October is the month to commemorate the arts in a big way. It is the National Arts and Humanities month and is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives. The beacon that is brightest has to be the white art deco building that houses the Cultural Council of Palm Beach. Visit them this month at 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL. giving a gallery talk at PBCC
You won’t be disappointed, the Solo exhibition by Annette Rawlings is currently on view. Annette Rawlings has a retrospective 2000-2013 of her work and is featured in the Lawrence A. Sanders gallery. She was showcased in this blog Feb.12, 2012 in the series Portrait of our Artist, an on going feature of Lake Worth Artists.
There are a series of figures and each change as she moved from Miami to Shenandoah, back and forth to Europe and Mexico. “To my surprise moving away from the Tropical Light of Miami further North changed my colors, they were more earth tones so this move had effected my art”. Her latest works on paper show Palm Beach colours. Palm Beach series
“On one trip with my daughter was to Paris, I had not been since my exhibit at the Luxembourg Museum in 1984 and it was now 2005. Not only did I find myself inspired by the colors of Paris but unknowingly I was adding new subjects, for example; on the bus trip to Bruges as I looked out the window at the fields we were passing I began to see reclining figures in the landscape so I began sketching them.”…….. “When I returned the gallery owner that represented me in New York suggested that I should increase my subject matter and not concentrate just on the female form. “exhibit in the Louvre”” I thought it was a joke and did not open it. The next morning I thought perhaps I should open it just to see what kind of a prank this was but it turned out to be a genuine invitation. On the floor of the Louvre called the Carrousel du Louvre there were exhibits for living international artists and my work had been submitted by a gallery in Barcelona where I was exhibiting”. This was in 2009. I moved to Lake Worth, at the suggestion of a dear friend, this time I was just 10 minutes south of Palm Beach where the colors are definitely different than any other place. To gain more insight into this wonderful artist visit her web site and I highly suggest the video section. It’s wonderful to have this type of resource as one documents the art process. “This exhibit also includes other ventures in my life such as pottery, bookmaking using a Coptic stitch and binding, jewelry and a portfolio of prints.”
The closing party is on Saturday, November 9, from 3 to 5 pm. First met this artist in Coconut Grove where she maintained a studio and graciously opened up her home for the Coconut Grove Artist Studio Tour that I put together.