You are invited to a number of gallery openings and events starting this evening, Friday November 4, 2011. From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. three of Florida’s best potters will sling mud outside the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery (CGMS), 605 Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth for Behind the Wheel. Seated behind the potters’ wheels will be Tracy Rosof-Petersen, John McCoy and Jesse Showalter. The public is welcome to take the wheel and drive home later with a work of art.
CGMS Gallery will also be joining the Lake Worth Downtown Cultural Alliance in featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry created by several of its artists for the Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Lake Worth. The Downtown Cultural Alliance (DCA) is a non-profit association of Downtown merchants and residents working together to keep Downtown Lake Worth vibrant and welcoming. On Saturday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Jewelry Palooza exhibit will feature Karen McGovern, an artist in the gallery and Curator of the Rare Species Foundation. Her sales will raise much appreciated funding for the foundation.
On Wednesday November 9th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Artists Association of Jupiter’s “Second Wednesday” open house in A Unique Art Gallery will present an exciting new exhibition, Sign of the Times. Christopher Oakes, one of the resident artists, is getting his Masters in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and as part of his program he curated this show which will have a unique art sales format and a “reveal.” Original artworks will be covered by brown paper and tied with twine with only the artist’s name and the price placed on the brown paper. An interested patron will have to look at other artwork the artists have hanging in the gallery to guess if they want to take a chance to purchase the piece before they are uncovered at 7:00 p.m.
The exhibit is a fundraiser with 50% of the sale price of Sign of the Times works benefiting the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope, Inc. This Palm Beach County not-for-profit organization fills a need in the community by providing financial and informational resources to cancer patients and their families. A Unique Art Gallery and Unique Glass Art are located at 226 Center Street, one block west of Alternate A1A, next to Jupiter Alehouse. For more information about this event call Susan Lorenti at (954) 588-7275 or Chris Oakes at (561) 685-7104.
On Thursday, November 10, 2011, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches (CLPB) is having an opening reception of its Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale in the Dixie Art Loft, 5911 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. The event is featuring pottery, sculpture, glass and mixed media art. Join CLPB artists for demonstrations and refreshments. The gallery is also open November 11 and 12, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Last but not least the Palm Beach County Cultural Council put out a call to professional artists to let their voices be heard at a number of open forums being held around the county. Artists of all disciplines are invited to share interests, perspectives, and needs in the community. If you missed the meetings on November 2nd and 3rd, on Wednesday November 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. there will be a forum at the Palm Beach Post, 2751 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach and on Thursday, November 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Dolly Hand Cultural Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade. For more information contact Nichole Hickey (561) 471-2901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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