Monday, September 26, 2016

In the Palm Beach Post: Lake Worth is just a "jumping off place"? Only "music and booze"?

The Post's beat reporter for Lake Worth takes another cheap shot at our City. This isn't anything new. This latest 'news' in today's print edition about Rolando Barrero's gallery has this untrue, unfair, and completely unnecessary quote about our City:
It’s a jumping off place for young people. Lake Worth is music and booze. [emphasis added] The art scene is more arts and crafts . . .
Just "arts and crafts"? What about the Cultural Council in the Downtown? LULA and our CRA? The Core Ensemble at St. Andrew's? The Benzaiten Center? The McMow Art Glass Gallery? Flamingo Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery? The Lake Worth Playhouse? The Stonzek Theatre? And Art Al Fresco to name just a few.

Anyhow, Lake Worth is much more than just "music and booze". For example, there's the Cultural Council at the Robert M. Montgomery Jr. building at 601 Lake Ave:
  • 561-471-2901
  • Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00–5:00
  • Free street parking
  • Public parking lot east of the Cultural Council's building (across 'L' Street)
  • Cultural Council is a "VisitFlorida Certified Tourism Information Center"
Exhibits at the Cultural Council

Selections from the Armory Art Center until this Wednesday (9/28): 

     "This exhibition features new or unseen work by 41 talented artists that are current faculty at the Armory Art Center."

Artistic Visions: Women in the Visual Arts

     "Now through October 1st: Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support professional women artists in South Florida. Founded in 1989, WITVA strives to share the visual arts with our community and to sponsor student artists with scholarships and awards."

And don't forget the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store is located in the Cultural Council building. Here is more information about this unique shop: 

     "The Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store, located in the Cultural Council’s lobby, features beautiful artist-made jewelry, handbags, accessories and books. All items are made in The Palm Beaches, either by professional artists who live and work in this county or by cultural organizations in Palm Beach County. 
     Proceeds support the Cultural Council’s artist programs."