April your could have fooled me.

We made it through March.  Now to see what April has in store for us.  What a rich picking of cultural and fun events in the Lake Worth area.  Mostly FREE but some indicate donations suggested.  Now you have bucks to spend in our local establishments.  Life is Good.  Make your plans get off the couch.  ENJOY

March 31  Saturday Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Parade with Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit. Bryant Park 9.am.

 Time to get your mail art in   Send your embelished  envelope to

ART Project      P.O.  BOX  46       Lake Worth Fl.     33460

This will go on display locally.  so put your email add. on back, so we can notify you of  its arrival. and post it to the internet.  

April 1.   6 a.m.  Sunrise services on our Lake Worth Beach.

April 3,   3160 PGA Blvd.   BB113     5-8 p.m.     Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

April 4 Wed. (First Wed. of the mo.)afternoon Mockingbird Garden  have a sing-along and enjoy music with Mel and Vinney

April 6   FAU  Wimberly Library  3 rd  floor      (post about this event April 4 here)

April  7 BiblioArte hosting the creator of the Little Free Library at Hatch1121 Lucerne Ave.   (former ShuffleBoard Cour) 

Aril 7  something for adults  BOOk Cellar has the Author of   Marriage                                     of a Thousand Lies on hand to speak and sign her book.

 

 

 

April 12    Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) noon to 2 p.m opening of Ruth Gellis Exhibit from April 12-30  during Mandell JCC Boynton Beach operating hours.  

has exhibited worldwide, featured in several museums,  studied at the Baux Arts in Paris.

APRIL 16,  ART OPENING 

EDITORS note       As events are announced this blog is updated.  Again I only feature free to the public in our area.  If there is a charge it will be listed.  Also posted my view on what is happening and going on in our community.  All Good.


 

April 21,  Earth Day

 

A ordinary Saturday in Lake Worth

The past Saturday turned out to be an adventure & a discovery.  I broke my phone and I knew there was a shop that fixes electronics.  En route to volunteering at our Historic Museum, I was out and around 11:30a.m and got everything done in no time and in time to collect the keys to the Annex and to open it up. (not the phone however NOT)

Did YOU know we had a skateboard shop?

First stop HotChocolate and Common Ground Coffee Shop it is really good, rich and creamy sans whip cream.   Then I discovered this skateboard shop next to “I fix it”. Realizing how lively Lake Avenue was. I  started taking photos of people doing their Saturday things.

always a good stop when thirsty or hungry

Shop!  I walked over to  Lucerne nothing was open so back to Lake Avenue.

dropped in to say hi to Betty

the couple just walked in and this happy person just came out

this group of 5 asked why I did not take their photo as they also had just purchased something.                         Felt bad, so I got this photo

of course always say Hi to Andy

across the street Cultural Council also had activity.  At the library ran into Steve Horan Author/photographer   Chatting I spotted a book by Daniel Silva love his books as his protagonist is an Art restorer and as an Art Historian myself, I find his books fascinating.  This one is about Vienna who’s streets I know well, but here is the surprise of all.  Inside this jacket cover, a name just hit me. I then checked my other volumes on my bookshelf.  It is our own Walter Harper who designed the covers and type for this series and of course many other novelists, that was his career before moving to Lake Worth.  I got this hardback book for $2.00 and it is listed for 9.65 in a paperback on  Amazon.

editors note:  Gave a gift of one Silva novel to Capt. Silva as he departed Lake Worth.

ARTful evening in Lake Worth

As your out and about this evening make the Cultural Council one of your stops. They have multiple exhibitions worth your time.  The annual showcase of interiors matched with art, however, no catalogue you’re on your own.  the first on the left is so busy you can’t wrap your head around it and what appears Edward Hopper paintings but not. As you go further into the interior, you can calm down and enjoy the serenity of less is more. This is in the main gallery.  Now for the piece de resistance two different exhibitions with far to little mention.

from a private collection

As you enter go to the right and along that wall is a wonderful small collection of Florida Art.  On loan from the private collection of Phil Materio who’s collection could have taken up the main salon, he has upwards 500 works carefully chosen.

Clarence I Dreisbach 1903-2001

He continues collecting as only a few months ago I witnessed the purchase of a highly collectible Lake Worth Artist. The above painting not described,  could well have depicted a scene on Worth Avenue. Dreisbach originally from Pa. was a member of several South Florida art guilds.

JPMorgan Foundation space at PBCC

The other exhibition in the sponsored JPMorgan Chase Foundation space is Annette Rawlings.  Now a Lake Worth Artist whose work has taken on bolder colours.  A modern take on her formal beginnings of using rabbit skin glue and oils, she now is using acrylics gouache and ceramic media.  She is still true to her minimalistic art form. You can see from this photo what the middle image is. On the postcard, the colors were off and out of context, I thought it was an Ice Cream Cone.  Have for many years admired Annette’s work and she is also an author, plus has a line of jewelry.  She has exhibited from Woodstock, all the way to the  City of Lights. There is something to please just about everyone in this months show at the Cultural Council.  Well worth the trip and always support your local artist.  Purchase something.

She has

March 2018

3/2/18 FRIDAY  2 to 6 PM,     REal Mail Friday   For the March edition of Real Mail Fridays, we’ll be serving Upper Crust pies along with the usual hot coffee and tea and good music and company… not to mention papers and pens and art supplies and even postage stamps. You bring the good spirit and your address book.   Order the pie and get delivery on March 14.  Meanwhile, enjoy the art of letter writing to someone who will be surprised.  Donation of $10 requested  Library closes at 6 p.m.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library. Off I-95 and Glades Rd.  15 min. south of Lake Worth

March 2 Friday  Evening on the Avenue as always FREE  on our Cultural Plaza                       March  2/3/4/   there is an entree fee of $5   Bryant Park  kids under 4′ FREE The highlight are the talent from Finland appearing on stage  and of course the Wife Carrying contest that takes place  on Sunday,

March 3  Saturday  8 a.m. to noon  for a few more weeks enjoy the Green Market underneath the eastern part of the bridge. of A1A                                                                                                                                                    March 3 this  Saturday noon to 4  FREE   visit the Historical Museum at 414 Lake Ave. yes, they have Finish artifacts part of the makeup of our town.                                                                                                                       March 6 Tuesday   5:30   City Hall  7 n Dixie Hwy.  Flag Raising for Pride                       March 7,   Wednesday afternoon  3-6 pm  FREE  Listen to the sounds of Mel and Vinnie along with their many musical friends as they entertain themselves and all who enjoy Folk Music   2000 n. D St.  Mockingbird Garden.  March 8,  6:30 Thursday at the Norton Museum  all entry and programming is FREE until the construction is complete.  Thursday at the Northon is an ongoing weekly program .

Franklin Sirmans author

 This week  A lecture and discussion by the Author of Basquiat and the Bayou (2014), discusses the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

 March 12  5-7 p.m.  Book signing at the newest venue in Lake Worth  the Book Cellar corner of s Jst and Lake Ave.   March 16 Friday  St Patty’s Day  Parade  6:30 p.m.
Downtown Lake Worth heading the opposite direction on Lake Ave than normal.    March 18   5 – 8 p.m.  Community Seder 1415 n K st.  First Congregational Church of LW  $35  Tickets can be purchased at Trinkets and Treasures or Studio 205 , both on Lake Avenue in Lake Worth!                                                                                                                                                                    March 24  Saturday is Flofing.  March 24 and 25  Sat. & Sun  Pride Fest

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March 24  Rock Painting at the Mocking Bird Gardens   all info herel March 26 6:30  Quiz night at the Book Cellar,  play with the Library Board,  March 28   for our history buffs   March 31   Easter Egg Hunt  Bryant Park  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Bonnet Parade line up is in front of Gulfstream Hotel Lake Ave.  9:30    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED WEEK BEFORE TO CREATE BONNETS and on day of, the personalize them for the kids.  All materials provided. 

Artfull evening in Lake Worth

Activities are stacking up here in our quirky paradise.  Bonfire  cancelled,  saw an influx of people enjoying the free galleries receptions  last night.  The opening of our newest artist space is now on 16 s J street.  That area is becoming quite a hub of activities.  The Bohemian Coffee house known as Common Ground, the recently opened Book Cellar just across the way and now the Art Studio Cafe had it’s GRAND OPENING.  Artist in residence Maria Paz received  patrons and friends baring gifts, flowers, and all their well wishes.   

couldn’t resist this photo

   Mary Lindsey gave the blessing to the new establishment and a poet read his poem of  Janus the roman God of new beginnings. The Champagne toast made it official.                                       On to the next art space the Cultural Council  had two exhibitions and the crowd flowed into the street. One show is extreme modern abstract came with it’s own band and then the gem of a small show well named for it’s rare beauty RUBY as were the works of art, detail oriented.  You might want to spend time enjoying  the quality of these exquisite small works.  A saying of mine “big does not make it better“.    A quick hello to LWAL and the new exhibit with special guest artist Diane Hutchinson and ribbons for 1st 2nd and 3rd in this juried show. 

David Whitlock with his well deserved ribbon.

 This was the Cultural Council bldg. once upon a time,  with  lit up marquee.

   Then back around to Artisan on the Ave.  did not have a reception but is always busy.  December was a knock out month according to Director Betty,  they made $9,000 in sales, best year yet.  So happy for all the artists represented there.  Back to the Common Ground Coffee where I inadvertently left my IPad to charge.  The duo singing were performing to a full house.  All this on a Friday night in Lake Worth Florida.

MUST SEE  !  Tonight OPENING  about 20 minutes from downtown Lake Worth is the Box Gallery  811 Belvedere. The reception for  Artist Martzia and her oil and gold leaf, 12 foot frieze.   It is a academic work of Homer’s Ulysses.  Plays into the Art Palm Beach schedule.  Roland has a prize that is worthy of a large institution.