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"Fall is in the air." Artist/photographer, Linda Mathison

Monday, March 7, 2016

FROM OUR PRESIDENT


There are many things happening on the Palm Beach County Cultural scene this month that are very exciting. Women are really dominating the Art at exhibits and galleries.  They are appearing, not so much for their “Womanhood”,  as for the exceptional quality of the work. Women have found their voices and are finally beginning to be presented in a major way….and, this is a worldwide trend.

The Norton Museum has two fabulous exhibits that are not to be missed. Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a young Nigerian American woman, has a show called “I Refuse to be Invisible”.  It is, by far, one of the most beautiful shows that I have seen anywhere.  Her work has everything…Form, composition and technique.


Then there is “Women Modernists in New York”…works by O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, and Zorach. These works, from 1910 to 1935, are a wonderful intro into women emerging in New York and the struggles they faced in being relevant in the Art world.

Our own Palm Beach County Cultural Council, in Lake Worth, is showing a multi-media show called:
“Woman: Untitled”.  These are powerful artists from South Florida who have something to say.  Additionally, two women are being featured in the smaller gallery who are unique.  Raheleh Filsoofi, from Iran, is a ceramicist and Sibel Kocabasi, from Turkey, is presenting work about female identity.  They have intensely crossed cultures and brought us Art that is extremely relevant to our time.

The Lighthouse Art Center Member Show is this month…always a treat and fun to be in.

On the far lighter side (it’s outdoors!), " Artfest by the Sea “, in Juno, is on March 12 &13.  The North Palm Beach Cultural Council will be hosting a booth there.  This event is along the beach and is free and fun.

Plein-Air continues into March and  I hope that many of you join in.  I am always looking for new sights and welcome any suggestions.

Our presenter this month is Craig McGuinness, an imaginative painter.  He will tell us about his work on murals and some of the varied projects he takes on.

Oh, don’t forget to pay your dues.  I have not sent out written notices this year….but, please send in your $35….we do good things!

To good Art and a great month,
Gerri

CALENDAR:

MARCH 10, Thursday                   Plein-Air, 10AM, Riverbend Park
MARCH 14, Monday                     NCAA Meeting, 7PM, Lighthouse Art Center, Craig McGuinness presenter
MARCH 17, Thursday                  Plein-Air, 10AM, Grassy Waters
MARCH 21, Monday                    Drop off Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
MARCH 24, Thursday                  Plein-Air, 10AM, Burt Reynolds Park
MARCH 31, Thursday                  Plein-Air, 10AM, Juno Pier