Public Art Events
PLEIN AIR PALM BEACH ARTISTS PAINT KINETIC ART AT FIVE MEETUPS
Plein Air Palm Beach artists are scheduled for five Meetups leading up to, and during, the Feb. 6 - 8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium event. Plein Air artists will paint the kinetic art sited in the urban streetscapes and landscapes. All of the paintings will be exhibited in the Boynton Beach City Library, located at 208 S. Seacrest Blvd., from Dec. 2014 through Apr. 2015. The Boynton Beach Arts Commission will award a selected painting from each Meetups to be featured in the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium marketing materials.
Plein Air, a French expression that means "in the open air”, is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Plein Air Palm Beach artists Meetup group is for art patrons and artists who have a passion for Plein Air painting around the South Florida. For more information, and artwork images, visit PleinAirPalmBeach.com.
Enjoy watching Plein Air Palm Beach artists painting kinetic art. Meetups are scheduled as follows:
- Oct. 25, 2014 - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. E. Ocean Ave. during the Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash.
- Nov. 8, 2014 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Along Seacrest Blvd., beginning at Boynton Beach Blvd. and E. Ocean Ave. to Federal Hwy.
- Dec. 18, 2014 - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. E. Ocean Ave. between Seacrest Blvd. and N.E. 1st St. during “Music on the Rocks” Concert at the Amphitheater by the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum.
- Feb. 6, 2014 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Feb. 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. During the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium event along Seacrest Blvd., beginning at Boynton Beach Blvd. and E. Ocean Ave. to Federal Hwy. Art will be available to for sale.
The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, a FREE biennial event, was created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and is produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, Hacklab, Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Café, and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.
For information about the event contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manger, or by phone at 561.742.6062. You may also visit: www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org. For more information about the Plein Art Palm Beach artists, contact Ralph Papa, Co-founder at 561.374.0837.
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
Best Art Walk in Palm Beach County and Broward!
3rd Thursday of event month 7 - 11pm
422 West Industrial Avenue
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