CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony To Host Conversation With Artist Bruce Helander

CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony To Host Conversation With Artist Bruce Helander

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


January 7

COLLAGE MIRAGE

A Conversation with artist Bruce Helander

An arts critic and writer, curator and creative talent, Bruce Helander has been hailed as "the most recognized and successful collage artist in the country." A former White House Fellow for the National Endowment of the Arts and winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts, he was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame in 2014. His work is in over 50 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and other prestigious institutions.

Interviewed by Deborah C. Pollack, art historian, gallery owner, and author of several books including Palm Beach Visual Arts


The remaining three CULTURE & COCKTAILS of this season will include:

+ February 4: A conversation between real estate developer, film producer/distributor and vineyard owner Charles S. Cohen and Dr. David Breneman, President & CEO of The Society of the Four Arts

+ March 11: A conversation between art collector Christine Aylward and Daphne Nikolopoulos, Author & Editor-in-Chief of Palm Beach Illustrated

+ April 8: A conversation between legendary broadcaster Dick Robinson and 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.

Topics and speakers are subject to change depending upon the availability of scheduled participants.

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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