“Natural Narrative” – PBC Cultural Council Exhibition Celebrates Nature


Joel Cohen, “Bottle Palm” (detail), 2019, photograph on archival textured paper

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County will soon open its newest exhibition, “Natural Narrative”, on Feb. 14 at its headquarters in downtown Lake Worth Beach.

There are many reasons why people move to Palm Beach County—the amazing weather, exciting arts and culture, and a variety of outdoor experiences. With this growth in population comes a need to explore the impact on local environment. This exhibition features installations, photography and other visual interpretations of each artist’s perspective on the topic of nature.

Curated by Nichole M. Hickey, “Natural Narrative” runs through May 30, 2020 and highlights works by the following 17 Palm Beach County artists:

  • Anthony Burks, Sr.
  • Joel Cohen
  • Marleen De Waele-De Bock
  • Arlene Florence
  • Nicole Galluccio
  • Peggy Greenfield
  • Lucy M.F. Keshavarz
  • James Knill
  • Allison Kotzig
  • Tina Kraft
  • Franne Lee
  • Cynthia Maronet
  • Frank Navarrete
  • Barry Seidman
  • Shannon S. Torrence
  • Carin Wagner
  • Camilla Webster

 

“Palm Beach County is home to incredible ecosystems,” said Dave Lawrence, president & CEO. “From sea turtle nesting beaches to the Everglades, our natural world is a source of life and inspiration for many — including talented local artists. We’re honored to celebrate our precious environment through ‘Natural Narrative.’”

Proceeds from artwork sales during the exhibition directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.

Exhibition Details

The Council will host a member preview on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (free for Council members; $20 for nonmembers). The event will feature live music by singer/songwriter Rio Peterson, refreshments and more.

To RSVP for the member preview, please email Debbie Calabria, director of membership and special events, at dcalabria@palmbeachculture.com or online here.

Sponsors include The Frances and Jeffrey Fisher Charitable Foundation, Inc.; The Palm Beach Post; and Art Hive Magazine. Member preview sponsors include Christafaro’s; The Paradise Express; and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

The exhibition will also feature four artist lectures at the Council’s headquarters. Lectures are held at the Council’s headquarters from 3-5 p.m. and are free to attend (dates/times subject to change; visit the Council’s website for updates).

  • March 14: Camilla Webster
  • March 21: James Knill
  • April 11: Franne Lee
  • May 16: Joel Cohen

If You Go

Who: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
What: “Natural Narrative” exhibition
When: Feb. 14 through May 30 (Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.)
Where: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460)

Cost: Free

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