When I noticed the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair’s VIP Preview was supporting the Palm Beach Zoo and that the Art Miami-based fair was also presenting an exhibition with the nearby Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, I was reminded of decades ago when the Palm Beach season began to crowd with a jillion charitable committees. Thus, social commanders Mary Sanford, Sue Whitmore and others organized the Unity Ball — one night/one gala with the proceeds split between several endeavors. How much more copacetic, perusing large sculptural works at the Ann Norton’s several acre palm tableaux beneath a full moon rather than the glare and crush of a floodlit convention hall. At the PB Modern + Contemporary Art Fair’s air-conditioned pavilion, besides the trays of hor d’oeuvres and ample pours, a herd of Palm Beach art collectors and connoisseurs rubbed elbows as they scrutinized the more than 1,000 art works exhibited by 50 national and international dealers.
January 12, 2017
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Benefit
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair VIP Preview
January 11, 2017
One Night: Two Exhibitions
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Rising: The Mystical World of Sophie Ryder / January 11, 2017 – April 30,2017
Todd McGrain’s The Lost Bird Project / January 11, 2017 – June 28, 2017
Frances Fisher, president of the board, and Sally R. Soter, chair of the art committee, in association with Waterhouse & Dodd, Pamela Cohen and Nicholas Korniloff (Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary), Conner Rosenkranz, and the Wilmington Trust presented One Night: Two Exhibitions. Art committee members included Christine Aylward, Karyn Lamb, Jodi Luntz, David Miller, Linda Silpe, and Bryan Walsh.