Cultural Council of Palm Beach County event attendees.
Photo by Jacek Gancarz via Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is bringing a dynamic season of arts, culture and community to the Palm Beaches.
The Cultural Council’s 2022-23 season of exhibitions and events showcases a variety of work by local artists in the three gallery spaces at the council’s downtown Lake Worth Beach headquarters.
“We are ecstatic to welcome everyone in the community to the Cultural Council to experience our upcoming exhibitions,” says Dave Lawrence, the council’s president and CEO.
The season starts this fall in the Main Gallery with “Contemporary Art of the Latin American Diaspora,” highlighting 24 Palm Beach County artists of Latin American descent.
“Visualizing Climate Disruption,” a look at the local effects of climate change, comes to the Main Gallery in January, followed by the 2023 Biennial, which highlights some of the best artists in the county.
The Main Gallery season closes in the spring with the “2022 Artist Innovation Fellowship Showcase,” featuring new work by six professionals who received fellowships.
Art Talks, which are free panel discussions with artists and community leaders, are offered with each Main Gallery exhibition.
The council’s Solo Gallery and Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery play host to 12 other exhibitions. The council also holds a series of Culture Talks in partnership with Palm Beach ArtsPaper.
Main Gallery: “Contemporary Art of the Latin American Diaspora” runs from Oct. 28 to Jan. 14. Guest curator Juliana Forero, founder of Nomad Art Projects, has woven a story with artists whose families come from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico Guatemala, and Cuba, among others. This exhibition aims to highlight the range of Latin American experiences and includes didactic materials and opportunities for tours in Spanish and English.
Art Talks: The first Art Talk features Juliana Forero on Nov. 5. Registration is recommended at palmbeachculture.com/council-events.
Solo Gallery: “Michelle Drummond: Systems” features imaginative, colorful, multidimensional sculptures of yarn by Delray Beach artist Drummond through Dec. 2. Next up is David Rubinson’s mesmerizing computer-generated art from Dec. 9 through Jan. 21.
Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery: “Pattern and Process,” a juried exhibition presented in collaboration with Women in the Visual Arts, is on display through Nov. 12, followed by an exhibition of work by multimedia artist Gabino A. Castelán — one of two artists from Palm Beach County to earn a 2022-23 grant from the South Florida Cultural Consortium — from Nov. 18 through Dec. 31.
Culture Talks: Palm Beach ArtsPaper, founded in 2008 by Palm Beach County-based arts journalists, hosts its first discussion series at the Cultural Council. Sessions include Andrew Kato, the producing artistic director and chief executive of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, in conversation with Hap Erstein on Oct. 29, and David Walker, general and artistic director of Palm Beach Opera, in conversation with Greg Stepanich on Dec. 3. Each Culture Talk takes place at 2 p.m. and is free. Registration is recommended at palmbeachculture.com/council-events.
The Cultural Council offers additional events to members only.
Other member benefits include red-carpet treatment at previews for exhibitions, a subscription to the Cultural Council’s award-winning magazine and a discount card offering savings at museums and ticket discounts for dance and theater performances. Certain levels of membership include admission to the Culture & Cocktails series and access to hundreds of cultural organizations around the world.