Adelson CavalierA Merger of Experience & Artistic Vision

Seeking to expand their presence beyond the Northeast, two top gallerists, Adam Adelson of Adelson Galleries— New York and Boston, and Ron Cavalier of Cavalier Galleries with locations in Greenwich, Nantucket and New York, have partnered and in November, they jointly opened a new gallery, Adelson Cavalier, at 318 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.

Over the past five years, Adelson and Cavalier have enjoyed a productive business relationship as colleagues, and their shared ethos made a joint venture seem like a logical next step.  Each have a  love for American masters, and 85 years of combined professional experience and expertise in the fields of Impressionism, Realism, Modernism, and Contemporary Art-including large-scale outdoor sculpture.

The new venue, Adelson Cavalier Galleries is a bi-level space that occupies 3,400 square feet, and is tailor-made for the changing exhibitions that will be curated primarily by Adelson, which will highlight emerging and established Contemporary artists, as well as historically significant artworks by 19th and 20th Century masters.

Adelson Cavalier Galleries Exhibits

Currently on exhibit are Federico Uribe’s whimsical and magical constructed sculptures; Frank Corso‘s recent paintings of South Florida landscapes are exhibited in the gallery’s salon. In the mezzanine gallery, visitors will see recent works by the internationally acclaimed American artist, Eric Fischl.  The exhibition incudes cast glass sculpture, Pinned Mylar prints, and original works.

Federico Uribe

Horse, 2016, Bullet shells, 126 x 83 x 34 inches.      (Federico Uribe at the opening of his recent exhibition “WOW at Adelson Cavalier Galleries)

Click here to see photos of recent openings and personal appearances by Federico Uribe and Frank Corso

Current and upcoming exhibitions include:
ERIC FISCHL (MEZZANINE GALLERY) /JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 3, 2019
FRANK CORSO (SALON) /JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019
HANS HOFMANN (MEZZANINE GALLERY) /FEBRUARY 8 – FEBRUARY 27, 2019
ANDREW AND JAMIE WYETH (SALON) /FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 5, 2019
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM (MEZZANINE GALLERY) /MARCH 1 –31, 2019

Hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 10AM- 6PM, Thursday through Saturday, 10AM – 8PM, and by appointment.
ADELSON CAVALIER GALLERIES
318 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561. 720.2079
www.adelsoncavalier.com

Human Puppy Mill in existence in the United States

Upon hearing the plight of so many young men, women and children trapped as modern day slaves Diana Davis felt compelled to create a film calling attention to the victims. Using her film as a fundraising tool to rescue the survivors, and fight modern day slavery, MoviesMakingADifference was born.

“When I found that no one was doing anything about this wide-spread atrocity in our own country, where so-called “church” elders were claiming young girls as their wives in order to have them give birth to as many babies as possible. The boys would be used for child labor and the girls would be human puppy mills. I was horrified that they could get away with this by calling it a ‘religion’. Then when I started meeting these amazing survivors, I couldn’t just make a movie to raise awareness and leave them to fend for themselves. So I created the 501c3 to use proceeds from the film along with private donations to directly help these heroic people out of their horrific circumstances,”said Diana Davis.

With their first feature film “Cathedral Canyon”, winner of the “Audience Choice for Best Feature Film”, at the Palm Beach Film Festival 2014, the team shed light on the plight of the child brides from these current day polygamist sects who have little resources to escape.

Because of the generosity of viewers that were outraged by what they saw, they found homes and vocational training opportunities for the escaped “Child Brides” and “Lost Boys”, (teenage boys as young as 12 tossed aside by the elders when seen as competition). They have assisted over 50 young women, men and children and many have now joined our organization to give back and help others like themselves.

Their co-founder Chip Williams, of Lake Worth, FL a Certified Addictions Professional and Recovery Support Specialist, opened his home as a ‘Safe House’ welcoming those in need on a temporary basis who are in immediate danger, until proper treatment is found, most often at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach, Fern House in WPB or PAX Campus in Lake Worth, FL. He has traveled to Colorado City and such places to educate and give counseling for drug and alcohol which so many turn to as a means of escape.

Please join
Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis

Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex

$75 in Advance, $100 at Door.

Click here to Register

Palm Beach Philanthropists and Hollywood stars participate in upcoming film ‘Cult Cartel’.

MoviesMakingADifference is currently in post-production of their next feature film “Cult Cartel”, exposing even more than they were able to present in their award winning “Cathedral Canyon”. Filming started in and around Palm Beach last March and included many of their local supporters. They also filmed in the actual town of Colorado City, (home of self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs that is doing life in a TX prison for crimes against underage girls) to shoot the majority of the film with the blessing of the townspeople. They also employed many of the actual survivors behind and in front of the camera, giving them an outlet to express themselves and tell their stories with the care and support of those of us that love them and brought $25,000 into the destitute community of Colorado City where the average annual income is $6,228.

The film stars Donny Most (Happy Days) and Jud Tylor (That 70s Show and Charlie Wilson’s War), Winsor Harmon (The Bold & The Beautiful) and Young Barlow (real life survivor of Warren Jeffs brutal regime, excommunicated at age 14 to the streets of Las Vegas). Executive Producers are Conrad N. Hilton III and Julia Rosengren.

To learn more about MoviesMakingaDifference, please join:

Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis
Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex

Bid on original oil painting designed by acclaimed NY artist Hakob Hakobyan specifically for MoviesMakingADifference to support survivors of child Slavery, Child Labor, Child Marriage and Trafficking in the US & Canada.
(painting featured below)

Donation $75 Please Click Here to Register

 

 

 

Groundbreaking contemporary works by Brendan Murphy and Mr. Brainwash are among the highlights at the prestigious and much anticipated ‘tent site’ art fair

By Brandy Billinghurst

South Florida art enthusiasts recovering from their annual Art Basel come downs, have another weekend to absorb some of the planet’s best contemporary art–courtesy of Art Miami. This time, it’s the 3rd edition of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, a world class fair poised for a breakout year in 2019.  Palm Beach’s Contessa Gallery, still glowing from a fabulously successful exhibit during Art Basel, will feature works from renowned artists Mr. Brainwash, Hijack, Maria Svarbova, Daniele Sigalot, and Cayla Birk, as well as the world premiere of Brendan Murphy’s latest sculpture series.

Brendan Murphy, War and Peace Series: Warrior 1 Pose

Brendan Murphy’s most recent works are the result of a pivotal period of personal stress and hardship, namely, the destruction of his Malibu neighborhood caused by devastating wildfires. Artists often produce their most poignant work during dark times, and Murphy’s “War & Peace Series” (pictured above) are no exception. Created using an exclusive process which generates a vibrant chrome-based painted finish, the series of large-scale soldiers in yoga poses garnered national attention when premiered at Art Miami 2018. New “War & Peace Series” poses will be debuted at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019. Do not miss!

Mr. Brainwash, Believe in Magic

Brendan Murphy, Lightning

Following up another blockbuster solo exhibition at Art Miami 2018, Contessa Gallery will bring the electrifying works of Mr. Brainwash to West Palm Beach. This brilliant artist with roots in the world of street art was eventually introduced to Bansky, arguably the most famous street artist alive, and has continued to blaze a path of artistic experimentation throughout his career. This year, the gallery will showcase his new paintings consisting of neon light bulbs, paper collages, and fiberglass, as well as his newest broken vinyl record collages which give both material and subject a new life by, “making singers live forever with what they sold.”

Hijack, Balloon Head

For more detailed information about the artists or gallery, which will remain open during the week of the art fair, please visit www.contessagallery.com or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or via email at art@contessagallery.com.

Learn more about Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019 at https://www.artpbfair.com/

 

Tortoiseshell: A Timeless Trend

From bags to shoes to glasses, tortoise shell is seemingly everywhere, and I’m not complaining. Especially after finally finding its way into my personal jewelry collection! I recently popped into one of my favorite shops, Sequin, on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and couldn’t resist these faux tortoise shell earrings. Not only are they made to look like the coveted tortoise shell, they also have coral colored gems which accentuate the tortoise shell design. What girl doesn’t want to mimic Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, who sported the timeless black and brown spots on a variety of their accessories, right? And the best part—they are super lightweight so they can be worn comfortably all day long!

A rule of thumb for seamless inclusion into your wardrobe: simply consider tortoise shell a neutral. A maximalist neutral that will be sure to catch everyone’s eye!

Finding Your Own Sunshine with Vivre Couture

Hand painted artwork worthy of a gallery exhibition? Lusciously tropical garments guaranteed to turn heads at any of life’s premier moments? Yes, please! Vivre Couture, a partnership between designer Kristen Alyce and artists from around the world, fuses the highest quality elements of art, design, and construction into their hyper-inspired line of wearables. Their line, which includes apparel for men and women as well as accessories including handbags, bow ties, luggage tags, shoes, cardholders, and belts represents the best of the Palm Beach experience and happens to be my latest obsession. vivre couture

What sets Vivre Couture and their “wall to wardrobe” concept apart is this team’s unmatched commitment to advance the meeting of fine art and couture fashion. Each item is carefully crafted with fine canvas and linen, then hand painted with thick bodied acrylic paints. Gowns and cocktail attire are created with in-home custom fittings and require between 24-80 hours of hands-on attention to include  designer, seamstress, and artist. Take a look for yourself at https://vivrecouture.com.

PapiChulo Tacos, bringing flavor to Jupiter

To me, the best food is the freshest with the fewest ingredients. Simple enough, right? This brings me to everyone’s favorite Tuesday night fare–the taco. Everyone is sure to have an opinion on where to find the best of this deceptively simple dish. This is where I return to my “freshest and fewest” philosophy. To be sure, there are plenty of taco spots that I happily visit to satisfy my cravings, but there can be only one spot I call the best!

Papichulo Tacos Palm BeachFortunately, I have found my personal El Dorado, courtesy of the cozy and authentic PapiChulo Tacos. Recently opened, and nestled near the Jupiter Lighthouse, the eatery attracted me with its creative cocktails and menu promising authentic Mexican-style street food. Homemade tortillas? Check. Mexican Shrimp Ceviche? Of course. Housemade Sangria? Yes, please!

And yes, I had the perfectly prepared street corn smothered gloriously in chipotle mayo, along with the quesadilla stuffed with cheese straight from Oaxaca. So many salivating choices on my path to the main event. For my first visit, I tried Carne Asada, Pollo, and Repollitos (crispy brussel sprouts with secret sauce and queso frecso, YUM!). Each was to die for in their own unique way, but I’m wondering what it would take to get a bottle of the chimichurri sauce! Hands down, dare I say, best tacos I have had in Palm Beach County. I plan on returning ASAP to taste what I could not manage to order before being rolled out. Get a peek at their menu and specials here: https://www.papichulotacos.com/menu. Tell them Brandy sent you!

 

Three days of exceptional craftmanship and design: Temple St. Clair (Thursday, Jan. 17th) Oscar Heyman (Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18th and 19th)

Temple St. Clair iconic amulets

Temple’s fine jewelry collection is recognized for iconic rock crystal amulets, triple granulation and archer’s granule; all are signature brand elements with a nod to the designer’s classical foundation.  With her High Jewelry collection, St. Clair celebrates a connoisseur level of gemstones with one-of-a-kind pieces born out of an ongoing quest for the rarest stones in the world such as richly patterned Lightening Ridge Australian Black Opal, electric blue Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline, fiery African Tsavorite, and her iconic Royal Blue Moonstone.

Uncompromising in her choice of materials and execution, St. Clair explores themes that are meaningful to her through a lens of whimsy and discovery. Her critically acclaimed, Mythical Creatures from The Golden Menagerie, made its début at the Louvre Museum in Paris in January 2015. The second chapter of the Golden Menagerie trilogy, Wings of Desire, was presented at the Salon: Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory in November 2015. The final chapter, The Big Game, was exhibited in December 2016 at the prestigious DeLorenzo Gallery in New York City.

Hamilton Jewelers on Worth Avenue invites you to a special Styling Event at their Worth Avenue location Thursday January 17th through Saturday the 19th.  Brand Ambassadors from world renowned designers Temple St. Clair and Oscar Heyman will be on site presenting their newest collections.

Oscar Heyman, from the Russian Court to the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Oscar Heyman & Brothers has been a family business since its establishment in 1912. . The company’s founding brothers, Oscar

Oscar Heyman, Platinum Fire Opal Ring

and Nathan, apprenticed at a workshop that produced high-style ornaments for the Russian court jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé before leaving Eastern Europe for New York. Within a few years, they established their own firm, distinctive for dynamic and contemporary designs, fine craftsmanship, technological sophistication and high-quality materials. Eventually, the other Heyman brothers joined the growing business, which remains entirely autonomous—maintaining in-house production of jewelry from inception through completion—to this day. Oscar Heyman has evolved from a behind the scenes manufacturer to a stand-alone brand, known and appreciated by jewelry connoisseurs and celebrities from around the world. The evidence that Oscar Heyman creates heirloom-quality jewelry, both in style and  in function, is in the company’s storied history.

Check out the video below!

Billy Porter, nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series for Pose, wearing Oscar Heyman at 2019 Golden Globes this week!

Billy Porter

Hamilton Jewelers, 251 Worth Avenue

To make an appointment, please call 561.659.6788.

 

 

 

 

Siamak Hariri’s aesthetic reverence and deep respect for sacred spaces results in works of enduring value

It was only natural that award-winning Canadian builder and developer Great Gulf would partner with world renowned architect Siamak Hariri for the design of its first luxury condominium in Florida, La Clara, slated for completion 2021.  Great Gulf is a vertically integrated firm in business since 1975 and has 18 projects under construction in North America; this is its first foray into Florida. Hariri is internationally renowned and feted with 60 major architectural awards.

Among Siamak Harari’s most notable masterpieces is the Bahá’í Temple of South America  which he discussed on a TED talk, receiving over 1.8 million views on line. A graduate of Yale School of Architecture, Hariri, age 53, has in his own words, a “profound interest in light, form, site, material, and craft.”  In 2003, Siamak answered an open call for the design of the first Bahá’í Temple in South America, a continental temple, an extraordinary milestone for the Bahá’í community. Siamak needed to create a circular sacred space, with 9 sides, 9 entrances and 9 paths to the temple from all directions welcoming people from all faiths and background. With no models to draw from, he asked himself “how do you design sacred space today?  How do you define what’s sacred today?” He found his answer in Bahá’í quote which led him to illumination from within.  See his TED Talk presentation below.

Siamak Hariri focused on illumination — from the temple’s form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. This same illumination and is the inspiration behind Harari’s design of La Clara.

La Clara– Blending sacred space with community

Like all great communities, La Clara offers the perfect balance between privacy and surroundings.; clarity and luxury.  Light, sacred space, clarity and community are evident throughout:  La Clara’s deep private balconies face south-east toward the water and over-sized windows are throughout the residences.  The flowing spatial interiors, are carried throughout the entertainment room, fitness center and all common areas.   Outdoor amenities include swimming pool with cabanas and a dining area.

“La Clara takes great advantage of Hariri’s vision and talent, particularly with regard to the light and vistas in each unit. Great Gulf has supported his vision wholeheartedly, and it has committed to launch as a good neighbor in our community,” said Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales for La Clara.

 

La Clara

Residence Private Balcony

For more information, please visit La Clara or email sales@laclarapalmbeach.com

Tel 561.898.2171