Public Art Events
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8am - 2pm
CONRAD PICKEL CELEBRATION
Celebrating the stained glass artist’s life & vision!
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
8:00 -10:00am - Conrad Pickel guided bus tour
Warren Adams, City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Planner, and Janet DeVries, President of the Boynton Beach Historical Society, will narrate a tour of Conrad Pickel buildings and points of interest including NE 3rd Street Industrial Units, Boynton Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Ascension Lutheran Church, St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, and Gallery Fantasia. Access to the interior will be provided at the Boynton Memorial Park Mausoleum, the Ascension Lutheran Church, and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church. For FREE reservations visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-tour-of-conrad-pickel-buildings-tickets-11069185231. or call 561-742-6757
10:00am - 10:45am - Conrad Pickel: The stained glass artist’s life & vision!
The Boynton Beach Historical Society, will present, “Conrad Pickel: Celebrating the stained glass artist’s life and vision!” This presentation will focus on the historical timeline and imprint of Conrad’s life in Boynton Beach.
10:45am - 11:30am - Conrad Pickel, his father, his career and his art!
Conrad's son Paul Pickel, of Conrad Pickel Studio presents, “Conrad Pickel, his father, his career and his art.” Paul will talk about Conrad’s career from the eyes of his son, their glass studio business and Conrad’s impact on the stained glass industry.
11:30am - 12:00pm - Stained Glass demonstration
A stained glass demonstration will be offered by Conrad Pickel Studios. Attendees will learn see stained glass projects are fabricated along with the types of glass and materials.
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Conrad Pickel Exhibition Reception
Visitors are invited to experience the Conrad Pickel Exhibition reception. The exhibit features the many mediums Conrad mastered including his sketches of visionary and monumental buildings.The exhibition is curated by Paul Pickel, Conrad Pickel Studios and Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Manager.
Boynton Beach City Library
208 S. Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach, Program Room and 2nd Floor Exhibit
For more information contact:
Warren Adams, City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Planner at 561-742 6757 or email at AdamsW@bbfl.us
Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Manager at 561 742-6026 or email at ColesDobayD@bbfl.us
Janet DeVries, Historian, Boynton Beach Historical Society at 561-327-4690 or email at JanetDeVries1@gmail.com
Paul Pickel, owner of Conrad Pickel Stained Glass Studio, 772-567-1710 or email at Paul@pickelstudio.com
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.
Best Art Walk in Palm Beach County and Broward!
3rd Thursday of event month 7 - 11pm
422 West Industrial Avenue
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