Monday, June 26, 2017

Still big news about City of Lake Worth: “Jupiter’s unique connection with Guatemala showcased in Lake Worth”.

Just in case you missed this. . .

Below are excerpts from the terrific City of Lake Worth news by Palm Beach Post reporter Bill DiPaolo (to read his bio use this link).

But first, just a few short months ago reading an article about our friends in the Guatemalan community here in the City of Lake Worth — news about the City’s Guatemalan-Maya Center or the El Sol in Jupiter — and not having the term “sanctuary city” used in The Palm Beach Post would have been unimaginable.

But the unimaginable is happening: that terribly divisive term is being eliminated from local news reporting and in the media as well. And it’s about time.

“There’s a lot of confusion and emotion around the term,” Castor [Florida Rep. Katherine Castor, 14th District in Congress] said. “I think it’s a trap. I think it was a term that was created to divide people and to demonize diverse areas.”

Here are two excerpts from DiPaolo’s wonderful article and details about the exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County* located in Downtown Lake Worth:

JUPITER — Paintings, weavings and the history of Guatemala are all rolled into the OneJupiter exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
     “We are representing the people of Palm Beach County on our walls,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the center on Lake Avenue [in Downtown Lake Worth].
     The exhibit is a joint effort between the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center and the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta.

and. . .

     “Art can be an incredible icebreaker between cultures. People step out of their normal space and see what they have in common,” said Stuve [Jamie Stuve, the president and chief executive officer of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum].
     Paintings by Guatemalan artists such as Lorenzo Marroquin are also on display. Marroquin took art classes at El Sol. Many painters do their art work in between jobs at El Sol, said Andres David Lopez, El Sol communications director.

At the end of the article is, “If you go”:

  • What: OneJupiter exhibit.
  • Where: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth.
  • When: Until August 5th.
  • Cost: Free.
*The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10:00–5:00, Tuesday–Saturday. For a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches use this link or call 561-471-2901. To plan a personalized cultural itinerary, connect with the Cultural Concierge.