(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.
“Janis Project” by Frank Hyder, Miami, FL: Frank Hyder has participated in more than 200 group shows and over 100 solo exhibitions throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, including 10 individual exhibitions in New York City. He has created numerous murals with the prestigious Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia. He also created an interactive urban project with the Chicago Loop Authority.
“Let Love Guide Your Way” by Lloyd Goradesky, Hollywood, FL: Lloyd Goradesky’s projects use the power of art to create social interaction and dialogue using innovative technology combined with his unique use of materials, as well as incorporating natural elements within the environment such as sunlight, wind, rain, etc., to amplify the design or effect of a public art piece.
“Prairie Flame” by Darren Miller, Decatur, IL: Darren Miller has been exploring the relationship of line, form and negative space as a manifest in dance which he has applied to kinetic sculpture for over 20 years. He has a passion for taking on new technical challenges and refining the aesthetic presentation of his body of work. Darren is an autodidact with no formal art school training but a massive library. His background as a machinist/metal fabricator, pen and ink artist, avid windsurfer and hobby fiddler are invaluable tools that have helped him create a unique skill set that has engendered the ability to improvise in the intractable medium of metal, and, ensured that his pieces that have been installed outdoors for many years are proven to be durable through tornado and hurricane.
“Magnify” by Kirk Seese, Baltimore, MD: Since 1977, Kirk Seese has had his work on the sets of blockbuster movies, HBO series, in school classrooms and countless homes and buildings across the country. For the majority of his artistic career, he has lived in the MD/DC Metro area as a 2-D mural artist. Interior and exterior murals and faux finishing were his bread and butter, although he spent two years as a scenic artist/set & prop painter for film and television. He also worked as Lead Designer for a New Zealand based, active family entertainment company ClimbZone, which specializes in building themed climbing walls for their franchisees. He designed hundreds of themed climbing walls, and his 2D designs became 3D reality, as they built and opened new gyms across America. His fabrication technique we developed while he was employed there, it opened his eyes to the possibilities of creating art in 3D. Considering his roots were in public art, (first job out of art school was as Director of Urban Arts Projects for a non-profit in Baltimore City through the Americorps VISTA program), he couldn’t help but marry the two together.
“IPO 004” by Robert Coon, Vero Beach, FL. Coon is a painter, sculptor, and printmaker best known for his brightly colored, abstract sculptures in metal. Born in Charlotte, NC, Coon attended the University of Georgia (B.F.A.), and the University of Massachusetts (M.F.A.). Early in his career he concentrated on painting, utilizing various painting techniques. He gravitated toward gouache and oil, concentrating on painting for nearly a decade. He then moved toward three dimensions making unique waxes, cast in bronze or aluminum. Since the mid 1980’s his production has been primarily larger outdoor works fabricated in aluminum and painted, using bright colors. His sculptures often incorporate layers of brushwork. Coon has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1963. His work is included in many collections: civic, academic, and individual.
As the first major event in the newly renovated Cultural Center, a three-day exhibition of kinetically inspired work will be presented in the beautiful 4,000-square-foot entertainment space that can safely welcome 130 people with masks. Artists include Ron Agam, Joel Amit (Blue Gallery); Olga Duenas; Kimon Fotaidis; Brookheart Jonqui; Oliver Haligon; (Haligon Fine Art); Marco Mahler; Debbie Mostel Designs; Kyle Poyser; Luissa Russo; Darren Miller; Frank Hyder; Lloyd Goradesky; Ana Giovinazzo and more. Mobiles, op art, and at least eight of Frank Hyder’s giant two-faced inflatable heads will be on display.
BOYNTON BEACH PUBLIC ART:
Two highlights of the 2021 Kinetic Art Exhibition are the celebrations of two new permanent works of public art for the Town Square Boynton Beach Redevelopment Project. Both of these polished stainless-steel sculptures by Ralfonso and Don Gialanella were completed in 2020.
Reflections by Ralfonso, West Palm Beach, FL / Geneva, Switzerland. World-renowned kinetic sculptor Ralfonso’s piece “Reflections” sits at the corner of E. Ocean Ave. and E. Seacrest Blvd. The 27’ high sculpture features twenty-one 3′ to 11’ long bird-like wings that rotate in the wind. Fabricated by EES Designs, this stainless-steel artwork reflects nature by day and is colorfully lit at night. The wings intersect, representing the City’s diversity and unity. Three Zen-shaped seating walls provide sculpture viewing from various angles and a community-gathering place.
Synesthesia by Donald Gialanella, St. Petersburg, FL. For the north entrance to City Hall and Library, Giallanella created an intimate circular space of polished columns, sound and light. As visitors enter the space, surprising sounds can be heard like a symphony tuning up. At one point, thunder roars and the lights flash like lighting in the clouds. Gialanella’s work is always unique such as a dive sculpture underwater at Pompano Beach and the giant mustache for Dali Museum. http://www.donsculpture.com/
The FREE Outdoor and Indoor Exhibits brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent Kinetic artists from around the world, which reflect a variety of styles and modes of movement. Masks are required to attend.
The 2021 5th Kinetic Art Exhibit - Boynton Beach is produced by the City of Boynton Beach - Art in Public Places program. For more information, please visit https://www.boynton-beach.org/kinetic.
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