Friday, January 24, 2014

West Palm Beach Celebrates Art

Art is abound this week in West Palm Beach. ArtPalmBeach, in it's 17th year, is January 24-27 at the Palm Beach Convention Center, with more than 80 international galleries exhibiting. I had the opportunity to attend the first view Thursday. On Wednesday I attended "VIP Night: Black Tie & Sneakers," the grand opening of Art Synergy's Continuum West Palm Beach.  Art Synergy is the first county-wide gallery walk weekend in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach.
First view of ArtPalmBeach Thursday, Jan. 23. The light sculpture is by artist Adela Andea.

On display at ArtPalmBeach: David Datuna: Cool Britannia. Mixed media construction with collage, with optical lenses.

A close-up view of Cool Britannia. The collage explores British cultural identity.
On display at ArtPalm Beach: Work by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos
On display at Continuum West Palm Beach: Sneakers included in the auction.

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Opportunities, New Lessons

Where Have I Been?

My last post on Often Write was in October. But for good reason! For the past few months, I've been able to expand my blogging pursuits with a blog on The Huffington Post.
Here's a link to posts I have written, so far:
You'll also be able to find my future posts there. I'm enjoying the opportunity, and looking forward to continued blogging on the website.
I will continue to post on Often Write as well.

A Lesson for the New Year

I was given an Amaryllis Apple Blossom as a Christmas gift. The flower was only a bulb when I received it. It was wonderful seeing it reach full bloom over the holidays. I must admit, the plant suffered a severe fall in my apartment a few days after I received it. (It was totally not my fault, though.) However, despite the fall, and after some TLC, to my amazement, the plant still grew, beautifully. It wasn't as fragile as I thought. To me that represents in life even with the bumps and bruises that come along you can still reach your maximum potential. It is possible.