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Romero Britto Supports
Annual American Cancer Society Benefit

Britto to be special guest at American Cancer Society Benefit

The 59th Annual American Cancer Society’s Palm Beach Benefit is spicing it up this year with Romero Britto.  The Brazilian-born, Miami-made pop artist Romero Britto contributed his bright signature art for the event invitations and has continue to drive the inspiration for what promises to be the most colorful and coolest benefit The Mar-a-Lago Club has ever hosted.

“Britto’s vibrant, bold, and colorful patterns reflect his optimistic view of the world – which is one of the reason we chose to align our event with him. Through its research, the American Cancer Society creates optimism for cancer patients worldwide,” said event co-chairman Shelley Menin.

Chairs: Shelley Menin & Marla Garchik

Menin’s co-chair Marla Garchik added, “We’re grateful to add Romero Britto as a corporate partner this year and are delighted to be collaborating with him for a spectacular, colorful event!”

The third Rock Palm Beach continues in 2017 with another musical extravaganza at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Friday, February 10 at 8:00pm and will feature lavish food stations, VIP Lounges, and several live acts in the Club’s Grand Ballroom.

Also, new this year, the annual event will host a black-tie Sponsors Dinner on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00pm hosted by Fantastic Finishes in the famed Gold and White Ballroom at The Mar-a-Lago Club which will also present several musical acts.

 

Other event corporate partners include the Addison Hines Charitable Trust, Braman Motorcars, Fantastic Finishes, Meat Market, and the Private Client Reserve of US Bank.

If the hard-to-miss, lively invitations requesting “colorful chic attire” are indicative of what’s to come at the event, the crowd will be carousing and dancing the night away until the wee hours!

For tickets or information, please contact Michelle Jaminet at the American Cancer Society in Palm Beach: telephone 561.655.3449 or email Michelle Jaminet

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Pop up Tribute to Artist and Icon
PRINCE

Armory Art Center prepares for Purple Reign Event on January 26th

The world of popular culture was rocked in 2016 with the unexpected loss of several major Rock Icons.  Nowhere was the loss of the artist Prince Rogers Nelson known better simply as Prince felt more deeply than in his hometown of Minneapolis.  In a nod to the trendsetting aspects of Prince’s multi-decade career, and out of respect for Prince’s indomitable style, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine joined forces with the Minneapolis Art Institute to create a Fashion Designer tribute based on Prince’s musical hits. 

Billed as a Special Kiss to Prince, the 2016 Fashionopolis Event featured runway designs inspired by the one-or-a-kind hit maker, Prince, who was known as an Icon of fashion, style, music and creativity.  Eight fashion designers, from Minneapolis to Manhattan to Amsterdam, including “fan favorite” from television’s Project Runway, Christopher Straub, created ensembles to celebrate the Pop Life of the enigmatic superstar who’s pioneering style was flamboyant, sexy, and always impossibly cool.

Winner of seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, Prince was one of the best-selling musicians of all-time.  Hits included Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, Kiss, and When Doves Cry.

The Armory Art Center will feature the highly regarded Pop-Up exhibit at their much anticipated Purple Reign event on January 26th.  Click here to register for the event

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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Returns With Expanded Format

The prestigious Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is making its triumphant return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 16th through 19th.

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This four-day juried event is known to collectors as a must-see showcase for fine craft artisans to display and sell their innovative and original works.  These “latest” collections in contemporary art and design include glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, and mixed media, fashion, jewelry, and more. Many of these artists have works included in private and corporate collections all over the world.  This year brings several new aspects to the popular and well-respected Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  For the first time, the Show will be hosted simultaneously with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show which runs February 15th through 21st at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. 

Last year’s elegant Palm Beach Fine Craft Show hosted 135 of the nation’s top contemporary craft artists, offering their latest celebrated works in a comfortable, indoor setting. In keeping with its expanding audience and     beginning a new tradition, the 2017 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will showcase more artists than ever including the finest artisans internationally as exhibitors for the first time.

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Beginning this year, the Palm Beach Show Group has incorporated the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show into their prestigious roster of art, antique and jewelry shows.  The Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company in the nation, specializing in world-class fine art, jewelry, and antiques shows. They currently produce eight of the industries’ most anticipated events, known for their diverse roster of top international dealers, exceptional merchandise and elegant décor.   

The combination of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show and the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show during Palm Beach’s peak season in February 2017 (over President’s Weekend) is sure to catch the attention of discerning collectors from all over the globe. 

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Experience Mr. LightsAndPaint
Michael Andrew Jacobson

Emerging Artist creates Mixed Media Art with LED Lights, bringing his Art to Life

Determined and ambitious for something new and great, Michael Andrew Jacobson aka Mr. LightsAndPaint has a unique understanding of the mechanics of artistic talent, which he creatively demonstrates through his works of art.    Using various mediums and color schemes, his artwork develops a rhythm of its own. Lights and Paint…more than just a painting and a visual show, it is artwork that comes alive.

“See without the eyes, just thoughts of an open mind”

“I love the mystical world of sacred geometrical shapes and the interconnectivity of color and light theory; which is demonstrated when my work is alive. As my LightsAndPaint creations continue to evolve so will my inspiration, and new bodies of work will awaken.” explains Michael.

Born in New York City, Michael was raised on Star Island in Miami Beach.  Michael’s mother, Roni Jacobson is a Palm Beach resident and an avid art collector as well as a supporter of the local Arts Community.  She noticed and cultivated Michael’s artistic talents from a young age.  “Michael’s teachers recognized his artistic leanings, when he was at Miami Country Day School, the Cushman School, and the University of Miami.” explains his mother.  He worked for a time at the Marlborough Galleries in New York City, and his work has been exhibited at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami. 

When asked about the inspiration of color and light theory art, Michael explains, “I came up with it on accident after painting in a color changing LED lit room… When I turned on the actual lights my painting was nothing of what I had imagined; thus MrLightsAndPaint was created.”  

Michael Andrew Jacobson 

Art is everything and everything is art; creativity has no limits it’s infinite, unbound, and interconnected. I hope my passion grabs you when you look at my work.  It defines me as I love to hear what people think and feel when they see my work in person.” says Michael. 

Mr. LightsAndPaint is active in Wynwood, and a member of Miami’s Young Artist Initiative.  

His FAVORITE QUOTE:

“If you want to change the world and the world isn’t willing to change, then change a group, and if that group isn’t willing to change, then change a friend, and if that friend isn’t willing to change, then change yourself then the world is bound to follow.”  UNKNOWN

Stay tuned for an upcoming special engagement in West Palm Beach. 

 

 

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PURPLE REIGNs on Worth Avenue

Armory Art Center Sponsors Shopping Opportunity in Advance of Purple Reign Event

In anticipation of The Armory Art Center’s upcoming Winter Fundraiser planned for January 26– PURPLE REIGNa Tribute to Prince,  two neighboring Worth Avenue boutiques have gotten into the Purple spirit.   Mary Mahoney and The Silver Fund are offering a donation to the Armory Art Center for any purple merchandise purchased in the month of December.  A special piece sure to appeal to collectors is a beautiful Dorothy Draper inspired chrome X-form bench upholstered in a brilliant purple velvet fabric, USA circa 1970 exclusively designed by The Silver Fund and offered at $8,500 (featured above).  

Vase Poseidon Bleu-Lavande

Vase Poseidon Bleu-Lavande

 

Mary Mahoney has a celebrated collection of tableware, gifts and entertaining essentials with many purple options.  Collectors are invited to consider the Lalique Poseidon Vase offered at $17,500.

The Armory Art Center is delighted to be the beneficiary of this WORTHwhile shopping opportunity.  In their 30th year, The Armory Art Center offers scholarships for youth and adult programs to help inspire the creation and experience of art in Palm Beach County for underserved families.  In addition to providing a full roster of art classes, the Armory Art Center operates two major programs…. Artist in Residence Program and Art of the Phoenix, which conducts therapeutic art classes to aid teenage victims of human trafficking.

Click here for more information on Purple Reign 

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Mary Mahoney suggests
Caviar for the Holidays

Mary Mahoney has been an institution in Palm Beach for three decades.  Today the shop is not only a staple for Palm Beach hostesses in the know who master the ‘art of entertaining’, but is also a source of inspiration for anyone in search of ideas, themes for their next event, and gifts for their hosts.  

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Black River Caviar seems to be an ongoing favorite among her regular clients and visiting ‘house guests’ looking for the perfect gift for their host/hostess. So much so, Mary added a designated Black River Caviar section to include a fabulous display of Caviar servers to accompany the exquisite assortment of Siberian and Oscietra caviar.

Black River Caviar, a favorite among Palm Beach residents and exclusive purveyor to Seabourn Cruise Lines, is served at some of the finest restaurants across the Globe.  Harvested in the pristine waters of the Rio Negro with excellent properties for sturgeon breeding, the environment mimics the real flow of a river in a completely natural area, free of contaminants and pollution.

 

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 To inquire about the various types and price list,  

call Mary Mahoney at 561 655 8288  

Visit The World of Mary Mahoney

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Show Group Brings Unique Gifts for Collectors Just in Time for the Holidays

Millions of dollars’ worth of rare and beautiful treasures will be offered by a variety of internationally acclaimed exhibitors at this year’s Palm Beach Jewelry • Antiques • Design Show.  The show is slated to debut on December 1, 2016 with a VIP Opening Night Preview Party and will run December 2nd to 5th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

villa-del-arte-galleries-christiaan-lieverse-phalea-mixed-media-on-handknotted-carpet-steel-frame-53-x-74-inNot only will the show represent all categories of jewelry from antique and estate collections to period and retro eras, but it will also host an impressive group of antiques and fine art dealers featuring the finest collections of silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, porcelain, Asian art and furniture.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring another world class show to the Palm Beach market during one of the most important times of the year. Combining a very strong Palm Beach demand during the holiday season, with world-class exhibitors of jewelry, art and antique specialties is a recipe for success,” stated Scott Diament, Palm Beach Show Group president/CEO.

The Palm Beach Show Group has created another vibrant retail and trade event in which the public can shop impressive collections alongside members of the trade industry, all in search of fantastic treasures. This show will be a compliment to the group’s cornerstone event, The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center later in the Season (February 15-21, 2017).

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Altima Palm Beach invites you to attend the December Show as our guests.  

Click here to receive your complimentary ticket

 

Click here to view schedule

 

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New Leadership Brings New High Profile Events to the Armory Art Center

New Executive Director Tom Pearson, who took over leadership earlier this year at West Palm Beach’s Armory Art Center has made his top priority to increase the Armory’s presence in the community.  He is excited to kick off this effort with some new high-profile special events.  In December, the focus is on families with the new Arts Festival to be followed up by a Art/Music/Fashion-oriented event in January.

wpbartsfestivallogopnc-2Poised to be one of West Palm’s new favorite pre-holiday events, the First Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by PNC Arts Alive is scheduled for Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Armory Art Center Campus at 1700 Parker Avenue. 

“This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.  The exhibitors at this juried festival were selected from 158 artists from around the country to serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers.  Children from ages 5 to 10 will enjoy creating holiday crafts in the Kid’s Zone while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. 

In addition to the great variety of art presented, the West Palm Beach Arts Festival will feature music, demonstrations, and popular food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet.  Parking is available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.  Click here for more information and to view complete Festival Schedule

 

Israeli Flip BackSAVE THE DATE– JANUARY 26, 2017

Save the Date now for January 26, 2017 for what is sure to be one of the most talked-about events of the Season.  Purple Reign will be hosted at the Armory Art Center with celebrity speed painter Michael Israel, dinner by the bite, and music and fashion to celebrate the creative talent of the rock music artist Prince.  http://www.armoryart.org/purple-reign

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Canvas Art Gala set the stage for Second Annual Outdoor Museum Show

Gala kicked off Nation’s Largest Outdoor Museum

A crowd of more than 300 art enthusiasts, celebrities and socialites attended the exclusive gala and after-party for CANVAS, the outdoor museum show, that is gearing up for its second year using Downtown West Palm Beach as it’s “cultural canvas” on November 11-20.  The party took place October 22 at the CANVAS VIP Pop-up Lounge at 1016 Clare Avenue in West Palm Beach.  The event was co-chaired by Bettina Anderson, Lizzi Bickford and Chris Leavitt of Million Dollar listing fame.

Lizzi Bickford, Chris Leavitt, Bettina Anderson

Lizzi Bickford, Chris Leavitt, Bettina Anderson

DJ Adam Lipson kept the energy upbeat throughout the night with special performances by Sean’s Dance Factory and four-time Grammy nominee, Ja Rule.

Guests enjoyed drinks courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and a sit-down dinner from Wellington Hospitality Group.  Proceeds from the event benefit CANVAS Art Charities, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding visual arts to enrich public spaces and foster social and economic outcomes.

The competition was fierce during the live auction as guests had the chance to bid on sought after items including a Cuba Experience trip hosted by CANVAS founder, Nicole Henry; a one-week lease of the newest, sleekest, Aston Martin; a VIP package to the Kentucky Derby; and tickets for two to Hamilton with five-star accommodations at The Plaza Hotel, just to name a few of the outstanding items available for bid. Ja Rule went home with a one-of-a-kind original painting by Pipsqueak Was Here!!!, part of the 2016 official CANVAS artist lineup.

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Nicole Henry and Ja Rule

“I am so grateful for everyone who attended and graciously donated to this important cause,” said Nicole Henry, founder and curator of CANVAS. “Through their generosity and sponsorships, we will be able to create a curated show filled with visionary masterpieces that will broaden the mind and inspire creative excellence. I can’t wait to show you what these internationally acclaimed artists will bring to our city.”

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Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS will transform Downtown West Palm Beach on November 11-20, 2016. Starting this year, CANVAS will be centrally located along the busy Flagler Drive, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach. The green space will be built into a world-class outdoor museum accessible to the public year-round with rotating exhibitions and its annual show in November. Artists from across the globe will create monumental installations and murals in the Kids Art Park, Chamber Park, and Installation Park, part of the multi-phase project launching this November. Similar to last year, there will be a menu of exciting free and ticketed events:

CANVAS schedule of events:

 Nov. 11, 7 – 11 p.m. – CANVAS Local Showdown in Northwood

 Nov. 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – CANVAS Sip + Stir

 Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – CANVAS Kids Day

 Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 6 – 9 p.m. – CANVAS Art + Fashion Engaged   featuring Marchesa Trunk Show

 Nov. 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – CANVAS ‘Be Art’ Closing Brunch

For more information or to purchase tickets http://www.canvaswpb.org

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Direct from Montecristi to Worth Avenue– Master Weaver Yovanni Mero Pachay at SEQUIN September 27-29

Those of us who appreciate authenticity and quality didn’t get enough of Yovanni Mero Pachay’s beautiful Panama hats  during his first visit to Palm Beach.  Earlier this year, the fifth generation Master Weaver  demonstrated his unique millinery skills and displayed a selection of Montecristi hats at Lars and Nadine Bolander’s Studio 1696.   Due to high demand, Yovanni is returning, this time on the Avenue at Sequin  

clasico extrafino (2) “These hats are not only the real deal,” says local Palm Beacher Richie Horowitz, “they are a fabulous deal! I’ve bought many Montecristi hats over the years, and these prices are less than half what I paid in St. Bart’s and London.”

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Montecristi Signature Traveling Box

 

A long-time favorite for chic world travelers, Montecristi hats’ fine weaving allows it to be rolled and packed in its signature box.

 

 

    Meet Yovanni, watch him at work, walk out with a hat that fits your budget or request a custom Montecristi

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Welcome Yovanni Tuesday  September 27th from 5:30-8:00 pm

RSVP REQUIRED

       Yovanni will also be at                  Sequin, 219 Worth Avenue       September 28-29, 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Prices begin in the low $100’s and  may go up to the thousands….

 

Trivia information:  Why are they called Panama Hats?

Roosevelt_and_the_Canal smLegend has it that President Theodore Roosevelt brought the hats to popularity in North America when photos were taken of

him wearing one while visiting Panama. But that’s not the only story. As the hats were shipped through the Isthmus canal in Panama before they hit the shores around the world, someone mistakenly thought the hats came from the country famous for its canal. Who knew one person’s misunderstanding would lead to the rest of the world following suit?

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