Palm Beach County might be experiencing its coldest temps of the year, but the local art scene is just heating up. While ArtPalmBeach and ArtSynergy have both come to a close, CONTINUUM WPB Arts, a pop-up gallery and performance space, is open through January 30. Presented by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District, CONTINUUM celebrates the works and voices of local creators with a large-scale exhibition and a series of public events.
This year, CONTINUUM is being held at the new Naked Stage Theater space at 522 Clematis Street. When you stop by the exhibition, you can also check out a model for the forthcoming theater, expected to open in January 2017. The exhibition itself is thrilling, chock-full of compelling works of art that each express a local artist’s distinct point of view. A few highlights include David German’s mixed-media paintings that fuse surrealism and hip-hop imagery, Anthony Hernandez’s portraits of pop-culture icons realized in a psychedelic color palette, and Greg Matthews’ photographic take on South Florida’s dichotomous personality.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, visitors are welcome to stop by any of the following free events:
- January 28, Quarter Auction/Artist Marketplace, 6 to 8 p.m. A raffle, auction, and fundraiser all rolled into one, this event will raise money for Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education and will also include an artists’ marketplace.
- January 29, KeyFrame Motion, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This one-day festival features motion graphics works by local and international artists.
- January 30, Brunch and Lecture, 11:30 a.m. This event concludes with a panel discussion of local art professionals including Raphael Clemente, Durga Garcia, and Gregory Dillard. Afterward, stay around to meet the artists of CONTINUUM.
- January 30, Art Cake Battle, 6 to 10 p.m. Custom works of cake art will be created on-site and then auctioned off to benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education.
|Mind Games and Gold Chains, David German, recipient of the People’s Choice award|