(UPDATE - JAN. 14)_"We regret to announce the postponement of the Marina Bash 2021 in Riviera Beach originally schedule to be held on January 23, 2021. Plans for this event included involvement of many partners and bringing the community together, which leads us to this hard decision to postpone the event due to the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It has made it impossible at this time to go forward and make sure our residents in Riviera Beach stay safe along with our local residents from the county. This was a difficult decision for us to make as this event was looked forward to by so many. We are working on solidifying a new date in the Spring."
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boynton Beach, FL – (January 11, 2021) – The City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places is pleased to announce the 2021 5th Biennial Kinetic Art Exhibit, which will be held on Saturday March 6th - Sunday, March 7th, 2021 in #DowntownBoynton.
LOCATION: Boynton Beach Town Center, 120 E. Ocean Ave., Outdoor Sculpture & Events
Boynton Beach Cultural Center, 125 E. Ocean Ave., Indoor Art Exhibition
Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 7, 2021, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All Events FREE to the Public.
“We are excited for the opportunity to showcase outdoor and indoor artworks, live music, food, and a Children’s Kinetic Artwork Display, plus fun for the whole family at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum during this year’s memorable event. In addition, exhibits and displays will be held in our newly renovated Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center and live music performed on the City’s new state of the art outdoor stage,” Lori LaVerriere, City Manager, announced.
“Dream Machine” and “The Healing Heart” by Rubem Robierb, Miami, FL/NYC, NY: Rubem Robierb is a Miami Beach and New York resident, visual artist, born and raised in Brazil whose current medium and style is linked to the Pop-Art movement. For 18 years, Rubem Robierb has worked with poetry, painting, photography, and sculpture to create capturing and visually compelling works of art whose strong symbolism and underlying message induce an emotional response and strike on the sensitive nerves of modern-day society. During the 2021 Kinetic Art Event, Robierb will feature the cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) Technology to display along with each of his pieces. The experience is enhanced by computer-generated imagery captured by using your phone and QR Codes. Rubem Robierb also is married to longtime Good Morning America & WABC-TV newscaster, Sam Champion.
“The Mechanical Horse” by Adrian Landon, Brooklyn, NY: Born and raised in New York City, Adrian Landon began his journey as a sculptor at the Art Students League of NY in 2009. Like many great geniuses in the world, Adrian is a proud college dropout, having only completed one year of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2008. Adrian developed his initial body of work in the New York area, including 4 years as a hipster in Brooklyn. It was there that he developed his first Mechanical Horse in 2014, and began to show his work nationally and internationally. In 2019, he received the Honorarium Grant from Burning Man to make a giant mechanical Pegasus, his largest and greatest sculpture yet.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boynton Beach, Fla. – Something scrumptious this way comes! In celebration of the highly-anticipated New Year (buh-bye 2020!), everyone’s favorite neighborhood haunt, Josie’s Ristorante, has launched a collection of wallet-friendly bar and dining specials, highlighting the plaudit-worthy, Italian-style dishes executive chef Sebastiano Setticasi whips up daily with local farm-grown ingredients.
“Our customers mean everything,” Setticasi says. “They’re like family. During a year devastated by an intimidating pandemic, they remained empathetic and supportive. These culinary deals are our way of saying thank you.”
4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – January 8, 2021) “We are stardust, we are golden… And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.” The words may be by Joni Mitchell, but the harmonic concept applies perfectly to two new outdoor series starting this month and running through February at Mounts Botanical Garden. Both of the series are under the theme of GET BACK TO OUR SENSES.
Invigorating Body Flex
Thursdays, January 28 through February 25
“Come raise your energy level, work on your balance, strengthen muscles and core while having fun in our beautiful surroundings. Find joy in getting out and moving your body in a safe environment. Each week we will be in a different part of the garden for these Body Flex classes led by certified fitness/yoga instructor Hegina Rodrigues,” invites Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director at Mounts, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden. “Classes are $15 each, which includes full Garden admission.”
The physical and mental benefits of Body Flex low impact aerobic exercises include:
Held at 9 am on Thursdays, January 28 through February 25, classes will be 45-minutes in length and are designed for adults of any age and level of ability. Limited to 10 people per class, participants are encouraged to wear comfortable sneakers or good walking shoes, and bring water and bug spray. Chairs will be available. In case of rain, the class will be held in the Portico of the Hutcheson Agricultural Complex.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL– Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria, led by Big Time Restaurant Group’s Corporate Culinary Director Lisabet Summa, will open its second location January 12 at 4 pm. on the West Palm Beach waterfront. The first Elisabetta’s opened in July 2019 on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.
The 300 seat, 10,000 square foot restaurant, located at 185 Banyan Boulevard in West Palm Beach, includes a massive multi-tiered patio overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The patio will feature a regulation size bocce ball court, a 25’ tall fireplace, an indoor/outdoor bar, a 19th century gelato cart, an outside pizza oven, and four vintage gazebos. In addition, the restaurant will feature a 12-seat private dining room.
Elisabetta’s Executive Chef will be Andris Salmanis, a Big Time Restaurant Group veteran who most recently served as the executive chef at the Delray Beach location. The General Manager will be Drew Shane who also joins the restaurant from Elisabetta’s in Delray Beach.
As a “sister” restaurant to Louie Bossi’s, Elisabetta’s has a scratch kitchen and the menu features many of that restaurant’s classic dishes, like in-house dry-aged steaks, but also includes expanded seafood, chicken and salad options, as well as housemade pasta dishes.
Everything at Elisabetta’s will be made from scratch including all pasta, breads, sauces, baked goods and gelatos. Elisabetta’s dry ages its steaks in house and cure its own salumis. The restaurant features three pizza ovens made in Naples, Italy, two located inside the restaurant and one outside. The restaurant will offer 70 wines by the glass and a 400 bottle wine list featuring classic and less known but great value Italian wines and proseccos. The bar will serve classic Italian cocktails from Negroni’s to Aperol Spritzes. Elisabetta’s makes all breads and desserts in house, including several kinds of gelato.
Menu items will include the Roman Lunch, a pizza hearth baked bread with burrata and prosciutto di parma, the Cacio e Pepe, and a white pizza topped with Pecorino Romano. Gelato toppings include honeycombe, salted Marcona almond and chocolate brittle.
Elisabetta’s interior features a salumi bar faced with cool Calacatta marble, two gold tiled beehive shaped Neapolitan pizza ovens.
The dining room features a beamed wood ceiling above rustic basket weave brick walls. The bar tops are pewter, where guests can sink into their drink on red or gold leather custom bar stools. The restrooms are graced with spectacular entry doors with hand molded glass panels and feature Italian mosaic terracotta floors. The women’s restroom is donned with ornate vintage mirrors and a hand-painted textured wall covering.
The original tableware was commissioned for Elisabetta’s and designed by Sarah Campbell of Collier & Campbell. The restaurant’s interior was designed by Karen Hanlon along with Big Time partner/co-founder Todd Herbst.
The beverage director for Elisabetta’s is Ervin Machado. He is a level 2 sommelier with a deep knowledge of Italian cocktails and liquors. He also serves as beverage director for Louie Bossi’s.
The restaurant will serve dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday-Friday, and brunch with unlimited mimosas, Aperol Spritzes, Bloody Mary’s and Froze, served Saturdays and Sundays. Elisabetta’s will offer valet parking and is also within 100 feet of three public parking garages. The restaurant will have all of the latest sanitizing equipment and will operate beyond what the CDC requires to be Covid safe.
Elisabetta’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 185 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For more information, visit Elisabettas.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – January 4, 2021) The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Photographic Centre announce an open call to Palm Beach County photographers to submit an image of life in Palm Beach County to be considered for an exhibition at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth Beach, running February 27 through March 27, 2021.
“We are very excited about collaborating with the Cultural Council to celebrate both local photographers and the beauty around us,” says Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world famous Photo Centre, located in downtown West Palm Beach.
“This is a great opportunity for the Cultural Council to collaborate with the Photo Center, particularly during FOTOfusion, while also spotlighting some very talented photographers,” agrees Jessica Ransom, artist services coordinator at the Cultural Council.
“We are seeking professional artists who live or work in Palm Beach County to submit an image that epitomizes some aspect of life in the Palm Beaches. The Call is open to all residents who live or work in Palm Beach County,” Ransom adds. “Each artist may submit one to five images, but the final selection will be limited to one image per artist. Judging will be based upon overall quality, creativity and vision of each work.”
Criteria for the Call are as follows:
+ Photographers who are eligible to apply must live or work in Palm Beach County.
+ Work must have been created within the past two years, with the theme of life in Palm Beach County.
+ The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is looking to feature artists that have not exhibited at the Cultural Council previously.
+ All images must include artist name, title, date, medium, print size.
+ Images submitted must be at least 2400 pixels but no more than 3000 pixels on the longest side.
Deadline for Entries:
Images must be submitted by January 17, 2021. A maximum of five images may be entered for consideration by the judge and possible inclusion in the exhibit.
For a complete list of submission requirements and guidelines, please visit https://www.workshop.org/call-to-photographers.
Chosen photographs will be featured at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County from February 27 – March 27, 2021.
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