April on Art and Design
In South Florida and Beyond
Dear Art Lover---
It's September -- one of the most exciting cultural seasons here in South Florida; a plethora of great art coming to our region to examine and enjoy. I'm updating the calendar to make sure it includes all significant September art showings, gallery highlights and events! More to come...
April-- September 3, 2016
Landscape Art of A.E Backus and Florida's Highwaymen--Florida Atlantic University
September 16 -- November 19 Ritter Gallery Sept. 15 - Nov. 19, 2016
This exhibit brings together -- for the first time in such detail -- the art of A.E. Backus and that of the Florida Highwaymen, the African American artists from Ft. Pierce inspired by Backus, Florida's greatest landscape artist. The exhibit includes a series of lectures and examinations of how these "Florida Highwaymen" flourished in the Jim Crow south of the 1960s.
Botanicals--Antique Engravings & Lithographs-- Ann Norton Sculpture Garden 2051 S. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach Sept. 15 - Oct. 20, 2016
Lovers of flower prints will be delighted with this exhibit. It contains a beautiful selection of rare lithographs and engravings that depict botanicals, fruit, architectural renderings, and Coats of Arms dating from the 1500s through the 1800s. All are for sale. Each one is beautifully displayed in beautiful handmade frames in mahogany, burl wood, gold and silver leaf, tortoise shell, and marquetry by Giovanni Bello of Florence, Italy. Many include hand-painted mats.
All-Florida Invitational at the Boca Raton Museum
Through December 15, 2016
The relaunched All-Florida Invitational at the Boca Museum contains a wide range of types of art. Begun in 1951, the format is new. Five established artists were asked to select five emerging artists. You'll see artwork from 31 artists--some familiar--others entirely new--artwork in a wide variety of genres from video to found objects. There are some outstanding pieces, although many of the best are by the established artist/curators themselves.
"Art washes away