Courtesy of Mural Arts of Philadelphia

Thursday, January 19th | 11 am-7pm Exhibit Hours

2-3 pm Mural Arts of Philadelphia: Creative Economic Catalysts

Caitlin Butler will present a lecture on the beginnings of Mural Art in Philadelphia and discuss how public art has been a catalyst for expanding the creative economy of the region. In 1984, as part of the anti-graffiti network, the city of Philadelphia enacted a ‘Mural Arts’ program to engage people in creating public art in public spaces in an attempt to redirect creative energies into constructive public art projects. The project was a success and over the last forty years has generated dialogues, empowered communities, and began an economic revitalization.

Campion Platt

3:30 – 4:30 pm Art Completes the Design

World renowned interior designer Campion Platt will lead a panel on how art is a critical item in completing a home to make it personal and luxurious. Art is too often thought of as an afterthought or an accessory, and not seen as important as the design of the home. Platt, whose career has been built on luxury & designing for celebrity clients in international settings, is a leading force in eco-friendly and technology-driven design.Joining the panel will be art curator, collector and historian Jane Hart, to be held on Thursday, January 19 at 3:30-4:30 PM.Following the presentation will be a signing for Campion’s book, “Made to Order” by Monacelli Press.


Friday, January 20th | 11 am-9 pm Exhibit Hours

2:00 – 3:00  pm “Tropicurban: What Differentiates the Art Scene in SoFLA?”

Panel discussion moderated by PAMM Curator Rene Morales, the panel looks into the South Florida Art scene and 100+ Degrees in the shade, the 2015 exhibition received rave reviews from NY Times, Artfourm, El Nuevo Herald, curated by Jane Hart, was a celebration of South Florida Artists and chronicled 30 years of contemporary art in S. Florida. Joining Jane Hart in a panel discussion will be South Florida Artist Francie Bishop Good, Noor Blazekovic, Dana Donaty, Moral Dourcet, & Sri Prabha.

Perez Carrona, Glasstress Exhbition, Courtsey of the Boca Raton Museum of Art

3:00 -4:00 pm Glasstress: From Craft to Fine Art

Kathleen Goncharov will present a lecture on Glasstress. Glassstress began at the Venice Biennial in 2011 and it’s goal is to challenge artists in using the often overlooked medium of glass art. Glasstress explores the complex line between materials for craft and those for fine art. Marcel Duchamp famously used a sheet of glass in The Bride Stripped Bare by Bachelors, Even (1913=1925), and in recent years Glasstress challenges fine artists around the globe to express their thoughts and ideas through the medium of glass, showcasing the inherent limitless possibilities that glass offers.

3:30-4:30 pm Roger Ferris: Inventive Minimalism

Mr. Ferris is the founding principal of Roger Ferris + Partners, the renowned Architectural firm practicing architecture, interior design and masterplanning  services for private and public sectors. Building a career and brand on creating luxury and cutting edge designs based on the individual needs of each project, Mr. Ferris will discuss the inventiveness of each design challenge he undertakes.Following the presentation will be a signing for Ferris + Partners book, “Inventive Minimalism: A Showcase of High Style and Modernist Principles’ by Monacelli Press.


Saturday, January 21st | 11am-7pm Exhibit Hours

Vivian Wang, Fortune Cat, Habatat Gallery

1:30-2:30 pm Vivian Wang & Peter Bremers: A Life in Glass – Artistic Inspirations and New Explorations

Artists Peter Bremers (Habatat Galleries) and Vivian Wang (Habatat Galleries) will discuss the development of their lives as artists, the ways they work, the ideas inspiring them and the new directions explored in their work. The discussion will be moderated by James Baker, Executive Director of Pilchuck Glass School.After the talk, Wang will be signing her recently published book.

3:00-4:00 pm Marcel Duchamp in America: From the 1913 Armory Show to the Fontaine/Urinal

Art Historian Laurette McCarthy will present a lecture titled “Marcel Duchamp in America: From the 1913 Armory Show to the Fontaine/Urinal”. Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) is widely considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his most famous/infamous work Fontaine, this lecture will give an overview of Duchamp’s artistic life in France before 1913 and his participation in the Armory show that year, providing a historical context to contemporary art and the significance of Duchamp’s heritage within it.

Duchamp, Dual Image

Laurette E. McCarthy is an independent scholar and curator, with a specialty focus in early 20th century American art. She is the lead expert on the 1913 Armory Show and foremost authority on American artist and critic Walter Pach (1883-1958).  

3:30-4:30 Outdoor Art and Sculpture: how to choose the right piece

Keith Williams, principal designer at premier firm Nievera Williams Designs will lead a discussion on how to incorporate art in an outdoor landscape setting. The designer, who has worked on a wide range of influential projects throughout Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Bahamas, and Shanghai will address the many questions that need to be asked when selecting outdoor art and sculpture;  how to select the right piece, the importance of scale, how it interacts with the rest of its surroundings, what to invest in, etc.

Courtesy of Keith Williams Portfolio

Sunday, January 22nd | 11am-6pm Exhibit Hours

Bold Beauty Yesse Leyva

1:30 -2:30 pm  Bold Beauty Project: The Power of Uncensored Raw Beauty

Eva Ritvo will present a panel discussion on beauty standards in our culture and within the disabled community. The Bold beauty Project works on developing a community of ‘bold beauties’ and highlighting disabled women’s’ sensuality, allowing them to embrace their confidence and pride in their. Body positivity is important in a world with narrow beauty standards, and especially for women with disabilities, who are all to often left out of mainstream body positive movements.

2:15-3:15 pm Interpreting Kinetics

In our fast changing world, everything seems to want to become interactive. Kinetics emulate interactivity yet is connected to nature and the 4th dimension which is time and change over time. Two international artists Ralfonso (Switzerland) and Stefan Radu Cretu (Romania), will discuss their interpretations of kinetics and how they embrace these concepts in their works. Led by Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Manager, this lecture will provide a sneak preview of the artists kinetic art installations for the upcoming International Kinetic Exhibit & Symposium.

3:30 – 4:30 pm Contemporary Cuban Art

Humberto Castro, The Iron Fish, 78.75 x 55.25 inches, 1990, Oil on Canvas

A panel of artists from the island currently creating art in and about Cuba willpresent a discussion on how they perceive art making in Cuba, and what can be expected to come next from the island.  The Contemporary Cuban Art scene is one that has existed and flourished hidden from the rest of the global culture. Cuba, under repressive governments that have kept internet access spotty and trade nearly impossible, has nonetheless had a continually thriving art scene.

Moderated by Dr. Carol Damian, a professor at Florida International University and specialist in Latin American and Caribbean art, the panel will include Cuban artists Karlos Perez, Humberto Castro, and Ramon Alejandro.

Posted on December 22, 2016