Aesthetic and artistic sensibilities inform Palm Beach’s state of affairs this month.
Nathan Coe’s “Throwing Doubles” archival pigment print will be on view at the Coe Co Photography Gallery booth at this month’s Palm Beach Show.
With all the carats, masterpieces and coveted antiques on display, The Palm Beach Show is the very definition of romance for a certain set of folks. Once again, the event is returning on President’s Day weekend with an extraordinary showcase of art, collectible furniture and home accessories, and jewelry from renowned dealers in such matters. The hot ticket to score is the Tiered Opening Night Preview Party from 4 to 10PM on Feb. 11, and that invitation-only affair is all about who you know. There are so many VVIP, VIP and Collectors previews on that day, it’s hard to keep track, but the show’s website outlines it all clearly. New to the gathering this year are all sorts of health safety guidelines set forth by the CDC, the World Health Organization and the American government. Also not to be missed is the Contemporary Focus sector, which features immersive installations and observational performance art. Feb. 11-16, Palm Beach Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, palmbeachshow.com
“Just the Facts” by Joshua Avery Webster
We’re betting artist Joshua Avery Webster had a thing for geometry during his school days. One look at his colorful oeuvre reveals a love of linear expressions that’s not accidental. Presented by the Voltz Clarke Gallery through the season, Webster’s Variations is the fifth exhibition he’s created for The Colony Palm Beach, and the color combinations in the canvases were inspired by the iconic landmark. Informed by architecture, dimensions and scale, the pieces (on view by appointment) are left open to interpretation or, as he puts it, “Everyone should bring their own thoughts into my work, not mine. I will say that color, form and texture are three of the most significant considerations in my process, which is very organic. I typically begin with one color and go from there, never knowing where I will end.” Sure sounds like romance to us. 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, 917.292.6921, voltzclarke.com
The European charm of Via Bice on Worth Avenue is hard to beat.
If you haven’t been to Via Bice on Worth Avenue (worth-avenue.com) lately, a visit this month is a must. An extensive renovation and redesign have added yet more Mediterranean charm to the thoroughfare. Think Capri. Think cobblestone flooring. Think an obelisk fountain and bougainvillea everywhere you look. Plus, new, newish and not-new-at-all establishments like Taglialatella Galleries, Gil Walsh Interiors, Bice Ristorante and boutiques such as Maac London, Frances Valentine, Eye of the Needle, J’da Palm Beach and Coastal Girls Co. Sounds like a low-key Sunday of browsing, shopping, lunch and Bellinis is calling your name.
Photography by: Courtesy of Coe Co Photography Gallery & The Palm Beach Show; Voltz Clarke Gallery; Via Bice & Maribel Alvarez/Altima Palm Beach