CULTURE & COCKTAILS To Host Conversation With Art Collector Christine Aylward

CULTURE & COCKTAILS To Host Conversation With Art Collector Christine Aylward

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County today announced that the popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS returns next month with its penultimate fascinating conversation this season at The Colony Hotel Coral Ballroom, located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach.

March 11
ART ATTACK
A Conversation with art collector Christine Aylward

Born and raised in China during the Cultural Revolution, Christine Aylward came to the US in 1986. Since moving to Palm Beach 20 years ago, she and her husband have taken an interesting path in learning and collecting art, focusing on Asian Contemporary. She is a former trustee of Norton Museum of Art, a current board member of SITE Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a Collectors Committee member of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Interviewed by Daphne Nikolopoulos, Author & Editor-in-Chief of Palm Beach Illustrated

This season's final CULTURE & COCKTAILS will be:

April 8
PLATTER CHATTER
A Conversation with legendary broadcaster Dick Robinson

The owner of Legends Radio in North Palm Beach, Dick Robinson launched his broadcasting career in 1958 in Massachusetts and the first song he ever played on-air was Who's Sorry Now by Connie Francis. In the six decades since, Robinson has carved a stellar career that blended working for and owning radio stations, founding the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (the nation's oldest and largest group of broadcast media schools), founding the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, and launching the syndicated radio/TV show Dick Robinson's American Standards by the Sea. This conversation is sure to attract some surprise musical guests.

Interviewed by Rich & Jill Switzer, celebrated cabaret performers and co-hosts of The Morning Lounge on Legends 100.3 FM

CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder, also The Gardens Mall, Clo & Charles S. Cohen, First Republic Bank, the law firm of Haile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A., and Woolems Luxury Home Builders. Additional support for the series is provided by the Palm Beach Daily News, Legends Radio, and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm.

Admission to each CULTURE & COCKTAILS event is $75 per person in advance and $85 at the door, and FREE for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above). All proceeds go to support the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For membership information, please contact Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330.

Each event will run from 5 to 7 pm, with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 pm, and the "Conversation" from 5:45 to 7 pm, including audience Q&A. The Colony will serve complimentary beverages and an array of specially prepared hors d'oeuvres before each CULTURE & COCKTAILS conversation.

People interested in attending CULTURE & COCKTAILS can RSVP before each event by calling the Cultural Council at (561) 472-3330.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida's Cultural Capital. The Council provides grants to cultural organizations and professional artists, advocates for art and cultural funding, enhances local arts education, offers support services to foster growth of the sector and promotes cultural tourism.

The Cultural Council also serves as a venue for exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County, and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth. Also on the property are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring hand-crafted items by local artists; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA-designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center; and the Project Space, an open-air garden for live music and large-scale sculpture.

The Cultural Council is open to the public from 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, including a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, visit palmbeachculture.com.

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