GardensArt presents a juried exhibition by members of Artists of Palm Beach County, Feb. 24 through April 8. The exhibition features 34 works in a variety of mediums by 22 local artists, including Alvaro Rojas, Patricia Whiting, Lynn Morgan, Jean Hutchinson, Patricia Levey, Tracy Rosof-Petersen and Lucy Keshavarz.
Lucy Keshavarz, of Palm Beach Gardens, has always felt the need to create. “My master was and still is nature; I am humbled by the mystery of its balance and spirit,” she said. Creativity, questioning and the desire to change things for the better have always been strong traits in her personality.
“While I need time in the studio to experiment and create, my artistic endeavors in clay, glass and urban refuse, go beyond the studio realm as I can see and feel a connection to most anything and everyone.
“This has been quite overwhelming in the past, but I have finally learned to focus my energy by submitting to my creative nature and trusting in the creative journey.”
Elle Schorr, of Lantana, said that while walking down a street, the reflections in shop windows continually bombard her with divergent perceptions of reality. “Past and present, shadow and light, nature and artifact, inside and out battle against each other for my attention. I learn to see past these intrusions and focus on the objects within.”
When she walks down a street, camera in hand, those fragments of objects, buildings, trees, lights, sky and clouds, dance in the windows, she said, and create images with new dimensions of meaning and mood. “I am fascinated by the window dressing, the bits of fantasy amid the realities of our modern world. The windows beckon: ‘Come in. Peace, pleasure and adventure await inside.’”
In 2001, West Palm Beach resident Maxine Schreiber began painting again and the next year was accepted as a juried artist member of Women in the Visual Arts. “My landscape paintings have been exhibited in a number of juried shows throughout Palm Beach County including the Armory Art Center, Palm Beach County Art in Public Places at Palm Beach International Airport, and Northwood University, where I won First Place 2D in 2004.
“In 2005, I closed my psychotherapist private practice to devote myself to oil painting. I enjoy painting landscapes, house portraits, and collage-style works.”
The exhibition is at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall, 10500 Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. An opening reception is on Saturday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the night of the City Hall’s Dancing on the Plaza. The show is open during working hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For information, visit GardensArt