Public Art Events
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9 - 10:30am
Old Dixie Eco Walk Butterfly Count and Native Plant ID
Seabourne Cove at 3501 South Federal Hwy.
Old Dixie Eco Walk access is north of Gulfstream Blvd on Old Dixie Hwy.
Old Dixie Eco Walk public art project is a reforestation project to attract and sustain butterflies. It features 62 native plants with identification plaques, butterfly watering holes, sculptural rock resting areas and informational panels. Art in Public Places will host a walk for native plant, butterfly and wildlife organizations to attend to inform them about the purpose and function of the Old Dixie Eco Walk.
The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) local representative will inform the public about the butterfly migration, endangered butterflies and their habitats.
Eco Artist, Lucy Keshavarz will inform the public about the Old Dixie Eco Art project and its purpose.
Horticultural experts will inform the public about the benefits of native plantings and butterfly gardens.
City staff will introduce the public to the benefits of the Old Dixie Eco walk reforestation project and its contribution to the future Blueway, greenway, bikeway project.
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7 - 8pm
The ELEMENTS Exhibition Conservation Exchange
City Library, 208 South Seacrest Blvd.
Program Room and 2nd floor exhibit
Participate in the conversation about the environmental conservation movement in South Florida. Collectively, three artists engaged in conversations and site visits with leaders of organizations throughout South Florida. They observed, documented and processed their images and experiences.
The artists created three collaborative artworks which are the centerpiece of the "Elements" exhibition. Each artists contributed his medium to the collaborative artworks: Rolando Chang Barrero, painting; Anthony Burks Sr., drawing; and Greg Matthews, photography. The collaborative artworks are not only esthetically pleasing but socially impactful. Each artist also has several individual artworks exhibited to demonstrate their medium and commitment to environmental issues.
At 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Boynton Beach City Library Program room the artists and three members of the South Florida conservation movement will talk about their programs. The public is invited to participate in this conversation. Learn from conversation leaders:
"Fire in Florida" by Rob, Ranger for Jonathan Dickenson State Park
"Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge" by Matthew Schwartz, South Florida Wildlife Association
"Rare Species impact on South Florida" by Karen McGovern, Rare Species Conservatory Fund
At 7:00pm visit the 2nd floor of the City Library for an interactive conversation with the artists, conservation organization leaders and volunteers while studying the "Elements, fIre, water, earth," exhibition artwork.
The Elements Exhibition and Conservation Exchange program supports the City of Boynton Beach’s green programs including Earthweek activities, Climate Action Plan, Galaxy E3 Elementary School, Seaborne Cove and its Old Dixie Eco Walk.
May 24, 2014, 8am - 2pm
CONRAD PICKEL CELEBRATION
City Library, 208 South Seacrest Blvd.
Learn about International stained glass artist, Conrad Pickel’s historical imprint on Boynton Beach, his vision for Boynton Beach’s Culture and his contribution to the global arts community.
8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Narrated bus tour to see up to six Conrad Pickel buildings with stops at three sites.
10:15 a.m. - 12 noon Presentations about Conrad Pickel followed by stained glass demonstration.
12 noon - 1:00pm Exhibit on 2nd floor of City Library - See Conrad Pickel’s original paintings, drawings and stained glass. Exhibition runs form May - December 2014.
This event is a collaborative partnership with The City of Boynton Beach Historical Preservation, Art in Public Places, Boynton Beach Historical Society and Conrad Pickel Stained Glass Studio.
Best Art Walk in Palm Beach County and Broward!
3rd Thursday of event month 7 - 11pm
422 West Industrial Avenue
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