ArtPalmBeach Promises a Sweet 16th with an All Star Lecture and Panel Series

ArtPalmBeach Promises a Sweet 16th
with an All Star Lecture and Panel Series

Palm Beach, FL – December 12, 2012 – ArtPalmBeach, Palm Beach’s premier contemporary fine art fair, will return January 24 – 28 to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for its 16th edition.  Always a celebrated feature of the fair, the 2013 lecture and panel series will present a dynamic line up of leading industry professionals.  Topics encompass a wide range of contemporary mediums including photography, fine art glass, collage and design, as well as discuss current trends in the contemporary art scene.The schedule follows:

Friday, January 25

Fifty Years in Photojournalism
Lecture by Bill Eppridge, Photojournalist for Life Magazine and Sports Illustrated
1:00 PM

Mr. Eppridge was a Life staff photographer during the golden era of photojournalism. He will present his most famous photographic work from the Sixties, including the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy and the Woodstock Music festival. He also will show his recent photographic essay, From This Earth, in which he documents farming life in rural Connecticut. Eppridge has been present at some of history’s most famous events, and his photographs weave a visual narrative of our time. Introduction by Fatima NeJame, President/CEO of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre

The Life and Work of Lino Tagliapietra
Lecture and Interview 

2:30 PM

Lino Tagliapietra, the Italian master glassblower from Murano, Italy, will lecture on his work. With an interview by Scott Indrisek, Senior Executive Editor of Modern Painters.

Shadow of the Turning: The Art of Collaboration
Moderator: Tom Riley, Gallery Owner, Thomas R. Riley Galleries
Panel Members: Artists Binh Pho & Joey Richardson, Curator Kevin Wallace

3:45 PM

Shadow of the Turning is the title of both book and current exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art, which documents tradition and reinvention in contemporary art. This panel will discuss the exploration of contemporary art through collaboration, cross-media experimentation and a bold new approach to storytelling and concept art.  Moderated by Thomas R. Riley Galleries, which has a 30-year history of featuring three-dimensional fine art sculpture.
Saturday, January 26

Studio Furniture in Contemporary Art and Design
Lecture by Rosanne Somerson, Provost of Rhode Island School of Design 

2:30 PM

Ms. Somerson will discuss the evolution of studio furniture, highlighting leading makers and aspiring newcomers to the field.  Rosanne Somerson is the Provost of Rhode Island School of Design and recipient of The Furniture Society 2012 Award of Distinction for lifetime achievement in the field of studio furniture.

The Times They Are A-Changing
Lecture by Bonnie Clearwater, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art

3:45 PM

Bonnie Clearwater is known for tapping into and analyzing the Zeitgeist as reflected in contemporary art. The author of Defining the Nineties: Consensus-making in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, Ms. Clearwater has been traveling the world identifying significant shifts in artistic practice, curatorial methodology, and trends in collecting. Ms. Clearwater will share her insights in her talk.
Sunday, January 27

The Collage Aesthetic
Lecture by Pavel Zoubok, Founder and artistic director of the International Collage Center in Milton, PA

1:00 PM

Mr. Zoubok’s talk will trace the evolution of the collage aesthetic traditions and innovations, as well as explore contemporary practices and a variety of leading artists in the medium, including Ray Johnson, Al Hansen, Bruce Helander, Jess, Buster Cleveland, Joseph Cornell, Barton Lidice Benes and Varujan Boghosian.

Ephemera Forever
Lecture by Anthony Haden-Guest, British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist and art critic

Moderated by Edwina Sandys is an artist and author
2:30 PM

Anthony Haden-Guest will discuss how and why ephemeral and performance art are increasingly powerful in an art world supposedly dominated by the traffic in expensive objects. Edwina Sandys, will serve as moderator.

The Madness of Art
Lecture by Jim Kempner, Gallery Owner,
Jim Kempner Fine Art 

3:45 PM

Kempner will be talking about and showing episodes from his web series The Madness of Art, which combines his memorable experiences as a former stand-up comedian in Los Angeles with his intimate knowledge of the art world. Kempner also will discuss the wit and wisdom, irony and realities in the business of exhibiting and dealing in contemporary art.
Monday, January 28

IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA—the Artistry of American Fashion Design

Lecture by Steven Maklansky, Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art

2:00 PM

Artists and designers have celebrated the art of fashion for centuries. The recent exhibition of the late Alexander McQueen at the Met gave indisputable proof that fashion has reached a high level of fine art. Prominent artists such as Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami and Tracey Emin have drawn an invisible line between art and fashion. This lecture provides a fascinating perspective on some of the leading American designers such as Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg and Vera Wang, among others, whose remarkable work and craftsmanship currently are on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
For more information on the ArtPalmBeach 2013 lecture and panel series, including participant bios, and for hours and ticket information, visit

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