.brtg.org.

Black Violin, the classically-trained hip hop duo, will perform their inspired combination of hip hop, rock and R&B in a concert at the Plumosa School of the Arts. Black Violin played at President Obama’s Inauguration, wowed audiences at the legendary Harlem Apollo Theatre and collaborated with P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith and the Eagles. 2501 Seacrest Blvd., Delray Beach; www.plumosafoundation.org.

Newly appointed Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa

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picks up the baton for the third installment in the 2013-2014 Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra series on Nov. 16 and 17. The concert showcases the winners of the annual Conservatory Concerto Competition, who were selected based on performances in October. Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton; (561) 237-9000 or http://events.lynn.edu.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will launch the expanded exhibit hall in the newly renovated South Florida Science Center. Continuing through Easter 2014, the exhibit will have nearly 100 priceless objects on display, including china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line and personal effects such as a cigar holder, toothpaste jar and calling card. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach; (561) 832-1988 or www.sfsciencecenter.org.

South Ocean Boulevard on Lake Worth Beach

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will be transformed into a world-class outdoor art gallery and craft market when Lake Worth Beach ArtFest debuts on Nov. 23-24. Patrons will be delighted by the eclectic displays of original works of art including paintings, contemporary and whimsical life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and unique handmade items. 10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth; (561) 746-6615 or www.artfestival.com.


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Business, pleasure or both. Nearby golf, shopping, dining, world-renowned beaches and lively nightlife, makes Palm Beach Gardens Marriott the ideal destination. And since Palm Beach is one of the premier, exclusive destinations in South Florida, you can't go wrong in choosing this North Palm Beach hotel as your vacation, meeting or event destination. Book today and find out what you have been missing at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott.

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Conducted by Eric Keiper, the venerable Delray Beach Chorale presents its annual Voices of the Season concert. Highlighted by Handel’s Messiah and traditional holiday songs, the chorus is accompanied by an orchestral ensemble and features several guest soloists. Dec. 5, Duncan Theatre, 4200 S. Congress Ave., Lake Worth; and Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason St., Delray Beach; (800) 984-SATB (7282) or www.delraybeachchorale.org.

VSA Florida – Palm Beach County is dedicated to promoting artistic excellence and providing educational opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. Its holiday showcase, Music Americana, is an entertaining and heartwarming inclusive community event where children, teens and adults have the opportunity to showcase their talents on stage. Duncan Theatre, 4200 S. Congress Ave., Lake Worth; (561) 966-7025 or www.vsapbc.com.

Cartoonist and caricaturist Ray Russotto offers insights into his unique perspective on South Florida’s foibles in It’s the Humidity, a Boca Raton Historical Society Town Hall Talk. Ray’s political cartoons and comics have graced the pages of the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel, Mutual Funds Magazine, Jazziz and many other publications. Town Hall, 71 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton; (561) 395-6766, ext. 101, or www.bocahistory.org.

The HARID Conservatory, South Florida’s internationally renowned professional training school for gifted young dancers, will present its winter performances on Dec. 14 and 15. The program includes classical ballet, character and modern dance, and HARID’s holiday tradition, Divertissements from The Nutcracker, Act II. Countess de Hoernle Theater, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton; (561) 998-8038 or www.harid.edu/performances.

By juxtaposing early experimental work

5C (Self-Portrait), 1979, © Chuck Close

with more recent forays into the possibilities of the medium, The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation brings together groundbreaking Polaroid pictures by 40 artists spanning the period from the initial release of the SX-70 camera in 1972 until the present. Dec. 19 to March 23, Norton Museum, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; (561) 832-5196 or www.norton.org.

The Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band lifts everyone’s spirits with a rousing performance of popular and traditional Christmas and Hanukkah songs played by the full band, which is conducted by Randy Sonntag. Surprise appearances by vocal and instrumental soloists add to this joyous celebration of the holiday season. Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; (561) 575-2223 or www.jupitertheatre.org.

The entire family can be KWP Productions’ guests

KWP Productions’ young performers

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for the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated film, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. Dec. 27, 28, 29; Jan. 3, 5; Borland Center for the Performing Arts, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 339-4687 or www.kwpproductions.com.


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Eclectic Dining and Exciting Cultural Events! • III Forks Prime Steakhouse • Cantina Laredo • Chipotle Mexican Grill • Christopher’s Kitchen • Chuck Burger Joint • J. Alexander’s • Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse

• III Forks Prime Steakhouse • Cantina Laredo • Chipotle Mexican Grill • Christopher’s Kitchen • Chuck Burger Joint • J. Alexander’s

Great taste lasts all year long on Mainstreet, whether it is a different cuisine every night of the week, unique home accessesories, health and beauty services or an array of cultural special events.

On Mainstreet at Midtown, in the heart of

• Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse

Year-round events, including:

Palm Beach Gardens, you’ll find seven cool restaurants, unique shopping in an upscale environment and an array of festivals, music concerts and cultural events.

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Sporting a new name – The SYMPHONIA –

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and a new logo, the Boca Raton-based orchestra launches its 2014 Connoisseur Concert Series under the baton of guest conductor Alexander Platt. Featuring William Wolfram, piano soloist, and Jeffrey Kaye, trumpet soloist, the program offers works by Rossini, Shostakovich and Schubert. Roberts Theatre, Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton; (561) 376-3848 or www.thesymphonia.org.

An evening with the Paul Taylor Dance Company

Esplanade

is a journey orchestrated by a genius who keeps producing masterpieces. The company’s extraordinarily talented dancers return to the Duncan Theatre on Jan. 17-18 to showcase three different decades of Taylor’s classic works - Esplanade (1975), Funny Papers (1994) and Dante Variations (2004). 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth; (561) 868-3309 or www.duncantheatre.org.

Flipside: The Patti Page Story presents a musical celebration of the beloved singer’s rise to stardom. Based on interviews with Page, Front Page Productions’ Flipside features 28 of her greatest hits, including “Tennessee Waltz,” “(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window” and “Mockingbird Hill.” Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade; (561) 993-1160 or www.dollyhand.org.

Considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs in the region, ArtPalmBeach is an annual “must-see” event for the Palm Beaches. Featuring paintings, photography, fine art glass, video, sculpture, design and functional art, the fair encompasses 80 international exhibitors, site-specific installations and artist’s receptions. Jan. 24-27, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach; www.artpalmbeach.com.

The Fifth Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti, clay and metal sculpture

comes to downtown Boca Raton on Jan. 25-26. Highlights include a juried show featuring more than 125 international and local artists working in glass, clay, wood, fiber, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography and metal. Art demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. Federal Highway, between N.E. Second St. and Palmetto Park Road; (941) 755-3088 or www.HotWorks.org.

One of the finest repositories of American silver in the nation,

Black, Starr & Frost (active 1874-1929), Aeronautical trophy, 1907. Silver, wood. New York Historical Society.

the New York Historical Society, has assembled more than 100 of its most compelling pieces for the exhibition Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York. The Flagler Museum showcases these treasures – ranging from simple spoons to extravagant trophies – from Jan. 28 to April 14. Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; (561) 655-2833 or www.flaglermuseum.us.

Back by popular demand, Linda Eder returns to the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College with her trio. Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut as the tragic character “Lucy” in the musical Jekyll & Hyde. 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 207-5900 or www.eisseycampustheatre.org.

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By Amy Woods

Photographers explore a watery world in an exhibition presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County From deep blue oceans to shallow green estuaries, the allure of all things aquatic has not only stoked seafarers and drawn divers but has also attracted a flotilla of photographers. The wonders of the water have kindled their imaginations and inspired love affairs with submerged subjects. Underwater cameras reveal the stunning, the stark and the serene â&#x20AC;&#x201C; visions seen by few without the benefit of photography.

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Palm Beach County, ringed by the shores of Lake Okeechobee, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, has emerged as an epicenter for such endeavors. Christopher Leidy’s lens found a barnacle-encrusted fuselage-turnedartificial reef in the waters off our coast. JD Duff floated patiently as a Hawksbill turtle paddling over bright corals came into view. Salty pictures capture more common imagery, as well – spindrift and sailing ships – that speak to a universal passion for liquid landscapes. South Florida’s symmetry with the surf and the sea serves as the inspiration for the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s first major exhibition of the season: The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery World. The show, which highlights the work of a homegrown cast of creatives, will hang in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Lake Worth from Nov. 22 through Jan. 18. “The exhibition will be filled with beautiful imagery that inspires and evokes a sense of awe, as well as an appreciation for our natural habitats above and below the surface,” says Nichole Hickey, the Cultural Council’s manager of artist services. “Many of the photographers capture with fresh eyes the landscape the average person may see every day while out of doors.” Others, she says, have managed to focus their lens in perilous situations – like staring down a massive shark – that would leave most of us blinded by fear. “It is a privilege to showcase professional artists who photograph from a vantage point that demands knowledge of not only the equipment that will capture these pictures but also the water itself and the machinery that will take them there,” she says.

TRUE Among the featured photographers is Alex Dreyfoos, a man of many hats. A sailor, scuba diver and snorkeler, Dreyfoos has mused about the water

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most of his adult life. As founder of the Cultural Council, the driving force behind the creation of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and a more-than-generous benefactor to the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, also in West Palm Beach, he has made his mark on solid ground. “I have always found the water-land combination very fascinating,” Dreyfoos says. “Since 1972, I have had four lakefront homes in Palm Beach. Our present home is on the top floor of the Trump Plaza.” A Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School graduate whose father worked as a professional photographer, Dreyfoos developed an industrial interest in photography early in his career. He invented the Professional Video Analyzing Computer, which took the colorcorrection of film to a new level and earned his company an Oscar Award for technical achievement in 1971. As navigator of the yacht Silver Cloud, he has gone in search of new horizons. His hydrodynamic heyday occurred in 2010, when he and his wife, Renate, boarded Silver Cloud for a 19-month, almost-around-the-world journey. “A lot of my photography was originated on the boat,” he says. “The seas – on the surface and below – contain a whole world of extraordinary creatures that I love to photograph and learn more about.”

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Mark Widick – an ear surgeon on land and a photographer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at sea – will showcase a series of science fiction-style shots in the exhibition. Widick’s subject: Project NEEMO, a NASA mission that entails a team of astronauts, engineers and researchers conducting experiments on the ocean floor off Key Largo. The Boca Raton resident has photographed the last three of Project NEEMO’s three-week descents to the Aquarius base, a habitat 70 feet beneath the surface. Team members – called aquanauts – simulate space flight, troubleshoot procedures and perform operations in an environment similar to that of the moon. Widick made daily trips to the base on a sup-

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port vessel, then suited up and took his camera gear to the sandy bottom. “You have to be willing to put expensive equipment under saltwater knowing if you get a leak, it is done,” he says. “It’s definitely worth the risk. That’s what you live for. When it’s over, you get constantly reminded about what a cool time you had because you have these photos on your wall that you can look at that nobody else has. You are never going to have the opportunity to do that again. This is once-in-a-lifetime.” A little closer to home – and to naturally occurring oxygen – Widick dabbles in fashion photography. His set: the backyard swimming pool. “Every day’s a good hair day if you’re floating underwater,” he says.

DEEP No exhibition titled The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery World would be complete without the jaw-dropping images of Jim Abernethy. The swims-with-the-sharks shutterbug has turned a passion for the predator into a crusade for its conservation. Abernethy lives aboard the commercial dive boat Shear Water, based out of the Lake Park Harbor Marina, and makes a living running shark expeditions for magazine photojournalists, television videographers and film directors. He has garnered international acclaim for pioneering shark encounters without a cage. “I’ve been swimming with sharks for more than 35 years,” he says. “I know them well. I’ve witnessed things that I know the world will not believe. Sharks like affection. That’s a very hard thing to sell.” His captivating close-ups of the most dangerous denizens of the deep have won awards and drawn headlines. “The key to the success of my business has all evolved around my life’s mission… to save sharks, as well as the rest of the ocean’s creatures,” Abernethy says. “Very few of us get to see the world’s nature and, as a photographer, if I can move just one person into the conservation of nature, then that image is successful to me.” This exhibition is sponsored by Loggerhead Marina and the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission.

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TAKE The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery World will be on display Nov. 22 through Jan. 18 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth.

Featured photographers include: Jim Abernethy Tony Arruza Alex Dreyfoos Christopher Leidy JD Duff Mark Widick Alan Dewey Jennifer Podis John Lopinot Dave Snyder Judy Townsend Tony Ludovico The exhibition is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Some of the talented photographers included in the exhibition will discuss the subjects and themes broached in their work at a pair of lectures at the Council’s headquarters in Lake Worth at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 and Jan. 7. In association with the exhibition, footage from the reality show Ultimate Diver Challenge – which filmed in Palm Beach County in June – will be shown. For information, call (561) 471-2901 or visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

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LOCAL BUSINESSES GROW HAND IN HAND WITH THE ARTS By Allegra Nagler

Kathi Kretzer and Bob Luptak have harnessed their passion for music to make a living â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to make an impact on the community. From encouraging music students to raising funds for charities and advocating for the arts, both have made supporting the arts their business.

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president of Kretzer Piano in Jupiter, is active in promoting music throughout the community. A former ballpark organist for the Atlanta Braves, Kretzer is a woman on the move. Her Music for the Mind concert series – held monthly since 2002 in the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace – features local music students and supports school music programs. Kretzer Kids is a group of music students that performs at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Recently, Kretzer founded the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing music education to children from financially challenged homes. In August, the group presented the second annual Physician Talent Showcase benefitting Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. Cheré Brodi, development director of Adopt-AFamily, says Kretzer is an asset to the community. “We’re honored to work with Kathi and to have her support of the services we provide to homeless families and their children,” she says. “Her generous spirit and desire to support young musicians are unstoppable.”

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From music teachers who inspire young people to dream and performers who donate their talents to a host of worthwhile causes to community leaders and organizers, exciting efforts are being made to tap into the power of music to make a difference in our community. Among those making a difference is Nat King Cole Generation Hope, a nonprofit organized by Nat King Cole’s

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Kretzer’s lastest project is the Keys to the Cities, which will display 20 baby grand and upright pianos at locations throughout the county from Nov. 2-14. Reminiscent of Seattle’s painted pigs or the colorful bovines in the Cow Parade first made popular in Chicago, the pianos – donated by the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation – will be hand-painted by local artists, played by passers-by and then donated to local children’s charities. Judith Mitchell, CEO of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, is excited about having one of the pianos on the center’s front plaza. “Kathi is always supportive of the arts in our community and a big part of the Kravis Center,” says Mitchell. Kretzer says, “We believe in doing everything in our power to enhance the quality of life in our community by supporting and encouraging music participation and by affording performing opportunities to young musicians.”

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twin daughters, Timolin and Casey, to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. “Music has an incredible transformative power and touches people in so many ways,” says Timolin Cole, who sees Generation Hope as a way to honor her father’s memory. “By enriching children with the opportunity to experience the joy of music, his legacy lives on.” In March, older sister and nine-time Grammy winner Natalie Cole performed at a benefit concert at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center that raised $170,000 to support the work of Generation Hope, which sponsors music lessons and mentoring programs and provides resources, equipment and instruments to students in South Florida. “Generation Hope is the oxygen needed to fuel these kids’ burning interest. The kids soak it up,” says Manny Capote of the Music Education Partnership at Lynn University. “We’re proud to be a part of something so inspirational.”


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owner of the Steinway Piano Gallery in Boca Raton, believes in the philosophy of Henry E. Steinway, the founder of legendary piano maker Steinway & Sons. “When cultural life flourishes,” the German immigrant said after setting up shop in a Manhattan loft in 1853, “so does the Steinway business.” A pianist who played tours with Lou Rawls and performed jingles for McDonald’s, Luptak attended the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, was on the founding board of the Palm Beach International Piano Festival and served on the board of directors for The Symphonia in Boca Raton. He is passionate about working with local conservatory students in his state-of-the-art performance space. Customdesigned by Steinway acousticians, the space features specially angled rooms, top-notch construction and no audible ambient sounds from fans or air conditioning units. “We use the space to record students for piano competitions and auditions,” says Luptak. “Students don’t often get the chance to perform on great sounding instruments in a professional setting. Bob gives these students that opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Anne Akerson, pianist and harpist and past vice president of the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association. Many young artists – including pianist and violinist Gabrielle Chou, world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell and 12-year old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick (who has appeared on Jay Leno and played for Celine Dion in Las Vegas) have appeared on the intimate stage at Luptak’s Steinway Piano Gallery, which is one of only 12 independently operated businesses in the world licensed by Steinway & Sons.

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“Bob is a symbol of integrity and refined taste in the musical society of Florida,” says Judith Burganger, professor of music at FAU and a Steinway concert pianist. “One of my greatest joys is to pass on the love, knowledge and experience of being a Steinway artist via student recitals in Bob’s facilities. His showcase promotes the finest talent and gives South Florida the opportunity to hear great music.” In the course of a year, Luptak hosts 50 independent piano educators’ studio recitals, presents his own recital series and partners with health, social and cultural organizations in their fundraising efforts. Among those who benefit from the gift of music through Steinway Piano Gallery Charities are the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society’s Race for the Cure, the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and Save the Children. In March, he will host Healing Hands at the Steinway at the gallery in Boca Raton, which features local physicians performing to benefit charities of their choosing.

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Career Transition for Dancers helps artists find their footing when the final curtain goes down By Amy Woods

At age 4, a little Ballet Florida dancer-to-be stepped into the world of wood floors, barre exercises and first positions. She donned leotards, tights and tutus throughout her entire youth and, when she entered her senior year at Cardinal Newman High School, she committed herself to the demanding world of dance.

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“While everyone was filling out college applications, I was sending out resumes and head shots and going to auditions,“ Stephanie Miragliotta recalls. Miragliotta initially landed at Cleveland San Jose Ballet in Cleveland, where she pliéd, pirouetted and pas de deuxed for a paycheck. After one year, she made the move to BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio, committing for two years before hopping aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship as an ocean-going entertainer. The gig lasted six months. “I wanted my pointe shoes back,“ she says. A native of West Palm Beach, Miragliotta grew up admiring Ballet Florida, which had been entertaining local audiences since 1986. She was thrilled to trade in the open seas for the opportunity to dance for them and, for seven seasons, she performed in some of her favorite ballets, including Couer de Basque, Lambarena and The Nutcracker. In 2009 – at the height of her career – she landed the role she had longed for since her days as a student at the Palm Beach Ballet Center: Titania in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Ballet Florida declared bankruptcy and shuttered its doors before the show hit the stage. Then, the out-of-work dancer fractured her foot. “I was 30,” she says. “I thought maybe this is God’s way of saying, ‘I’ve got another plan for you’.” Enter Career Transition for Dancers, the national nonprofit that has helped hoofers in Palm Beach County – and across the nation – to move on after that final curtain call. With offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as a mobile National Outreach Project, CTFD has provided more than 60,000 hours of individual and group career counseling with a dollar value of more than $7.9 million, and awarded $4.9 million in educational and entrepreneurial support to dancers in search of a second career. “Everyone in the real world thinks dancers automatically become teachers,” says Alex Dubé, the organization’s executive di-

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rector. “That is not the case.” Many jobless dancers file for unemployment, have little or no money in the bank and experience a sense of mourning after working in a sheltered environment most of their lives. “Their careers are very short, and they have nowhere else to go,” CTFD Vice President Anka Palitz explains. “These dancers need help.” When the curtain came down on her performance career, Miragliotta applied for and received a scholarship through one of the myriad programs and services CTFD offers. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach State College and, for the past four years, has worked at Cleveland Clinic Florida as an event planner. CTFD sources most of its $1.6 million annual budget from corporations, foundations and patrons – including Palm Beach residents Ellis and Nancy Parker, honorees at the upcoming Heart & Soul Celebration, which will be held Jan. 29 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The Parkers, longtime donors to the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, have funded a multitude of opportunities for local arts students through their tireless community philanthropy. Steven Caras, a resident of West Palm Beach and a shining example of the amazing possibilities that can emerge in the second act of a dancer’s life, also will receive recognition at the fundraiser. The former New York City Ballet standout who studied under the tutelage of George Balanchine before gaining critical acclaim and success as a dance photographer and development professional will take home the Heart & Soul Award. “My identity as a dancer was stripped away in an instant,” Caras says, remembering when an ingénue inherited his primary role after his seventh season. “I was still a young man but suddenly thrust into the real world. CTFD can help all dancers nationwide who face the inevitable, as I once did.”

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Visiting artists bring knowledge, experience and inspiration to Palm Beach County

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Julie Kent, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York City and one of the brightest lights in the ballet world, spent time in the studios and on the stage of Boca Ballet Theatre, appearing in an unforgettable production of Giselle. Kent was participating in the civic company’s artist-inresidence program, which provides opportunities for students to learn from and perform with professional dancers. Dan Guin, executive director and co-artistic director of BBT, recalls that, at the time, an overjoyed young student exclaimed, “If I never dance again – I got to dance with Julie Kent!” Brushes with greatness are just one of the many advantages of the artist-in-residence programs offered by BBT and other arts organizations in the county, including the Armory Art Center, Palm Beach Photographic Centre and Society of the Four Arts. These vetted and competitive programs attract the best and the brightest artists from around the world. All have teaching requirements – and that means a constant influx of talent helping to attract students of all ages eager to apprentice with the best.

Bringing a Fresh Perspective Whether they are established or emerging, resident artists often introduce students – and the organizations that host them – to the

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latest methods and newest equipment in their respective fields. The program at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach attracts many recent art school graduates who bring a fresh perspective. They work on their craft and also obtain practical experience teaching visual arts classes, such as sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, painting, printmaking and mixed media art. “One of the win-win aspects of the program is that the residents can hone their teaching skills and our students learn new techniques,” says Talya Lerman, director of education at the Armory. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach is leveraging a brand new artist-in-residence program to attract top-tier teaching talent that will contribute to its reputation as a leading photography center. Its first resident, Kadir López Nieves, an established mixedmedia artist, will teach a series of pop-up classes this fall that delve into his artistic process and expression, as well as his experiences as an artist living and working in Cuba. The length of these residency programs varies. The Armory’s program lasts eight months and includes two to four artists. The Photographic Centre plans to bring in one to three artists per year for a minimum residency of three months each. Boca Ballet, on the other hand, welcomes a robust lineup of as many as 40 artists per year for stints that last one or two weeks. As Guin explains, “We are built on a series of artistic residencies because the core of our mission is to expose students to working professional artists. It’s what drives our programming.” In addition to a stipend and studio space, each of the host organizations provides housing for visiting artists. The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach planned for this when it opened the renovated Dixon Education Building earlier this year. The building con-


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tains a beautifully appointed apartment for an artist who will live there for three months during the busy winter season as part of the artist-in-residence program, to be formally announced later this year. As with the other organizations, the Society of the Four Arts views the program as an engagement tool. “A major aspect of the artist-in-residence program will be interaction with Four Arts patrons,” says Ervin Duggan, president and chief executive officer. “We expect that some of our artists will teach; others may lecture or present exhibitions.”

Access to New Audiences Programs for resident artists are often funded by government or private foundation grants, or gifts from generous donors. The latter is the case at the Four Arts, where a $500,000 pledge from Larry and Mickey Beyer will provide for the artists’ stipends. According to Lerman, the payment arrangement for residents at the Armory Art Center is among the most generous in the country. “It fully covers their time here,” she says. This is invaluable for artists, allowing them to dedicate more time to their art. Chandra DeBuse, a renowned professional potter and teacher in Kansas City, Mo., fondly recalls her time as an Armory resident from 2010 to 2011. She says, “The Armory was a launch  Necklace by Lisa Johnson

pad that gave me the time and space to finish the body of work I’d started in graduate school.” “Artists also benefit by having their work seen by a new audience,” says Katie Edwards, director of marketing and development at the Four Arts. Residency programs can take credit for introducing artists to collectors. “Our goal is to have a dynamic and interactive experience for both patrons and artists,” she says. “I had the opportunity to participate in an international jewelry exhibition and sale at the Norton Museum of Art,” says Lisa Johnson, a second-year resident at the Armory Art Center who teaches metalsmithing and jewelry design. López Nieves had the opportunity to stage two exhibits at the Photographic Centre at the beginning of his residency. “The program gave me an opportunity to exhibit my body of work in a high-quality museum and it gave the local community the opportunity to be introduced to a new point of view about how to approach the object of art,” he explains.  Capitol, by Kadir López Nieves, 2013, mixed media sculpture

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“THE CORE OF OUR MISSION IS TO EXPOSE STUDENTS TO WORKING PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS.” – Dan Guin, executive director and co-artistic director, Boca Ballet Theatre

 Sarah Smith. Photo by Norman Gorback

A Time to Grow Ultimately, artist-in-residence programs are about growth. They can help launch careers, like the Armory’s program did for DeBuse, who will return this year as part of the Visiting Master Series. “It’s exciting to know that the Armory is an incubator for artists,” says Lerman. Residency programs contribute to a sense of community. As Lerman explains, “Resident artists develop bonds with students and staff and each other. They become comrades.” “As a training tool, the professional experience and expertise these people bring inspire a whole new generation of artists in this county,” says Guin. Sarah Smith was 11 years old and ready to give up on dancing when inspiration struck her. Her mother suggested she try taking a class at Boca Ballet before making her final decision. Once there, Smith trained with and performed alongside her idols, including Heather Sanders, Angel Corella and Yan Chen, observing firsthand the day-in, day-out, everyday life and training of professional dancers. “It was really eye-opening for me,” she recalls. “Within three months of being there, not only did I not want to quit, I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” And that’s exactly what she’s been doing for the past 10 years as a professional dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

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 Home, by Armory Art Center Artist-in-Residence Josh Stover, 2013

 Untitled, by Armory Art Center Artist-in-Residence Maggie Finlayson, 2013.

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DRIVEN

Design and desire fuel the high-octane world of classic car collectors

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DRIVEN  1967 Shelby GT 500 convertible

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Cars not only get us where we need to go, they have the power to transport us. The self-satisfied purr of a 1970 Cutlass can propel you down memory lane at thrilling speed. A brighter future is within reach behind the wheel of the latest electric Tesla. The civility of a bygone era is just around the corner in an elegant Silver Ghost.

For some car collectors, sleek lines and sublime design aesthetics set the heart racing. Others are fueled by memories of their first love – that special car that ignited youthful dreams of freedom and the open road. To all automotive enthusiasts, however, the exotic, antique and classic cars they crave represent much more than feats of engineering. “If it’s a collectible, somewhere, somehow there’s a story behind it,” says Russell Glace, a well-respected collector and car enthusiast from Lake Worth. Glace not only serves as operations director for the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance, a high-profile pageant of collectibles (the name, taken from the French meaning a competition of elegance, says it all) but is also chief judge of the world’s largest Ferrari show, the Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza held in Palm Beach. “It’s exactly like a painting, a rare piece of furniture or antique jewelry,” he says in an attempt to explain the unexplainable. “You want to know where it came from, who owned it, how was it made?” “Unlike precious metals, stocks, bonds and even most art,” however, as the Los Angeles Times noted, “rare autos have emotional qualities that other investments lack.”

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The national love affair with the car continues to generate plenty of heat; the market for collectibles can sometimes stall, though. Since the lows of 2009, however, values have grown by as much as 33 percent. Last year alone, more than a dozen cars sold at auction for $2 million or more, according to industry insiders. It’s likely that dozens more sold for seven figures privately. Many of the most desirable cars represent not only the finest engineering of the years in which they were produced but also reflect the lifestyle and the mood of the age. “The car represents the features of the period – of dress, of fashion and of a way of life,” Glace says. “The car is a mark of its time.” The vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s, for example, represented the post-war prosperity of a nation at peace and economically stable. For collectors – especially Baby Boomers who lived through the times – the cars bring back memories of what television appropriately dubbed “Happy Days.” “Those cars represent an era that was special to most who lived through it,” says Gary Bennett, vice president of consignment for BarrettJackson Auction Company, which holds auto shows and auctions throughout the country – and in West Palm Beach – with each attracting thousands of bidders and spectators. “Collectors buy what they love,” says Ken Baker of Delray

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Beach, who has a small car collection of his own and who also manages a multimillion-dollar collection housed in a private south Palm Beach County museum. “They also look for beauty and design, quality of the craftsmanship and the technology that was used at the time.” Throughout Palm Beach County, tucked away in nondescript warehouses, are private car museums that feature everything from a 1932 Duesenberg to a vintage ’57 Chevy Bel Air and an iconic 1953 Corvette. In most instances, their owners are as diverse as the cars in their collections. Some are wealthy real estate developers who focus on cars from what is known as the brass era, those produced prior to 1924. Others made their money in the tech industry and used it to buy cars that can rekindle the memories of youth. Still others are working professionals with an eye for style and heart-stopping good looks. True collectors, especially those who thrive on taking their cars to shows – in Palm Beach County and across the country – where they can display them to other like-minded enthusiasts, share an ardor that extends not only to the cars they collect but to the stories behind them. Each has at least one car in their collection that is their pride and joy; the one they have spent months, maybe years, researching and thousands, maybe


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hundreds of thousands, of dollars restoring. Brian Styles and his wife, Samantha, didn’t quite know what they were looking at when they first saw the candy-apple red 1967 Shelby GT 500 convertible at a 2009 auction in Indianapolis – but they knew it was special. An aficionado of vintage muscle cars with a collection that began to take shape after he sold his Boca Raton-based software company in 2007, Styles recognized something in the Shelby – which sold at the auction for $875,000 – that others had missed. “This car wasn’t fully appreciated,” he explains. “It was the only dual-quad carborated Shelby convertible ever built.” After putting an additional $300,000 into restoring the classic car – and after years spent researching and learning as much as possible about the crown jewel of their small collection – the Delray Beach residents say the Shelby is priceless. “We could never replace the Shelby convertible,” Styles says. “There isn’t anything else like it. It’s one of a kind.” The thrill of the hunt – being able to find that one car that will shine above all the rest – is one of the joys of collecting but it’s not the only driving force. “We bought the car because it was rare, it was sexy, there was mystery and there are a lot of stories behind it,” Styles says. “We keep the car because now we get to share those stories.” Christina Wood contributed to this story.

Performance Art Listen to the engine purr, feast your eyes on the stylish design and be moved by the exotic, antique and classic cars that collectors crave at these great gatherings of collectible cars in Palm Beach County:

SuperCar SuperShow What makes it great: Hundreds of classics, antiques, muscle cars and sports cars line the West Palm Beach waterfront. When: Jan. 12 Where: Along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach Website: www.supercarweek.com

Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza What makes it great: The largest gathering of Ferraris in the country When: Jan. 25 Where: The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach Website: www.cavallino.com/cavallino-classic.html

Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance What makes it great: 200 of the finest collectible cars and motorcycles from around the country will be on display. When: Feb. 23 Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club Website: www.bocaratonconcours.com

Barrett-Jackson Car Auction What makes it great: With more than 400 cars on display and up for auction, the Barrett-Jackson event has something for everyone. When: April 11-13 Where: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach Website: www.barrett-jackson.com

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art&culture Honored for Excellence The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s award-winning magazine, art&culture, has lived up to its reputation for excellence once again! The magazine brought home honors in six separate categories in the Florida Magazine Association’s 2013 Charlie Awards competition – including its first awards for editorial content.

art&culture earned the following awards in the Association category for our Spring 2012, Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 issues:  Charlie (Gold) – Best Overall Magazine  Charlie (Gold) – Best Overall Writing  Charlie (Gold) – Best Feature Headlines  Silver – Best Use of Photography  Silver – Best Department  Bronze – Best Overall Design One judge complimented the magazine for “Strong visuals, clean design, interesting

people pursuing creative work.” Another judge commented, “Absolutely beautiful! Each issue is stunning and engaging with exciting articles and photos that illustrate the features. From beginning to end, the magazine just shouts ‘culture!’” Commenting on the writing category, the judges said, “In a highly competitive category, art&culture edges out the other entrants with departments and short news items that exhibit the same easy, interesting style as feature articles. This magazine knows who it is and delivers a consistent, high-quality editorial product in tune with its persona.” Christina Wood, art&culture’s managing editor, deserves kudos for oversight of all editorial content as well as the feature headlines honors. The Best Department award came for the Portrait component of the magazine’s Upfront section, which included articles written by Anne Rodgers, Leon M. Rubin and Amy Woods. art&culture is published for the Cultural Council in collaboration with Passport Publications, under the overall guidance of Robert S.C. Kirschner, publisher and president. Angelo D. Lopresti is art and production director.

Creative Capital Preview Draws 55 Artists The Cultural Council hosted a capacity crowd of 55 local artists in August for a free Professional Development Program Preview in conjunction with Creative Capital. The attendees had an opportunity to learn key business, management and planning skills required for a successful art career. The Cultural Council will host a comprehensive threeday weekend workshop with Creative Capital on November 8-10. Preview participants were led through a mini-session of the process laid out in the Creative Capital Professional Development Program Strategic Planning Workbook, which includes exercises and evaluation processes for goal setting, time management, likes and dislikes, financial tracking, budgets and a five-year financial projection. The workshop was led by Colleen Keegan, an arts consultant who developed the Strategic Planning program for Creative Capital grantees. Artists interested in registering for the November Creative Capital workshop can find more information at www.palmbeach culture.com.

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Arts consultant Colleen Keegan speaks to participants at the Creative Capital preview event.

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cultural council news Marilyn Bauer Joins Cultural Council Staff; Bill Nix Retires After 15-Year Tenure Marilyn Bauer – an award-winning journalist and two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow – joined the Cultural Council as director of marketing and government affairs. She succeeds William M. “Bill” Nix, who retired in August as vice president of marketing and government affairs following 15 years of dedicated service. Bauer, a West Palm Beach resident, is a marketing and communications expert with extensive experience in cross-platform marketing including branding, public relations, social media, special events, creative services, project management and promotion. She has more than 20 years of experience working for major metropolitan newspapers, national magazines and websites on both the editorial and business side of the industry. “The Council is so pleased to welcome Marilyn to our outstanding team,” said Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer. “She has a sophisticated communications background, several travel writing awards and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships under her belt, making her perfect for this position.” Bauer has served as an advocate for the arts for most of her life – not only writing about the business and importance of the arts in numerous outlets, but also as an art critic for publications ranging from ARTnews to Art & Antiques to the Cincinnati Enquirer, where she was the art critic for six years. An arts blog she wrote for Scripps Media from 2010 to 2011 was recognized by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for its coverage of issues relevant to the arts community. She is a frequent contributor to Western Art & Architecture. Bauer has worked as a volunteer and on a pro bono basis for a number of small-

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er arts organizations, most recently for a fledgling art center in Hobe Sound. She attended graduate school at New York University in arts administration. Most recently, Bauer held the position of public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Palm Beach and previously directed marketing for Digital Domain Media Group, where she also worked as a writer of a documentary film and a series of books. She has held senior marketing positions at Harper’s Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. Bauer succeeds Bill Nix, who planned and managed comprehensive marketing, public relations and advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural industry throughout his tenure with the Cultural Council. He was responsible for the development of several grant programs to benefit the arts and cultural business community and his advocacy work covered state and federal issues and increased funding for the arts. Throughout his career, Nix served on a number of regional and national committees including the South Florida Cultural Consortium, Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies,

the New Product Development Committee of Visit Florida, the National Steering Committee of the Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alliance and the Board of South Arts. He is a conference speaker and has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts State Cultural Council and state grant panels. Nix’s immediate plans in retirement include continuing to promote and advocate for the arts as President of Nix Communications Group Inc., with a focus on cultural and heritage tourism and economic development through the arts. The Delray Beach resident opened the company in 1987 following a 20-year strategic planning and financial management career with IBM Corporation.

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{inside culture} cultural council news County Contemporary Exhibition Completes Successful Summer Run More than 150 members, friends and guests of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County turned out for a special Members Preview event on June 13 to enjoy the unveiling of its summer exhibition, County

Contemporary: All Media Juried Show. The members-only event in the main gallery of the Cultural Council’s headquarters in Lake Worth featured a welcome by Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer of the Council, and comments about the works selected by Mark Richard Leach, executive director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the show’s distinguished juror. The exhibition was generously underwritten by Diane and Herbert S. Hoffman. Guests mingled and viewed the stunning

collection of works by 36 Palm Beach County artists in a variety of media, including painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Attendees included Sallie and Bert Korman, Christopher Caneles and Stephen Nesbitt, Rick Gonzalez, Kim Sargent, Ken and Robin Spillias, David and Kayla Willson and Mo and Sally of 105.5 FM’s The Mo & Sally Show. (See photos from the reception on page TK.) First place honors with “Best of Show” and a cash prize of $2,000 were awarded to Isabel Gouveia for De-Composition – Experiment 1317 (digital photography). Second place, with a cash prize of $1,000, was awarded to Virginia McKinney for Washed Ashore (forged and welded steel, earthenware clay, casting slip, glazes, slips and stains). Third place, with a cash prize of $500, went to Dennis Aufiery for Jacknife Bridge (oil on canvas). The People’s Choice award winner was Carin Wagner for her painting Shelter.

Mark Richard Leach, Isabel Gouveia, Virginia McKinney and Dennis Aufiery

“County Contemporary represents an eclectic display of the diversity and talent in Palm Beach County,” said Blades. “By offering this type of competition to artists, it directly supports our mission to help them as professionals with the chance to have their works critiqued and ultimately shown.” Leach, the exhibition’s juror, added, “The award winners displayed deep commitment to their work as evidenced by rich experimentation, a thorough knowledge of process and making and a passion for an eye to the world carefully observed.”

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{inside culture} cultural council news 2013-14 Culture & Cocktails Season Promises More Scintillating Conversations The ninth season of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s popular Culture & Cocktails series returns in November with five fascinating conversations at The Colony Hotel Pavilion in Palm Beach. Culture & Cocktails is generously sponsored by the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. Additional support for the series is provided by the Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, founder; and PR-BS, a Boca Raton– based public relations firm. The 2013-2014 schedule includes: November 4: HITS & MRS. – A Conversation with Butch Trucks and Melinda Trucks He is the legendary drummer with the Allman Brothers Band and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. She is a much-admired visual artist with a varied portfolio (paintings, portraits, nudes, landscapes). The interviewer is Brad Deflin, founder and president of Total Digital Security. January 6: JEWELRY & PALM BEACH – A Conversation between Stefan Richter and John Loring Richter is with Richters of Palm Beach, a well-known jewelry store that has specialized in rare and estate jewelry since 1893, especially signed pieces from 1910 to the 1970s. Loring is design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co. and a regular contributor to art&culture. February 3: DISHING DESIGN – A Conversation between Steven Stolman and Joseph Pubillones Stolman is president of Scalamandré, America’s leading purveyor of exquisite decorative fabrics, wall coverings, trims and furnishings. Pubillones is an award-winning CubanAmerican interior designer who has been featured on HGTV’s Designer Challenge and on the Bob Villa show. March 3: THE FIRST NOËL – A Conversation with Barry Day, Author of The Letters of Noël Coward This conver-

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sation will kick off The Noël Coward Festival Palm Beach 2014. The interviewer will be William Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks. April 7: CULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR – A Conversation with Milton Maltz Milton Maltz founded Malrite Communications Group Inc. in 1956 and served as its chairman and CEO until the Company was sold in 1998. Under his direction, Malrite became one of the most successful operators of radio and television properties in the country with stations stretching from New York to Los Angeles. A respected cultural philanthropist, Maltz and his wife, Tamar, have been major backers of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. The interviewer will be Beth Neuhoff, president and CEO of Neuhoff Communications, a broadcast company serving small and midsize communities. Admission to Culture & Cocktails is free for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above) and $50 per person

for non-members. All proceeds go to support artist programs of the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Each event will run 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. The Colony Hotel will serve complimentary beverages and an array of specially prepared hors’ d’oeuvres and offer free valet parking. The center of Palm Beach society for more than 65 years, the Colony Hotel is located at 155 Hammon Ave., just one block south of Worth Avenue and one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. As an added bonus, attendees at any of the Culture & Cocktails events at the Colony Pavilion will be offered a free bottle of wine with dinner or two-forone drinks at the hotel’s celebrated Polo Steaks & Seafoods immediately following the conversation. People interested in attending Culture & Cocktails can RSVP before each event by

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{inside culture} cultural council news Two Palm Beach County Artists Receive SFCC Fellowship Awards Palm Beach County artists Nathaniel Katz and Bonnie Seeman are among the select group of recipients of the prestigious 2013 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual & Media Artists Fellowship. Katz, an interdisciplinary artist, and Seeman, a ceramic artist, are two of 14 recipients honored this year from Palm Beach, Martin, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Each received a $7,500 award. Katz, a resident of Jupiter, was born in Canada, and raised in Israel and the U.S. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in digital media. While there, he was the recipient of a graduate fellowship and a graduate award of excellence. Katz was awarded the Best New Media prize at the Boston Young Contemporaries in 2008. In 2009, he participated at the Lugar, a Dudas

artist residency program in Cali, Colombia. Katz defines his work as “…provoking the possibility of reverberation beyond the moment of encounter through storytelling, gifts and the dissemination of desire.” Seeman, of Boca Raton, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Bonnie Seeman University of Miami and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has participated in numerous international and national exhibitions including Art Basel, Switzerland; the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea; and Arco Art Fair, Spain. She is the recipient of several grants, including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award and two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships.

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Seeman serves on the board of the Watershed Center and has served as a Florida Arts Fellowship panelist. “I am very interested in the utilitarian object as a means of narration,” Seeman said. “My work blends the macabre with the beautiful, which acts as a metaphor for the fragility and resiliency of life.” The Consortium, an alliance of the arts councils of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Martin counties, recognized seven visual artists from Miami-Dade County, four from Broward County, two from Palm Beach County and one from Monroe County this year. The fellowships are conferred at either the $15,000 or $7,500 level. The $15,000 fellowships are among the largest such awards provided by local arts agencies in the United States. The recipients were selected during a two-tier panel process, which included the participation of regional and national arts experts. The South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program is a cooperative project funded in part with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, the Boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe counties, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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{inside culture} cultural council news JP Morgan Chase Foundation Supports ‘STEAM’ Initiative The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County received a landmark $75,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase Foundation to support the Council’s continuing goal of bringing art education programs into Palm Beach County classrooms. With the generous gift, 100 percent of students at Pioneer Park Elementary School in Belle Glade will have the chance to experience “STEAM” – Science-TechnologyEngineering-Art-Math – an initiative committed to keeping arts integration active in Palm Beach County classrooms with opportunities for students to see live arts and cultural performances, often for the first time. Dollars from the grant will also give each member of the school’s faculty the opportunity to work alongside “teaching artists” in their classrooms to integrate art into tra-

ditional curriculum. In the past, similar programs sponsored by the Cultural Council have included pairing artists with social studies teachers and incorporating visual and performance art projects into the classroom to enhance learning for 390 students at various schools throughout Palm Beach County in the “Building Learning through Communities Grant.” Additionally, 200 partici- Students enjoy an educational arts and cultural field trip pating artists who live and experience at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach. work in Palm Beach County will have learning experiences for children through access to workforce development training the arts,” said Rena Blades, president and in business skills along with the chance to chief executive officer of the Cultural exhibit their original art pieces in the Council. “It’s rewarding to assist in bringing Council’s Uniquely Palm Beach Store. art to children because we know that it can “We appreciate that JP Morgan Chase foster a life-long enjoyment and participaFoundation is partnering with us to enhance tion in the arts and cultural community.”

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cultural compendium Palm Beach Opera to Host Inaugural Outdoor Concert The Palm Beach Opera hopes to start a new tradition with its first OPERA @ THE WATERFRONT concert on Dec. 14 at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. Beginning at 2 p.m., the Opera invites fans to bring the whole family – and a picnic basket – for a free community concert of opera arias and ensembles performed by stellar Palm Beach Opera soloists along with the critically acclaimed Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Chorus. “We are very excited to bring opera to the community in an accessible and familyfriendly way,” says General Director Daniel Biaggi. “Offering a big outdoor concert with international artists as well as the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Chorus has been a goal of ours for the past couple of years and we are thrilled to see it come to fruition.” The headliner for the outdoor event will be tenor James Valenti, whose voice is often compared to those of the greatest tenors of the post WW ll period: Franco Corelli, Giuseppe di Stefano and Carlo Bergonzi. The much sought-after 6’5” tenor has built a global reputation for his elegant musicianship, commanding stage presence and ardent vocal style. For more information, call (561) 833-7888 or visit www.pbopera.org.

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{inside culture} cultural compendium Kravis Center’s Lunch & Learn Series Highlights Cultural Personalities The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ popular ArtSmart Lunch & Learn series returns for 2014 with three continuing arts education events presented during lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center. The program is co-chaired by Steven Caras, who danced with the New York City Ballet for 14 years and who maintains an active schedule as a published author, featured lecturer, photographer, dance critic, guest ballet master and fundraiser; and award-winning business leader, actress and lecturer Lee Wolf, who serves on the Kravis Center’s board of directors. The 2014 Lunch & Learn lineup includes such varied topics as Ladies of Letters: Dorothy Parker, Edna Ferber, Lillian Hellman: A Conversation with Julie Gilbert and Lee Wolf on Jan. 24; Michael Feinstein

interviewed by Steven Caras on Feb. 7; and Marilyn Monroe, presented by Lee Wolf and Steven Caras on March 17. For the first program in January, Lee Wolf will be joined by Julie Gilbert, novelist, biographer, playwright and founder/instructor of The Writers’ Academy at the Kravis Center, to examine three literary tastemakers who sparked a new era of creativity in American culture. Journalist, writer, critic and Lillian Hellman poet Dorothy Parker was a legendary literary figure known for her acid-tongued barbs. She was also a fixture and founding member of the Algonquin Hotel’s “Round Table,” famous for hosting the wittiest debates and banter. Edna Ferber, also an Algonquin Round Table regular, was a well-

known writer of short stories, novels and plays, including Dinner at Eight and Show Boat (Ferber was Gilbert’s great aunt.) A leading playwright and motion picture screenwriter, Lillian Hellman wrote dramas (The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine) that forcefully attacked injustice, exploitation and selfishness. Lunch & Learn lectures are held in the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. Tickets are $75 for each event. For general information about the Kravis Center performances and events like the ArtSmart Lunch & Learn series, call the box office at (561) 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org.

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{inside culture} cultural compendium Free Performance Series for Children Returns to Palm Beach Gardens

Peter Pan, presented by TheatreworksUSA

The Eissey Campus Theatre, located on the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College, announced the schedule for its 2013-2014 season of Arts in the Gardens for Young People. This free series, generously sponsored by Paul and Sandra Goldner, provides school-time performances for children in Palm Beach County and is designed to expose young people to the arts in a live theater setting with an opportunity to interact with the artists. In its third season, the series has grown to six performances and offers programs in music, dance and theatre with themes that link to Common Core Standards. Study guides are provided for participating educators, with activity suggestions and information that will expand upon curriculum already being covered in the classroom. This series is approved for field trips by the Palm Beach County School District. The schedule includes: Palm Beach Symphony (Grades 2-8), Nov. 14 – Join the Palm Beach Symphony for a program that introduces audiences to the instrument families of the symphony orchestra. Peter Pan, presented by TheatreworksUSA (Grades K-4), Jan. 22 – An adapted version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale created by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, this production explores the journey of a group of children in turn-of-thecentury London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan. Young Artists of the Palm Beach Opera (Grades 5-12), Jan. 29 – Singers from the Young Artists program will present solos, duets and ensemble pieces from The Barber of Seville, The Tales of Hoffmann and La Traviata among others and will educate students about the art form of opera.

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{inside culture} briefly noted Tamburitzans (Grades 2-8), March 3 – The Duquesne University Tamburitzans is the longest-running American folk ensemble dedicated to the artistic performance and preservation of Eastern European music, song and dance. Ballet Palm Beach (Grades 3-12), May 12 – Formerly known as Florida Classical Ballet Theatre, Ballet Palm Beach will present Short Stories II, a program of dances based on classic children’s literature. Mr. Al in Concert (Grades Pre K-2), May 14 – In this fun and entertaining musical program for young children, Mr. Al incorporates important development skills such as rhythmic patterns, language development, motor skills, math concepts, listening skills and more. For more information or reservations, contact the Eissey Campus Theatre ticket office at (561) 207-5900 or e-mail fabera@palmbeachstate.edu.

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having a record-breaking sea turtle nesting season. By Labor Day, 1,376 green sea turtle nests had been counted, breaking the previous record of 926 nests set in 2007. The total sea turtle nesting season record has been surpassed with 2,562 nests, breaking the previous record (also set in 2007) of 2,142 nests. Loggerhead sea turtles with 1,159 nests and leatherbacks with 27 nests contributed to the overall record. Sea turtle nesting runs annually March through October and is a very exciting and busy season at the park, which is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. Every morning, park rangers and volunteers survey the beach to track and record the number of turtles that come ashore overnight. This year, in addition to the daily surveys, staff organized the inaugural Citizen Science Program Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest Excavation, which enabled 20 citizen scientist volunteers to work alongside MacArthur Beach State Park staff.

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7,537 subscribers for the 2013-14 season, billed as Your Ticket to Great Entertainment! In its first day of single ticket sales, the theater posted a record $102,000, the most ever in a single day. The previous record was $57,000. “Our 2013-14 season ticket sales represent a milestone for the Maltz and we believe these sales are a testament to the outstanding artistic excellence that our patrons have come to expect,” said Producing Artistic Director Andrew Kato. The record-breaking day came as construction crews continued a number of projects made possible by a $2.5-million campaign funded by Jupiter resident and founding board member Roe Green and the Roe Green Foundation, along with other donors. The expansion project is creating an upstairs club-level lounge and space for executive offices, expanding and upgrading the downstairs lobby, increasing restroom capacity and adding a standalone family restroom. Construction is expected to be complete in mid-October.


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Belen Woods joined the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium as marketing director. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for promoting exhibits, building the Science Center’s new brand and increasing the number of annual visitors. Formerly the marketing coordinator for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Woods is a West Palm Beach native and current resident. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum, recently completed a $5-million expansion and renovation. With a new mission to “open every mind to science,” the Science Center features more than 50 handson educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit.

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briefly noted The Palm Beach Zoo hired Angela Cruz Ledford, former WPTV reporter, as its media relations manager. She brings eight years of communications experience to the position as well as enthusiasm for the zoo’s mission, a passion for nonprofit organizations and experience in multiple South Florida newsrooms. In her new position, Ledford is responsible for serving as the media contact and communications liaison for the zoo, as well as raising awareness of its conservation efforts. “I am thrilled to represent the Palm Beach Zoo, which educates people about the need for wildlife conservation,” Ledford said. “I look forward to working with media to tell the zoo’s unlimited stories about the animals we care for and save from the real threat of extinction.” Ledford previously worked in marketing/public relations with two nonprofit organizations, Impresario’s Choice (an arts organization dedicated to showcasing Broadway musicals) and the Philippine-American Association of Northeast Louisiana.

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Shanon Materio, president and owner of McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth, was named the 2013 Florida Retailer of the Year by the Florida Retail Federation. “Shanon Materio exemplifies in so many ways the creativity and passion that motivates great retailers,” said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. “Good retailers make money, but great retailers also make a positive impact on their customers and their communities.” Materio and her husband, Phil, founded McMow Art Glass in 1976. Over the years, the family-owned-and-operated business has grown from a 700-square-foot garage to occupy 10,000 square feet of studio, retail and manufacturing space on Dixie Highway. The company is well-known for creating custom art glass for places of worship as well as individuals. Among the clientele was the late Italian designer Gianni Versace, with whom Materio worked closely to create art glass installations for his famous South Beach mansion.

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OCTOBER 8 THROUGH DECEMBER 29 Explore the development of Santa Fe as an art center through the artists who helped establish it.

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Carlos Vierra (American, 1876-1937), Northern New Mexico in Winter (detail), 1922, oil on canvas, 28 x 38 in., Collection of Gerald and Kathleen Peters, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Brett Karlin was named artistic director and conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida. He will conduct two Master Chorale performances in Boca Raton during the upcoming season. Karlin previously served as director of choral studies at Hillsborough Community College and assistant conductor of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. At the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Karlin conducted the chorus in 10 Florida Orchestra subscription series concerts, prepared the chorus for renowned conductors and soloists and conducted all outreach events. He also prepared the chorus for Deliusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sea Drift & Appalachia, which was recorded on the Naxos label. Karlin holds a master of music degree in choral conducting from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of arts in voice from Florida State University. While in Tampa, Karlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s academic positions involved teaching opera workshops and conducting opera productions at the University of South Florida, in addition to teaching private voice and choral ensembles at Hillsborough Community College.


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{dining out} PALM BEACH COUNTY LOCATION REFERENCE  Southern |  Central |  Northern

Don Ramon Restaurant

The Finest In Cuban Cuisine Since 1990

 3800 OCEAN Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa 3800 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island 561.340.1795 Discover an inspiring menu that echoes Chef Max’s dedication to simplicity, intense flavor and farm-to-table cuisine.  BB KING’S BLUES CLUB 550 Rosemary Avenue, WPB 561.420.8600 Live music venue. Experience it today and “Let The Good Times Roll.”

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 BIZARRE AVE CAFE 921 Lake Ave., Lake Worth 561.588.4488 A welcoming, cozy atmosphere where one would feel at home entertaining friends with good food and fine wine.  BLUE MARTINI CityPlace, WPB 561.835.8601 An upscale martini bar featuring more than 20 of the hottest specialty martinis complemented by a sensational tapas menu.

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 BURGER BAR 4650 Donald Ross Road, PB Gardens 561.630.4545 Indulge in hand-shaped signature gourmet burgers, specially fashioned from a proprietary blend of short rib, brisket and chuck steak.  CAFÉ CHARDONNAY 4533 PGA Blvd., PB Gardens 561.627.2662 We delight you with the finest American cuisine. Chef Frank is constantly creating new foods to satify your every culinary desire.  CITY CELLAR WINE BAR & GRILL CityPlace, WPB 561.366.0071 A diverse menu featuring steaks, chops, fish and pasta complements a huge 10,000bottle wine collection.  CITY OYSTER 213 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach 561.272.0220 A traditional American seafood restaurant. Fresh, simple and delicious seafood selections.  CORDON BLEU CATERING 213 S. Rosemary Ave., WPB 561.339.2444 Dinner parties, cocktail parties, yacht charters, wine tastings/pairings. European culinary excellence.  DECK 84 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach 561.665.8484 As the Avenue’s first waterfront dining concept of its kind, Deck 84 provides a stimulating waterfront dining experience.  DON RAMON RESTAURANT 7101 Spouth Dixie Highway., WPB 561.547.8704 Open daily for lunch and dinner. Come with family and friends and enjoy a great atmoshere. Finest in Cuban cuisine.  GREASE BURGER BAR 213 Clematis St., WPB 561.651.1075 Grease Burger Bar offers a selection of fresh ground-daily, hand-shaped, 10 oz. juicy burgers.

 BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. 1065 North A1A, Jupiter 561.744.1300 Shrimp is the specialty at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., but in our fun, casual setting there is definitely something for everyone.

 HENRY’S 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach 561.638.1949 The ultimate location for gourmet American comfort food in Delray Beach. Henry’s combines substance and style for lunch and dinner.

 BUCA DI BEPPO WELLINGTON 2025 Wellington Green Dr., Wellington 561.790.3287 In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family-style and meant to be shared by everyone at the table.

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 MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 777 South Flagler Dr., WPB 561.820.8125 USDA Prime aged beef, live Maine lobsters, fresh fish, hand-selected vegetables and elegant desserts.  THE OFFICE 201 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach 561.276.3600 A place where whimsy and gastronomical delights go hand in hand, The Office is a modern American gastropub.  PADDOCK RESTAURANT Palm Beach Kennel Club, WPB 561.683.2222, Ext. 199 A unique dining experience – fine dining and an exciting show in an elegant dining room with a commanding view of the track.  PAMPAS GRILLE CITYPLACE 651 Okeechobee Blvd., WPB 561.791.6487 The menu at Pampas Brazilian Grille is as diverse as the Brazilian culture.  PARADISO RISTORANTE OF LAKE WORTH 625 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth 561.547.2500 Fish, seafood, steaks, full bar, wine cellar, private dining rooms, in wine cellar dining. Prix fixe menu and a la carte.  POLO STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT The Colony Hotel, PB 561.655.5430 Full-service restaurant specializing in prime dry-aged beef. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.  RED, THE STEAKHOUSE 1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton 561.353.9139 An unparalleled dining experience, RED, The Steakhouse, is touted by critics as a universal favorite.

 RED BRICK GRILLE 4775 Lyons Rd., Delray Beach 561.454.8002 Full-service casual dining experience featuring contemporary Americana cuisine featuring appetizers, gourmet pizzas, pasta, mouth-watering burgers, handcrafted sandwiches, fresh salads and more.  RENATO’S 87 Via Mizner, PB 561.655.9752 Renato’s is nestled in breathtaking architecture, with a dining room that enchants with warm woods and fabric covered walls.  ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BAR 224 Clematis St., WPB 561.650.1001 Rocco’s Tacos offers a true taste of Mexico within a fun, casual environment.  ROYAL ROOM CABARET The Colony Hotel, PB 561.655.5430 The Royal Room features top-name cabaret performers. Enjoy dinner and show or just the show.  RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE CityPlace, WPB 561.514.3544 Premier steakhouse at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Catering service available.  SAILFISH RESTAURANT 98 Lake Dr., PB Shores 561.844.1724, Ext. 107 This exceptionally popular seafood restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.  SEASONS 52 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, PB Gardens 561.625.5852 Enjoy the taste of fresh food grilled over open wood fires, great wines and live piano music nightly in the wine bar.  SINCLAIRS OCEAN GRILL Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa 561.746.2511 Dine in the informal elegance of our signature Palm Beach restaurant, which provides gourmet meals in a tropical atmosphere.  STIR BAR & TERRACE The Ritz-Carlton, Manalapan 561.533.6000 Stir Bar offers creatively blended, muddled and stirred cocktails with a twist: Stir’s lively indoor and outdoor social scene.


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{dining out} PALM BEACH COUNTY LOCATION REFERENCE  Southern |  Central |  Northern  SUNDY HOUSE RESTAURANT 106 South Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 561.272.5678 Sundy House, a charming 150-seat, finedining establishment with accommodations nestled amid botanical gardens and waterfalls.  TA-BOÓ, AN AMERICAN BISTRO & BAR 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach 561.835.3500 An American bistro and bar featuring casual dining on Worth Avenue since 1941. Featuring prime steaks, Dover sole, sea bass, pizza, homemade desserts and cappuccinos.  TESTA’S RESTAURANT 221 Royal Poinciana Way, PB 561.832.0992 Testa’s serves Italian, American and seafood dishes. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Testa’s is superb for a romantic getaway.  THREE (III) FORKS PRIME STEAKHOUSE PALM BEACH GARDENS 4645 PGA Blvd., PB Gardens 561.630.3660 III Forks is one of the nation’s prime steakhouses with a savvy menu featuring USDA Prime beef, seafood, and local favorites.  TIDES OCEANFRONT GRILLE Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn, PB 561.855.7575 Tides Oceanfront Grille proudly boasts being the closest restaurant to the ocean in south Florida.

87 Via Mizner, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach www.renatospalmbeach.com 561.655.9752

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

 TIN FISH RESTAURANT 561.118 S. Clematis St., WPB 561.223.2497 Fresh, delicious fish, served quickly in a casual atmosphere. Try one of our seven famous fish tacos, salmon on slaw, crab cakes, fish sandwich or popular shrimp and corn chowder. Head upstairs to our Top of the Fish bar for an impressive cocktail selection and nightly drink specials.  TOWER RESTAURANT 44 Cocoanut Row, PB 561.659.3241 Tower Restaurant takes pride in its daily specials: wiener schnitzel, stuffed cabbage, pot roast and corned beef and cabbage; and monster apple pancake á la Luchows.  VIC & ANGELO’S DELRAY BEACH 290 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach 561.278.9570 From the garden to the plate, Vic & Angelo’s specializes in ingredients that are imported fresh from Italy.  THE WINE DIVE 319 Clematis St., WPB 561.318.8821 Not just a wine bar and definitely not a dive – The Wine Dive is West Palm Beach’s go-to spot for live jazz, innovative menu items, hand-crafted cocktails and of course more than 70 wines to be enjoyed by the flight, glass or bottle.

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

4533 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens www.cafechardonnay.com 561.627.2662

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County Contemporary Members Reception

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County welcomed more than 150 members, friends and guests to a special preview event for the summer exhibition, County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show. The exhibition was generously underwritten by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman. Read more about the exhibition and the event on page 78.

Glenn Jergensen, Rena Blades, Bert Korman and Sallie Korman

Alyssa di Edwardo

Joan Sargent, Rena Blades and Kim Sargent

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Mo Foster and Sally Sevaried of 105.5 FM’s The Mo & Sally Morning Show

Kayla and David Willson

Robin and Kenneth Spillias

The Council fills a void − especially in the funding of so many important venues and programs.

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

Membership Benefits     

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

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CONTRIBUTOR $600 All benefits of the Supporter membership, plus:  One additional guest pass to each Culture & Cocktails program  VIP seating at Culture & Cocktails  VIP passes to local art fairs  Two guest invitations to all member exhibition previews  Recognition in every issue of art&culture magazine

PATRON $1,000

All benefits listed above for one person

All benefits of the Contributor membership, plus:  Two additional guest passes to Culture & Cocktails  Four guest invitations to all member exhibition previews  Invitation to director’s annual event  Opportunity to hold a private event at the Council’s headquarters, the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building

HOUSEHOLD $150

FOUNDING PATRON $2,500 AND ABOVE

Individual member benefits for two adults at the same address, plus:  CultureCard (membership discount card)

All the benefits of the Patron membership, plus:  Recognition on donor plaque  Private tours of special exhibitions for you and your guest upon request  Four additional guest passes to Culture & Cocktails

INDIVIDUAL $65

SUPPORTER $250 All benefits of the Household membership, plus:  One pass to each Culture & Cocktails program  One guest invitation to all member exhibition previews

To join the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County or for more information on Artists’ membership www.palmbeachculture.com/jointhecouncil

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

BENEFITS

LEVEL OF SUPPORT AFFILIATE $600

STEWARD $1,000

LEADER $2,500

Invitations to members-only exhibition previews

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

Discounted advertising rates for art&culture magazine

Business logo with live link on Council’s website

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

Culture Card – Member discount cards for cultural organizations in Palm Beach County

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Opportunity to hold a private event at the Council’s headquarters, The Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building

Sponsorship of one Cultural Executives Committee meeting* (includes four invitations to meeting); logo included in eblasts to all Cultural Council Cultural Organizations. *Based on availability

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

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Members See It First Member Preview Dates:  Thursday, November 21, 2013 – The Deep and the Shallow: Photographs Exploring a Watery World  Thursday, January 30, 2014 – Interior Design: The Florida Room  Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air  Thursday, June 19, 2014 – Southern Exposure: Artists from Below the 23.5° Parallel

The Cultural Council remains the connective tissue for fine arts, music, drama and dance and has always deserved support. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County not only informs − it organizes and now presents a venue for expression in these fields. There is no other group or institution that provides this service so completely; the Council does it with imagination, enthusiasm and discerning intelligence. As an artist/ painter and journalist, the Council is invaluable to me.

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In gratitude to our members and supporters whose generous gifts of $500 and above help us accomplish our mission.

Listing as of print date

Mrs. Pamela Acheson Meyers Mr. and Mrs. Doug Anderson Arthur I. and Sydelle Meyer Charitable Foundation The Azeez Foundation B/E Aerospace Ms. Dina Gustin Baker

“ The Cultural Council is like a community chest for the arts. ”

− Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Flucke

Bank of America

Palm Beach Daily News The Palm Beach Post Mr. and Mrs. Ellis J. Parker Mr. and Mrs. William Parmelee Passport Publications & Media Mr. and Mrs. John W. Payson Dr. Henry J. Petraki PGA National Resort & Spa

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

Katz Family Foundation

PNC Bank

Mrs. Cecile Draime

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Katz Jr.

PNC Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander W. Dreyfoos

Kohnken Family Foundation Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Carter Pottash

Earle I. Mack Foundation, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Berton E. Korman

Publix Supermarket Charities

Mr. Bernard Eisenstein M.D.

Mr. Raymond E. Kramer III, Esq.

Beasley Hauser, Kramer & Galardi

Mr. George T. Elmore

Mrs. Emily F. Landau

Mrs. JoAnne Berkow

Donald M. Ephraim

Geo. Zoltan Lefton

Banyan Printing Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Barry Mrs. Marta Batmasian Mr. Bruce A. Beal and Mr. Francis V. Cunningham

RSB Richard S. Bernstein

Family Foundation

Family Foundation

REG Architects Inc. Richard and Peggy Greenfield Foundation Rose Marie and Ted J. Miller Family Foundation Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farber

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin J. Levine

Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Rosenberg

Mr. and Mrs. John Blades

The Fine Foundation

The Liman Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Rubin

Mr. Milton J. Block

Mrs. Shirley Fiterman

Ms. Susan Lloyd

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Flack

Catherine Lowe M.D., LL.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Rumbough Jr.

The Boston Foundation

Florida Power & Light Company

Lynn University

Ms. Carole Boucard

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Flucke

The Milton and Tamar Maltz

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Bracci

The GE Foundation

Mr. Geoffrey Bradfield

Ms. Beatriz A. Ford

The Maltz Family Foundation

The Breakers Palm Beach

Goldberg Foundation Inc.

Mrs. Betsy K. Matthews

Mr. Gary Schweikhart

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bregman, Esq.

Mr. and Mrs. Craig D. Grant

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Matthews

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Seidman

The Ann K. and Douglas S. Brown

Mr. Raymond Graziotto

Ms. Elaine Meier

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf

Ms. Roe Green

Mrs. Sydelle Meyer

Mr. Harold Smith

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Miami-Dade County Department

Mr. Lawrence Sosnow

and Associates, Inc.

and Mrs. Leanna Landsmann

Family Foundation Camilla Dietz, Bergeron, Ltd.

Family Foundation

of Cultural Affairs

Ms. Pamela Saba Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence Schlager The Lewis Schott Foundation

Mrs. Andrea Stark

Business Development Board

Hon. and Mrs. William Greenberg

Mr. Christopher D. Caneles

Ms. Peg Greenspon

Mr. and Mrs. George J. Michel Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stiller

Gunster

Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation

Mr. Dom A. Telesco

The Colony Hotel

Mr. and Mrs. Homer J. Hand

Mrs. Sydell L. Miller

Telesco Family Foundation

Community Foundation for Palm

Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings

Ms. Jane Mitchell

The Vecellio Family Foundation, Inc.

Mrs. Mary Montgomery

Ms. Patricia G. Thorne

Mr. Christopher E. Havlicek

Ms. Virginia C. Mossburg

Mrs. Phyllis Tick

HERlife Magazine

Mrs. Elizabeth Neuhoff

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Ms. Priscilla Heublein

Mrs. Suzanne Niedland

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vecellio Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Hoffman

Ms. Paige Noland

Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim

John C. and Mary Jane Howard

Northern Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Brian K. Waxman

Office Depot

Ms. Maryanne Webber

Ms. Lisa Huertas

Office Depot Foundation

Winston Art Group

Jasteka Foundation Inc.

Oxbow Carbon and Minerals LLC

Ms. Sheryl G. Wood, Esq.

JP Morgan Chase, The Private Bank

Palm Beach County Convention

Zissu Family Foundation

and Mr. Stephen Nesbitt

Beach and Martin Counties Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan The Community Foundation of Louisville Mr. and Mrs. Miles A. Coon Mr. Gus Davis Mrs. Herme de Wyman Miro Mr. Bradford A. Deflin Dr. Richard P. D’Elia Mrs. Edith R. Dixon

Foundation

Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Karp

and Visitors Bureau

Ms. Anne Zuckerberg

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{next issue – winter 2014}

A large yacht approaches Rybovich Marina in West Palm Beach, which offers a safe harbor to a number of the beautifully designed boats that frequent Palm Beach County's waterways.

you give me fever “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely seas and the sky,” English poet John Masefield proclaimed in the iconic poem “Sea Fever.” All he needed, he penned, “is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.” His fellow countryman Kenneth Grahame put it another way. “Believe me, my young friend,” he wrote in The Wind in the Willows, “there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” You don’t have to be an author or artist to be captivated by the boats bobbing in the marinas that dot our coast. Not surprisingly, some of the finest examples of design – from hulls that slip gracefully through the waves to cabins dripping with comfort – can be found in Palm Beach County, where our proximity to the ocean goes hand-in-hand with an affinity for messing about in boats. In the next issue of art&culture, we’ll set sail in search of exceptional design and inspired boaters.

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