Palm Beach Art Scene Looking Younger

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Libby Kirsch, Whitney Hesse, Dusty Dodge, Michael Gregson Reinert & Tristan Dyer, Kristina & Austin Bryan and Johnny Dodge at a Junior Committee gathering for the upcoming Compass Center event honoring Designer Alfred Fiandaca on December 12th at Club Colette.

Our first invitation this season came from Kameron Ramirez and Nick Hissom who co-hosted a VIP Opening for Aktion Art featuring the work of Artist Connor Addison called Sublime Existence. It was refreshing to see such a nice well-educated young crowd who all clearly had a keen interest in art.

Nick Hissom, Andrea Lledo and Kameron Ramirez of Aktion Art. (Photos by Spencer Ramirez of Elevated Media)
Serena Woodward, Annabella Rockwell, Stacy Leuliette ,and Ursula Mullen with Ghislain d’Humières, Director and CEO of the Norton Museum.
Olivia Lutz, Alexandra Sweens, Joseph Huanig, and Devon McCready
Nick Hissom and Bruce Beal.
Kameron Ramirez, Mike Stepniewski, and Alex Hufty Griswold.
Tyler Tananbaum and Whitney Schott.

Next came an invitation from Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie on behalf of the Junior Committee for the upcoming Compass Center event honoring Designer Alfred Fiandaca on December 12th at Club Colette. Fiandaca was a significant supporter of Compass and the guest of honor will be the Hon. Rufus Gifford, former Ambassador to Denmark and Chief of Protocol Designee.

Libby Kirsch, Bettina Anderson, Tristan Dyer, and Michael Reinert.
The Compass Center’s Julia P. Murphy, Steven Stolman, and Sonja Stevens.
Nick Gold with Sonja and Mark Stevens.
David Crespo, Julie A. Seaver, and Nicholas Coppola.
Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie.

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is on view thru February 6, 2022 at The Norton Museum of Art. The exhibit features more than 150 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and period clothing collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman. The exhibition includes the largest group of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera ever on view at the institution. Presenting these artists’ creative pursuits in the broader context of the art created during the renaissance following the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920, the exhibition also includes work by Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Gunther Gerzso, Graciela Iturbide, María Izquierdo, Carlos Mérida, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Juan Soriano, and Rufino Tamayo.

NICKOLAS MURAY (American, born Hungary, 1892-1965). Frida Kahlo on Bench #5, 1939. Carbon print 17 15/16 x 14 3/16 in. (45.5 x 36 cm) The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives.
Period clothing collected by Jacques and Natasha Gelman.

On a Friday night the Norton Museum of Art hosted a bash for their Young Friends (members and guests) in celebration of the exhibition, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism. More than one hundred young professionals from Palm Beach gathered to enjoy creative craft cocktails and music by the Basement Presents.

Director & CEO Ghislain d’Humières, with Hilary Greene, Director of Communications & Marketing at the Norton Museum of Art.

Ghislain d’Humières, Norton Director and CEO, welcomed guests and invited them to view the Norton’s blockbuster collection of more than 150 works, photographs and clothing from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and their contemporaries. Guests ended their night at the museum with a special performance by Latin funk band Electric Piquete as part of the Norton’s weekly Art After Dark programming.

Notable guests included: Artist Camilla Webster, Harrison Morgan, Hilary Patriarca, Stacey Leuliette, Krystian Von Spiedel, Lauren Carey and Guy Palmer, Jim and Meg Coffey, Jessica Paindiris and Anderson Libert.

Ballet Florida’s Lauren Carey and Guy Palmer. (Photos by Nick Mele).
Emily Starkey and John Rawley .
Hilary Patriarca and Stacey Leuliette.
Darlene Dzuba and Charles Bane.

For more details on Young Friends at the Norton, visit

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