Finally, CityPlace in downtown West Palm Beach has a permanent art gallery in the space next to Barnes and Noble. Daniels Center for the Arts located at 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 102 opened, and an art exhibit featuring the original posters of Colombian artist Fernando Botero will arrive tomorrow on July 15th and run through July 25, 2010.
The exhibit called “Botero, Poster Collection” produced by artist, producer and entrepreneur Carlos Daniels and Colombian art dealer German Chaves contains original posters from the collection of Enrique Michelsen. A quarter of a century ago, Michelsen was a life insurance salesman in Bogata when he was gifted with a Botero poster promoting a museum show. He has been collecting original Botero posters ever since and now has a collection of hundreds, many of them will be part of this show.
Fernando Botero was born in the city of Medellín, Colombia in 1932. He rose as a painter in the early fifties and became one of the top Latin American artists leading the movement to find new ways of expressing figurative art. The exhibit will allow the audience to understand the magnitude of Botero’s career and the importance of his art all over the world.
The collection reunites almost four decades of original posters used by the most important museums and galleries around the world to promote Fernando Botero’s exhibits. Among those important venues are the House of Culture in Bogotá, Colombia; the Claude Bernard Gallery in Paris; International Amnisti Netherlands; the Queen Sofia Art Center in Spain; the Miami International Art Exposition; the Public Art Fund of New York, and a long list of museums and galleries in countries such as Finland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, and many others. For information or tickets for tomorrow night’s event call (561) 904 6549 or visit www.DanielsCenterForTheArts.com.
Don’t forget about Christmas in July from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Today July 14, at A Unique Art Gallery and Unique Glass Art, 226 Center Street in Jupiter (954) 588-7275 and tomorrow July 15, at The Village Art Studios and Original Elements located at 377 and 387 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta (561) 310-8499. Enjoy and purchase beautiful, affordable art by local artists.
Also on July 15th at 5:30 p.m. right next door to The Village Art Studios, art photographer Barry Seidman will speak about The Art and Magic of Still Life Photography at the Lighthouse ArtCenter during the museum’ Third Thursday event.
On Friday, July 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m the Lake Worth Downtown Cultural Alliance presents a RAIN DATE for Patriotic Downtown Explosion. The July 3rd Explosion Event held by the DCA was rained out without giving away lots of prizes and awards. Local shops, including Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, will continue the holiday celebration with special demonstrations. The cooperative gallery presents Figuratively Speaking – A Celebration of the Human Form And a Salute to Bastille Day- A French Wine Tasting.
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